Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Yeah
    August 1, 2016 @ 3:33 am

    I lived on ashford hollow rd in the mid 90’s and that is where i learned gohst are real. I have seen them and and had siblings attacked by them in our home there.

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    • MB
      August 1, 2016 @ 11:29 am

      There have definitely been ghosts the area. My great grandmother often retold stories from her 40s, telling how she saw apparitions when nobody else did. I now live in her old house, and ever now and then, I see setting too.

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    • No name
      August 5, 2016 @ 12:16 am

      We live on Ashford hollow Rd and have experienced alot of stuff !

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  2. MB
    August 1, 2016 @ 11:27 am

    I’m from Ashford Hollow. My graduating class was told the story of Sophia in our English class, by Jack Nuthall. I was also taught by Gary Phillips, a history teacher, now retired. They said that Sophia’s family also spoke purely German. So, whenever pesky neighbors came to bother her, she’d yell, and they would think she was speaking in tongues. Sophia’s story was common to hear when I went to school, but i very much doubt she was a witch.

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  3. Cindy DeKay
    August 1, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    Add Rick DeKay to that teachers list who worked with Jack and Gary in 1980 to do the history of the witch of West Valley

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  4. Stacy Balsano
    August 2, 2016 @ 2:32 am

    I loved reading this! Amazing job! I live about 20 minutes from Ashford Hollow, I’ve never heard anything about any of this..but about 13 or 14 years ago I was driving with someone at night and we were somewhere in Ashford Hollow, I just moved here from Buffalo at the time so i didn’t know where we were..there weren’t many houses I could see, it was like we were in the middle of nowhere and then out of nowhere a woman appeared on the side of the road, walking and all dressed in white. We had to swerve to avoid hitting her! And when we slowed down and looked back, she was gone. My friend and I looked at each other and we couldn’t even talk because we both saw it..where did she come from and where did she go?!! So we just left as quickly as possible and didn’t say anything to each other about it until we got home. Still to this day I don’t know if she was just a real person who was walking down the road or if she was a ghost. I wonder if this could be related to what I experienced. I’m gonna make a trip to this grave and see if I’m able to find out. Thank you for this awesome story!

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  5. Sarah
    August 6, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

    Where exactly is the grave? My sister in law and I tried to find it but were unsuccessful. We cam from Buffalo and turned right onto Ashford Hollow. Coming from that way is it past the parking for the Sculpture park or before it?

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    • Chris
      August 6, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      There are two ‘sections’ to the sculpture park. You’ll want the section that is on Rohr Hill Road. If you scroll up to the paragraph titled ‘Rohr Hill Cemetery’ in the first sentence click on the link in the word ‘located’. I provided a map there.

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