Levack’s Near Ghost Experience At A Cooperstown Hotel
Every town has legends, ghost stories, and haunted houses Cooperstown New York is no exception. Many of us know Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame but there's also the beautiful Leatherstocking Golfcourse and the equally beautiful Otesaga Hotel. There's only one issue with the Otesaga, it's haunted. I really wish someone had told me that before I stayed there!
We were sitting around the office telling ghost stories the other day (socially distant while wearing masks of course) and someone mentioned the Otesaga Hotel. I instantly remembered staying there for a few nights back in June of 2011. I was on a morning show and we were broadcasting live from the Hall of Fame the week before Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, and Pat Gillick were inducted. Looking back I really think we were only there so my boss could golf at Leatherstocking but it was an awesome trip. I even got to buy Goose Gossage a drink at the hotel bar.
So here's where the mood changes a little, I remember that I slept terribly (which shouldn't shock you because I hadn't met Dr. Dreher from the Integrative Sleep Center yet). I swore I heard something the entire night. I chalked it up to sleeping in a weird place and being both drunk and overstimulated. I mean I got to tour the back rooms of the Hall of Fame and hold Babe Ruth's jersey and Ted Williams' bat earlier that day.
It wasn't until the ride home when a couple of guys on the broadcast crew told me the story of how the Otesaga was haunted. I had NO IDEA "Ghost Hunters" had been there about a year before. Before the Otesaga was ever the Otesaga it was the Knox School for girls and now people hear girls laughing and playing on the third floor. There are also reports of people seeing orbs of light and hearing their names. Now I keep thinking maybe it wasn't me imagining things maybe I had a real-life run-in with the ghosts of the Otesaga. I would love to go back one day and see if it happens again.