Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday. The Oriskany Battlefield Monument commemorates and important victory during the Revolutionary War and has a surprising connection to the Erie Canal in Utica.
The month of August marks the anniversary of an event that has shaped our region’s history. On
August 6, 1777, the Battle of Oriskany took place, in what is now known as the town of Oriskany. This
battle was one of the bloodiest battles in the Revolutionary War, and not only effected the history of the
Central New York region, but also shaped our developing nation.
History and the paranormal are two subjects that are very closely connected. People who consider the paranormal often feel that if a location has historic significance, it means that it is also haunted. While this is not always true, it is accurate often enough to make historic sites very appealing to those with an interest in the paranormal.