Here we have yet another lonely, ghostly abandoned building sitting alongside the Croton Aqueduct Trail, in Yonkers, New York. It is one of my favorite running trails, so it’s difficult for me to keep it a secret.
(I am not responsible for the Satanic graffiti in any of these photos, I was just a visitor.)
This building has been abandoned for so long, the surrounding forest has nearly swallowed it up. I do not know the history of this place or what it was for. While I have blogged about the old Croton Aqueduct trail before, at 26.2 miles, it deserves more than one post due to all the unique sites that punctuate its great length. From the many stately historical mansions overlooking the Hudson river, to spooky abandoned buildings, this trail has a lot to offer. My longest runs ever have been on this trail. Its a great place to have an adventure close to the city.
These ruins are in the northern part of Yonkers, just down the hill from Untermeyer Park(on route 9), which resembles the gardens of a Roman villa(lots of people take wedding photos there). This requires a separate post.
Is anyone else playing the 1978 Van Halen song “Runnin’ with the Devil”, but switching “runnin'” with “joggling” in their mind?
Just so you know, I didn’t make a deal with the Devil so I could joggle. And I didn’t meet any Satanists at this location.
“Turtle was Here”. I like that someone is so proud of having the nickname Turtle 🙂
Gotta love the A that they make into the anarchy sign!
This was the Gate House to the Greystone Estate, which later became Untermyer Park. During the mid-1970s there was a Satanic cult, the Process Church of the Final Judgment, that did sacrificial rituals here. David Berkowitz aka the Son of Sam was a part of that cult. He claims the cult assisted with the murders he did.
To learn more about Untermyer Park check out this page I dedicated to it: