Have you ever had something move unexplained in your house? Cold spots? Noises you can’t explain? But you think haunted houses only happen in old castles and historic buildings. Not true, one of your neighbor’s houses may be haunted.
The Travel Channel was in Schenectady in July 2021 to film the recent episode “Nevermore” of the show “A Haunting.” The show has been on since 2005 and, according to The Daily Gazette, “Each episode includes first-person accounts and dramatic recreations of alleged exorcisms and ghostly encounters. At times, paranormal investigators, priests, shamans and psychic mediums provide insight into the encounters. The series is produced by New Dominion Pictures, which has a production company with hundreds of credits and awards in a variety of fact-based genres.”
This episode in particular “features a couple who find themselves under attack by paranormal forces summoned by a jealous ex. As dark spirits grow more violent, they turn to multiple paranormal experts in an attempt to break the curse by any means before it breaks them up.”
Right in the beginning of the episode, you see flashes of familiar spots like St. John the Evangelist Church, Jay Street, the Stockade before the “City that lights up the world” is mentioned with the words “Schenectady, NY 2010.”
Overall, it’s an interesting episode that doesn’t focus a ton on Schenectady aside from some outside shots (and the laughable thought that their date night could be a tour of Sleepy Hollow cemetery when we’re nowhere near it). Just know that some house in the area had some spooky unwanted guests at one point – they don’t mention exactly where – but I think the scariest part was the ex who had the ability to put a hex on her ex-boyfriend. Guys, she may still live around here, be careful on the dating scene.