Westchester County’s alleged
|The woodsy back road that connects the |
eastern part of White Plains NY to the
western part of neighboring Harrison within
Westchester County has been the center of
urban legends, ghost stories, and bizarre
history for decades.
|The street is named after the once prominent |
Buckhout family that initially lived in Sleepy
Hollow NY with later generations living and
buried on what was once East Cottage Avenue
… now known as Buckout Road.
Some members of the Buckhout family were
victims of murder, war veterans, and one
notorious Buckhout was hanged in White
Plains after committing multiple murders!
|“I know who found the farmer dead, laid out in a cross shape in |
front of the front porch, eyes open, gone. I used to feel something
looking at me from the window that was on the third floor of the
house, facing west, which I could see from my bathroom window,
a dark hole of terror, I went in the house, cluttered with junk and
went into the Buckhout mansion at 13, scared, Love Lane, the
slaughter houses, the church that was trashed, saw a car off the
road once, and the best is probably when I was maybe 13 or 14,
walking past the small graveyard, jumped up on the wall, and saw
in horror (at 14) the empty freshly dug pit that contained Mary
Foster’s coffin, stolen, with two shovels left behind. She had a
stone up there, and they were all knocked over” – Rick
|Visitors of the road including |
current & former residents often share their stories
via this website:
|Buckout Road’s most infamous urban legends |
include the presence of flesh eating albinos, the
ghost of a lady in white that haunts a cemetery
of freed slaves, and the ghost of Mary Foster.
But that’s just the beginning.
The area’s history dates back to the Siwanoy
tribe in the 1600’s. In the 1800’s, Quakers that
lived on the road didn’t believe in slavery and
therefore not only illegally freed slaves but also
gave them land to live on. The community
became the largest Black population in New
York State at the time.