|THE URBAN LEGENDS OF BUCKOUT ROAD
|FINALLY...a book all about
|There's always been some
stranger bit of intrigue to
the area of Buckout Road,
going all the way back to
the 1600's in fact when the
Siwanoy tribe created the
area's first urban legend.
Some very popular urban
legends and ghost stories
have circulated for
generations and remain in
the forefront of many
Buckout Road traveler's
|Several stories pertaining to this house
and the one which sat next door to it
have been circulated since the 1970's.
A popular tale is that a young couple
had car problems in front of the house
which lead to the boyfriend getting out
of the car to get help. Moments later
his girlfriend heard three thumps on
the roof of the car; her boyfriend
hanging from a tree.
The legend continued that if you honk
your horn three times in front of the
house, cannibal albinos will attack
you. They were said to often leave
their victims' heads in the mailbox.
|Another popular story circulating the
White Plains and Harrison NY area is that
notorious 1920's serial killer Albert Fish
resided in the house next door.
|The tale of Mary's Lantern has survived for decades.
A statue on Buckout Road of Mary at one time held a
lantern. The story goes that if the lantern was lit then it
was safe to proceed traveling on the road however if
the lantern was not lit, then danger lurked.
At the height of this urban legend's popularity in the
1970s and 80s, there were minimal dimly lit street lights
on the road which was very narrow and hilly compared
to how Buckout Rd looks modern day.
Some say it was Mary Foster's spirit
that controlled the lantern.
|Frequently falsely attributed to "Mary
Buckhout", the spirit of Mary Foster is said
to haunt a cemetery on Buckout Road where
she was buried after hanging herself at the
nearby Quaker church.
A similar "Lady In White" is said to roam the
nearby Stony Hill Cemetery, said to be the
spirit of a slave whom escaped via the
Underground Railroad, in search of her
THE 3 WITCHES
For decades there has been a story about three
women who were accused of being witches and
subsequently killed in the 1600s by locals in the area
that is now Buckout Road.
People have said to have felt their presence and seen
apparations in the Buckout woods. The story is that
three X's were marked on the road where these three
women were killed and if you drive over the X's
strange things will happen to you.
The place on Buckout Road where the three X's were
marked in spray paint was on the crest of the hill that
overlooked the Foster/Buckhout family cemetery
where Hall Ave becomes Buckout Road on the border
of White Plains and Harrison NY. A woman named
Katherine Harrison and a man named Ralph Hall and
his wife Mary were put on trial for witchcraft in New
York State during the 1600's.
"The three "X's" were supposedly where three
witches were hanged. For years, there was rope
hanging from the thickest part of the tree nearest the
road, and the tale was that it could not be pulled,
broken, cut, or burned." - Lauren
Locals say a woman that practiced witchcraft lived on
Buckout Road in the 1960s. She was allegedly often
spotted by a nearby lake with a cauldron.
|Many more details on the above urban legends are
in the book along with many others including
the alleged haunted mansion, strange things at the
slaughterhouse, the ghost of The Leatherman that
guards his buried treasure, and more.