The ‘Ghost Hunters Halloween Live’ Syfy special returns with the crew headed back to the Buffalo Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. So why might the Buffalo Central Terminal be haunted, and what will the ‘Ghost Hunters Halloween Live’ crew find there? While you’re waiting to see the TAPS team return to the Buffalo Central Terminal this Halloween on October 31, 2010 at 7PM through 1AM ET, check out a little history here and who the Buffalo Central Terminal might be haunted by.
The ‘Ghost Hunters’ crew previously visited the Buffalo Central Terminal in the episode ‘Speaking with the Dead’ that aired in September of 2008. The building itself is an impressive piece of art deco architecture that was completed in 1929, becoming a bustling rail station up until 1979, when Anthony Fedele purchased the Buffalo Central Terminal to use as a place to host gala events, floor hockey games, and markets, among other things. Anthony Fedele loved the building so much that he even had himself an apartment built there. So could the Buffalo Central Terminal be haunted by the ghost of a man who didn’t want to let go of a place so near and dear to him; one that he was forced to give up after defaulting on his taxes? The WNY Ghost Hunters checked out Anthony Fedele’s former apartment in the building and picked up an EVP that sounded like a man saying “Hey Michael” (the name of Fedele’s grandson), so he might be hanging around in hopes of seeing his beloved building restored to its former glory. You can hear it and other EVPs the WNY Ghost Hunters picked up here.
When the ‘Ghost Hunters’ TAPS team visited, they also picked up a lot of paranormal activity in Anthony Fedele’s apartment, where they heard voices, footsteps, and a lot of banging. They also heard a rather loud “Go home” and caught a creeping entity on a thermal cam (by far their most definitive evidence) in other areas of the Buffalo Central Terminal. The K-II meter activity also seemed to indicate that they managed to contact a female entity from the 1940’s waiting for a train. In short, it’s fairly obvious why they chose this haunted hotbed as the location for their ‘Ghost Hunters Halloween Live’ special (that and the incredibly big abandoned building is incredibly creepy inside).
But what other ghosts might the Buffalo Central Terminal be haunted by? According to Ryan Willard, founder of WNY Ghost Hunters, the Buffalo Central Terminal ghosts might be the result of “residual energy”, where the walls of the terminals have absorbed a record of the happenings at a location. With mothers sending sons off to World War II and Vietnam that they might never see again, the area that saw so many last goodbyes definitely experienced a lot of sadness.
So there’s no telling what other ghosts the TAPS team will encounter in the ‘Ghost Hunters Halloween Live’ special at the Buffalo Central Terminal, a place that so many people have passed through. Did anyone die during its construction, for example? Could ghosts of those waiting for loved ones to return still be waiting on the train platforms? You’ll have to check out the special when it airs on Halloween night yourself, but you should also check out the Buffalo Central Terminal website here, which is dedicated to bringing this ghost of the past back to life through its restoration (which might help Anthony Fedele finally rest in peace).