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Are there ghosts at Yaddo? (with photo gallery)

Docents raise questions, let visitors decide what to believe

"Ghosts in the Gardens" tour at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs on Friday, October 12, 2012. The tours are held Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. through October 28th and cost $10 each person.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
"Ghosts in the Gardens" tour at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs on Friday, October 12, 2012. The tours are held Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. through October 28th and cost $10 each person.
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The four white marble figures are cracked in places. Their faces are turned upward and green with age. They came from Italy in 1904 and are known as the Four Seasons — Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. More than a century after they arrived at Yaddo, people who pass by them say they feel an aura, a presence, a spirit. Whatever it is, it’s strong and it keeps the mystique surrounding the 400-acre estate at ...


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