Hudson Valley Legends

A podcast dedicated to the mysterious, creepy and historical legends that are buried deep within the Hudson Valley Region of New York State.
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Aug 31, 2019

In this episode, we go into the details of an almost 100 year old cold case and try to figure out who may have murdered a family of four on Thanksgiving Day. 

Jul 30, 2019

Aliens have taken over the world with talk of Area 51 and Bob Lazar. But who is Lazar and how did this all start? 


Also, an introduction to my new side episodes on HV Legends called Optimistic Skeptic. 


Jul 14, 2019

The second part of the Hudson River Psych Center aka Hudson River State Hospital. In this episode I discuss the urban legends and the future of the property. A special thanks to Dead Radio Podcast, Jennifer Place, my urban explorer friend, and the Town of Poughkeepsie Planning Board. 

Jun 26, 2019

We'll return to the Psych Center soon. In the meantime, here's a little minisode all about the legendary Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, America's oldest pet cemetery.

Jun 6, 2019

HV Legends is finally back! Our warm introduction back is discussing the history of The Hudson River Psych Center aka The Hudson River State Hospital. Over 120 years of history hide within those buildings...


In Part 1 I discuss the history of the hospital and life within the wards. 



Apr 20, 2019

I'm back! We'll be jumping right back into the spooky tales in June. Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of the show and I can't wait to talk to you all again soon. - Toni



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Mar 6, 2017

Dutch Schultz, famous mobster of New York may have hidden his ill-gotten gains deep within the woods of the Catskills.  Treasure seekers have sought this fortune for years, but who is the man behind the myth?  We ask writer Nate Hendley to shed some light on this old time New York crook and his buried treasure. 



Jan 16, 2017

This episode, we take a break from the usual to sit down with paranormal expert and author Linda Zimmermann.


Dec 13, 2016

Is something in the skies over Pine Bush, NY?  In this episode, we delve into the secret world of alien abductees, paranormal happenings, and UFOs over the Hudson Valley.

Nov 17, 2016

An abandoned island on the Hudson River has an extraordinary history.  What secrets does Bannerman's island hold?

Oct 23, 2016

It's the perfect time of year to go on a ghost hunt or check out some creepy spots in the area... But are they all worth it?  Also, learn all about 1 La veta Place, the only legally haunted house in the country.


Oct 16, 2016

The Hudson Valley has had its fair share of interesting characters, but one seems to bring out the best in us all.  During the most trying of times, a vagabond travels from door to door for help.  Would you let him in?


Sep 18, 2016

The Headless Horseman is the oldest urban legend in the country, and is the Hudson Valley's most prominent legend, known throughout the world.  But where does history end and fiction begin?  Special guest Jonathan Kruk


Sep 3, 2016

In Thiells, NY is a place with a most infamous history - Letchworth Village. Many know the name, but how many have visited? Well, it turns out you can visit any time you like because it's open to the public. 

Produced by Michael MacDermant



Aug 18, 2016

Deep in the woods of Putnam County mysterious structures stand the test of time...But who built them? This is just one of many stories that will be told on Hudson Valley Legends. If you have any ideas for upcoming topics, be it historical figures or urban legends, please feel free to contact me at


Aug 2, 2016

Eight women fell victim to a man who was just a neighbor to some...the story of how it all came to light in the late 1990s. This is just one of many stories that will be told on Hudson Valley Legends. If you have any ideas for upcoming topics, be it historical figures or urban legends, please feel free to contact me at