The Buffalo Central Terminal opened to the public on June 22, 1929 and closed in 1979. Built by the New York Central Railroad and designed by architects Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the art deco style station was built to accommodate up to 3200 passengers per hour, or 200 trains per day. The complex consists of the main concourse, a 17 story office tower, a four story baggage building and two story mail building along Curtiss Street, and the now detached train concourse. The complex sits on a 17 acre site 2.5 miles east of downtown Buffalo.
WWII German POWs did maintenance work on the site. After closing to passenger traffic in 1979, the building was purchased by Anthony Fedele & Galesi Realty for $75,000. Fedele used the building for a variety of purposes, including gala events, markets, floor hockey games, and more. Fedele enjoyed the building so much, that he built himself an apartment to live in within the Terminal. Scott Field of the Preservation Coalition of Erie County bought the building in August 1997 for the purchase price of $1 and $70,000 in back taxes. Shortly afterward, the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC), was formed and currently owns the Concourse, Tower and Baggage Building. The building is an ongoing restoration project.
This Halloween TAPS returns to Buffalo Central Terminal for the third or fourth time to conduct their 6 hr LIVE special. Members from each of the Ghost Hunters franchise will be participating along with special guests including Ben Hansen from Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.
I don't believe the location has experienced a lot of deaths but during WWII, a lot of soldiers who left from this place never returned home. Some believe that may be the cause of its haunted status. Paranormal reports include footsteps, voices, full body apparitions, sliding noises, and sound of people drinking at a water fountain that no longer exists. Past visits have resulted in various type of evidence and personal experiences. Will their LIVE investigation provide similar results?