A Brief History: Reid’s Ice Cream Factory was located in Blue Point, New York. The factory was actually a warehouse used to store ice cream for Reid’s Ice Cream Corporation of Brooklyn, New York. The warehouse was closed in the 1920s and it sat vacant until its demolition in 2003.
Haunted History: There are two main paranormal tales associated with Reid’s Ice Cream Factory. The first centers on a young woman who died on the property. There are two versions of the story, and it is unknown which or if either is true. They speak of a woman who worked in a nightclub referred to as the “It” in Bayport during the 1950s. The woman who some refer to as Linda is said to have met a man and agreed to meet with him after her shift was over. They drove to the abandoned Reid’s Ice Cream Factory, which was known as a secluded make out area. This is where the story splits. In version the woman ultimately tells the man to stop his advances on her. In a rage he murders her. In the second version of the story the couple is unaware they are being watched when someone kills the man, and then proceeds to rape and murder the woman. People passing the area claim to see the figure of a woman appear on the property. There are also claims of a female sounding crying and screaming.
The other most common paranormal claim deals with a young boy who played on the property. The male child who’s name is unknown hung around the property in the 1970s. Some people claim he had a mild mental disability. The story says that he was climbing equipment in the building when he fell to his death. People claim to hear the boy playing on the property. Supposedly the original demolition team walked off the job at Reid’s Ice Cream Factory. They had incidents involving doors that would open, close, and lock themselves, amongst other events. The crew refused to go back and a new team had to be brought in. Now that the factory is gone, houses sit on property concealing its former identity.
Observed Activity: Numerous EVPs have been recorded here. Also some mists and orbs have been photographed. Empaths have reported both strong, fearful feelings as well as a child-like playful presence here.
Date: October 2005
Description: This EVP was recorded in the middle of the remaining open lot (at the time of the this investigation) which would be about the middle of the factory building. The first voice is LIPI Lead Investigator Michael Cardinuto asking for someone to check the area with an IR thermometer. Then you will hear a deep, gravelly voice saying “Yes”. It’s not anyone on the investigation!
Date: December 2005
Description: This EVP was also recorded in the middle of the remaining open lot (at the time of the this investigation) which would be about the middle of the factory building. You can hear a voice, apparently male, saying “Rasheed” or “Russian” or something similar. It’s very Class C.