Buying a haunted house isn't for everyone, but for the couple who bought the supposedly haunted Farnam Mansion in Oneida three years ago, they've found a comfortable life sharing their home with what they call spirits.
The Farnam Mansion on Main Street in Oneida has all the makings of a haunted house; creaky stairs, lots of small, dark rooms, a cellar complete with a former lab.
The brick Victorian Italianate home built more than 150 years ago is currently owned by Gerri and Brian Gray.
For much of the year, the town of Madison is quiet. But this week, people are coming in droves to shop for, and sell, antiques during the town's 42nd annual Madison-Bouckville Antique Week.
"It's a wonderful daytime or two day or three day event," says Terry Karst, who owns and operates Station House Antiques, in Bouckville. "I've seen people who are here all week and never see it all, and you never will. You have to pick and choose where you're going to go."
The thing that strikes you when you walk up to Jimmy Golub's farm on the western edge of Madison County are the giant solar panels covering the part of the roof on his barn that faces west. The 45 panels are part of a 10 kilowatt solar system, that provides all the electricity the farm needs.