Woah, Essex County? I used to live in Jay! Ausable Acres to be exact.
The Essex County seat is Elizabethtown, and the town hall is reportedly haunted. I used to work at a boys home up that way. I took some inner city kids to the museum above the town hall on Halloween and they have the skull of the last guy ever hung in Essex County on display. Some junior gangster made some comment about the skull while in front of the case, and the lights in the whole building flickered. I suspect he peed a little.