The carleton island villa was an awesome home.. It's not haunted the reason it stands the way it does is because when the depression hit in the 20's the family sold the home. General Electic bought the whole island and planned on making it a golf resort, and there for start razing the house. They let people go in and take the windows and doors even floorboards, But then the war began and all construction and razing on the island was stopped. The home was sold again but noone done anything with it so it had sat vacant and opened to the elements for the last 70 years. I'd like to see a mansion built these days withstand the weather they get up in n.y with no wondows and doors. It wouldn't even last 20 years. The Villa while it looks like it should be condemned the structure itself is stable as noted by the late architect Paul Malo who had inspected the home a few times and there was another guy who had inspected it for a potential buyer just 2 years ago, the only reason the purchase fell through was because of a dispute with the current owners over price. The home was built directly onto the bedrock and was built with only the finest materials. Sorry to disappoint but this house is not haunted. While Mr William O Wyckoff did die there and rumors on the internet will have you believe it was his first night there that is not true.