The 8 Most Haunted Places in New York

The 8 Most Haunted Places in New York

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New York – home to centuries of American urban culture and history. Such history includes tragedy, mystery, and horror, leaving behind—according to some—restless dead, tied to places where important parts of their life (or death) stories occurred.

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    In January of 1800, Elma’s body was recovered from the well, now situated in the basement of the now-closed Manhattan Bistro.
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    Gertrude Tredwell—who died in the upstairs bedroom at the age of 93—is thought to be keeping watch over her family home. Since the 1930s, occupants have told tales of paranormal activity in the Merchant’s House.
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    Not only is the ghost of Mark Twain said to haunt the halls, the building is where former New York criminal defense attorney Joel Steinberg murdered his six-year-old daughter, Lisa, in a second floor apartment in 1987.
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    Edna was a prisoner in the penthouse, and was eventually beaten to death with a telephone. The following owner reported hearing Edna’s high heels and the couple’s heated arguments, and guests to the penthouse often claimed to see otherworldly sights.
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    Stories include sightings of young children—construction workers claimed to have seen an apparition of a young man and later, a little girl with long blonde hair in turn-of-the-century clothing.
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    Otherworldly visitors are said to be common in this Grand Central Terminal bar and cocktail lounge. An elderly couple in 1920s clothing has been spotted having cocktail on the balcony, and several staff members have reported hearing their names called.
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    Ever since he was laid to rest in the church’s mausoleum, Peter Stuyvesant’s ghost has been said to haunt anyone who disturbs his grave.
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    Visitors are said to have seen apparitions of Madam Jumel, Stephen Jumel, Aaron Burr, a servant girl who is thought to have committed suicide in the house, and an unnamed revolutionary soldier.
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