The Spirit Level: Selections from the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index Website


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From the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index website , New York state section:


?"New York City?Bay Ridge Apartments?Haunted by numerous spirits."


?"New York City?Clinton Street Brownstone?Haunted by a young girl who died there."


?"New York City?Hotel Des Artistes?This ghost likes to touch people."


?"Manhattan?Brittany Hotel?Corner of East 10th and Broadway, Phantom music and lights, people hearing unknown footsteps in the rooms and feeling presences 'watching' them."


?"Astoria, Queens?American Museum of the Moving Image?Footsteps following you at night in the office area. A deep voice heard for a man in the hallway. People heard talking from the vents when no one else was in the building. A black woman, in a white dress seen sitting at the desk in the entrance lobby."


?"Staten Island?St. Augustine Monastery?During the 1800s, St. Augustine was a holding ground for nuns, priests, and monks in training. One of the monks in training was said to have gone crazy. The Brother went about and killed everyone who resided in St. Augustine Monastery. To this day, it [is] said that the restless spirit of the Brother still roams the halls."


?"Bronx?Approx. west of the I95 highway there is an empty lot behind some houses that are now built on Baisley Ave. In among the trees at night u can sometimes see the little girl that was murdered there over 70 years ago and she was thrown in the swamps alive."


?"Staten Island?College of Staten Island?The college radio station (WSIA) has had reports of equipment running on its own and lights going on and off, there have even been sightings of figures standing in rooms alone."


?"Bronx?Old Candy Store on 32nd street?Rare sightings have been a common thing here. Two ghosts here are still haunting this store and still have for at least 36 years. A father who worked here was shot and murdered by a robber. They seem to hear a weird voice here although no one has seen anything or anyone. The second is the ghost of the father's son. He was also shot and killed a few days later. He was crawling and trying to get help, but he died soon after. Bloodstains and marking have been seen on the sidewalk near the store. To this day, the ghost don't bother anyone in the store, although the father's ghost is STILL looking for the murderer."


?"Bayside, Queens?Fort Totten?150-year-old military base also an old Indian burial ground (under soccer field). Many areas are haunted. In mid-May '00, one guard was dozing in his patrol car at night when he heard a knock on the window. He opened his eyes to see 2 men, one on either side of the car, pointing at him & laughing. He could see right thru them. This guard (an ex-marine) never believed in ghosts & taunted the others who did. The other guards wouldn't go to that area at night & warned him that it was haunted, but he didn't believe them then."


?"Brooklyn?Highland Park?Ghostly apparitions of a woman and her child have been seen and have caused many auto accidents."


?"Staten Island?Fort Wadsworth?The ghosts here play games with your eyes. Sights of a mysterious soldier ghost walking through walls and moving cars, also some people have reported blacking out and having flashbacks?one woman reported flashing back into a war time and seeing [through] the eyes of a nurse with black curly hair she saw people hurt and dying in a room she looked out the window to see more and a soldier grabbed her arm and turned her around screamed in her face to get down and take cover, the room exploded and she snapped back to reality. Also as people look [at] empty fields, blink and see dead soldiers and blood, look away and look back to see an empty field..."


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