Before we moved to the Beekman Mansion, we had always been a bit skeptical of ghosts. In New York City, most weird happenings could be explained away easily. Loud crash in the middle of the night? Probably a downstairs neighbor coming home after a few too many cocktails. Ghostly figures on the subway? Usually Shakespeare in the Park actors who were too tired to change out of their costumes. Wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat? That’s just the regular ol’ fear-of-middle-age kicking in.
However, none of these things could be logically explained when we witnessed them happening at the mansion. Since then, we’ve welcomed our ghostly visitors and made peace with the other side. We’ve also spent a lot time studying other ghouls, spirits and poltergeists, so read on to learn more about some of the most interesting and famous ghosts to ever haunt America.
It was hard to narrow down to just 18. Luckily, we have the bonus 02.