*DISCLAIMER: No one should visit or attempt to disturb the residences of this house*
We’re still in the middle of summer, which means most are thinking about spending time outdoors with barbecues and summer activities, like baseball games and concerts.
We’re just under three months away from spooky season, and New York State is about as good a place to celebrate October as it gets.
New York has perfect fall foliage and weather for Halloween and there are also plenty of haunted places from Buffalo and Niagara Falls to New York and Long Island.
You may be familiar with the Amityville Horror House on Long Island, which has inspired a collection of horror movies over the years, but there is another haunted house that may not be as famous, but one that carries a deep, dark history with her over the years. more than 100 years.
Located at 14 West Tenth in New York City (Greenwich Village), this townhouse has earned the nickname “The House of Death”.
According to Haunted Rooms America, they placed this townhouse as the most haunted residence in New York State.
Believe it or not, 22 spirits have been said to haunt “The House of Death” over the decades, and it was even a place where legendary author Mark Twain lived at the turn of the 19th century. Haunted Rooms America says Twain even kept records of his haunted experiences while living there.
Several tragic and horrific events have taken place at the home over the years, including a murder-suicide, in which a 6-year-old girl was beaten to death by her adoptive father in 1987.
It almost feels like it would have been a place the Ghostbusters would have visited, especially since this film debuted in the 80s, but with its long history and series of events.
NY Ghosts says the house was built in 1856 and Twain’s spirit is said to be one of 22 that roam the halls.
Writer and actress Jan Bryant Bartell moved into the house in 1957 and was so convinced the house was indeed haunted that she wrote a manuscript titled ”Spindrift: Spray from a Psychic Sea’, after a paranormal investigator agreed with her that the house was haunted.
It’s overshadowed by other famous haunted buildings, but “The House of Death”‘s long past and famous occupants make it one of the most haunted places in the state.