My Favorite Ghost Stories

I don’t love Halloween. Growing up, I was scared by *everything* and I didn’t like wearing a turtleneck underneath all my costumes due to the temperature. Nowadays, I *almost* enjoy being scared, though I still hate turtlenecks and when adults go to the store and buy a full costume instead of being creative and making one.


This year, I’m dressing up for the first time in ages, something I’ve been able to avoid in recent years. It just so happens that I have a party to attend and someone who wants to do a costume with me, and I’m actually pretty excited about it. In “spirit” of this new attitude, I’ve collected my favorite blogposts about things that go bump in the night…

  • Marie’s Crisis, You’re the Top: The West Village bar wherein Thomas Paine died, footprints are heard when no one is around, and a woman may still haunt the basement ladies’ room.
  • New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street: Many New Orleans bars boost about their ghosts, but the scariest one has to be at the oldest bar in the country, where sometimes red eyes, glowing with blood (!), are seen in the fireplace.
  • Something Evil’s Lurking in the Dark: My second, and most recent, time watching the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, featuring an appearance by a Transformers taxi cab man and Pauly D. This year’s parade is on Halloween night at 7 pm.

Have you ever been somewhere that’s said to be haunted? What was your experience like?


6 Responses

  1. […] I was happy to discover that Walks of New York’s tour was appropriate for whatever level of Broadway nerd you were. Joe went through the history of Times Square, complete with visuals so we could compare what used to be with what was right in front of us. He talked about the good times, the hard times, and the Broadway of today. Because of Joe’s experience in the theatre, he was able to provide us with inside information about what it’s actually like to be a performer on Broadway. We walked by several theatres and learned what iconic shows were in each and were even told some ghost stories (which you know are my favorite). […]


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