Phase II of the building demolitions at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center was discussed on October 14, 2014. A list of the next possible buildings to go was named, as well as a few other structures considered, if funding permits.
This was enough for us to return another time. We've returned every year since.
Recently, through Ancestry.com I was able to locate Rosie's family tree. Apparently, it was posted and maintained by her sister's great-granddaughter. Thanks to this website and her hard work, I was able to verify the names and dates of birth and death for Rosie's family, while also acquiring a photograph, as seen above. I passed this information and the photo on to my good friend, Sal Nicosia, who owns and manages the Shanley Hotel.
My research did not end there. I continued digging, until I learned what cemetery Rosie's parents were interred at. It just happened to be one I had visited only weeks earlier. I knew that meant another visit soon. A month or two later I found myself standing at the grave of Rosie and her parents. I was not expecting to find Rosie's name on the gravestone, but there it was plain as day. Naturally, I passed this information to Sal, as well.
It feels great to make this kind of a connection to someone who died so many years before I was even born. I already felt a certain attachment to this young spirit, but now I feel that bond has strengthened. I know we will continue to visit the Greger family plot in the future. We can only hope to learn this much about any other spirits that haunt our favorite sites.
Yonkers Ghost Investigators mentioned in this article by Kevin Phelan, firstname.lastname@example.org 11:04 a.m. EDT October 8, 2014:
With Halloween approaching, we reached out to local paranormal investigators and asked them to share their most memorable experiences with the unknown while on investigations.lohud.com
Ghosts of Yonkers
Founder and team leader of Yonkers Ghost Investigators, Jason Medina says Untermeyer Park has a macabre history and is a great spot for paranormal enthusiasts:
"One place in Yonkers where we've gotten a decent amount of paranormal activity is Untermyer Park on North Broadway. We've gone there during the daytime and have gotten EVPs (electronic voice phenomenons — unexplained voices caught on tape), along with an image that appears to have an unexplained shadow figure. At night we've also recorded EVPs, especially at an old abandoned gatehouse located near the old carriage trail leading down to Warburton Avenue. It is said the notorious Son of Sam belonged to a cult that operated in this park during the late 1960s, until the late 1970s. Supposedly, they also sacrificed dogs here."
Posted and updated by Jason aka "Nightraven," the team leader.