Don't miss the Sherwood House's annual Candlelight Tour on Sunday, December 7, 2014. It's a free event for the whole family. Aside from a free tour of the oldest farmhouse in Yonkers, there will be Christmas carols sung by the Yonkers Male Glee Club, a X-Mas gift shop, food and beverages, and a chance to make new friends. Some of our team will be there, as well.
Yonkers is a very old city and being an old city makes it an ideal location for old haunted locations, although not all haunted locations need be old. All it takes is for one wayward spirit to hold on to his or her past life strong enough to cause a haunting.
In this book are a few local legends and a list of several locations within Yonkers that are either rumored to be haunted or have been proven to be haunted. Rather than be skeptical, check out the evidence and see for yourself. Who knows? Maybe you will become a believer.
Expect this project to be published by The History Press and ready by Spring of 2015.
Featured Locations & Local Legends:
Alexander Avenue’s “8 Years a Corpse”
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Captain Kidd’s Buried Treasure
Glenview Mansion (Trevor Mansion)
Glenwood Power Plant
Home to the Son of Sam aka David Berkowitz’s Former Residence
Iroquois Road Haunted House
Lee Avenue Hauntings
Montague Place Haunted House
Native American River Ghost
Nepperhan Avenue Haunted House
New York and Putnam Railroad Line
Otis Elevator Company
Philipse Manor Hall
Public School 6
Public School 13
St. Joseph’s Cemetery
St. Mary’s Cemetery
U.F.O.s Over Yonkers
Van Cortlandt Park Avenue Hauntings
Plus, an in-depth early history of Yonkers from its' founding through the Colonial times and into the American Civil War.
An experiment conducted in a lab made participants feel a ghostly presence nearby. Here is the article from BBC News:
Posted and updated by Jason aka "Nightraven," the team leader.