The Paranormal in History: A Red-Haired, Blue-Eyed Ghost

I’m starting something new here at The Occult Section. I am ob-sessed with history and thought it’d be fun to do a weekly column featuring a paranormal story from the past. So! Without further ado, may I present to you a story from the New York Times, published on March 10th, 1884. Coincidentally, on the same page further down is a story on the funeral of Captain Thomas Melville, the governor of Sailor’s Snug Harbor, a place we at the New York Paranormal Society have investigated numerous times (see some summaries here, here, and here).


0 comments on “The Paranormal in History: A Red-Haired, Blue-Eyed Ghost

  1. Hey Jason, this is even more interesting to me because it’s in my neighborhood! Blissville, Long Island, is now part of Long Island City, Queens, right next to my neighborhood of Sunnyside. St. Raphael’s Church & Calvary cemetery are a few blocks away from me. I am now trying to figure out where the DeBevoise homestead was. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for the comment, Cheryl. This was actually posted by Laura, so I need to give her the credit here. We will hopefully be bringing more historical items to light in the coming weeks!

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