9. Grand Central Terminal
While in New York President Franklin D. Roosevelt commuted between Grand Central Terminal and theWaldorf-Astoria Hotel via his own armored, five car train. Frequently along for the ride was Roosevelt’s dear pet, a Scottish terrier name Fala. According to Phil Schoenberg, a New York City historian and founder of Ghost Walks NYC, the ghost of Fala still haunts the station he once travelled through with the President. Schoenberg told WNYC that the canine spirit has “been spotted late at night by various people who are in the station to fix things or clean up.”
Another spectral resident of Grand Central Terminal may be John W. Campbell, the financier who’s office is now The Campbell Bar. According to owner Mark Grossich, employees have felt something pushing them from behind, bursts of cold air, and some have even reported seeing “an old, fashionably dressed couple sitting and having a cocktail on the balcony when the place was completely closed.”
To uncover more secrets of the historic Grand Central Terminal (and maybe listen for Fala’s ghostly barks for yourself) join an upcoming Untapped Cities walking tour!