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With a history as long and storied as New York City’s, there are bound to be twisted tales and accounts of ghostly apparitions attached to its most famous and frequented locations. Over the centuries, New York City has experienced all of the makings of a good haunting, from tragic and untimely deaths to mass burials and unfinished business. Screw your courage to the sticking place and discover the famously haunted places in NYC:

13. The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris Jumel Mansion

Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion holds the title of the oldest residence in Manhattan. Over the past 250-plus years, the mansion has also acquired a reputation for being famously haunted. The mansion has appeared on paranormal investigation television shows like The Holzer Files and Ghost Adventures and has been featured on the Today Show for its famous ghosts. Superstar paranormal academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, and the Tennessee Wraith Chasers have all visited the site to try and communicate with former residents.

People have claimed to see apparitions of all sorts in the mansion, from Hessian soldiers and George Washington to Eliza Jumel, and Aaron Burr. George Washington and his Continental officers made the home their headquarters during the Revolutionary War due to its strategic location at one of Manhattan’s highest points. Jumel, a self-made businesswoman who purchased the home with her first husband in 1820, married Burr in the front parlor in 1833. Perhaps the wedding location was bad luck since they were only married for one year. Interested in meeting one of these famous former residents? You can join a Paranormal Historical investigation at the mansion!