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Does Washington Square Park "feel haunted"?

Does Washington Square Park "feel haunted"?

September 28, 2010

NewYork.com features a piece on Haunted Landmarks in NYC. They list definite “ghost sightings” at the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Wollman Rink. About Washington Square Park, they opine that, due to the “mass grave below the park” (they write this without any context) “the place just feels haunted.” Does it? ********************************* More… [...]

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Was a Tombstone Discovered Today at Washington Square Park While Digging Up Southwest side?

Was a Tombstone Discovered Today at Washington Square Park While Digging Up Southwest side?

October 23, 2009

As many people know, Washington Square Park was previously a burial ground – a “potters field” – from 1797-1825.  It is believed that up to 20,000 bodies were buried there at that time.  During Phase I redesign construction in mid-to-late January of 2008, workers found at least four intact skeletons and 70-80 human bones (See [...]

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The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

March 5, 2008

Washington Square Park “Renovation” (note: fountain entirely torn up now; trees gone.) Washington Square Park first came into being as a Park in the 1850′s. It was a Potter’s field (a “common” burial ground) from 1797-1825. It is believed that up to 20,000 people were buried there (and are still there) from that time period. [...]

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