Friday, December 10, 2010
The Ghosts of Grand Central Station
The ghosts that linger in this station are many. There are so many ghosts in the station that there is a ghost walk just for Grand Central. My favorite ghost story from Grand Central is a lovely bit of folklore. In the 1880s, when Grand Central was new, Vanderbilt was one of the richest men in the nation. He was so rich he could indulge in things that others might view as extravagant. One thing he indulged in was race horse. He bought the fastest racehorse in the world, Maud. S. and had her stabled next to grand central station so when he arrived on a train he could have the fastest horse in the world to deliver him home. Maud S. died next to the station and her specter is said to wander Grand Central to this day. There may be many more tragic ghosts in Grand Central. The ghosts of those who have died in accidents and suicides linger in the shadows of the famous building, but Maud's ghost is by far the largest and the most interesting.