Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Haunted New York Wish List

I am travelling again.  This time I'm going to New York for the rest of the week.  It will be a long, cold trip, but I will be bundled up in many layers of clothing and their are many secret haunted places in Manhattan to keep me company during the long, dark nights after my conference ends.   At the beginning of every journey, I make a wish list.  It is the list of places I would visit if everything went right and time were as abundant as sand.  Sadly, I rarely finish my wish lists, but they are wonderful starting points and any place I miss this time I can see next time.   So here are all the haunted locations I would like to see while I am in the big apple.

1.  The Algonquin Hotel:  The Algonquin Hotel was once home to the vicious circle of writers that once included some of the most famous writers of the time.  Some say that the ghosts of these writers still haunt this old hotel.  The linger in corners and behind shadows.  

2.  "The House of Death".  How could I not want to visit a haunted location with such an ominous name.  This house is believed to be haunted by 22 people including the Mark Twain.   I love Mark Twain and would go to New York just to see his ghost.

3.  The Empire States Building:   Many depressed people have taken the elevator to the top of this famous building just to jump to their deaths.  Their ghosts are said to haunt the building to this day.

4.  Manhattan Bistro:  This SoHo bistro is said to be haunted by a young woman who was murdered in the building in 1799.  She haunts this restaurant knocking ashtrays off of tables, breaking plates, and causing other  havoc.

5.  The Chelsea:   I am a Sex Pistols fan so this location has to be on my list.  It is room 100 at The Chelsea that the notorious Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols killed his girl friend Nancy.  Her ghost is said to remain at the Chelsea to this day.  The Ghost of Sid Vicious himself is said to haunt the elevator.

6.  Bridge Cafe:  This bar that is said to be the oldest in New York dates back to 1794.  Ghosts of the pirates that used to frequent this establishment have been sited at the cafe.

Those are my top six.  Hopefully,  I'll get the time to see all of these haunted locations, but if I miss a few, I'll enjoy the ones I do see.  I might go to the Chelsea first.  I've always wanted to meet Sid Vicious.

8 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

LOL! Me too! Tell him I said "hi"! Have a great time...tell us all about it.

Cheers!

Adsila said...

I love visiting NY and this time of year the city is festive. I have been at the viewing area at the top of the Empire State Building, twice. That is one incredible view. Can't wait to visit the city again.

Jessica Penot said...

I will definately say hi to him for you!

Brenda said...

That sounds like an excellent list for starters! I've not yet been to NYC; but I hope to in the spring. There are a few places I'd like to visit, myself. I'll add these to the list. Thanks, Jessica.

Courtney Mroch said...

Hope you have a good trip! And I hope you make it to your wish list places. At least some of them. We drove by the Empire State bldg on our bus tour but we didn't get off to check it out. That's the trouble with NYC. SO much to see!

Isa said...

I agree. Mark Twain rocks!! :D

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