This being the weekend when spirits walk the earth, kids hit up the local bodega for candy they don't have to pay for, and drunker-than-usual adults roam the streets in full costume, we're revisiting some our more (ahem) haunting stories to get in the mood. Read at your own risk:
- First up, the kind of horror stories that hit closer to home for most New Yorkers than anything involving a chainsaw: those of the roommate-related variety. (One of them even involves a knife-throwing nut job.)
- Yes, it's harder to sell an apartment if it's got a scary history (or a reputation for ghosts), but why are we not surprised to learn that most NYC buyers are willing to look the other way if the price is right?
- Let's never forget the time we found a Craigslist ad for a "beautiful but haunted farmhouse with vineyard." The perfect weekend getaway, if you're willing to abide by their "no seances" policy.
- If you still haven't watched the "Ghost Realtor" episode of Nathan For You, please dedicate the next 11 minutes of your day to this project.
- If you live near the 9/11 memorial, you may have to deal with "spirits that can't move on" in your apartment (at least, if you believe one renter's holy water-toting ex-girlfriend).
- We still think this eerie, haunted mansion on Staten Island is a great investment, ghosts and all.
- Bring in a "Brownstone Detective" to investigate the history of your home, and you just might find out, oh, that a murderous "giantess" once lived, loved, and stabbed where you now watch Netflix and order takeout.