On January 3, 1870, workers began construction on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. Today, nearly 150 years later, the bridge is a beloved landmark. But is it also haunted?
“Up until a few months ago, I lived in an apartment in Manhattan with a roommate. We moved in the summer of 2012, and everything seemed fine…for a while.
It’s hot in August, so we had the AC window units running at night. It starts to cool off in September, so we turned off the AC and it was quiet at night. The first incident I noticed was when I heard what sounded like rustling in my dresser drawers. Because I’m a rational person, I dismissed it and told myself I was half asleep and that it was nothing. In the days/weeks after, I felt something jump on my bed in the middle of the night and walk around. But again, I ignored the incident, and in my half-asleep state of mind, thought it was my roommate’s cat. Then I remembered that my door was shut and the cat could not be in my room. This happened several times, so I knew it wasn’t just in my head, but I didn’t mention it to my roommate because I didn’t want us to scare each other.
“This happened at my old house in Staten island in 2002 when I was only 15. Me and my friend were walking outside to the park. It was late in the day so by the time we got to the park it was kind of dark. We decided to stay anyways and just tell our parents to pick us up.
So we were just there sitting on the swings and listening to music when we heard an ice cream truck. We turned around to see if it was behind us, but when we looked there was nothing. We decided we were just hearing things so we quickly forgot it. Then we heard the sounds of kids playing, and the swings started moving next to us. We got freaked out and decided to walk home since our parents weren’t coming any time soon.
On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened it doors to U.S. immigrants. The U.S. Bureau of Immigration processed 12 million immigrants at Ellis Island before the facility shut down in 1954, but not everyone found their happy ending. Over 3,000 immigrants died on the island during its 62-year run, and rumor has it some of them still haunt the historic property.