Lost Limbs Foundation

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New York Haunts!


Haunted Manhattan

The Campbell Apartment, Midtown:
Tucked in a corner of Grand Central Terminal, the opulent Campbell Apartment is one of Midtown’s hidden gems. But in addition to sophisticated cocktails and a well-heeled crowd, the historic lounge has also become a hotspot for ghostly occurrences.
Owner Mark Grossich reports a series of eerie phenomena, including unexplained gusts of cold air, flickering light and visions that have led him to believe the space is haunted by the ghost of John W. Campbell, the railroad tycoon who once occupied the space, and transformed it in 1923 into a salon modeled on a Florentine palace, complete with a pipe organ and intricately hand-painted ceilings.
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Haunted Manhattan

The Campbell Apartment, Midtown:
Tucked in a corner of Grand Central Terminal, the opulent Campbell Apartment is one of Midtown’s hidden gems. But in addition to sophisticated cocktails and a well-heeled crowd, the historic lounge has also become a hotspot for ghostly occurrences.
Owner Mark Grossich reports a series of eerie phenomena, including unexplained gusts of cold air, flickering light and visions that have led him to believe the space is haunted by the ghost of John W. Campbell, the railroad tycoon who once occupied the space, and transformed it in 1923 into a salon modeled on a Florentine palace, complete with a pipe organ and intricately hand-painted ceilings.
“They often see what appears to be an aberration going up the stairs. They’ll look again and then it will be gone,” Grossich said of his staff, who first began noticing the occurrences several years ago.
“Some of my waitresses don’t want to be here late at night by themselves,” he said.
Wait staff have also reported being in the middle of serving when suddenly they feel someone pushing them from behind. Others have sworn they’ve heard the doors to upstairs bathrooms clicking closed, even when there’s no one around.
Most recently, long-time manager Elpidio Hernandez, 36, said he was finishing up paperwork around 1 a.m. on a Friday night when he began to hear a voice calling out from upstairs.
“I heard somebody calling my name,” he swears, but soon realized there was no one there but him. “I didn’t know what was going on so I locked everything and left,” he said.
Still, Grossich assures there’s nothing to fear. “It’s friendly spooks,” he said.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20111026/manhattan/haunted-manhattan-haunts-your-neighborhood#ixzz2LjzFp9uL