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The Lincoln Oak Tree © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #Ghost

“The Lincoln Oak Tree is on the New Haven green near Center Church. The crypt is under Center Church, that’s my next ghost story.,” Guide and psychic Chrystyne McGrath recounts, “On the tour, I take the group to the seedling on the New Haven Green where the Lincoln Oak tree fell over.  The New Haven…

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New Haven City Hall Haunt © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg,

New Haven City Hall, at 165 Church Street, was built in 1861 by Henry Austin.  It is one of the country’s oldest and finest examples of the High Victorian architecture.  He also designed the gates of the Grove Street Cemetery and Dwight Hall of Yale University. A ghost haunts the iron staircase. Its footsteps can…

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Center Church Spirits

People who nod off during Center Church pm the Green services at 311 Temple Street claim they hear a voice asking if they have been saved.  Sometimes they even see a face that asks this question.  They then recognize that this image of  Theophilus Eaton, the co-founder of New Haven and of the church.   This…

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Did I See a Ghost?

I have been doing ghost walks since 2005 and started an all-year-round ghost company in 2006.  In all these years, I remained a skeptic of the ghostly experience except on two occasions. In 2005, when I first started doing ghost walks and I still did them personally, I ended a tour at the cellar of…

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The Ghost at Vanderbilt Hall of Yale University

Ghosts of New Haven Blog 18 © 2018 by Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog # Ghost Cornelius Vanderbilt, originally from Staten Island, borrowed $100 from his mother to start a ferry business in which rowed the boat from Staten Island to Manhattan and back. He…

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The Indian Van Winkle

Ghosts of New Haven Blog 16  © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog # Ghost The Indians long before the coming of the white man had their own traditional ghost stories and tales of supernatural occurrences.  New Haven once had various Indian…

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Benedict Arnold, Conflicted Ghost

Benedict Arnold is a tortured soul. That is perhaps why he haunts the New Haven Green. He is not sure whether he wants to defend or to attack New Haven. When the shots were heard around the world at Lexington and Concord, Benedict Arnold was a very successful New Haven merchant. He quickly became head…

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Sergeant Stubby Gets His Own Animated Adventure

It is not often you get a local hero glorified and it a dog no less! Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated adventure film centering on the real-life Sergeant Stubby, a stray Pit Bull Terrier mix who becomes a hero during World War I. Directed and co-written by Richard Lanni, it features…

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Reverend Timothy Dwight’s Ghost Story

Ghosts of New Haven Blog 13 Reverend Timothy Dwight’s Ghost Story © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog # Ghost Henry Austin (1804-1891), a well-known architect of New Haven, designed Dwight Hall at 67 High Street.  It was built in 1886 more for…

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Captain Kidd in Connecticut

Ghosts of New Haven Blog 12 Captain Kidd in Connecticut © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog # Ghost We know many people from Connecticut commute for work in New York City.  Captain William Kidd the pirate or privateer depending upon your point…

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