A look at haunted St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the second-oldest church still standing in Manhattan, which is full of hauntings both legendary and questionable.

Highlights include:
• A wealthy man’s remains being stolen and held for ransom
• A very grumpy ghost
• An heir who convened with his ancestor’s ghost instead of marrying
• A mysteriously ringing church bell

 

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Pictures of Haunted St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery_Etchings of Old New York, 1875

St Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery from Etchings of Old New York, 1875

St Marks Relics of Manhattan (1869) by Eliza Greatorex

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery from Relics of Manhattan (1869) by Eliza Greatorex

Stuyvesant Bowery House from_Etchings of Old New York, 1875

Stuyvesant Bowery House from_Etchings of Old New York, 1875

 

Sources consulted RE: Haunted St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

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