Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers
Published by The History Press (an Arcadia Publishing company), as part of the Haunted America series, this book has been my most popular, so far.
Yonkers is a very old city and being an old city makes it an ideal location for old haunted locations, although not all haunted locations need be old. All it takes is for one wayward spirit to hold on to his or her past life strong enough to cause a haunting.
When I first moved to Yonkers the farthest thing from my mind was to conduct paranormal investigations. Over the years, I learned of many local hauntings and ghost stories that got me curious enough to do my own research.
Together with my team of paranormal investigators, the Yonkers Ghost Investigators, I have done more than three hundred fifty investigations at numerous locations not only in Yonkers, but also in other cities and states. We have even investigated locations in Puerto Rico. During our investigations we have gathered much evidence of the paranormal to show that ghosts really do exist, including photographs of apparitions, EVP recordings, and videos, as well as reliable eye-witness testimonies.
In this book are a few local legends and a list of several locations within Yonkers that are either rumored to be haunted or have been proven to be haunted. Rather than be skeptical, check out the evidence and see for yourself. Who knows? Maybe you will become a believer.
Correction to Page 62
I'd like to make an amendment to my book. I'm sorry to say I've noticed a mistake on my part. On page 62 I stated the final resting place of Elisha Graves Otis was in an unmarked crypt. Sadly, I was wrong. It is here under this monument, although the crypt does belong to his family. His grave can be found in the northeast corner of Section 2 on Nepperhan Avenue within the cemetery across from the grave of Dr. Charles Leale. I apologize for my error.
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Featured Locations & Local Legends
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Glenwood Power Plant
Hudson River Legends
Iroquois Road Haunted House
Lee Avenue Hauntings
Montague Place Haunted House
Nepperhan Avenue Haunted House
Oakland Cemetery & St. John's Cemetery
Otis Elevator Company
Philipse Manor Hall
Public School 6
Public School 13 (Former)
St. Joseph’s Cemetery
St. Joseph's Seminary on Valentine Hill
Van Cortlandt Park
Van Cortlandt Park Avenue Hauntings
Walnut Street Haunted Boarding House
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Photo Contest from 2015
When this book was released during the summer of 2015, I held a contest. I wanted people to take a photo of my book at the store. The first one to do so and post it on Facebook or send it to me would have an important character named after them in my next novel, which was "The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel." The winner was my aunt, Elizabeth, and the resulting character from the book became Liz, a bad ass girl from Yonkers with a big gun, who survives a long time during the zombie apocalypse. I decided to post a few of the photos taken during this contest period, including hers. Thanks to all those who sent me their photos with my book. I love some of these. I also included a few times when I found the book at various stores in the area over the years.
I will be having a book signing for this book on October 29th from 7pm-9pm at the Barnes & Noble located at 2614 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Come on down and get your signed copy just in time for Halloween!
Cover Concept Images
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