So, this is where you live, Ched?
Thursday, May 29, 2008

In 1989, naive out-of-towners Jeffrey and Patrice Stambovsky, purchased an 18-room rambling riverfront Victorian mansion on the Hudson River in scenic Nyack, N.Y.
Unbeknown to them at the time, the $650,000 home was haunted.
Owner Helen Ackley, however, had actively promoted her home as a haunt for apparitions in the attic, poltergeists in the pantry and ghosts in the garage.
Both the local and national media reported the story. The most notable version was a 1997 Reader's Digest story, "Our Haunted House on the Hudson."
According to Ackley's Digest account, there were at least three ghosts thought to date back to the Revolutionary War, a red-cloaked woman often seen demurely descending the staircase, a wandering sailor with a powdered wig and an elderly gentleman sitting in the living room suspended four feet above the floor.

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3 Comments:
Blogger Bob Dylan had this to say:

I bet squirrel has scampered past that house-- On a street called La Veta or something like that.

May 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM 


Blogger d. chedwick had this to say:

i intend to look into this toot sweet!

June 1, 2008 at 5:36 PM 


Blogger d. chedwick had this to say:

laveta place-- it was the big pink victorian at the end of the street--the street dead ends into the hudson river. i'll go and see if it is still pink.

June 2, 2008 at 3:40 PM 


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