One If By Land, Two If By Sea

Location: One If By Land, Two If By Sea, 17 Barrow St.

History: Located in the heart of West Village, One If By Land, Two If By Sea is popular fine dining establishment. Set in the former carriage house of 18th century owner Aaron Burr, (who is said to haunt the place himself) it is a popular destination to "pop the question" in the romantic atmosphere. Who knows - your audience may include some spirits. No big deal.

Haunted Happenings: This restaurant is straight out of a Paranormal Activity movie. Picture frames tilt, machinery activates by itself, lights flicker and crew members are sometimes even pushed by an unknown force. Despite the pushing, no one believes the ghosts are malicious. Instead, they are into the ghostly practical joke type of stuff. In fact, for a while, women kept getting their earrings pulled out and there was never an earthly culprit. Just hope they don't take that ring if you plan to propose...

A parapsychologist who analyzed the space believes there are 25 ghosts that haunt the restaurant from different time periods. Some of the ghosts include a woman who dresses in black and is often seen walking down the staircase, a Ziegfeld Follies girl (the staff lights a candle for her) and Aaron Burr. According to the parapsychologist, all of the ghost know of each other - perhaps so that they can scheme up knew ways to bother us annoying humans.

[Photo via @elainer337]

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