Gingerbread Manor House - HauntedHouses.com
If one takes the train, this grand "Gingerbread" Manor House is found 40 minutes from Manhattan, New York City, in Ryan county, and was built on a bluff, which offers a view of the New Haven Railroad. (Privately Owned, no tours).
Built in the 1860s, by Jared B Peck, this immense, sprawling "Gingerbread" Manor House has 4 floors, with a wide, covered porch that goes all away around the perimeter of the "Gingerbread" Manor House's first floor. Although the estate that the "G" Manor House sits on isn't very big, the tall trees that surround it, block the road noises and give a remote, isolated charm to the property.
The first floor consists of a rather gigantic living room, a sitting room, and a kitchen. The second floor holds many smaller rooms, and has a winding staircase that takes one to the third floor, which was the servants' quarters whose bedrooms were even smaller. Finally, One goes to the fourth floor, the attic, by way of a sharply-angled staircase. The attic itself has a wooden door, to make it a closed fourth floor.
1) A ghostly apparition has been physically seen near the kitchen and on the upper floors.
2) Poltergeist Activities
3) Mrs. S, co-owner of the "Gingerbread" Manor House, as of 1991, was a portrait painter, and had her studio upstairs. One day, when Mrs. S had stepped out of her studio for a moment, the nude, professional model, who was the portrait model for that particular day, had the unnerving experience of suddenly coming face to face with an unknown lady, who quickly vanished, not bothering to use the door.
4) (1990-91) When Hans Holzer sent a film crew to this "Gingerbread" Manor House, in order to get some footage for a TV news series about the supernatural, the face and signature of a young woman unexpectedly appeared on a frame of the film footage.
Hans Holzer did several investigations using his medium friends, Sybil Leek and Ethel Johnson Myers. Contact was made with 3 ghosts.
Past owners, visitors, Hans Holzer, Sybil Leek, Ethel Johnson Myers, Mr. & Mrs. W, and the TV film crew.