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The Ghosts of
Greenwich Village
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The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

Beware of scare tactics in this eerie adventure!

Armed with only a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring: the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, the Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons, and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings, and knockings.

You’ll learn the haunting stories of…

  • The converted stable where the restless spirit of Aaron Burr lurks—or perhaps it’s his daughter Theodosia, who died in a shipwreck
  • The hundreds or perhaps thousands of bodies buried beneath a popular park
  • The woman tickled by a feather at 3 a.m. in a cursed house
  • The artist whose mural fell from a church wall the moment he died elsewhere
  • The last known location of Judge Crater, “The Missingest Man in New York”
  • A possible former opium den where a mayor kept his mistress and Howdy Doody’s daddy heard banging in the walls
  • 19th-century spirits who still trod the stairs of a theater
  • The former speakeasy where the original proprietor jinxed the jukebox

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But leave the salt, iron, and other ghost preventives at home: to win this game, you just need sharp eyes and good teamwork.  And if you miss out…it might haunt you for the rest of the week! [Cue sinister laughter.]

A 5-star review on Yelp: These adventures are fun, I’ve done two different ones….Staff is always friendly—one [hunt host] we had during the Greenwich Ghost tour was really entertaining and fun, definitely added to the overall experience. Great group activity with your friends pre/post drinks.”

Book a private hunt for your group anytime, and join us in October for Saturday hunts for the general public—and find more spooky fun in NYC!

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