House of Death

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The tale of this house is told in the 1974 book “Spindrift: Spray From a Psychic Sea” by actress-turned-psychic Jan Bryant Bartell. According to her, many people died under mysterious circumstances at this haunted place. Among the ghosts who are said to haunt the place are author Mark Twain, who lived here from 1900 to 1901. His ghost was seen by 1930s tenants who found him in their living room. When they asked who he was, he replied, “My name is Clemens, and I has a problem here I gotta settle” — and then he vanished. Much later in 1987, a resident named Joel B. Steinberg was convicted for beating his 6-year-old daughter to death. Ghost tours have been available.

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14 West 10th
New York, NY
United States

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40.73361999999999, -73.99651399999999
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (1.4 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.0 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.6 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (2.8 mi.)
Union City, NJ (3.5 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (3.8 mi.)
West New York, NJ (3.9 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (4.3 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (4.9 mi.)


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  1. One day I was at my dads apartment in tucson and I was suting around and I saw my bike outside and it wasnt windy and just fell
    . Also my dad was all alone and was just watching tv and my little sister has this play kitchen and the batteries were fully dead and a little sizzling button turned on its own and made the sizzling sound.

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