Kreischer Mansion

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Kreischer Mansion has been on the market for a couple years now, sources say. A cool $8.5 million will buy it, and the ghost is included. According to the home’s history, original builder German brickmaker Balthasar Kreischer died one year after the house was finished, and his son Edward died after shooting himself in 1895. One of them may be the identity of the ghost… or it may be someone else altogether. In 2008, a caretaker was convicted of stabbing a man before drowning and dismembering him to dispose of his body parts in the mansion’s basement furnace. The ghost is said to make itself known through apparitions and occasionally touching living folk.

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Geographic Information

4500 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY
United States

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40.532524415892816, -74.23826122292667
Richmond County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Sewaren, NJ (1.7 mi.)
Perth Amboy, NJ (2.3 mi.)
Port Reading, NJ (2.6 mi.)
Woodbridge, NJ (3.0 mi.)
Carteret, NJ (3.1 mi.)
Fords, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Avenel, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Colonia, NJ (4.4 mi.)
South Amboy, NJ (4.7 mi.)
Laurence Harbor, NJ (5.3 mi.)


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