Lefferts-Laidlaw House

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The 1840 Greek Revival house is said to have been haunted since the 1800s. According to the story, it was December 1878 when resident Edward F. Smith answered a knock at his door, but no one was there. Still, the knocking kept on, along with rattling of the doors and windows, until Smith called the cops. The cops had the place surrounded when something unseen through a brick through the dining room window. That set off interest from ghost hunters and psychics who held sidewalk séances, trying to unravel the mystery of the unhappy spirit.

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Geographic Information

136 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States

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40.6938389, -73.96931699999999
Kings County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (2.4 mi.)
Brooklyn, NY (3.2 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (3.7 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (4.8 mi.)
East New York, NY (4.9 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (5.9 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (6.1 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (6.2 mi.)
Bensonhurst, NY (6.5 mi.)
Union City, NJ (6.6 mi.)


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