McCaren Park

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A pool in McCarren Park has caught the attention of paranormal fans. When McCarren Park opened the giant pool in 1936, it had a capacity of 6,800. It recently reopened after being closed for over 30 years, and is rumored to be haunted by an invisible little girl. Cold spots, orbs, voices and more have been detected here. Incidentally, three men are said to have died at the pool: One was murdered and two drowned when they sneaked over the fence to have a nighttime swim.

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McCaren Park
Brooklyn, NY
United States

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40.71975450617297, -73.94928163292207
Kings County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Long Island City, NY (1.7 mi.)
New York City, NY (3.0 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (4.5 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (4.7 mi.)
Brooklyn, NY (4.8 mi.)
East New York, NY (5.1 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (5.1 mi.)
Union City, NJ (5.7 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (5.8 mi.)
West New York, NJ (5.8 mi.)

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  1. I was born in Brooklyn hospital and raised in williamsburgh Brooklyn for 36 years.According to what was told by the adults when I was little girl.during the 80’s gangs used to rule the area.remember the movie “warriors” ? Well I’m referring to those types of gangs.2 gang member where shot to death by rivals.That is when that mccarren swimming pool was closed.My older brother was a teenager at that time and he would sneak out inthe middle of the night with out my parents finding out .He would meet up with 3 other friends at that park with flashlights.according to his story.people us to go worship Satan at that place and try to conjure up the dead that died there.there was a huge hole in the ground near that area where you could hear chickens making noise and hear howels of mourning.there where satanic symbols sprayed paints all over the abandon locker rooms.he told me none of them ever returned because one of his buddies felt someone grab them by the neck area and couldn’t breathe.Mybrother is a 43 yr old man now and when he tells me this his arm hairs stand up

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