Most Holy Trinity Church

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Most Holy Trinity Church is housed in an 1880s building. Its school building was built atop a former cemetery, and is rumored to be haunted by some of the folks whose bodies weren’t moved before the construction: Lights go on and off in the school gym, voices come from seemingly nowhere, and witnesses have heard the sounds of people walking back and forth in the school. The church has lots of stories and legends. One says that its first two pastors are buried in a crypt under the narthex, and the second one, Monsignor Michael May, died on the premises in 1895 and still haunts his old room where he died. Another ghost here is George Stelz, a parish sexton and bell ringer who was murdered in the vestibule in 1897. Stelz’s blood and his murderer’s bloody handprint are said to remain on the wall in a bell tower stairway, and the bells sometimes ring by themselves.

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Geographic Information

138 Montrose Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States

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40.706999, -73.94398799999999
Kings County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Long Island City, NY (2.6 mi.)
New York City, NY (3.3 mi.)
Brooklyn, NY (3.9 mi.)
East New York, NY (4.3 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (5.3 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (5.4 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (5.9 mi.)
Borough of Queens, NY (5.9 mi.)
Union City, NJ (6.5 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (6.7 mi.)


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