Specter Detector: Looking for Ghosts in New York's Most Haunted Building
By Kelly Conaboy
A figure caught my eye as I passed through one of the supposedly haunted rooms of the supposedly very haunted Merchant’s House Museum in NoHo last week. According to Emily Wright, Communications and Programs Manager of the Merchant’s House, whom I spoke with after my visit, the house typically has between six and 12 new reports of ghostly activity every year, including weird feelings, unaccounted for noises, sightings, etc. The most recent came earlier this year, when a visitor ran downstairs from the upper floors, telling the docent at the admissions desk that a woman in a long, black dress had followed her down a flight of stairs. Later that day, Wright tells me, another visitor had the exact same experience—chased down a flight of stairs by a woman in a long, black dress.