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Haunted Gravesend Home Featured On Syfy Channel Tonight


Tonight at 10:00 p.m., tune in to SyFy and check out how a ghost terrorized a Gravesend family.

In the season premiere of Paranormal Witness, Gravesend resident Elaine Mercado explains how she and her family have been haunted by a “ghost bride” in their Queen Anne-style home near Avenue V.

“It started when my daughters found a really tiny dress in the attic,” explained the retired Coney Island Hospital nurse. “It was maybe a size 2, but short. It creeped me out completely. They brought it down wrapped in newspaper from the 1950’s, and I said get rid of it.”

After that, Mercado says things got even creepier. The family would hear their names whispered in a menacing voice and would have their blankets thrown from their beds. They also saw shadows and started having nightmares.

A neighbor confirmed that a young bride died in the attic of the home many years ago, but under mysterious circumstances.

The family ended up calling in SyFy’s medium who… well, I guess you’ll have to watch to find out.

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  1. I’m amazed that shows where nothing happens at all can last for a decade. If you believe in ghosts, you’re an uneducated chimp.

  2. How could a simple Google search find that? Took some expert digging through deed transfers for to find it. (I wasn’t the expert who found it) When she wrote the book she tried to hide the location, implying that it was near Gravesend Cemetery.

  3. I’m surprised they published that photo, as the house has different owners now. It also doesn’t look anything like it did at the time the events in the book transpired.

  4. actually if you are educated you would actually believe… energy can take many forms and can not be destroyed.. think of ghosts as energy maybe that can help you… looks like you are not educated enough…

    its like saying if you believe in cell phones, you are uneducated chimp. just because there are no wires going and you can’t see the signal doesn’t mean its not there…

  5.  Alright nutjob, show me evidence of a ghost. Come on, your nobel prize is waiting. That’s a big claim you’re making, that energy can turn into ghosts. Come on, cough up some evidence.

  6. Ghosts?

    you know ghosts can’t physically touch us right? so for these people to actually see a ghost and say they were touched by it.. is like saying Schizophrenic’s don’t really talk to themselves

  7.  Comparing a known, developed technology that is understood and proven to work to magic that has never been measured, observed, or proven. Idiot.

  8. This shit creeped me out never watching this show again I didn’t sleep last might and yes I am spiritual and I do believe this …I actually saw a ghost in my basement 3 years ago on the side of my bed and I went back to sleep I didn’t care it didn’t ther me ,,,and no I don’t do drugs lol

  9. Didn’t watch but the house on the book cover & the house at the Google link bear hardly any resemblance to each other at all…anyone recognize the house from the book cover? Is it a photo or an illustration?

  10.  It’s a representation of a house in the Washington DC area. Elaine Mercado was trying to sell the house at the time it was published, and didn’t want to subject new owners to the entreaties of the curious.

  11. Elaine Mercado spun a very good tale. Real or not, she seems to be doing just fine. No reason to be creeped out by it.

    On the supposition that ghosts are real I would suggest that if you experience a ghostly encounter you attempt to communicate with the entity. After you do so you might fear ghosts again.


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