World’s Oldest Man, a Parapsychologist, Dies

I hope I can live to be as old as Alexander Imich. A touching story from the New York Times, this 111-year-old man had many facets to his long life, including his extreme interest in the paranormal. (You can check out his book, which he wrote in his 90s, here.) Alexander Imich, a Polish-born psychic researcher who […]

Second of Three: NYC’s Oldest and Most Hidden Cemeteries

Last night before going to see Sleep No More, my friend Chaz and I met up at this hidden gem of a cemetery to document and take some photos for my article. That’s what I call “Killing two birds with one (tomb)stone.” (::uproarious laughter::….But really though.) Chaz took these photos for me while I ogled […]

Residents Reporting Eerie Sounds Coming from the World Trade Center

Occam’s Razor states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. In layman’s terms, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. But I guess it was only a matter of time before someone started attributing eerie things to the World Trade Center site, the place of one of the […]

Photo of the Week: Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City, NY

This week’s photo features the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Built in 1765 by Roger Morris, the mansion was used as a temporary headquarters for General George Washington after he and his army were forced to flee Brooklyn Heights after the Battle of Long Island. Later on in the war, it served as […]

Photo of the Week: Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City, NY

This week’s photo features the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Built in 1765 by Roger Morris, the mansion was used as a temporary headquarters for General George Washington after he and his army were forced to flee Brooklyn Heights after the Battle of Long Island. Later on in the war, it served as […]

This time, it’s really just balloons

So the UFOs that were spotted over Manhattan (and blogged about by us yesterday) weren’t UFOs at all. It seems as though the mystery has been solved! Story courtesy of the Daily News. All those theories about Wednesday’s mystery UFO sightings over Manhattan are about to go “pop.” A Westchester elementary school believes the puzzling […]

Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy

I live in the East Village, so I’m kind of oblivious to most things that happen west of 6th Avenue. Thankfully I have eagle-eyed friends who send me stories such as this from the Daily News when I’m too busy paying attention to the recent bomb scare in the cemetery right behind my apartment (it […]