Greenwich Village is on the island of Manhattan in New York City. After European settlement, this area would become a place for carriage houses, black servant quarters and row homes. The area would industrialize and become home to slums. Eventually, the avant-garde would come and soon beatniks, hippies, artists and homosexuals called The Village home. Upscale stores moved in and New York University bought up historic buildings and gutted them. Residents have not embraced these changes, nor does it seem, have the ghosts. Join us as we share the history and hauntings of Greenwich Village. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Jannae McCabe and features the Dracula Parrot and This Month in History features the end of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Our tour was through NY Ghosts.
In this third episode of the History Goes Bump Podcast, the Moment in Oddity features the Female Stranger Grave. On this day in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died and this episode is about him and dedicated to him. Was Poe really a drug addled womanizing alcoholic who was nuts or is the truth something different? Listen in to hear about his tragic history, his writings and the mysterious circumstances of his death. Is his ghost still hanging around and where? If you are a fan of Poe, you will enjoy The Poe Show!