Psychic Trolley Tour

Investigating Green-Wood Cemetery

Investigating Green-Wood Cemetery is a popular pastime for the Brooklyn Paranormal Society. Located in Brooklyn, New York, this allegedly haunted 478-acre cemetery is home to over 560,000 permanent residents, many of whom are said to still roam the grounds.

On March 11th, 2023, the Brooklyn Paranormal Society will be taking a trolley tour through Green-Wood Cemetery, led by one of their veteran psychics. This supernatural event is not to be missed, with less than 8 tickets still available.

During the tour, the Brooklyn Paranormal Society will be using state-of-the-art ghost hunting equipment to try and communicate with the spirits that are believed to still roam the cemetery. They will also be relying on the mediumship abilities of their psychic to connect with the other side and gather information about the ghosts that call Green-Wood Cemetery home.

Investigating Green-Wood Cemetery
Psychic Trolley Tour is an upcoming event by the Brooklyn Paranormal Society.

But what makes Green-Wood Cemetery such a haunted location? For starters, the cemetery was established in 1838, and many of the first burials took place during a cholera outbreak. This alone could account for some of the ghostly activity reported at the cemetery.

In addition to this, Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place for many notable figures, including Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. It’s possible that the spirits of these influential people could still be present at the cemetery, either by choice or because they have unfinished business.

One of the most famous ghosts at Green-Wood Cemetery is that of Samuel Leggett, a wealthy merchant who is said to haunt the chapel at the cemetery. Legend has it that Leggett’s ghost can be seen pacing the chapel, wringing his hands in despair.

Other ghosts said to haunt Green-Wood Cemetery include a woman in a white dress who has been spotted walking through the graves, a man with a top hat who is often seen sitting on a bench, and a ghostly horse and carriage that have been witnessed driving through the cemetery.

If you’re a paranormal enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the chance to join the Brooklyn Paranormal Society on their trolley tour investigating Green-Wood Cemetery. With less than 8 tickets remaining, be sure to act fast and secure your spot on this exciting supernatural event.

Brooklyn Paranormal Society utilizes Psychic Vision when investigating.

Is Douglass Recording Haunted?

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society is excited to investigate the reports of paranormal activity at Douglass Recording, a renowned recording studio located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Known for its state-of-the-art equipment and vintage aesthetic, the studio has attracted a number of high-profile musicians and bands since its opening, including Vanessa Carlton and Grace Mitchell.

According to Chris Gilroy, the producer and house engineer at Douglass Recording, the studio has a reputation for being haunted. “We’ve definitely felt a presence here at the studio,” Gilroy said in an interview with BKPS. “Sometimes when we’re working late at night, we’ll hear strange noises or feel like someone is watching us. It’s definitely eerie, but it hasn’t affected our work. If anything, it’s added to the studio’s mystique.”

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society was thrilled to investigate the eerie reports of paranormal activity at Douglass Recording, a renowned recording studio located in the haunted Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.

When exploring the true paranormal and spiritual potential of Gowanus, multiple events must be taken in to consideration. The most paranormally productive however, would be the battles and skirmishes fought during the American Revolution.

The American Revolution was a significant event in the history of Brooklyn, as well as the broader United States. The Revolutionary War was fought between the British Empire and the 13 colonies that would eventually become the United States. The war began in 1775 and ended in 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

During the war, Brooklyn was the site of several key battles and skirmishes. The most famous of these was the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place in August 1776. The battle, which was also known as the Battle of Long Island, was the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War. It resulted in a significant defeat for the Continental Army, with many soldiers being killed or captured.

Despite this defeat, the Revolutionary War continued for several more years, with both sides suffering heavy losses. In the end, the colonies were able to secure their independence from Britain, and the United States was born. The impact of the American Revolution on Brooklyn, and the country as a whole, continues to be felt to this day.

The true body count of the revolution may never be known but 2,000 deaths have been confirmed. Multiple mass grave sites are rumored to exist. For years historians have been searching to uncover the history of Gowanus.

When asked about another suspected mass grave-site rumored to reside near 388 Union Avenue, Cecily Dyer of the Brooklyn Historical Society stated:

“What this sounds more like is the Revolutionary War-era mass grave of the Maryland 400, which is said to be in the area of Gowanus.”

Cecily Dyer, Brooklyn Historical Society

The Maryland 400

The Maryland 400 were a group of soldiers who fought in the American Revolutionary War. They were a unit of the Continental Army, and they were instrumental in several key battles of the war, including the Battle of Brooklyn.

The Maryland 400 got their name because they were a unit of 400 soldiers from the state of Maryland. They were known for their bravery and determination, and they were willing to make great sacrifices in the name of freedom. During the Battle of Brooklyn, the Maryland 400 held off a much larger British force, allowing the rest of the Continental Army to retreat and regroup. Despite being greatly outnumbered, the Maryland 400 fought valiantly, and many of them lost their lives in the battle.

256 of the Maryland 400 were buried by the British in a mass grave which is believed to be around the southwest corner of what is today 3rd Ave.

Today, the Maryland 400 are remembered as heroes of the American Revolution, and their bravery and sacrifice are celebrated as an important part of American history.

Douglass Recording Paranormal Investigation

The team, which included a psychic, an empath, and a local historian, was eager to investigate the reports of paranormal activity at the studio.

As soon as the team arrived at Douglass Recording, they were immediately struck by the eerie atmosphere. The psychic began to communicate with the spirits, who mentioned names and simple words. The empath, who is able to sense the emotions and energy of spirits, felt the presence of souls who had passed.

The local historian also added to the spooky atmosphere by speaking at length about the history of the property. According to the historian, the studio was built on the site of a former military barracks, which was used during the American Revolution. Many soldiers lost their lives on the property, and the historian believes that their spirits may still be haunting the studio.

As the night wore on, the team continued to gather evidence of paranormal activity. They captured audio recordings of strange noises and captured images of unexplained movements. Despite the eerie atmosphere, the team was excited to be able to investigate the reports of paranormal activity at Douglass Recording.

During their investigation at Douglass Recording, the members of the Brooklyn Paranormal Society were comparing pictures with each other, looking for orbs and other anomalies. Orbs are often considered to be a sign of paranormal activity, as they are typically seen as glowing balls of light in photographs.

As the team went through their pictures, they were excited to find several orbs in their images. In some cases, the orbs were clearly visible, while in others they were more difficult to spot. The team spent a lot of time discussing the orbs and what they might mean, and they were excited to have captured such clear evidence of paranormal activity.

In addition to orbs, the team also looked for other anomalies in their pictures. These included streaks of light, mist, and other strange shapes. While not all of these were necessarily signs of paranormal activity, the team was excited to see so many anomalies in their pictures.

In the end, the Brooklyn Paranormal Society concluded that there is indeed a spiritual presence at Douglass Recording. Whether it is the spirits of fallen soldiers or something else entirely, the team is eager to continue their investigation and uncover the truth about the haunted recording studio.

‘Psychological Seance’ with Brooklyn Paranormal Society

As a means for communicating with the dead, the seance has a dicey reputation. The history of spirit channeling is mired in controversy and fraud. As a form of entertainment however, few things can surpass the psychological seance for drama and theatrics. This ceremony of spirit-calling combines mysticism, showmanship, audience participation and, when done right, can offer spooky excitement.

Given the chance, we at the Brooklyn Paranormal Society would jump at an opportunity to attend such an event and, recently, we did just that. The “world-renowned” mentalist Jason Suran extended an invite to BKPS to check out “The Other Side,” a microtheater show recreating the Victorian era seance, with requisite mind-reading, rapping and . . . levitation? Sure, why not.

The event’s secret location isn’t revealed until 24 hours prior to showtime. At the allotted time, three of us (a fourth member backed out due to an egregious case of Phasmophobia – go figure) showed up at a Brooklyn walk-up, in formal attire, to join in a group of 13 psychological seance participants.

psychological seance was an event by BKPS and Jason Suran
“The Other Side” (Image via Andrew Arnett)

The space was decked out in plush Victorian era styling, with pictures of famous magicians of the past hanging on the walls. The evening began with a formal cocktail party, giving us the opportunity to interact with fellow guests. Few things, to be sure, are more sublime than sipping mezcal on a plush couch, hearing ghost stories whilst under the steely gaze of Houdini.

Jason Suran kicked things off with an exposition upon the emotion of fear – the subconscious motivation behind our interest in the spirit realm, and death itself. Then, he explored his own Trypanophobia (fear of needles) with a truly suspenseful demonstration (Note: this show is not for the faint hearted).

For the next phase of the event, we are invited down to the basement, where a round table and thirteen chairs await, and the formal psychological seance begins. During the séance, we are treated to a history of the art of mediumship, but with a fictionalized twist. Nothing is as it seems but, one recognizable name – Harry Houdini – keeps popping up.

A magician, escape artist and showman of world-renown during his day, Houdini was looked down on with disdain by the spiritualists, a sentiment accorded him for his relentless debunking of mediums and psychics. Houdini was a member of the Scientific American committee, which offered cash for any scientifically proven demonstration of supernatural ability. All who attempted, however, failed.

Back in the 1920s, Houdini locked horns with the biggest medium of the day, a blue eyed flapper named Mina Crandon, a.k.a. the Blonde Witch of Lime Street. Mina, or “Margery,” as her followers called her, was famous for calling up the voice of her dead brother, Walter, who would then tip tables, rap messages and play the trumpet. Mina had her own paranormal talents, including the ability to eject a viscous “ectoplasm” from her orifices.

In 1924, Houdini attended one of Mina’s séances, with an eye to debunking it. Once the lights went down, the spirit of Walter appeared, even touching Houdini on the right leg. Then, Walter levitated a megaphone and cried out “Have Houdini tell me where  to throw it.” Houdini ordered “Toward me,” at which the megaphone launched in Houdini’s direction, crashing at his feet.

psychological seance
Mina “Margery” Crandon

It was a good show but, Houdini was no slouch. He was catching on. “I’ve got her,” he said afterwards. “All fraud. Every bit of it. One more sitting and I will be ready to expose everything.”

At the second séance, Mina levitated a table, but Houdini reached out in the dark and caught Mina lifting it with her head. Same with the ringing of the bell, which Mina did with her foot. “The slickest ruse I ever detected,” Houdini commented later. In November of that year, Houdini published a pamphlet entitled “Houdini Exposes the Tricks Used by the Boston Medium Margery.

Incensed, the spirit of Walter shouted “Houdini, you goddamned son of a bitch, I put a curse on you now that will follow you every day for the rest of your short life.” Two years later, in August 1926, the spirit of Walter proclaimed, “Houdini will be gone by Halloween.”

Guess what – Houdini died two months later, on October 31, 1926, the result of septic poisoning. Allegedly, this was caused by a punch to the stomach, which Houdini invited. One of Houdini’s acts, to prove his own strength, was to invite people to punch him in his stomach. On this one occasion however, Houdini had not properly braced himself before the blow, and ultimately succumbed.

So, was Houdini correct in believing the paranormal does not exist? Or, were the Spiritualists right? You can be the judge of that. One thing is for sure, “The Other Side” offers solid good fun, and a genuine glimpse into a bygone era. The psychological seance is performed each night from October 13th to Halloween. It is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (near N Seventh Street and Driggs Avenue). For tickets and information go to

Written by Andrew Arnett

Update by Anthony Long:
2023: The domain is no longer registered. I reached out to Jason on facebook to see how he’s doing and I will update should there be something to discuss! I look forward to seeing more of Jason’s magic in the future as he is a talented magician, entertainer, and showman.