Top 10 most haunted US bars

Manhattan Bistro, New York


Manhattan Bistro, although now closed, is well-known as one of New York’s most haunted restaurants. Located in SoHo, the French bistro was the site of a now infamous grisly murder in 1799 when a young woman, Gulielma Elmore Sands, was killed here. Her body was found 11 days after her disappearance at the bottom of the well located in its basement with reports at the time suggesting she had been strangled. The “Manhattan Well Murder”, as it became known, has never been solved despite speculation that her lover, Levi Weeks, was responsible. The the well has long attracted paranormal enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Sand’s spirit, often called the “Ghost of Spring Street”, apparently appears as a vapour rising from the kitchen floor which is known to be a pre-curser to mysteriously flying ashtrays, shattered dishes and bottles inexplicably flying from the bar’s shelves.


2 Responses to “Top 10 most haunted US bars”

  1. Barb says:

    If you don’t include McMenamins White Eagle Saloon in Portland Oregon this isn’t much of a list.

  2. Roger says:

    What about Chet’s Melody Lounge, Justice (suburban Chicago) IL. The most haunted bar in the Midwest. Across the street from Resurrection Cemetery, home of the well-known vanishing hitchhiker Resurrection Mary. She occasionally drifts over for a cocktail when the place is quiet, which does not surprise the staff at all.

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