Theodosia Burr, Ghost of Two Cities


One of the most intriguing stories in Charleston, South Carolina is the mysterious disappearance of Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr. She was married to Governor Joseph Alston, one of the most wealthy and powerful men in South Carolina in his day. The deed in her name…

A Playwright’s Final Bow in Times Square


The New Victory Theater, opened by Oscar Hammerstein, in 1900, was the first theater on West 42nd Street at 209. It was the first theater to claim a ghost sighting in the Times Square neighborhood. On December 21, 1909, the audience clapped enthusiastically for the opening night of “The City”, a play, written by Clyde…