I’m starting something new here at The Occult Section. I am ob-sessed with history and thought it’d be fun to do a weekly column featuring a paranormal story from the past. So! Without further ado, may I present to you a story from the New York Times, published on March 10th, 1884. Coincidentally, on the same page further down is a story on the funeral of Captain Thomas Melville, the governor of Sailor’s Snug Harbor, a place we at the New York Paranormal Society have investigated numerous times (see some summaries here, here, and here).