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Kreischer Mansion

Staten Island, New York

The Kreischer family once owned and operated a brick factory that supplied most the bricks for the Staten Island area in the 1800s. With their profits, they built two large mansions-one for the original family, and another for their son, and his wife. The second home, which was built far from the main road, suspiciously burned down, taking both the son’s and his wife’s lives. Prior to the burning of the home, a feud had erupted between the son and his father, for which there was no reconciliation. It is said that the home is now haunted by the son and wife, with apparitions appearing, banging noises, and doors slamming on their own. The house has since been converted into a restaurant.

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chris says:

January 23, 2006, 12:55 am

this is definitely i worked at the restaurant for about two weeks. i was a busboy there, and one night i waas sent into the basement to get supplies for the owner. i heard a door shut in the back of the basement. wondering who it was i went to the back and found nothing. after hearing some more suspicious noises i went back upstairs without the supplies. what i heard sounded like argueing but i was sure there was no one there. i quit my job there shortly after.

james says:

March 6, 2006, 8:12 pm

this is indeed true my parents owned the resturant that once ocupied the house strange things happined daily we have since shut down the resturant and opened more profitable businesses but we still own the house ive also found that the house makes a greatt setting for a halloween party its a sure fire way 2 scare the sh*t out of my friends

Carole says:

March 16, 2006, 2:53 pm

Is there anyway to get in contact with the owners
of the Kreischer Mansion? I work with Scared
on Staten Island and I am gifted with the spirit
world. We would love to go in and do an
investigation of the place. We film on CTV


jeff says:

April 5, 2006, 11:35 pm


alison says:

June 5, 2006, 8:23 pm

i intrested in working with sacred. or atleast finding out more about what they do.
please email me-

Charles Kosa says:

June 17, 2006, 12:47 am

My grandparents, father and myself all grew up in Charleston, Staten island. My grandfather once told my father a story of how when he was a little kid (early 1900s)on halloween they went running through the yard of the mansion. One kid ran into legs and somebody had hung themselve in the tree right near the house. Maybe that person has somethign to do with the encounters. I also think that the history is incorrect, I think there was 3 mansions built two next to eachother and one across the road. My aunt used to knwo the poepl whome lived there as a house right before it bacame a resturant. I would be scared sh*t to live there.

denise(oakwood) says:

August 7, 2006, 7:26 pm

i attempted to see this mansion on aurthur kill road, but it was remodeled. it use to be white, now its a dark color. anyway, they sold the place. when i went there 3-4 months ago, there was only a porch light on, and a red light on the top of the house where there is a balcony. but there were no other lights on. i really wish i could get a tour of the place.

angel says:

August 10, 2006, 7:29 am

wat r u the butler?NOT

Dani says:

September 12, 2006, 9:00 pm

I would love to work for SCARED myself. Please contact me at Thanx

Michael Kreischer says:

October 3, 2006, 7:33 pm

Please let me know if anybody can get in the Kreischer Mansion…

Artie says:

October 11, 2006, 2:31 am

My name is Artie, I am the Founder/Lead Investigator of EPIC PARANORMAL, a professional team and center of paranormal investigators based on Staten Island, NY.

We would love to inquire about doing a professional, legal, and legitimate research and investigation on this local. We go into a location with an objective yet open mind and we would like to contact the present landlord/owner(s) of the establishment to be granted permission to do a full fledged investigation, for historical, and reference purposes.

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Kabbit says:

October 13, 2006, 2:57 pm

OMG! this place is freaky. 2 years ago a bunch of friends and I idled our car in front of the house. My friend (driver) started yelling at the house and siad that the guy dserved to bed dead and such… and some old guy in a pin-strip suit walked through the gate and made a swipe at the window. I screamed for my friend to hit the gas… turns out noone else saw the guy walk and the car and swip it…
Freaky part: after we were driving away finger marks streaked down the window on that side. My friend (driver again) goes “Oh yea… prove your here” “H-E-L-L-O” appeared backwards on the rear window so he could read it trhough his rearview mirror.
Needless to say I got outta that car ASAP.

Larry says:

December 10, 2006, 3:27 pm

What is it with the idiots who leave comments who don’t even know how to spell? Hey people!!!!! Why don’t you give a **** and show that you have half a friggin brain?

I grew up on Staten Island and know about all of these paranormal sites. I think even the ghosts who haunt these places have more common sense to show that they can spell. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if one of you nitwits become a ghost haunting a place after you are dead, and someone comes into the place you are haunting and you write “I am a gohst!!!” in the dust on a mirror to scare them? Yea, you know, you idiots who can’t spell. You will be just as dumb in death as you are in real life.

nOtHiNgCaNsCaREmE!! says:

December 16, 2006, 10:26 pm

*sniffs*Hmm..if anyone thinks they can scare me post.(I BET NOONE CAN GET A GOOD ENOUGH STORY )

sara says:

January 8, 2007, 4:56 pm

this was a stupid story

Derek says:

January 8, 2007, 10:38 pm

Hey Larry what are you the spelling police or something. It’s not an exam for gods sake, getlost you geek. Who cares about spelling here and you go chuck a fit over it. Omg! I bet it took you along time to go to spell check and type it up in word, bet you can’t even spell.

michelle says:

February 17, 2007, 10:59 am

When I was a teen I used to hang out Feedback Studios which was right up the road from the Kreisher Mansion. This building intrigued me so much I did a day of research at the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences on the house. Balthazar Kreisher built the twin mansions for his sons, he did not inhabit any of the buildings. He had georgian style mansion that overlooked the brick factory. His mansion no longer exists.

Before the firs of the house, his son’s wife was having an affair with Dr. Washington who had his office and house on Main Street in Tottenville. In fact, his house still stands and a friend of mine’s parents still live there. The house is catty corner to the 123 precint. The last time I was there the house was yellow.(I now live in Savannah, Ga) Anyways, B’s son’s wife left her husband and then the house mysteriously burnt down. The fireplaces and some of the fixtures in the Dr. Washington house were actually salvaged from the Kreisher Mansion fire.

Now I have no doubt that the standing Kreisher Mansion is haunted. An ex friend of mine has pictures that prove to me that there are people still there. The last thing I have heard about the mansion is that the property was sold to a property developer that is making an old folks living community. With these changes there have been a ton of changes to the house, which saddens me. It’s a beautiful piece of architecture.

sue says:

March 13, 2007, 4:24 am

I’ve alway’s been very interested in the haunted houses on S.I. The information I’ve gotten from these stories really got me more interested.I’d love to see these houses.The only thing is I’m afraid it’ll follow me.I’ve been watching all shows pertaining to the supernatural.I’D like to get in touch with a group that is serious! Sometimes I feel all alone,no one takes me serious.I believe in what I believe! If your out there, leave a message here 4 me. 4 suepe!

jnb says:

June 30, 2007, 4:09 am

I want to have a fabulous halloween party here on halloween in 2008. If the owner can please contact me would be very greatful. Thank you :)

victoria says:

November 8, 2007, 2:40 pm

one morning i wake up and their is a ghostly nun women in my mirror and i got so scared. i was very scared and upset that same night she was in my mirror again and also the next afternoon. this was a very scary experience for me.

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