HAPPY FRIDAY!! Today I bring you another spot I always drive past on my way to work...filled with history, beauty, and ghosts.
Ringwood Manor located in Passaic County was the site of an ironworks and home to a number of well-known ironmasters from the 1740’s to the late 19th Century • During the American Revolution, Robert Erskine managed ironmaking operations from Ringwood, and became George Washington's first geographer and Surveyor-General, producing maps for the Continental army • Washington visited the Manor House several times • Ringwood iron was used in the famous Hudson River Chain, and for tools and hardware for the army • One of the Manor's last owners was Abram S. Hewitt, ironmaster, educator, lawyer, U.S. Congressman, and mayor of New York City • According to the caretakers, Ringwood Manor is one of the most haunted places on the east coast, it has layer upon layer of legend, myth and folklore • The grounds itself which were said to hold an ancient Indian burial ground, was built over these remains, along came a curse and haunting which was resulting in various strange occurrences to visitors who say that a dark energy can be felt • If you wander the halls of the Manor House at night, guests commonly meet the ghost of a servant known as Jackson White who was beat to death for stealing from the pantry • Behind the Manor pond is the grave where Owner/ General Robert Erskine is buried. The locals are afraid to come near the grave because at dusk General Erskine can be seen sitting on his grave gazing across the pond • Also near Erskine’s grave it is said there is an unmarked grave filled with the remains of French soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War that come back to walk the grounds when moon hangs brightly over the manor.
Check out some other shots from Ringwood Manor on my personal page. This is @rich_lemonie posting for @jerseycollective Смотреть полностью