Slamming doors, child’s footsteps: Explore a Staten Island house long rumored to be haunted
Long-time concert promoter Rick Rispoli has seen and heard a lot of things in his nearly 40 years of planning rock concerts across the borough and around the Tristate area.
But he never saw or heard ghosts — until now.
After promoting concerts last summer at the Kreischer Mansion in Charleston, Rispoli of Rick Risp Productions, who organizes events at the site, was gearing up for the 2019 concert series at the sprawling Charleston-based Victorian home built in 1885 by Balthasar Kreischer, a wealthy 19th-century brick manufacturer.
The mansion most recently made headlines as the scene of a grisly 2005 murder of a Bonanno crime family associate. The Bonanno hit man, found guilty of murder and sentenced to a mandatory life term in prison, was a caretaker of the home.