The famous artist John La Farge died years ago, but his phantom has been seen several times by different persons who have lived in the building where he had his studio on 10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York.
John La Farge was an artist in the late 1800s and early 1900s; he lived at 51 West Tenth Street in Greenwich Village. His most famous work was a very large painting commissioned by a neighboring church to display on its altar. The finished painting was so heavy that La Farge had to build the frame twice before it stayed in place.
Years later, the painting fell from the wall at exactly the same instant as La Farge’s death! Since then, several people have seen his ghost at his former address, including the Rimskys, a family who lived in the building beginning in the 1950s. Once, Mrs. Rimsky encountered the spirit standing in her living room, wearing a tall black hat and a billowing velvet coat, “possessed of a face so cadaverous and death-mask-like” that all she could do was scream. Before anyone can communicate with the spirit, he always disappears through the walls. As legend has it, La Farge still haunts the neighborhood, trying to put his painting back up on the wall.
Tenth Street in Greenwich Village has several reports of hauntings including a house on that has earned the nickname the House of Death.
Source - Open Road Media
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer