Brooklyn - Most Holy Trinity Church

The church was built between 1882 and 1885 the school built in 1887 is located on a site that had been a cemetery from 1841 until 1853. The church's first two pastors priests who had been Vicar Generals of the Brooklyn Diocese are buried in a crypt under the narthex of the church. There are mysterious passageways on the triforium level of the church where it is said that only priests are able to enter. Originally posted for this haunting it was mentioned Bishops where buried here this is untrue. NO BISHOPS WERE EVER BURIED AT THE CHURCH. The church property covers an entire city block it is said that there are false closets leading to tunnels throughout the church and convent. Mysterious sub-basements and bricked-up doorways suggest concealed passageways. It is said that run-away slaves used these areas to hide when escaping to the North. A number of people have died while praying in the church. The church's second pastor built the church's rectory in 1872 he died in the building while sleeping in his second-floor room in 1895 the same room is used as a guest room by the priest who live in the building today. No-one wishes to take up permanent residence in the room in which the priest died. Guests have claimed to have heard strange noises and the sounds of someone walking back and forth while staying in the room. It is said that loud footsteps can be heard up and down the four floors of stairs at late hours of the night. Dogs have been known to stare as in a trance at the stairs leading to the basement and into the dining room when it has been very cold in the house. It always feels like other people are in the building even when someone is alone there. The lights in the school gym have been known to go on and off without any reasonable explanation. At night it is said that voices and the sounds of people walking back and forth can be heard in the school building. George Stelz the parish sexton and bell ringer was murdered in the vestibule of the church in August of 1897 while there was a prime suspect in the crime (a man who had been a parishioner of Trinity and who was eventually executed for a different murder) no-one was ever convicted of the Stelz murder. The blood of Mr. Stelz as well as the bloody hand-print of the murderer are said to be still on the wall in a stairway leading to the bell tower. It is said that the spirit of Mr. Stelz roams the building and will do so until the crime is solved. The name of Mr. Stelz appears in a stained glass window he had donated to the church twelve years before his murder. The bells to the church are said to ring sometimes without explanation it is believed that the ghost of Mr. Stelz rings the bells in order that people will not forget him after all these 109 years since his murder. For more information about the church Check out the Trinity web site at

Brooklyn, New York

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40.65, -73.95


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