10/28/16 8:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor.

BY AMBROSE CLANCY AND MONIQUE SINGH-ROY

She had just started working at Sylvester Manor as a housekeeper, now almost 40 years ago, when Rose Wissemann came in touch with something one afternoon that still haunts her.

She recently recalled that unforgettable day when she had been doing some work in one of the smaller houses on the Manor grounds. As suddenly as a shadow shifts across a floor, an unsettling feeling stole over her. It was a sense that even though she was alone in the place, something — someone? — was with her. She stood still in the room. More than one presence, in some kind of terrible distress, was very near. (more…)

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10/29/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | A mysterious visitor seen walking down by the creek at the Manor.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | A mysterious visitor seen walking down by the creek at the Manor.

Sylvester Manor’s history and ghost stories will converge this Halloween for its Mysteries of the Manor tour.

On Saturday, October 31 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Manor will host ghost tours and take visitors on a haunted hayride of the farm. Sylvester Manor has more than just rumors of ghosts, they have actual documentation of ghostly occurrences dating back hundreds of years. (more…)