The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. Built in 1765 by British colonel Roger Morris, the historic landmark has witnessed over two centuries of change and challenges, once even serving as military headquarters for George Washington and his men during the Revolutionary War. And while museum staff interpret the site to thousands of visitors through tours and educational programming each year, some of the best stories are shared by the residents who lived them. And died here.

Disembodied whispers, footsteps, mysteriously moving objects, and apparitions of a woman who can only be identified as long-dead resident and wife of Aaron Burr, Eliza Jumel, have been reported over the years. About once a month, Vincent Carbone and Carol Ward meet believers and skeptics alike on the premises after nightfall for a top-to-bottom paranormal investigation of the mansion. Using tools like EMF detectors, K2 meters, and laser grid pens, brave attendees measure paranormal activity in the servants' quarters, Washington's war room, beside Eliza's deathbed, and along staircases where several unlucky souls met their demise. The investigation explores the possibility of communication from beyond the grave but even more so sparks an interest in American history that burns long after a night of ghost hunting.

Music: Presence Theme and Didn't Used to be This Way by Dave Merson Hess