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The Black Hole of Macy’s

Ghosts of Palm Beach Blog 11 The Black Hole of Macy’s © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghost Macy’s store at City Place had had a unique problem. One of the changing rooms was a black hole for men’s pants. A man would go into a changing room to see…

Ta-boo Restaurant and Wild Spirits

Ghosts of Palm Beach Blog 10 Ta-boo Restaurant and Wild Spirits © 2018 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghost Parties were pretty outrageous in the ‘80s. Wild rumors circulate about the bathrooms in this place (not hard to imagine what those might entail) but you’d be hard pressed to get any…

The Supernatural Show of Neiman-Marcus

Palm Beach is so hoity-toity that when the Neiman Marcus wanted to open up its branch store, it had to prove to the town council that over half its customers would be local residents! Neiman Marcus of Dallas is famous for its over the top gifts that appeals to the millionaire and the billionaire that…

Memorial Fountain Park where Ghosts like to take a Stroll

Dedicated by the Memorial Fountain Commission in 1929, the plaza at 360 South County Road was presented to the town by Harold S. Vanderbilt, its chairman, “as a gift from its residents.” The design was by local architect Addison Mizner. The design is a simple linear plaza with a central reflecting pool lined by walks,…

The Discreet Ghosts of Tiffany

  This jewelry and silverware company was founded in New York City in 1837. Death has not prevented the Astors, the Vanderbilts, the Posts, the Huttons and the Morgans from patronizing this store on their new ethereal plane.  The clerks are too discreet to mention that their old customers are now ghosts. How they pay…

The Mysterious Reader at Barnes & Noble Bookstore

In 2011, when I visited Barnes & Noble at City Place in West Palm Beach Florida, I overheard a patron complaining that she felt uncomfortable setting in a particular seat.   The clerk investigated.  He sat down in the seat but felt nothing was wrong or out of place. I thought nothing more of it but…

Bloody Mary the drink and the ghost at Ta-boo Restaurant

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGhosts of Palm Beach Blog 5 Ta-boo Restaurant and Bloody Mary © 2017 by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg, Ghost with a Blog #ghost Legend claims that the “Bloody Mary” was invented as a wake-up drink for Barbara Hutton at this bar!  Ever since, sober or not, her ghostly presence has been reported.  The…

Haunted Hermes

Hermès International S.A., at 240 Worth Avenue or simply Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse. Originally, it was a horse saddle shop.   Most retail stores spend up to…

Cowboys of the Sea

Before Winthrop House residential development was built at 100 Worth Avenue and South Ocean Boulevard, there stood a bathhouse, founded by Gus Jourdauhn. He was a former Coney Island lifeguard who had saved 28 people in one day that settled down in Palm Beach Island, after he spent his honeymoon here in 1911.   Captain…

Johnnie Brown and Laddie Best of Friends

In Palm Beach, after business owners close up shop for the day, several of them instruct their employees to leave a dish of sliced bananas outside their door to appease the spirit of Johnny Brown, Addison Mizner’s pet monkey, who haunts this area.  Johnny Brown, “the human monkey,” was Addison Mizner’s constant companion, and the…

The Five Most Haunted Locations on the Island of Palm Beach

Palm Beach is Florida’s premier ghost city, unique for its multitude of transient spirits.  Many of these are commuter or snowbird ghosts.  They flock to Palm Beach to escape the cold winter up north, and then migrate back up north to resume their haunting when springtime rolls around.  Palm Beach, once the glittering jewel in…

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