Brooklyn - Old Trinity Church
UPDATE - 10/6/08
This was written by an officer of Trinity Church on a haunted forums messageboard:
"Hello. I'm an officer of Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, which owns Old Trinity. Michael Ross did not leave any of his victims on the property. In the 1920s, the church membership planted some Hemlock trees in the shape of a large cross on the hillside behind the church, tradition has it that this was done to identify the property as a church in the event of the US being bombed by Germany. The church is in use to the present day, and the cemetery surrounding the church is our present-day burial ground. Having been on the property at all hours of the day and night, I can report I have never been aware of anything except a sense of peace. The church is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 in August and September, with an evening prayer service at 4. The State Police are vigilant, and trespassers will be prosecuted, so you are well advised to check out the property while it is open to the public. Off season inquiries may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. Be aware that paranormal societies are not welcome. The only ghost on the property is the Holy Ghost."
Does this answer all the claims about the area such as the activity in the graveyard? No, but at least the trees in the shape of a cross can be put to rest. Also, it appears it is now open to the public certain times as stated in the message which will make small investigations a little easier. Previously, this was not plausible.