TODAY | October 31, 2012
>>> time for sara in the city, this time, a spirited trip downtown.
>> hundreds of year, rumored sightings of ghosts around new york city . we wanted to see for ourself, so we sent sara.
>> lucky me. that's right. from a haunted house to a wine cellular full of spirits, there's a laundry list of spots in this city said to be inhabited by another force and i got to check some of them out. meet my haunted tour guide, dr. phil . no, not that dr. phil .
>> i'm dr. phil . i'm not a ghost. but i'm an expert on ghosts.
>> our first stop is mcsorley's old ale house. who owned this bar?
>> harry houdini .
>> the magician?
>> the magician.
>> the master illusionist, a regular at the bar while living, left his happened cuffs behind. said to be a cat lover in the afterlife.
>> you see a cat on the bar, you know somebody was purring him and loving him. houdini.
>> next i head to washington square park in search of more ghosts. i heard people were actually buried here in washington square park ?
>> yes, it goes back 100 years, 15, 20 bodies buried here.
>> rumors has it that the spirits come out on halloween, searching for their missing body parts . feeling creeped out, i'm ready to leave. now we're off to the next haunted spot?
>> oh, gosh. we make our way to the wine cellular. reminds me of kathie lee and hoda. who supposedly haunts this?
>> edgar allen poe , the master of the supernatural.
>> powe is said to drink wine from an unopened bottle in this cellar. and dr. phil isn't the only one feeling that.
>> you feel like you are not alow. there are ghosts that enjoy the spirits. spirits and spirits.
>> the merchant house museum and dr. phil and i are going to see what we can scare up.
>> this house is reportedly haunted by an entire family.
>> the claim to fame that they have the most ghosts.
>> the resident ghost expert recounts stories of mysterious piano playing.
>> a couple sitting in the garden say we heard music drifting from the parlor, wonderful that you still use the family piano.
>> the real irony of the story, at the time, the piano was in disrepair and could not be played at all.
>> oh, that's good. we make our way upstairs.
>> this haunted room. we are seeing things in this room, things from the ball of energy moving across the floor, flashes of light in photographs.
>> house filled with strange sounds and shadows, even i was spooked. [ screaming ] no joke. it was a rubber rat that scared me before and i -- [ screaming ] [ laughter ]
>> oh, let's go and do some crafts. all right.
>> let's go do some calming