If you know anything about Bushwick, you know that it’s a hotbed of paranormal activity. The recent construction on a sacred church in order to transform it into a condo for richsters like you and me has caused an intense, metaphorical ruffling of feathers in the spirit world. The Burning Bush spoke to a number of passersby and potential residents to discover that there’s been some strange goings-on at all hours of the day on this specific corner.
While the builders have tried to maintain the inherent structure of the church, as well as leave certain of its telltale signs–like stained glass windows–nothing they do is going to placate what seems to be leaning toward a spirit uprising. Regina Cowardice, a 24-year-old grad student who was planning to move into a two-bedroom in the condo, told The Burning Bush, “I was walking past the building one day to acquaint myself with the neighborhood, you know, have lunch at the Salad Wheel, things like that, and I kept feeling like someone was following me. Every time I turned around though, there was nothing there except a trash tumbleweed. It really unsettled me and I don’t even know if I feel comfortable in Bushwick at all.”
Eldridge Peur, another passerby on his way to a sober gallery show at Silent Barn, stated, “I happened to look in the window of the church and saw a woman in a shroud looking back at me. She was very beautiful, and I probably would have pursued it if I thought ghost sex was possible.” Although the encounters may be somewhat minimal now, it’s likely that they’ll increase infinitely more once the building is complete.
Written by Genna Rivieccio