Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers By Jason Medina Set to Be Released on August 31, 2015

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Author Jason Medina.

Author Jason Medina.

YONKERS, NY – August 15, 2015 — Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers is the newest addition to The History Press’ Haunted America series. The book by Bronx author and now Yonkers resident Jason Medina is set to release on August 31st, 2015.

MEDINA_Ghosts and Legens of Yonkers-book coverAuthor Jason Medina was born and raised in The Bronx, New York; he lived there until his late twenties. While growing up, he’d often write his own comic books or make up stories. In the third grade, he won an award for a book-making contest. However, it wasn’t until moving to Yonkers that he’d consider the possibility of turning his stories into books.

In 2006, Jason picked up a new hobby. Together with his cousins, he formed the Yonkers Ghost Investigators. They began going to locations within Yonkers that were rumored to be haunted. A website was created for his team as a way to show off the evidence collected during the group’s paranormal investigations. There are currently hundreds of photos, numerous videos and many EVP sound bites on the website. Within ghost hunting and parapsychology, Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded.

MEDINA_Jason-No Hope for the Hopeless at Kings ParkMEDINA-Jason-The Diary of Audrey Malone FrayerIn the summer of 2013, he published his first book entitled No Hope for the Hopeless at Kings Park. On March of 2014 he published his second book, The Diary of Audrey Malone Frayer.

The quiet New York suburb of Yonkers hides a history of hauntings advises Mr. Medina. Now converted into apartments, old Public School 13 is the site of strange apparitions that may be ghosts of former students and teachers who died in a tragic fire. The Boyce Thompson Institute’s lofty goal of solving world hunger was never met, and unfulfilled spirits are said to lurk in its abandoned laboratory. Wealthy colonial landowners still watch over stately historic homes like Philipse Manor Hall. Even the iconic Untermeyer Park is a playground for the otherworldly. Local ghost investigator Jason Medina reveals these and other ghosts of Yonkers.

MEDINA_Jason-Ghost In New OrleansGhosts and Legends of Yonkers is Jason’s first real chance at historical nonfiction but it will not be his last. Keep an eye out for Kings Park Psychiatric Center: A Journey Through History, which will be the definitive history of the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center at Kings Park on Long Island. In addition, another fictional novel entitled A Ghost in New Orleans should also be published by end of the summer of 2015.


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  1. Hi , I was born and raised in Yonkers for a long time. My friends and I would go to the “ mother house” (psychiatric center), Untermeyer park, van cortlandt park, buckout road (think was in white plains),and race on that road where home depo is now, along 87 thruway. Body’s were dumped there prior to home depo being built. Up by Stew Leonards ,( that was built on a pet cemetery ), used to be a house that the grandparents were murdered I think by the grandson many obviously prior to stews being built. Oh yeh lot of things happened in Yonkers many moons ago that would make your hair raise. Or how about the famous “blue van” that was kidnapping kids? Urban legend,?,no. I grew up at the end of son of Sam but beginning of lots of other stuff. How about all the joggers among others that were found dead in van cortland park by McLean ave. So much stuff happened and never made the papers. Well known spot that many , many have died and many had stories of seeing ghost was on the Bronx river parkway south directly under the E241st bridge. That turn prior to getting repaved and widened , was Originally slight degrees inclined to the right but the road turned left. Every single time it rained there was a crash. Every single time. I remember so many people dying from crashes there, as I was a kid playing in that park next to the highway. There was many rumors of sightings of peoples ghosts blamed for some crashes and some thought that area was cursed. Even when my dog ran over there to that spot, he ran on the parkway , out of only two cars coming at that time , he got run over in front of me , yup that was a bad spot, that part there by the bridge.

  2. like to know if anyone lived in or
    knows abt 33 willow st./place in
    mt vernon ny. owned by joan ?,
    dont remember last name she was of
    greek descent her husband was angel
    o. it was a very strange haunted

  3. I love history and I am so obsessed with all of those crazy colonial ghost..If I were a ghost I would hang around philipseburg manor too!

  4. Jason…

    Have you investigated anything on the infamous pitchfork stalker of School Street…? That’s a gruesome tale to say the least.

  5. Will this be available in bookstores ? I’d love to read it ! I was born in Yonkers and there are so many urban legends that have been around for years. I’d be curious to see if you had any in your book.

  6. Jason is an excellent writer, and I cannot wait to read this!

    From the comment above, he may need to do a sequel! We have so many wonderful stories here in Yonkers.

  7. I am a former long time resident of Yonkers & I wish I heard about your book before u went to publishing. I personally know of 2 places that are haunted. 1 is a old apartment building on School st. & the other is the old Trevor house on Warburton avenue. I am really looking forward to reading your new book. I don’t have to tell u that Yonkers is a very historical city with a lot of other worldly things going on, I’m sure other people will be e-mailing u their stories. Good Luck with the book. Sincerely Jean Hall

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