There Are Thousands of Bodies Buried Under Washington Square Park

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It's no real surprise that a city as old and large as New York has some skeletons in its closet, but did you ever expect it'd be so literal? Washington Square Park, located in Manhattan, holds secrets that construction crews keep digging up.

From mass graves to spooky burial chambers, the unseen world beneath the park is enough to spark creepy thoughts in even the most uninspired imaginations. The stories of the 20,000 skeletons beneath the park lend a peek into the city's fascinating past.