Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Settles It, Brooklyn Is Haunted.

There's been a lot of talk of ghosts and hauntings lately in Brooklyn -- the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel is said to be haunted, for example -- and now we are almost starting to believe it.

We were walking through MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn yesterday when we came across this most astounding apparition.

A ghostly figure dressed in period clothing, like you might imagine a Pilgrim would wear, appeared right in front of a grove of trees on the north side of MetroTech Commons. The Pilgrim had a pretty solid peg leg but the top of his body, covered by some kind of sheet, seemed to waver between two different realities.

Depending on where we stood, he disappeared, then reappeared.

He seemed very intense, as if he was trying to communicate something important, but we were so unnerved we couldn't make out what he was getting at. Perhaps you should visit MetroTech and see for yourself.

The confounding piece above is called Pilgrim Ghost, 2009, and is by Johannes VanDerBeek. It is part of the show "Double Take" which celebrates "the mysterious over the mundane," sponsored by the Public Art Fund.

Photo by MK Metz
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