by Bill Batson
“As a matter of law, the house is haunted.” This sentence in a ruling by the New York Supreme Court in July, 1991 generated international headlines for a real estate dispute surrounding the sale of 1 La Veta Place. That a court entertained the notion that a house could be haunted has kept the debate alive, especially on full moons and All Hallows’ Eves. I recently collected the opinions of an informal jury of residents on La Veta , local realtors and Rockland’s own ghost investigator, Linda Zimmermann. Their unanimous verdict might surprise you.