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Pennsylvania Hauntings Complete (c)

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Cambria

 

Elton - Becky's Grave - Supposedly a young Lass, Becky by name, was labeled as a witch because she befriended an Indian in the early 1800's, as he taught her the ways of herbs and incantations in place of medicine not readily available at this time and place. It has been noted that your car may have trouble starting should you park in the lane leading to the old family cemetery. Also, it has been noted that on full moon nights, a shadowy figure has been seen rising from the gravesite of a WWII soldier while a west wind blows.

Johnstown - A coal miner from the early 1900's walks the base of the Inclined Plane hillside. Several years ago a boy reported seeing a coal miner with early 1900's gear on walking the hiking trail at the base of the Inclined Plane. In 1902 a mine explosion killed 115 miners in this same area.

Johnstown - Bishop McCort High School - It is said that if you go into former teacher’s room and turn out the lights and say "good morning Deac" 3 times then he appears on the chalkboard and grants you 3 wishes. Good luck to all.

Johnstown - Brown's Cemetery - This secluded cemetery has been host to many strange sightings and occurrences. People have reported seeing an elderly couple walking around the trees by the pond. Strange noises and lights in the woods have also been observed. An isolated wind has been felt blowing around the old headstones, while the air is calm around the pond and surrounding area.

Johnstown - Croyleton Stables - It's Somerset Pike, horse farm. A caretaker was killed in the late 1800's. He was kicked in the head by a horse and shortly thereafter died. He still inhabits the barn and lower field. On summer nights you can hear horses neighing and then a scream. You can also see him wandering around occasionally.

Johnstown - Chandler School - The school was shut down around 1990-91.It is said to be haunted by a janitor that was doing one of his many jobs and a board fell from the ceiling and killed him. It is also said to be haunted by a little boy who had an asthma attack during lunch one day. Lights still turn on and off and there is no electricity. December 2006 Additional Information: There always had stories of the janitor that haunted the halls. There was an old wall-piano that was supposed to be sent to the local High School. One day, it was sitting on a landing. The next day, it was in shambles at the bottom of the stairs. Chandler has since been reopened. It is an apartment building for elderly folks.

Johnstown - Conemaugh Valley High School- When the school was built, it was built on an old cemetery. Several bodies were moved to accommodate the building. Several stories persist such as lights turning off and on. Custodial workers report strange noises like whistling and humming when no one else is in the building. Several students participating in extracurricular activities have reported seeing strange apparitions, which seemingly just vanish or walk through walls. During school hours, doors will slam shut by themselves and lockers will fly open. Apparitions have also been reported in the football field and student parking lots.

Johnstown - Crum Cemetery - Said to be haunted if you turn your car off on the second bridge of the path that leads to it you wont be able to start it again there is an image of a carriage that rides through at night.

Johnstown - Forest Lawn Cemetery - An apparition of a woman in a white dress has been reported to be seen walking through the cemetery at night.

Johnstown - Former Abood, Russel, Pappas & Rozich Law Office. - Many reports of occurrences happened at the law office, such as doors slamming by themselves, alarms going of from the inside when only one person was in the building, and areas of "fog". There have been a few people who have witnessed a young lady dressed in blue. The restaurant that was there after the law office relocated because of these hauntings also reported radios shutting off by themselves. The building is on its 107th year.

Johnstown - Greater Johnstown High School - A janitor was killed in the auditorium of Johnstown High School because he fell from the balcony. Some students have seen the janitor or someone walking around. Doors shut, seats creak and no one is in the room. Under the stage are rooms. When you go under, you can hear someone on the steps and doors slam.

Johnstown - Ideal Market - people that work here have reported putting things some where in the store and it disappearing and reappearing somewhere else. This has happened on quite a few occasions.

Johnstown - Laura wood Nursing Home - Reports of ghostly apparitions have been seen roaming this hall and therapy room at the end of the hall way. Someone pounding on windows has been reported through out the facility.

Johnstown - Lower Yoder TWN. - In the forest across from D St. & Norton RD. Children & Adults hear voices, whistling, and unexplainable noises. And sometimes see glows in the night which people call orbs. Local people sometimes walk through the forest and follow paths and come out just terrified. Some people think its workers from the old coalmines or just spirits wondering.

Johnstown - North Fork Dam - There have been many sightings of ghosts behind the dam where the graveyard is. People have been hung and shot in this deep, wooded area. Always makes your hair stand on end when you're around.

Johnstown - University of Pittsburgh - American Indian spirits are seen in areas adjacent to soccer fields. Rumor has it that prior to building of the school there was an Indian Burial Mound, similar to others in that vicinity.

Johnstown - University of Pittsburgh - Briar 2 - On the bottom floor in the far rooms there was repeating occurrences of a ghost. Printers would start printing pictures of girls in the house, faucets would mysteriously turn on, and one girl heard a man talking while she was sleeping when there was nobody around. Strange white circles are said to have showed up in pictures as well.

Johnstown - University of Pittsburgh - Laurel Hall & Oak Hall, Oak Hall and Laurel Halls as well as the woods surrounding the campus all have had strange happenings. Oak and Laurel were supposedly built on an Indian burial ground; the stretch between the two scares some people so much that they will not walk it at night; drums have been heard around here. Laurel was exercised in 1986 after a knife flew across the room and stuck in the a door by itself. In the woods there is a small cemetery and a ghost of a small girl has been seen walking around its vicinity.

Johnstown - University of Pittsburgh - The Living and Learning Center, Woodland Townhouse, and Briar Lodge - All five of these buildings on campus have had repots of apparitions, and strange sounds.

Johnstown - University Of Pittsburgh - Oak Hall - Drums can be heard off in the distance as well as chanting. Whispers calling out the name Allison and Abby can sometimes be heard.

 

Patton - Bakers Crossroads - it is known that outside going towards Bakers Crossroads there has been an experience of a ghostly vision which seems to be that of a young girl known to have died in a car crash near the red barn on that road. Late at night is when she makes her presence known to people passing by.

Patton - Cambria Heights High School Auditorium - The story is said that a boy who had the lead in West Side Story got sick opening night and died. He still haunts the auditorium, but only helps people if they are not standing in the right place or if they fall. He likes to make noises by dropping things from the spotlight room.

St. Benedict - The Foxburg Inn - In the dining area, the first booth to your right has a tablecloth. The table is supposedly haunted and the tablecloth has been seen just flying off of the table, with no one sitting there, knocking off even the ashtray.

Cameron

 

 

 

Carbon

 

Carbon County - old Carbon County Prison - Jim Thorpe - The old Carbon County Prison was last used in 1995. There have been numerous reports of unexplained phenomena at the prison in recent years. The most famous ghost story associated with the prison is the handprint left in a cell by a man wrongfully accused of being a member of the Molly Maguires. The Molly Maguires were a group of disgruntled miners in the 1870's who used violence as a means to bring about change in the corrupt mining industry. Several men were accused, arrested, and eventually hanged at the prison for being Molly Maguires. On the eve of his execution, a man who proclaimed his innocence ran his hand along the dirty floor of his cell and made an impression of his hand on the wall, claiming the impression would always remain as proof of his innocence. The next day, he was hung and the handprint was washed away. Three days later, the print reappeared. As legend has it, the wall has been repeatedly washed and painted, but the handprint always returns. The wall was supposedly even ripped down and re-plastered, but the handprint returned yet again. The prison is now opened to tourist, but the cell with the handprint is off limits. Visitors can still view the print through the cell door, though.

Lehighton - Lehighton Cemetery - it is said that the victims of the Gnaden Huetten Massacre can be seen day or night wandering around the tomb where they are buried and memorialized. There is an old marker with a flat slab from 1755 that marks the occasion

Lehighton - Railroad Trestle - Local residents say an apparition of a young woman can be found walking along the trestle in white, and then disappears halfway across it as if heading to Packerton.

Palmerton - Rusty Nail - An old bar called the Rusty Nail was said to have had the old owner hung in the doorway, when the other employees came in the morning he was hanging there with a knife in his back, it is said if you look at the old leather covered cabinet behind the bar you can clearly see the mans face, also doors slam sightings have been seen by many patrons in the old country bar.

Summit Hill - Summit Hill Cemeteries - All year-round, but mainly in the Fall and Winter, a headless specter can be seen crossing the cemetery lots , holding a red lantern. This has been going on for generations.

Weatherly - Mrs. C. M. Scwab School - A gift to the town in the early 20th century from Charles Schwab, in honor of his wife. This stately building served as a school until the 1980s.  Several private owners have let the beautiful building fall into disrepair.  Touring the building as a possible buyer, photographs were taken of the interior, of ornate moldings, ceilings, etc. There are orbs of all sizes on most photos.  Most of the orbs are concentrated on the stage area. Fabulous building needs repair.

Weatherly - Weatherly cemetery: - Haunted by evil souls who were buried on unblessed ground. Records of devil worshiping and cannibalism take place under the fog, on the cemetery grounds at dusk. - November 2005 update: Additional stories are a legend of an Indian who appears only as two red eyes peering out at you from the woods surrounding the cemetery. A local resident reports of a bat who flew in her driver's side window and out the passenger side window while driving the cemetery road as she passed the cemetery. Another report from a substitute teacher and a friend of hers who captured actual photographs of the paranormal from this site and was instructed by a physic to burn these photographs. The ghosts apparently do not wish to be photographed. The dates on the markers date hundreds of years back. There are two cemeteries in Weatherly, but this is the oldest, located on a dark, heavily wooded and curvy back road between the RD#2 road and Buck Mountain.

Centre

 

Beech Creek - Furst Corner Restaurant - Back in the late 1800s, early 1900s, the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Furst died in a fire in his barn, while trying to save his animals. Mr. Furst enjoyed smoking cigars and staff at the restaurant says that when most of the customers are gone you can smell cigar smoke, or chairs will move on their own. People who stay in the Furst Corner Bed & Breakfast also say you can smell smoke, and hear someone walking up and down the halls when no one is. One of the waitresses has even said once she had locked the door, and had gone over and it was unlocked.

Centerhall - Egg Hill - Egg Hill is an old church where a reverend murdered the congregation after a sermon one night!! All of them are buried outside the church!! On a full moon sightings of people killed have been seen there are still bloodstains on the floor of the church and a picture of an anarchy drawn on the floor!! - WARNING - There is no trespassing here. Explorers have had a gun pulled on them and others claim that a man tries to make the visitors follow him away from the group.

Philipsburg - Hillcrest - A little girl has been heard crying in the woods between US 322 and Hillcrest Drive. At the same time, it sounds like something is wrestling in the leaves, but there is nothing there.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - Central Pattee Library - Odd feelings of a presence and being watched felt by students on top floor of central Pattee (Murder of librarian years ago?) - January 2004 update/ correction - the #1 ranked haunted place at Penn State, Pattee Library was the site of a murder in 1969. A girl named Betsy (a student employee) was found dead on the first basement level. As spooky as that is, though, most of the ghostly events that happen in the Library aren't related to her at all. Workers and Students report that there have been strange screams echoing up from the basement levels, transparent girls thumbing through books, disembodied glowing red eyes, book carts being moved without anyone present, and all sorts of other phenomena.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - Keller Dorm - This dorm was the site of a student's suicide years ago. He hanged himself in a stairwell. Perhaps related to that, and perhaps not, there are a couple of rooms (rumors are that they're near his old room, but then again others say that's not so) that have had some freaky things happen. In the early 1990s, this acted up the most. A student was repeatedly locked out of this room, and one night ran out screaming because someone who wasn’t there occupied the bed. When he came back with the Residential Assistant, the door was locked and they both heard the whole room being trashed by poltergeist activity.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - Schwab Auditorium - The second most famous haunted place on campus, the ghost of President Atherton, the first president of the university, supposedly haunts Schwab Auditorium. His grave is right behind the building, with a memorial and a bench where his widow is supposed to have sat for days on end after his death. When plays and other performances are held, the performers sometimes tell stories of footsteps, outlines of a man, things being moved, and so forth.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - Old Botany - Old Botany may be haunted by the president's wife. She is occasionally seen, sitting near a window on the second floor, rocking and knitting. Also, Old Botany is one of the oldest remaining buildings on campus, and there have been many stories of noises and sightings here. It's not really used these days, except for some offices. It's mostly a historical site.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - Pollock Laptop Library (a study library on the east side of campus) - has someone wandering around in it. One day late this summer, a worker there slowly became aware of someone grumbling behind them, when he turned around he found that no one was there.

State College - Pennsylvania State University - The basement of one of the dorms - holds the stuffed remains of Penn State's first mascot, Old Coaly the mule. His ghost is Said to be heard braying down there some nights.

State College - The Lemont House - In the small town of Lemont (in state college), there are many large Victorian houses. At the first intersection, under the street there is a tunnel used by the under ground rail road and it connects to several houses. In the Lemont house (the tunnel begins here) there is said to be the ghost of a woman, who supposedly either died or killed herself when her husband died. The house was a present for her wedding and she was so heart broken she refused to live there. Her father built her another house down the street. There are many secret passageways etc.

Chester

 

Chester - Widener University - Delta Phi Epsilon sorority - Residents of the house have said that they see and feel a presence of a woman in the top floor (3rd). They say she's friendly. She's turns on and off things and moves stuff around. There are other sightings at Widener University also, it was originally Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) many have said that they've seen a young soldier walking around in the traditional gray uniforms (not the type worn by the large contingency of ROTC cadets at the school now) but then quickly disappears.

 

Chester County - The Blue Ball Tavern

The building is on Russell Road, right behind the parking lot of the Daylesford station, just east of Paoli, PA. It was built in 1751. The tavern was constructed to accommodate people traveling through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Ohio. The name "Blue Ball" comes from a large pole with a blue ball that could be raised and lowered that used to stand in front of the tavern. If the ball was up, the stage drivers knew there were passengers to be picked up. If it was down, they knew to keep going.

 

Priscilla Moore, or "Prissy" inherited the inn from her mother, Mary Van Leer. Mary had inherited the inn from her father, Dr. Bernhardhus Van Leer. Prissy married three times. Each of her husbands, Edward Robinson, John Cahill, and John Fisher disappeared mysteriously. A few travelers were also rumored to have disappeared during their nights at the inn.

 

Prissy lived to be a hundred years old. She is buried in the Great Valley Presbyterian Church cemetery.  No one put much stock in the rumors about old Prissy until 6 skeletons were dug up in a back room of the tavern. Three of the skeletons are believed to be her husbands.  Current residents of the house have heard drawers opening and closing on the upper floors, as if someone were searching for something. The legend is that it is Prissy, looking for clean clothing to replace her bloodstained garments

Downingtown - Twin Tunnels - Creek Rd off of Boot Rd in D-Town. Two tunnels connected by a sliver of open space with a wire connecting them. Stories say that a man hung himself from the wire. At the entrance to the tunnel there is a spray painting of a suitcase with an arm sticking out pointing down. Writing by painting says, "Help me". It was pointing at a suitcase on the ground filled with a females dismembered body parts.  It is rumored that a motorcycle gang from the area killed her in the early nineties.

Elverson - Marks Mansion - Several orbs of light and doors closing with no one around. Noises often heard from the basement. Believed that 3 farmers died in a silo collapse in the early 1930's. No Trespassing

Exton - The Ship Inn Rte 30 & Ship Road Exton, PA - The Ship Inn has operated as a tavern since 1796. Now the interior has been completely renovated, but the walls reatin the original configuration.

 

Staff members have reported a feeling of being watched, like someone is standing behind them when they are upstairs alone. The feeling is so strong that several staff members have refused to go upstairs. Staff and patrons have reported seeing a man sitting at a table, or standing in the hallway who vanishes as soon as he is seen.

 

Franconia - Bell House (Rising Sun Inn) - The building was built in the 1700's and is on historic Allentown Rd, which was the only major rd from Bethlehem steel to Philadelphia. The liberty bell was housed in the inn. There was a caretaker killed at the inn. All I know is that her name was Mary and today she regularly haunts the restaurant, the town's people call her "Scary Mary"

Glen Mills - The Grist Mill - There is a barn in the Grist Mill Park where a stable boy worked. The stable boy fell in love with the landowner and the father killed the boy for being with his daughter. You can here him crying for her.

Glenmoore - Upattinas School - this alternative school used to be a home for wayward boys in the 1960's. There have been sightings of a pair of legs, and a man wearing a pink shirt and khakis in the stone hallway of the lower school. Basketballs roll across the gym by themselves. There was a person killed in the shower in the bathroom and a student went in there and her nose started bleeding. As soon as she left, it stopped. In the Photography Darkroom, strange things have happened. Like markers fly through the air and doors open and close, radio stations always change to the same country station, and the water overflows in the sink and floods the floor. Last year, a student fell asleep in the lounge, and the gates were locked at the end of school. He was locked in the upstairs of the gym building overnight with no cell phone to call anyone. He figured he’d be fine and he’d just continue sleeping in the lounge, but he couldn’t stand it because he kept hearing footsteps walking up and down the hallway. When kids arrived at school the next day, they saw the student asleep at the bottom of the steps right behind the gate. He said that’s the only place that he couldn’t hear the footsteps.

Jennersville - Red Rose Inn - A murder suspect was hung in front of the Inn and now roams the area.

Malvern - General Warren Inn - A man walks around the bar blowing on all of the ladies’ necks. Also, the TV mysteriously turns upside down. It is said soldiers have been seen here too. (Was also on Unsolved Mysteries).

Phoenixville - Death Hill - Dayton St – top of the hill - just over the hill there is a grave yard and it is said that the ghost come out of their graves in the middle of the night and switch spots with their buddies, also if you stand there and watch them they come and get you and put you in a grave...so be careful.

 

Phoenixville - Pennsylvania House Hotel 225 East High Street, Phoenixville, PA

Sounds of ballroom dancing have been heard here when there is no party going on. Some people have reported seeing unexplained shadows moving about the hotel.

Phoenixville - Historical Seven Stars Inn - There are several spirits that have been sited on the grounds. The spirit of a young boy has been seen in an upstairs dinning room (formerly a guest room of the inn). The spirit of a middle age man has been seen on several occasions, always looking down the second floor stair well. He is believed to be a former owner who in his old age had fallen to his death in this stair well while supervising the cleaning ladies. The most prominent spirit is that of a woman who had hung her self in the third floor attic.

Potter's Mills - Eutaw House - It has been rumored that the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe still exists at the Eutaw house restaurant. This is a historic inn/restaurant in Central Pa with a history of hauntings. While researching ghost stories of PA for an article, my mother and I went to talk to them about this "haunting". Shortly after we left, the horse bells on the dining area door began to ring and several people reported feeling "unusually uncomfortable and watched" when they went upstairs to the restrooms.

Spring City - Pennhurst Mental Hospital - This mental hospital was shut down due to patient abuse. The medical buildings are probably where most of the worst stuff happened there.

Spring City - Pennhurst State Hospital Complex- parts of which have now been converted into a Veterans State Hospital by former Governor Ridge. No matter where you go in these buildings you can hear people talking and moving around, even though you are quiet. You can feel the energy of many people surrounding you, although none of it is negative. Nature sounds are not to be heard, although woods surround Pennhurst. The grounds are protected by Military Police and the have camp set up in the middle of the layout. - No Trespassing.

St. Peter's - Harmonyville Farm Bed & Breakfast - "Person" seen standing outside of shower in "Summer Kitchen" cottage. Painting of woman in cottage was glaring and frowning at beginning of visit, and when visitors (friends of mine) left a day early, she appeared to then be smirking. At one point, one of the visitors couldn't get the door to the Summer Kitchen open to get out, and just as she was about to give up, it clicked and opened. They constantly felt as though the walls were closing in, and did not realize that both of them were experiencing the same things until they talked in the car on their way out of there. There is a general overall "creepy, claustrophobic" feeling about the place.

St. Peter's - St. Peter's Inn - While alone you will here the baby cry, or while upstairs on 2nd floor you'll here the creaking and sounds of the ghost that hung herself years ago.

St. Peters Village - St. Peterson Inn - every once in a while you can see the ghost of a sick old hunch backed man walk through the hallways of this. He is even seen some times walking down the street

West Chester - Chester County Historical Society - Part of this building was built on an old graveyard. It was also a site on the Underground Railroad. Many visitors to and employees of the Historical Society museum have reported hauntings. Some people speculate that the hauntings are from runaway slaves who were murdered on the Underground Railroad. I have a photo of the building and part of the old graveyard if you need it.

West Chester - Ground Round restaurant - Employees report that a young girl choked and died years ago when the building was under different ownership. There are reports of moving objects and lights being turned on and off.

West Chester - Spring City - Pennhurst State Hospital and School - It is said that on nights of the full moon you can hear the voices of those that where inmates of Pennhurst howl madly at the moon.

West Chester - West Chester University - Ramsey Hall: - Is haunted by Dorothy Ramsey.

 

West Chester - West Chester University - Phillips Hall - Is haunted by several ghosts who like to perform on stage.

West Chester - West Chester University - Hollinger Field House: - Haunted by the Ghost of Drutz. Back in the early 20's, there was a student who hung himself on the fourth floor stairwell on homecoming weekend, and is said to appear each year at homecoming, and if encountered he will CRUSH his victims

 

West Grove - Red Rose Inn - This land was once the property of William Penn. According to the story, the property was sublet to someone in the Penn family. The annual rent was one red rose. The next owners were well-known rose growers, and it was at this time that the building was named "The Red Rose Inn".

 

The inn had been built in 1740 at the junction of a road used by settlers between Philadelphia and Baltimore and an Indian trail used by the Delaware and the Lenape tribes. Since inns were so scarce in those days, this inn quickly became a center of commerce and a place where travelers could rest, eat, and catch up on news.

In 1829, a large addition was built onto the inn. It has not changed much since then. The current owners acquired the property in the early 80's and have been dedicated to preserving the inn's historical atmosphere.

 

One legend associated with the inn is that a little girl ("Emily") was murdered by an Indian ("Joe") and he was subsequently hanged on the property and buried in the basement. After the execution, it was discovered that Joe was innocent of the murder. His spirit is said to inhabit the inn, but the ghost of Emily is the one most frequently reported. People have also seen the spirit of the little girl walking around near the ladies room on the main floor. The owner, standing at the top of the stairs, also saw her. He described her as a little girl, wearing a fancy dress and holding a doll.

 

Several patrons have seen older ladies and an old gentleman in the lounge, however. This is a small area between the edge of the bar and the restrooms. In particular, several of the staff has reported seeing a man in an ugly plaid jacket. Bartenders have glanced up, seen someone sitting there, asked, "Can I help you?". The "someone" then vanishes in plain view of the bartender and patrons!

 

There are also reports of objects being moved inexplicably, and mysterious disappearing and reappearing of items as well as calculators turning themselves on and off. Once, the owner arrived in the bar in the morning to find the huge wall mirror behind the bar smashed to bits on the floor. All the glass was broken, but neatly crushed within the mirror frame. In order for it to fall that way, it would have had to fall down and hit three rows of liquor bottles that were stacked behind the bar. The bottles were intact and untouched!

Clarion

 

East Brady - Brady's Bend Cemetery - Past sightings of fog / smoke near large pine trees. Strange noises heard in night. Blue haze said to follow visitors in the night.

Ford City - Rueben's Grave - Reports of a ghost that often appears as a white stallion with flaming, red eyes.

Clearfield

 

Clearfield - Clearfield Middle School - In auditorium there are reports by night crews that the old music teacher smokes vanilla pipe tobacco and plays the piano.

Curwensville - Curwensville High School Auditorium - During late night theatre practices, many have seen the reflection of an old man in pictures and windows when nobody else was there. His shadow is often seen in the lighting box. He is said to be the ghost of one of the men that were working on it when it was being built, he fell off the scaffolding onto the hard cement floor and it killed him instantly, not only does he show up in mirrors but he messes with the lights, and moves the curtains around on the stage. He sometimes says things to people in there as well but it always comes from above the person’s head like he was floating above them. One can never make out what he is saying, its mostly gibberish. Underneath the stage are the caves for changing during performances, which is where he looms most of the time, his presence can be felt very easily.

DuBois - DuBois Central Catholic (Old Building, now part of DRMC West) - One of the old Headmasters likes to shut out lights and mess with the doors. And a little kid runs up and down the hallways. Theirs also another ghost that no one knows who it is, but it looks out the cafeteria windows.

Dubois - Dubois Regional Medical Center- What used to be the old convent is the transcription department for DRMC in the back of the Home Health department. When employees work at night up there the prayer bell will ring, and when someone else comes in it will stop. There are also times when radios in other offices will turn on by themselves. Sometimes if you put your feet on the back of the desk you feel something pushing on your foot. No matter what time of day it is you can feel them there, but they don’t act until someone is there by on there own during the night. There is a very old cemetery right behind the hospital, in disrepair.

DuBois - Luthersburg Field - A female student at the Dubois Area High School was raped and murdered in the woods beside the field. IF you drive into the field and turn off your car but not your headlights you can see the girl run across the field.

Stanley - Clearfield County - Railroad Tracks - At least two persons have seen a white train traveling the railroad tracks and disappearing. One witness late in the evening saw the train clearly enough to notice its unusual color and that boxcar doors were open in violation of regulations. But when he came to the crossing, the train was gone! The village was once a well-known stop along the railroad route.

Winburne - Coalward Street - There was a train wreck many years back and a Lady and her baby were killed. People have seen her holding her baby walking back and fourth the tracks while searching for her husband.

Clinton

 

Lock Haven - Assante's Hotel - October 2004 update: Has been torn down and is now a parking lot - Believed to haunted by first owner of the hotel Sal Assante, apparitions seen.

Lock Haven - Lock Haven University - Russell Hall - a girl hung herself from the bell tower, it is a ghost named Mary.

Lock Haven - Lock Haven University - Sloan Hall- The university arts building, is haunted--by three ghosts: one a woman draped in white, very calming (seen mostly in the main stage theatre area), the second a feeling of a curious child (but nothing seen--generally in the studio theatre on the third floor) and lastly a black, fast moving blur of a spirit, very menacing.

Lock Haven - The McGhee Elementary School - A school custodian died very suddenly of a violent heart attack in the school's multipurpose room during the 1996-97 school year. His presence is still seen and felt by many teachers as well as some of the students throughout the school.

 

McElhattan - River Road RR Tracks - When a vehicle is parked on the railroad tracks and put in neutral and shut off, the car will be pushed off the tracks. It is said that many years ago (date unknown) a train hit a school bus full of children and all children were killed in the accident. To this day the ghost train still travels on these tracks on the same date that the accident occurred. Several people encountered this incident and they also used baby powder or flour on the back of the vehicle and after the vehicle was pushed off the tracks they visibly saw small child size had prints on the vehicle rear in the powder.

Sugar Valley - The entire area - There are numerous hot spots in the whole of the valley from haunted houses, to a demon in the woods who has been felt by many and seen from the corner of the eye. A very menacing spirit he is. He resides in Loganton on top of a hill with a limestone face, in the woods. Never try to visit him alone.

Sugar Valley
- Hollobaugh Road - There is a menacing presence near the small church and cemetery there, but not in it. The presence was not seen, while the visitors were unable to record it, it sucked the battery dry on the video camera.

Sugar Valley - The Sugar Valley Elementary School - always had spiritual activity in the gym/stage area. Although nothing bad had ever happened there, we always knew something was there. It manifested itself by knocking over chairs, equipment, banging and clanging. It was never seen, only heard and felt.

Columbia

 

Bloomsburg - Bloomsburg University - Haas Center for the Arts - Ghost of an old ballet dancer who performed in Bloomsburg. His name is "Ned"

Bloomsburg - Bloomsburg University - Delta Phi Epsilon House - There have been reports of a woman who haunts this house. She has tapped people on the shoulder, and pushed people down stairs. She also moves objects around and you can hear her at night.

Bloomsburg - The Irondale Inn - A bed and breakfast on the site of an old plantation is said to have three ghosts haunting, one case in which and old woman has gone around the halls closing doors behind the guests, A large heating vent leading into the basement is believed to be the "home" to these specters. The current occupants discovered soon after moving there some of these events. One weekend after coming home from a trip the lid to the hot tub was removed and the kitchen door was mysteriously open with nothing missing from inside.

Bloomsburg - Old Turkey Hill Inn - In the early 80's, my family rented this beautiful old home. We were told that the owner’s mother died in the upstairs room right off the stairs. You can still smell her perfume and hear her walking at night. In the guesthouse, the front enclosed porch, the rocking chair would rock and the room was airtight. The attic door would never stay close, so my father would wedge a knife in the top of the door. Every Monday morning, the knife would be neatly placed on the step inside the door. Us boys were way too short to reach it.

Exchange - Katie's Church - Katie's Church was named after Katie Vandine, the story goes that her Finance', a soldier was en route home to marry her when she received word that he was killed, distraught over this she hung herself in the tree, in her wedding dress at the church. Her headstone runs opposite of all the others. Reports of seeing her walking the road between her house and the church as well as seeing her at the church.

Millvale - St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church - This church is haunted by a former priest. Witnesses have seen him tending the altar and church.

Millville - Iola Hotel - bar stools turning on their own, faces with Victorian style collars seen in mirrors, shadows with long black dresses seen rounding corners

Millville - Katie's Church - unexplained sightings can hear people saying your name in dead silence when sitting in your vehicle with the keys lying on the set beside your, your radio will start playing, your headlights blink, wipers come on, and horn blows

 

Crawford

 

Conneaut - Conneaut Lake Hotel - During a fire in the early 1900's, a young bride named Elizabeth was killed while trying to escape from room 321 on the third floor. Her ghost has been seen walking down a narrow hallway on that same floor. Ironically enough, the fire escape is located at the end of the hall. Elizabeth seems to be a likable spirit though. She has been known to help employees by moving things around in various rooms. People have also reported seeing ghostly figures dancing in the ballroom, which is located on the first floor. Their origin is unknown.

Cambridge Springs - The Riverside Inn - Guests have reported ghosts crawling into bed with them, music heard coming from the ballroom along with, ghostly apparitions dancing. Doors opening and closing can be heard at various times of the day even when no one is there.

Meadville - Academy Theatre - There have been sightings of ghost that died in many reasons. They have been known to roam the theatre.

Meadville - Allegheny College - Brooks Hall - One of the rooms on the third floor in the all female dorm is supposedly haunted. First of all, Pennsylvania does not allow sorority houses on campus because of an outdated law to do with houses of ill repute. So sorority sisters were housed in the all female dormitory, Brooks Hall. The Greeks on campus had a ritual for pinning a girl that involved the pinner to walk down Main St. with his brothers behind him with torches. They would walk down Brooks Walk, a very long, redbrick lane that led right to the front of Brooks Hall. The pinner would climb the building to the front terrace where the pinnee would be waiting with her sorority sisters to be pinned. Well one such time the fraternity brother was climbing up the front of the building and fell to his death. The sister, terribly distraught, went to her room and in a fit of hysteria jumped out of the window, killing herself. Her spirit supposedly haunts her old room and furniture has been moved around, pictures fall from the walls, the window opens and the current tenants all are driven to request a housing reassignment.

Meadville - John Browns Tannery - It is said to be haunted and soldiers are buried in and around the tannery in shallow graves.

Cumberland

 

Boiling Springs - Boling Springs Lake - Ghost can be seen at night walking around the lake. One is very common. She is called the nightwalker. She will walk around the lake and sit on a bench. It looks like she is waiting for someone to come and see her.

Camp Hill - Camp Hill High School - In the lower level of Camp Hill High School there is a small metal door that is about 3 feet off the ground.  Although all of the school has been redone this part was left alone.  The door is usually locked, although some have been able to get inside.  The floor is still just dirt and there are mounds the span the small space.  A small children's cemetery used to be where the school is now. It is said that when the school was built they did not want to disturb the bodies.  People have reported seeing small girls running down the hall way, reports of foot steps down the halls and the sounds of small girl's voices can be heard.

Camp Hill - The Computer Learning Network - is a technical school. The president was killed several years back and at nights the lights flicker along with doors becoming unlocked. Ironically no one has ever stole anything.

Camp Hill - Sounds The Iron Kettle - Sounds has been said to be haunted for years by a bride and also possibly by another figure, a man. When you walk into the establishment, some people are said to have felt a presence in the room and many times feel" heaviness" in their head which sometimes turns into a different sort of headache. Sometimes the presence felt is a sort of sadness, "heavy-hearted."

Cumberland - Newville - spook hollow - Back in the early 1900's a man was cheating on his wife.  He was doing this in a cabin somewhere back in the woods in the hollow.  Well one day his wife found out and went back with a gun and shot both of them.  And it is still said you can hear the screams of them getting killed some nights.

Cumberland County - Shippensburg - Dykeman's Pond - There is a rumor that if you go to the house by the ponds and say "I Got Your Baby,. Mary three times a Woman will come flying out of the house chasing you and will be crying, "Please...Please...give me my Baby" and if you refuse she will try to Kill you... oh yeah if anyone goes there not to be funny but stay away from the ducks, THEY WILL BITE YOU!

Enola - Summerdale - Summerdale Fire Station - It’s said that a long time member who died years back still haunts the station. You can sometimes feel a strange feeling of being watched when you walk into the station. Also was said that at nighttime, the live-in members would hear strange noises and the bunkroom door would fly open with no one near it

Mechanicsburg - Soldiers and Sailors park - in the back part of the park towards the football field there’s a stone type memorial dedicated to a young man. There have been some weird sightings of an apparition of the young man by the woods; his neck is bent to the side possibly because of the injury that he got by falling from the steel jungle gym. That’s how he died. The park officials have torn down jungle gym since falling from it has injured other kids.

Mount Holly Springs - There is a man in Civil War uniform with long red hair that wanders here, Children & Adults alike has seen him. There are also very cold spots through out this place.

Pine Grove - Old Mountain Rd - Three babies were killed by the bridge. At night you can hear the babies crying for their mother. Place is called Three babes in the woods.

Pine Grove - Old State Road - There is to be a house that is haunted there that a old guy was hung there by construction workers when they went to redo the house. The rope the used is to be still there in the attic. It is said that there is a piano in the house that at times start to play on its own as you walk by the house. It is said that the ghost of the old man possessed a lady that used to live there.

Pine Grove - Pine Grove Furnace - Go all the way back Old Shippensburg Rd (across from road to furnace).  The Appalachian Trail is back here not to far from the parking area. There have been several occurrences involving loud noises from above, sort of like a helicopter, loud enough that you can't hear the person next to you talk.  There is also a patch of thick pine trees off the trail not too far from the parking area. Inside there are 2 large stones 75% buried in the ground across from a headstone type object.  This whole area is open and is about 10' by 10'.  If you carry a propane lantern or flashlight into the opening it will go out and lighters will not light. You can still hear the gas from the lantern but it will not light until you leave the opening.  You can always hear various strange noises coming from the woods as soon as the sun goes down.


 

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I lived in the supposedly haunted room in Brooks Dorm at Allegheny College in Meadville. This was back in the 90's. I have to say, in all honesty, some strange things DID happen (drawers being open when we got back to the room, TV turning on and off). But, nothing really scared us that badly and we never requested a room change. We found it kind of amusing. We tried to do some research and could never authenticate the story behind the haunting.

could i possibly contact you? doing some research here myself!

Phoenixville...come and see if you dare!

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Click icon & see new question @ UK wet week making us wanna season of film noir femme fatales



& it's 70 yrs since finishing iconic groundbreaker, Supernatural



Carole Lombard is truly scary as possessed serial man-strangler Ruth Rogen ...

i shouldn't have read this before bed

some stories freaked me out...some dint even make a lot of sense

some stories freaked me out...some dint even make a lot of sense

aww thank you.

interesting!

Now put it all together and it will make a good book or piece for the Discovery Channel. Very enjoyable.