Where to Look for Paranormal Activity in Pennsylvania
Who doesn't just love a good old-fashioned scare? It gets the adrenaline pumping and has been known to stop hiccups in their tracks. And, just thinking about haunted places gets some peoples feeling a shiver along their spine as if a ghost had literally walked over their grave. Although, admittedly, not everyone likes the bit of a thrill that being startled or frightened can give them.
10. Mansfield, Pennsylvania, USA
The Internet Cafe
After the event, not because of the death that happened, but because Ed the ever EverQuest player still can't seem to get enough of the game, the Internet Cafe lost a lot of business. But, perhaps this is but an echo left and not truly a ghost, but an event that will forever replay - at least so long as the Internet Cafe remains.
9. Laurel Hall & Oak Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
The Area Between the Halls
Perhaps the fear of places built on Indian burial grounds would not be so prevalent if people did not believe that everything to do with said Indians were mystical.
8. Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Not long after the incident, did the towns people go looking for her with the intent to lynch her for not doing her job. But, what they found was only her remains, for she had flung herself in front of a train. And ever since her death where the train wreck took place, they can hear the whistle of the train. They will also see a woman holding a lantern. She is believed to be the woman who'd forgotten to do her job and looks to be searching for the train she had in life, once lost.
What is most frightening of all, is that, if she sees someone, she will rish toward them and, if she passes through them, they will die in a car accident wherein it will look as though they'd been hit by a train.
7. Millcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Axe Murder Hollow
There is more than one legend about the area that others believe it haunted, but while none have been proven true, there are days people are reluctant to go near or even investigate. And of course, these legends all have to do with a murder with an axe. There are three which are the most common.
One of the legends go that the wife of one man was having an affair with his brother. The husband, after discovering this affair, then took the lives of both his wife and brother with an axe.
Another of the tales spun, true or not, is that the wife was having an affair with a farm hand, that or paying too much attention to him in the eyes of her jealous husband. Thus, the husband took her life with an axe as well as the farm hands. Sometimes this story is altered to include slaughtered children and the husband also taking his own life.
And the third is that instead of the husband, it was the wife who took an axe to her husband and their children - though there was no mention of infidelity.
There are those who remain skeptical that a murder ever took place in the house, which before the information on the sub-division, still had parts of it standing. And if the murder did occur, some speculate that it must have taken place in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
But, what can explain the lack of sound coming from birds that surely could have made their nests in the trees of Axe Murder Hollow?
If not for it becoming a sub-division, it might have been one of the great haunted attractions in PA.
6. Garrettford Elementary School in Drexel, PA, USA
What happened to the little critters?
There was a time, before the WAWA was built, that there were people who claimed they'd seen the ghosts of those long ago prisoners. But what was far more eerie, was that on one summer day after a full moon, all the birds and squirrles were found dead that lived in the surrounding trees. And the reason remains a mystery to this day as to what had caused their death.
5. Strayer College in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA
The former Eastern State School and Hospital
If not for it being turned into a college, the area could have been one Pennsylvania tourist attractions among a list of places to visit. Certainly, it would have been a place to attract those interested in the paranormal.
What is the most frightening about this haunted place to visit in pennsylvania, if one can visit it, or is part of the college is the fourth floor. Its a mysterious floor, which is rumored to be life threatening and the most haunted of all. Perhaps it is just rumor, perhaps not.
4. Weatherly Cemetery in Weatherly, PA, USA
Haunted Cemetery of Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Legends abound around Weatherly Cemetery that have to do with hauntings by evil souls which were buried there, unblessed. But there are yet more, "records of devil worship and cannibalism take place under the fog on the cemetery grounds at dusk."
It is most unfortunate that the Cemetery has fallen victim to vandals quite often looking to see spirits. Perhaps this could be changed if it were turned into a tourist attraction with security guards, tour guides and a little shop for tourists to purchase souviners. This way there is hopefully always someone watching out to make sure the place is no longer vandalised and kept clean. But, would there be anyone willing to take on the task, particularly at night, when the place is thought haunted?
A Look at Weatherly Cemetary
3. Sugar Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
The Haunted Sugar Valley
All of Sugar Valley is one of the haunted places in Pennsylvania to visit. It's rumored that the entire area is, haunted. It's a wonder it even has inhabitants, then again, there are those drawn to the supernatural. Because of it having so many paranormal cold hot spots, it really is worth checking out.
There is more than one haunted house from the information garnered, although which houses those are remain to be seen. Perhaps this is due to privacy of the owners so that people don't go poking around.
One area of note in the Sugar Valley, is in the Loganton on top of the hill in the woods where an evil demon is said to reside. He has a limestone face and is a malevolent spirit. Others warn that one should never try to visit him alone.
In Sugar Valley, Hollobaugh Road and The Sugar Valley Elementary School are also of note when it comes to areas filled with paranormal activity.
Hollobaugh Road, because of a menacing presence near the small church and cemetery there. And The Sugar Valley Elementary Schools' gym and stage area, because of unexplained sounds, things moving on their own, and feelings.
A Silent Drive through Sugar Valley, Pennsylvania
2. Grove City College in Grove City, PA, USA
Mary Anderson Pew
There once was a girl who was, taken, or possessed by an evil spirit, a demon. And following this, the girl was, persuaded by the demon spirit to take her own life. While afterwards an exorcism was, attempted, it did not rid the area of the evils presence. Because the priest failed to exorcise the demon entity, he instead confined the evil to the room and that is why it is forever locked. He did this so that the evil presence would, henceforth be unable to gain another vessel.
Some claim, that at night, they can see the spirit of the girl walking the hallways. Not only that, but what is more disconcerting, is they say that they can also hear scratching on the wall as well as sounds coming from inside the locked room.
1. Farnsworth House Inn in Gettysburg, PA, USA
An Inn with a 150 bullet scar history on one side
Of course, all of Gettysburg, is haunted. A battle took place there where many brave soldiers lost their lives. The Battle of Gettysburg took place between July 1st and July 3rd in 1863 between Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. There was a greater death toll and seriously injured toll than any of the other battles which took place during the Civil War. And thus the many apparitions and legends of the supernatural activity.
But, instead of concentrating on the entirety of Gettysburg, Farnsworth House Inn, is of note, because it's believed to have been a Confederate stronghold. The Confederate sharpshooters would pick off the Union soldiers and in one case, a civilian.
The Inn, is haunted by no less than fourteen ghosts. None as yet have appeared hostile, although some are distraught. There's a ghost of a little boy on the property who was, said to have been killed by a horse and carriage, his distraught father is sometimes seen. Others claim to have seen no less than three Civil War soldiers. And, the main ghost, Mary is a comforter. Whether or not these are all real, one can only speculate, due to the Mourning Theatre storytellers. But, some storytellers do tell tales of truth not just fictional gobbledygook.
One thing is certain, because of its history and location, there could very well be a bit of paranormal activity going on at Farnsworth House Inn.
Gettysburg is not just worth a visit to for its historical reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, but for the supernatural events and feelings which take place in and around it. It is the greatest of places to visit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For those not interested in the reenactments, they might be interested instead, because it is number one of the top 10 most haunted places in Pennsylvania.