Ghosthunting Pennsylvania

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SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA

Chapter 15 – Devil’s Den, Gettysburg
The entire battlefield of Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in America. Devil’s Den is one of the hottest places in the battlefield, where Union and Confederate sharpshooters battled it out from a hilltop and rocks ...

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Overview


Here are some examples of what is covered in this book:

SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA

Chapter 15 – Devil’s Den, Gettysburg
The entire battlefield of Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in America. Devil’s Den is one of the hottest places in the battlefield, where Union and Confederate sharpshooters battled it out from a hilltop and rocks below. The Confederates lost, and many of their ghosts are still fighting there.

Chapter 16 – Wheatfield, Gettysburg
Scene of some of the bloodiest fighting during the 1863 battle of Gettysburg, this field is full of ghostly sounds and sights: screaming, gun and cannon fire, horses, and apparitions of soldiers in the pitch of fighting.

Chapter 17 – Cashtown Inn, Cashtown
Located just outside Gettysburg, this bed and breakfast was occupied by Confederate officers during the battle of Gettysburg. Numerous ghosts have been reported here for years, seen and heard throughout the hotel. There is even a famous photograph of a mysterious “extra” captured in a photo of the front of the establishment.

Chapter 18 – Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County
The area around tiny Indiantown Gap is a paranormal hot spot, featuring a Headless Horseman, ghost of victims of a hotel fire, strange noises in a cemetery, and the ghost of a young woman who committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a train – which has become a phantom, too.

Chapter 19 – Fulton Opera House, Lancaster
This Victorian era theater featured famous actors, actresses and singers, and the ghosts of Sarah Bernhardt and Marie Cahill linger still. There are also the phantom sounds of applause and piano playing, and ghosts of Indians as well. The theater was built on the site of a former jail.

Chapter 20 – Alfred’s Victorian Restaurant, Middletown
Emma Young, the second wife of one of the owners of this ornate establishment, is the most prominent ghost here. Her rocking chair moves by itself, her lavender perfume wafts through the narrow corridors, and objects are rearranged by her ghostly hands. A male ghost shouts at people who take photographs.

Chapter 21 – Bube’s Brewery, Mt. Joy
Ghostly forms and voices are experienced in the subterranean caverns turned into dining rooms. Specters of former patrons are observed in the upstairs dining rooms, too.

Chapter 22 – Accomac Inn, Wrightsville
The most famous ghost here is John Coyle, Jr., who lived here with his father in th 19th century. He fell for a woman employee who spurned his advances, and shot her to death in the inn’s barn. He was hanged and then buried on the property. Other phenomena include ghostly voices, music, and the rearrangement of furniture when no one is looking.

Chapter 23 – Chickie’s Rock, York County
This imposing piece of granite overlooking the Susquehanna River is haunted by the ghosts of people who have fallen to their deaths, either by accident, murder or suicide. Mysterious beings called applewichs live in the trees and steal food from picnickers.

Chapter 24 – Cordurus Furnace, York County
A lady in white drifts about the ruins of this Revolutionary War-era furnace. She is thought to be the victim of an abusive man who managed the place. Ghostly voices are heard on site.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Chapter 25 – McConnell’s Mill State Park, Butler County
The area around the old mill on Slippery Rock Creek has numerous ghosts wandering about. Among them is a man carrying a lantern, thought to be an employee from the days when the mill was operational, and who died in an accident there, and another man, Moses Whorton, who was a caretaker in the early 20th century. At night people say they hear screams coming from the mill, and see ghostly forms floating about.

Chapter 26 – Frick Mansion, Pittsburgh
Also known as Clayton House, this was built by industrial magnate Henry Clay Frick. The ghost of Henry’s wife, Adelaide, still watches over the place, and leaves depressions in her former bed.

Chapter 27 – John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pittsburgh
This was once the location of the Chautauqua Ice Co., which exploded in a fire in 1898. Ghosts rattle around, especially on the fifth floor and near the loading dock, and mess around with the exhibits.

Chapter 28 – Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh
The historical theater is one of the most haunted theaters in the country, and one of the top paranormal hot spots in Pittsburgh. Among its many ghosts are the Lady in White, John Johns, Weeping Eleanor, Gorgeous George, and the Bouncing Red Meanie. The Lady in White, thought to be an actress who shot her philandering husband and his mistress to death. At various times parts of the theater have been a synagogue, a wedding reception hall and even a brothel. Colorful history and ghosts to match!

NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA

Chapter 29 – Watson-Curze Mansion, Erie
Now the home of the Erie Historical Society Museum, the mansion is host to ghosts who still enjoy socializing and dancing in the ballroom. A child’s bedroom is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who spent much of her time there in sickbed.

Chapter 30 – Ole Bull State Park and Black Forest, Potter County
Ole Bull State Park lies in Pennsylvania’s Black Forest, an area with many hauntings of apparitions and mysterious creatures, including Sasquatch and thunderbirds. The ruins of Ole Bull Castle in Ole Bull State Park are haunted by Ole Bornemann Bull, a famous Norwegian violinist who toured America and tried to establish a colony here. His ghost fiddles away.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578603534
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 957,340
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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