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HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Publisher: Marie’s Magazine/ Randy R. Duke Date of Issue: October 2011 Title: Marie’s Magazine Halloween Issue. Copyright © 2011 M.G. S./ Randy R. Duke. All Rights Reserved No Part of this Magazine including articles and pictures and recipes may not be reproduced in any form electronically or mechanical means including storage and retrieval systems without written permission from the Publisher.


Halloween


Contents: New York City Halloween Parade What Halloween Represents Haunted Places Ghoulish Recipes Best 25 Pumpkin Carvings Best 100 Halloween Movies Best 50 Halloween Costumes


T he New York City’s Village Halloween Parade

Join the Village Halloween Parade All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World!


Line-up For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and spring!

Watch Live: On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 21st Street from 7:00pm - 10:30pm TV: WPIX CHANNEL 11: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, and on NY 1: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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What is The Meaning of Halloween? By: Randy R. Duke

Ding Dong, Ding Dong……….You open the door and there stands one or more children standing in some sort of costume, highly excited and all screaming at the top of their lungs.…“TRICK or TREAT", with out knowing the meaning of what they are saying or doing.


As an adult, do you know what Halloween represents? Most people are ignorant of what Halloween is all about and for that matter doesn’t care. I grew up trick or treating like most kids in America and never knew what it was all about. We even had a haunted house in the attic of the little country CHURCH I attended!!!! I was like most kids in the fact that all I wanted to do is get as much candy as I could and would do what I had to do to get it!! Including fighting with my brothers and sisters to be the first at the door....Every year I was the devil. I had the most evil, horrible, grotesque, rubber mask that was ever made. I had a pitchfork and my precious mother even sewed me a long pointed tail on my red suit. We all have stories to tell of Halloween, but do you really know what it is all about?? If all you know of it is what I have described above, you may want to read a little further and find out more info about what you are celebrating. Now if you are a pagan you know exactly what it is, if a Christian you are involved in something God forbids and if you just a "good ole boy or girl" you don't care Where did it begin? It began over 2000 yrs ago with people known as the Celtics. They lived in what is today England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This was also the beginning of the Celtic New Year, a time to give thanks to the sun god for the harvest. What is it all about? Halloween, All saints day, all hallows eve or all souls day is a festival. It was held to honor the Samhain the so called "lord of death". It was a Druidical belief that on the eve of this festival Samhain, lord of death, called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals. It was a pagan belief that on one night of the year the souls of the dead return to their original homes, there to be entertained with food. If food and shelter were not provided, these evil spirits would cast spells and cause havoc toward those failing to fulfill their requests. Sacrifices were offered on this night to the dead spirits because it was thought they visited their earthly dwellings and former friends. There was a prevailing belief among all nations that at death the souls of the good men were taken possession of by good spirits and carried to paradise; but the souls of the wicked men were left to wonder in the space between the earth and the moon, or consigned to the unseen world. These wandering spirits were in the habit of haunting the living...But there were means by which ghosts might be exorcised. To exorcise these ghosts, that is to free yourself from their evil sway, you would have to set out food and provide shelter for them during the night. If they were satisfied with your offerings, they would leave you in peace. If not, they were believed to cast an evil spell on you. In modern day Satanism and Witchcraft covens, this is the day when Satan himself comes to "fellowship" with his followers. Many changes have occurred over the centuries, but one thing ha stayed the same, the practice of giving an "offering" has stayed the same. Oh we do it under the name of fun but what is the real meaning? Is it still the same as in the old days? I say the answer is YES. The Christian Connection The celebration in the Roman Catholic Church, which was later to merge with Samhain, was known as All Saints' Day. All Saints' Day originated in the 7th century when the Pantheon at Rome was wrested from the barbarians, made into a cathedral, and renamed the Church of the Blessed Virgin and All Martyrs. Thus, from honoring "all gods" (which is the meaning of the Greek word "pantheon") the Pantheon became


the center for glorifying all saints. This day that honored all the "hallowed" saints was first observed on the evening of May 13, and was known as the All hallows festival. The day was officially authorized in 835 by Pope Gregory IV after it was moved to November 1 to coincide with Samhain. It began on the evening of October 31, which was called All Hallows Eve. Thus, without forcing the pagans to drop their pagan practices and accept Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church merely made room to accommodate the barbarians. Just as it confiscated the pagan Pantheon for its own uses, this church incorporated the customs of Samhain to further its mission to convert the known world to Catholicism.

The two celebrations made strange bedfellows: one in respect of evil spirits, the other honoring "saints." Nevertheless, the joining of the two celebrations produced a hybrid of beliefs about what was supposed to happen in the spirit world. Souls in purgatory appeared as witches and toads to persons who had wronged them. Halloween fires took on a new meaning and now were used to comfort souls in purgatory as people prayed while holding burning straw in the air. Even the idea of trick-or-treating by evil spirits took on an acceptable church flavor: costumed children went around on All Souls Day offering to fast for the departed souls in return for money or an offering. As the Celts converted to the new religion, they did not forget their stories of the dead traveling to the afterword on Halloween. Rather, exhibitions of this night became more evil and the observance adopted even more malicious overtones. Where do Witches, Black cats and Jack-O-Lanterns fit in? In America it's a pumpkin, but in Europe it was often a turnip, large beet, potato, rutabaga or even a skull with a candle in it. The fearsome face of the jack-o-lantern was representative of the god of the dead, Shamin, who would drive off less powerful evil spirits abroad that night. As glimmering lights flickered over an English marsh or an Irish bog, people imagined dead souls had returned to earth. They would place the jack-o-lantern on posts and in windows to ward off the spirits of the dead on Halloween. The word jack-o-Lantern is an abbreviation of "Jack of the Lantern." Jack is another name for joker or Satan. In the Irish tale, a man named Jack was fond of playing tricks on the devil. Annoyed, the devil tossed Jack a burning coal from hell. With the coal in his "lantern" Jack was condemned to walk the earth forever searching for rest. The jack-o-lantern is a Halloween idol that keeps alive an ancient symbol of demonic superstition. Witches and Black Cats A pagan practice that was not eradicated upon the coming of Christianity was witchcraft. The word "witch" comes from the Anglo-Saxon Wicca, or "wise one." Witches were thought to be possessors of magic. Witches, who worship the deities of nature, have living talismans or symbols through which they derive their dark powers. They invoke evil spirits to enter the bodies of their talismans. Some have dogs, owls, snakes or swine for their talismans, but the most common are cats. The broomstick is a symbol of the male organ, on which the witch mounts and leaps high around the fields to "teach" the crops how high to grow. The notion of flying witches relates to the fact that witches believed they could fly great distances to their feasts by smearing their bodies with ointments containing


drugs. The drugs gave them psychedelic "trips" making them think they flew. Witchcraft is demonic worship in diametric opposition to the worship of the Heavenly Father Yahweh. Yahweh minces no words about it. He told Israel through Moses, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" (Ex. 22:18). He says in Deuteronomy 18:10, "There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch." Cats have been closely associated with mystery religion from the Egyptians to the Norse. But the Celts had a particular fear of cats, believing they were humans who had been changed into feline form by evil powers. The black cat particularly was connected to demonic powers. Black cats are the chief idol of the goddess of Wicca, Diana. In legend, she turns into a black cat to commit incest with her brother, Lucifer. Eventually the Druids themselves came to be regarded as witches. Witch hunting during Halloween became almost a national pastime in the colonial years of our nation. But that was yesterday. Halloween is regarded as the high "Sabbath" for practicing witches today. Orange, black, and red, the devil's colors are the colors associated with Halloween. Black prefigures black magic and demonic influence. The black of night is when these forces of evil are busiest, using the cover of darkness for their sinister works.

Skulls and Skeletons The skeleton is a form of the god of the dead, the witches' "horned god." The Dictionary of Satanism by Wade Baskin says this about skulls and skeletons under "skull worship": "Skulls play an important role as sacred relics and as objects of worship among primitives. Among Polynesians and Melanesian, skulls of ancestors are worshiped in order to establish connections with the spirits of the dead. Like the head of Osiris in Egypt, the skulls of ancestors may also serve as tutelary deities. The head or its parts, each of which may stand for the whole, can be used as magical food or as a means of increasing the fertility of the soil." Under "Skull," the Dictionary of Lore and Legend says, "Symbol of death, often with crossed bones beneath." Fire Rites Being that Halloween is a Celtic new year's festival, many of its surviving rituals trace to the Celtic feast. The fire rite was practiced in many areas around the world on the night before the New Year. The old fire was allowed to go out and a new one was kindled—usually a sacred fire from which the fires of the village were relight. The fires were thought to rejuvenate the waning sun and aid in banishing evil spirits. The Druids built hilltop fires to celebrate important festivals. Ghosts and witches feared fire, it was thought, and so fire became the best weapon against evil spirits. Witchcraft was punished by burning at the stake, fire being used as means purification. The light that fires gave off was a sign of sacredness. Apple Bobbing Popular at Halloween parties is apple bobbing. It was a means of divination among the Druids and survives in cultures influenced by the Celts. Because the apple is also a common love charm, the practice of ducking for apples seems to have been associated with the selection of a lover. Apple bobbing was originally a fertility rite deriving from the Christmas observance, which was replete with various fertility rites. Is Halloween a TRICK or TREAT? Most absolutely a TRICK. As you can see from all the above the real meaning of Halloween has been watered down. It is Satan's objective to get all to worship him. God tells us to not have any thing to do with this. Peter I 5:8 be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some


one to devour. 1Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1Timothy 4:1 now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.

Now everyone knows the real true meaning of Halloween. Spooky isn’t it?

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Haunted Places People have reported seeing ghosts in New York City for hundreds of years. These famous locations in New York City are purported to be haunted -- while you may not see a ghost in any of New York City's haunted spots, some of the stories that explain the haunting are just as scary. New York Algonquin Hotel 59 W 44th St Many guests at the Algonquin Hotel have claimed to spot members of The Round Table, a group of writers that met at the Algonquin for lunch daily after World War I. Members of The Round Table (who called themselves the Vicious Circle) include Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Franklin Pierce, Robert


Sherwood, Harpo Marx, Alexander Woollcott, Herold Ross, George S. Kaufman, Heywood Broun, Marc Connelly and Edna Ferber. Bridge Cafe 279 Water St The building dates back to 1794, but the Bridge Cafe's life as a drinking establishment first began in 1847 when it was opened as a porter house, making it New York City's oldest bar. Just under the Brooklyn Bridge, rumors of ghosts of the pirates who frequented the bar continue. Belasco Theatre 111 West 44th Street Numerous accounts of haunting at one of New York City's oldest theaters including sightings of the building's builder and namesake, David Belasco, who lived in an apartment at the top of the theater before his death in 1931. His ghost is said to interact with actors, offering kudos and handshakes, and many have reported hearing footsteps and the disconnected elevator running. Sightings of the Blue Lady, possibly Belasco's companion, have been reported numerous times. Beth Israel Hospital First Ave. at 16th St. Many people have reported hearing unexplained footsteps, noises, and voices throughout the hospital.

Brittany Hotel 55 East 10th Street Now an NYU dorm, mysterious music, lights and footsteps have been reported. People have also claimed to feel like someone is "watching them".

Chumley's 86 Bedford St This West Village speakeasy claims to be visited by former bar mistress and owner, Henrietta Chumley, who comes to drink a Manhattan. The former owner also makes her presence known by messing with the restaurant's jukebox. The Dakota Central Park West at 72nd St. In the sixties, the ghost of a young boy/young man was seen by a couple of construction workers at The Dakota. A girl dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing was seen by painters working at the building several years later. John Lennon, who was murdered outside the Dakota in 1980, is also rumored to haunt the area around the undertaker’s gate. To add to the eeriness, the building was also the setting for Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. Ear Inn 326 Spring St Haunted by Mickey, who was killed when he was hit by a car in front of the Inn, a sailor who lived in the Ear Inn when it was a boarding house.


Empire State Building 350 Fifth Avenue various sightings have been reported of suicide victims who jumped from the Empire State Building's observatory. Landmark Tavern 626 11th Ave (46th St) Opening in 1868, waiters at the Landmark Tavern believe the restaurant is haunted by an Irish girl and a Confederate soldier. Manhattan Bistro 129 Spring Street This SoHo building is haunted by a young woman, Elma Sands, who was murdered in December 1799 and dropped in a well which is now in the restaurant's basement. Sands alleged murderer, Levi Weeks, was never convicted despite strong evidence. Evidence of the ghost's presence includes ashtrays knocked off tables, plates being broken on the floor, and bottles flying off shelves. Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace (between West 160th and 162nd Streets) Built in 1765 as a summer home for British Colonel Roger Morris and his wife, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest remaining house in Manhattan. Several ghosts are reputed to haunt the mansion: Eliza Jumel, former mistress of the mansion, has been seen wandering the house in a purple dress, rapping on walls and windows; the ghost of a young servant girl who committed suicide by jumping out a window has been seen in the mansion's servants quarters; and a soldier from the American Revolution, who's picture hangs on a wall in the mansion, has also been seen.

New Jersey

Allamuchy - Ghost Lake Alpine - Devil's Tower Ancora - Veterans haven Atlantic City - Taj Mahal Bay Head - The Greenville Hotel/Restaurant Bayonne - Bayonne High School Bayonne - Elco Naval Base Bayonne - Robbins Reef Yacht Club Bayville - Admiral Farragoes Barnegat - Graveyard, Old 2 story house across from the graveyard Barnegat Light - Lighthouse Bergen County - Little Ferry Bernardsville - Bernardsville Public Library Bernardsville - Long Rd. Blackwood - Jefferson Hall at Camden County College


Boonton - Darress Theater Boonton - The Grave Yard on Green Street Bordentown - Missionary Browns Mills - Redfeather Trail Burlington - Burlington County Prison Burlington - Doane Academy Byram Twp. - The Colby Mansion Cape May - Cape May County Historical Museum Cape May - Christian Admiral Hotel Cape May - Higbee's Beach Cape May - Hotel Macomber Cape May - Inn at 22 Jackson Cape May - John F. Craig House Bed & Breakfast Cape May - The Sea Holly Inn Cape May - Spiaggi Cape May - The Southern Mansion Cape May - The Windward House Cape May - Washington Inn Cape May - Winterwood Gift Shoppe Cape May - World War II Bunker Cedarville - Newport Cedarville / Fairton - the old stone church Chester - Main Street Cinnaminson - Lakeview Memorial Cemetery Cinnaminson - Maple Shade Clinton - Red Mill Columbus - The Columbus Inn Cranford - Gallows Hill Road Delanco - Nelly's Pond Delran - Holy Cross High School Dennisville - Henry Ludlam Inn Denville - St. Claires Hospital East Greenwich - Eglington Cemetery East Greenwich - Lenape village East Hanover - Nike Drive Edgewater - Old River Road Edison - Edison job corps academy Edison - Old White Church on Woodbridge Ave Elizabeth - Elizabeth General Medical Center in Elizabeth Flemington - Union Hotel Forked River - The old Forked River House Restaurant & Tavern Fort Dix - Garden Terence Fort Dix - Haunted Hospital Franklin - Headquarters of the Meadow Foundation Franklin Township - VanWickle home Franklineville - Iona Lake Inn Glassboro - Rowan University Glendora - Gabriel Davies Tavern Gloucester - National Park


Hoboken - The Brass Rail Restaurant Hamilton - McCorristin Catholic High School Hackettstown - Hackettstown high Hackettstown - Union Cemetery Hoboken - Arthur's Tavern Hope - Jenny Jump State Park Hopewell - Barry's Chapel Howell - Allaire Howell - Freewood acres Howell - In the woods Jackson - Log Cabin Ruins Jersey City - 629 Grove St. Jersey City - Daily News Building Jersey City - St. Joseph's Church Lakehurst - Naval Air Station Lambertville - Inn Of The Hawke Lambertville - Lambertville high school Landisville - Landisville Fire Company Laurence Harbor - Bowne Provost Family Cemetery Lavallette - The Murder house Lincoln Park - Heartbeat Lane Madison - Drew University Madison - Fairleigh Dickinson University Maple Shade - Woodlawn Park Marlboro - Main Street Market Marlboro - Marlboro Mental Institution Marlton - Airport on KettleRun Road Matawan - Rose Hill Cemetery Mays Landing - The Abbott House Bed & Breakfast Mays Landing - Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Middlesex County - Circle Players Midland Park - Crayhay Mansion Millington - Elm Street Middle School Montvale - Fieldstone Middle School Morristown - Jimmy's Morristown - Water's Edge Cafe Morristown - Jockey Hollow Mt. Holly - Historic Burlington County Prison Museum Mt. Hope - Mt. Hope Road Mt. Laurel - Hartford Rd. Haunted house National Park - The park museum Neshanic Station - Murphy's Crocodile Inn Newark - Branch Brook Park New Monmauth - Shelly Drive Nutley - Park Pub Restaurant NUTLEY - OLD CANAL INN Oaklyn - The Ritz theater Old Bridge - Nike Missle Base Parsippany - Hilltop Care Center


Parsippany - Intervale Road Passaic County - Annie's Road Paterson - Oliver Street Paterson - Tenth Ave Pemberton - Mount Misery Pemberton - Pemberton Township High School Auditorium Pennington - Old Farmhouse on Main Street Perth Amboy - Alpine Cemetery Perth Amboy - The Proprietary house Perth Amboy - St. Mary's Cemetery Phillipsburg - Hunt Homestead Pine Beach - Admiral Farragut Academy Pittsgrove - Ye Olde Centerton Inn Point Pleasant Beach - McLacleans Port Monmouth - Spy House Museum Quinton/Bridgeton - Berrys Chapel Raritan - Raritan Library Richland - Railroad tracks behind St. Augustine Prep High school Ringwood - Ringwood Manor Ringwood - Ringwood Manor Cemetery River Vale - Roberge School Riverside - dead mans corner Riverside - Watchcase Tower Roseland - St. John's church graveyard Scotch Plains - Graveyard South Dennis - The Graveyard on Route 47 Sparta - Remax Leaders Swedesboro - Swedesboro Lake Tabernacle - Caranza Road Toms River - Castle Park Totowa - Annie's Road Totowa - Laurel Grove Cemetery Totowa - Little Falls Totowa - Totowa Road Union - The Caldwell House Union - Kean University Verona - The Asylum Villas - Trails Verona - Overbrook Warren - Warren Graveyard Washington - Washington cemetery Wayne - Clairview Movie Theater Wayne - Dey Mansion West Long Branch - Monmouth University West Milford - Clinton Rd. West Milford - Passaic County West New York - Elementary School Westville - river drive Wharton - Knotty Pine Pub


Woodstown - Seven Stars Tavern

Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts (Essex County) Known for the notorious witch trials of 1692, Salem is visible like the ghosts who reside there in the quiet places throughout the town. Definitely, you should visit Nathaniel Hawthorn's birthplace, the House of the Seven Gables. The public is allowed to explore the house Hawthorn lived in, and there is also a haunted inn once owned by a woman who was accused of being a witch. Danvers, Massachusetts (Essex County) Danvers was known as Salem Village and was home to many of the accused witches who stood trial in Salem. It is also the home of former Danvers State Hospital. Like most of its kind, Danvers State Hospital was a place for lost souls. It was a progressive institution for its time, but deteriorated from overcrowding in the '30s and '40s. Documented activity includes cold spots, the sound of cries, voices and various ghosts of former patients.


Lizzie Borden's House (92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts) Now known as the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, you can rent and sleep in the rooms where Lizzie and the rest of the family slept. The debate rages on as to whom committed the infamous murders, but most agrees this is still an active location. People have reported seeing a mist-like human figure form above a couch in the area where Andrew Borden took the last nap of his life. Apparitions of Abby Borden and Lizzie have reportedly appeared in the basement and bedrooms in front of startled guests and staff. The Houghton Mansion (172 Church Street, North Adams, Massachusetts) The story at this haunted location is about a 1914 car accident, the death of a beloved daughter and that of a devoted father a few days later. Add the tragic suicide of the chauffeur, and you have the sordid tale of the Houghton Mansion. The mansion was the home of wealthy businessperson, Albert Houghton. A pleasure drive resulted in an accident that killed his adult (and youngest) daughter and caused Albert to die a few days later, reportedly of a broken heart. Family servant John Widders was at the wheel and committed suicide later by hanging himself. Today the three-story mansion is home to the Masons and also serves as the base for the Berkshire Paranormal Group. Activity includes doors opening on their own accord, audible footsteps, overwhelming feelings of sadness and anger, cold spots and EVPs. The Hoosac Tunnel (North Adams, Massachusetts) The name 'Hoosac' means 'forbidden' in Native American. This tunnel was the first tunnel of the time to be built using nitroglycerin. Subsequent accidents, deaths, cave ins and fires earned the location its nickname, 'The Bloody Pit'. Over two hundred men died during its construction, and sighs, apparitions, strange lights, sounds and voices have been seen and heard from the 1800s to this day. Be careful - this is still an operating railroad line and tunnel. Saint Thecla Retreat House, Dudley Road (77 Dudley Rd., Billerica, Massachusetts) The Retreat House is the private property of the Daughters of St. Paul Convent. Dudley Road in front of the house is a public road and has seen its share of ghostly nuns, strange lights and sounds. It remains a perfect spot for EVP, digital recorder and camera work. Beckett Land Trust/Historic Quarry (Becket, Massachusetts) The Beckett Land Trust was a stone quarry from the 1850s through the 1960s. To this day, it looks as though the workers put down their tools and just walked away. There is a reason to be cautious around the abandoned machines and piles of stone. The sounds of working machinery can be heard as well as disembodied voices, and there are cold spots.


Texas Dallas – Lawrence Hotel – opened in October 1925–crying and shadows on 10th fl. allegedly woman jumped or fell from presidential suite back in the 40's–often heard voices and footsteps and many cold spots—high heeled footsteps back and forth across the lobby between midnight and 6am—gentleman gambler on 2nd level where there used to be an illegal casino during the late 20'-30's–lots of movement in the basement areas too. – March 2007 Update/ Correction: There are other Internet rumors that the illegal gambling casino was in the basement. This is not accurate. The casino was in fact on the second floor. However, laundry carts have been reported by the staff to move on their own in the basement. The front desk will often get calls from (3) rooms in the hotel on a regular basis that no one has


checked into. The 10th floor has one room in particular (room #1009) where the staff say when they try to open the door to the room they get resistance on the other side as if someone doesn’t want you to come in. Lots of activity has been captured in this room. A congressman also lived in the hotel at one time who also killed himself at the hotel. He lived on the 10th floor. Female voices are heard in the hall. Dallas – LBJ House – Supposedly there is supposed to be blood on the walls and some areas of the house where the wife and children were sacrificed and there is a really cold feeling if you stand in a certain place, but I’ve never talked to anyone who has seen that personally. Also the property has been abandoned for several decades and no one will buy the lot. Dallas – Millermore – A two story Greek revival home completed in 1861, is currently the center piece of Old City Park Museum. Over the last 30 years there have been continual stories of a haunting in the house. Many unrelated individuals (museum guests, volunteers, and staff) have sensed the presence of a female spirit in the house. The activity seems to center around the former nursery and master bedroom on the second floor. Dallas – Millermore Mansion at Old City Park Museum – This 1860's mansion was the home of the same Dallas family for over 100 years before becoming part of the museum. Consistent stories are told of a ghostly female presence in the second floor area around the former nursery. Visitors, docents, and staff have all felt the presence over the last 25 years. Dallas – Oak Cliff – Combs Creek St – This is about a little girl in a bike that haunts a street called Combs Creek by the railroad tracks. The story is that a little girl was riding her bike on the railroad and supposedly she got stuck and got run over by the train and now she haunts this little deserted street by the railroads. Dallas – Oak Cliff – Wilbur Street Play ground – They say in the 1920s that a little girl got permission from her parents, to go play in the playground of Wilbur St. around a creek. A drunk driver was out of control and hit the girl, which was happily playing on the swing. People now say that if you look closely at the swings you will see the happy little girl swinging. Dallas – Old Parkland – January 2007 Update Additional information: Removed – Private property Due to the heavy demolition and safety concerns, the property owners have been overloaded with inquiries about paranormal investigations before the changes are made. The new management does not want the publicity or rumors to be out there that their property is haunted. Many trespassers have already been prosecuted. Dallas – Pleasant Grove Christian Church – Reports of seeing Children who run by and disappear. Banging and howling noises from all over the grounds. One witness has taken pictures with a digital camera at this site and obtained pictures of floating orbs, a child’s face in what was an empty hallway, and what appears to be an adult hand holding an axe. The children spirits are not too intense but the adult spirit seems very angry and seems to want to be left alone. Rumor of the adult possibly murdering the child. Dallas – Rylie Academy – The lights turn on and off, strange sounds reported. Dallas – Snuffers Restaurant – numerous people have seen this unidentified ghost.


Dallas – White Rock Lake – The Lady of the Lake – or White Lady has been seen here and on the road by the lake – dressed in a 1920's evening gown and soaking wet – she asks drivers for a ride to a house on Gaston Ave where she disappears leaving nothing but a wet stain on the seat. The story is that she was the daughter of a wealthy family in the 1920's. She was on her way home from a ball when her car wrecked in the lake – she drowned, but the others lived. Dallas – Turtle Creek Center – A successful businessman worked at this building through the 1980's. His name was Harold and on the 13th of September 1989, he died from unexplained reasons in his office at approximately 9 p.m. His spirit has been seen in the fire exit/ stairways by a few working in the building. They have reportedly seen a man walking between the 13th and 14th floors with blood falling from his eyes and a look of shear death on his face. When they follow him into the hallway he disappears without a trace. Deer Park – Battleship Texas – Supposedly haunted by a sailor named Red. Some Students encountered a wispy form, which wandered across a hallway behind a locked screen door. DeKalb – Cry Baby Creek – It is said that on a clear night you can drive to a bridge outside this small town and hear the screams of an infant. The story states that a mother and her baby had a horrible accident there and the infant drown in near freezing waters. Denton – The University of North Texas – Bruce Hall – There is a spirit of a pregnant women trapped in the building who in the 1930's tried to starve herself to cause an abortion There have been sightings of a young women roaming the halls when the building is closed. Also, the students are bothered by minor annoyances. Denton – The University of North Texas – Union Suite 324 – The CSRR and SLA offices of the university have wandering ghosts. Those who have extra work and stay later after hours tend to hear the fax machine turn on and off. This ghost “nicknamed” Brandy likes to lock employees in copy rooms and offices, run blank pages through the copier, and turn on and reboot computers. Diboll – The Diboll House – Owners of the house would have coinciding nightmares, smelling bad odors that seemed to come from no where, feelings of being watched, strange banging noises, apparitions, and reports of being physically attacked (smacked, thrown). Diboll House Experience Donna – EL Cascabel – El Cascabel is an old bar that is out in the country. It has been abandon since 1995.It is said that two men got in a fight and one shoot the other man. The ghost can be seen at midnight of the man drinking. Donna – Silver Nugget Saloon – late at night some people have said they have seen lights turn on by themselves others have said they have heard music dancing and laughter coming from the building. Dumas – Dumas Jr. High – In the North Gym at Dumas Jr high there was a group of JR High girls practicing Volleyball. After practice everyone left except this one girl. No one came to pick her up so she decided to go back into the gym to wait for her ride. The janitor went into the gym and stabbed the girl and then his self. If you are in there by your self you can hear the girl screaming for help and the janitor laughing at what he was doing. Eagle Pass – Abandoned Radar Base – Many teens have gone out to the abandoned base to party there have reported many strange apparitions and spirits that haunt the base grounds.


Eagle Pass – Old Texas Ballroom – In the late 1950's it was said that an old man went crazy and shot himself. If you take pictures you will find out for yourself! East Bernard – East Bernard High School – There is an old High School in the small town of East Bernard. In the gym there are orbs and spirits everywhere. If you go down to the girls weight room the punching bag will start and stop moving Earth – Springlake – Earth High School – Many Students that have attended the high school have been killed over the years in car accidents. It is believed that some of them, possibly along with a teacher that was killed in a car wreck, may haunt the gym, the auditorium, and the band hall. If you go into the gym alone, you can hear people talking in the girls’ locker room. No one wants to go into the auditorium alone, because the janitors have reported hearing the same ghostly sounds every day while cleaning. It’s so bad that they now turn a radio up full blast just so they won’t have to hear it. Edinburg – 18th St. – In Edinburg, there is a house that is haunted located on Shunior and 18th street. This house is right in the corner on 18th street and Shunior. Well this house has always been there for rent, and people that move in wont last no more than 3 months, due to extremely horrible terrifying noises. Edinburg – Austin Elementary – strange sightings have taken place there. It is located just 1/4 of a mile from Hillcrest cemetery. It is said that late at night you can see figures walking on the school grounds. Edinburg – Museum of South Texas History – The Museum of South Texas History was formally the old Edinburg courthouse and jail. In the original part of the building you get an eerie feeling as you walk up the stairs to the tower. The tower was the hanging room, were they would hang the convicted prisoners that were sentenced to death. It is recorded that only one man was executed in the tower, however, some people claim that more than one was executed. You can feel a cold spot in the tower. Some claim that the rope that is still hanging there swings back and forth. Shadows of a man hanging have been seen by some and many people who have passed by the building at night claim to hear voices, sounds, and wails coming from the original part of the building where the tower stands. Edinburg – South Middle School – a couple of years ago a student fell from the west side staircase and died. Come midnight you can see a white body walking around the staircase. Edinburg – University of Texas Pan American – Troxxel Hall Dormitories – Legend has that a girl got pregnant by a guy who took her as a one-night stand but she thought he really liked her. Well when she found out that she was pregnant she attempted to give herself an abortion in her dorm room, she didn’t think she could so she committed suicide. Some student living at Troxxel say that at night sometimes they hear knocking on a certain door. El Dorado – North East section of town – The time of day plays no concern for the unusual sightings that occur. During the daylight hours, voices of children playing and adults talking can be heard. At night strange orbs can be seen floating along the roadways some as large as a basketball. In some of the homes, sounds of dishes breaking, and none were ever seen to have been broken. Closets in the home would have auras of foreboding, as if some one was staring at you as you passed. One homeowner shot a trespassing dog at night only to find that it vanished before his eyes at point blank range. As children walk from one home to another, they would here additional footsteps along side. During a family get together several family members slept out in the back yard under a night-light placed in the yard,


during the night they awoke to see a hat that belonging to the owner of the house rise from the table, lift about 6 feet in the air, go toward the back door. Once there the screen door opened and the hat proceeded inward after a brief pause. The screen door shut after the hat entered. All of this time there was no wind, and it was all done in silence. El Paso – area around El Paso is supposedly home to “El Muerto,” meaning “the dead one” or “the dead man.” This is a common Mexican tale of a beheaded man who rides his horse through the desert with his head either carried in his lap, or hung on a rawhide thong from the saddle. “El Muerto” can also be found basically anywhere in West Texas/South-East New Mexico/Northern Chihuahua Mexico. El Paso – Cathedral High School – The school’s most haunted place is the third floor, which is also the floor of the freshmen lockers and most of the freshmen classes. One time an unsuspecting freshmen went up to go get something from his locker that he had left up there and saw that towards the end of the hall a locker was left open. He started heading down the hall to see whose locker it was when the locker was slammed close and a white figure started running in the opposite direction of where the guy was that was walking down the hall. The guy started running after it but once the ghost turned the corner it disappeared. Another part of Cathedral that is haunted is a staircase that leads up into a separate classroom that is attached to the third floor. Once you walk into this classroom you can feel an eerie presence in the room. The hairs start standing up on the back of your neck and you get the feeling as if someone is either watching you are is right behind you, but no matter how much you search around the room you can find no trace of anything living or once living. El Paso – Chase Building – Woman in red dress is said to haunt top floor. Strange red lights can be seen coming from top floor at night from a distance. El Paso – Clint – Clint High School – In the Old Gym above the Theatre, it has been said that the body of a girl, raped by a janitor, can be seen hanging. Also in the Band Room where all instruments are stored, one can hear someone playing an instrument at night and just being in there gives an eerie feeling that makes you run out. El Paso – Concordia Cemetery – Traffic noise is a factor but how do you explain sounds of children playing and laughing at two in the morning. There is a section of the cemetery were score of children were buried after they died during a small pox epidemic. You can hear the hoof beats of Calvary soldiers, and just general conversation, but never really understanding the words just recognizing the human voices.

El Paso – Cristo Rey Catholic Church – This church with is part of a cloistered convent, is only open to the public during Holy Week. Many visitors have spoken of a kindly older nun dressed in traditional habit of the order. She is usually seen praying at the altar’s communion rail and slowly fades away when approached. El Paso – Crockett Elementary – The building is aged back to the 1920's and supposedly served as a hospital to war veterans. It’s said that on the second floor that a child not knowing the history the building had witnessed a man walking down the hall with bloody gauze on his head and amputated arm. El Paso – Del Valle high school – It’s been known that in this school three young guys killed band


members from there. And now it’s been known that at night you can hear the screaming of the killed band members, screaming for their lives. El Paso – Desert View Middle School – One night a coach came to this school and heard punching noises on the lockers when no one was there. Another story is a lunch lady got to the school early in the morning and saw a white figure run through the gym. When no other students where there. El Paso – Escontrias Elementary – A high school was built on top of a cemetery and in the girl’s looker room a girl named Mary was said to be getting a towel when a large gate fell on top of her pressing a deep wound in her neck. Later this high school was turned into a Elementary school were f you go to the girls restroom before you exit the back side of the school you will see five girls hung from the ceiling with many bloody hand prints on the wall.

Pennsylvania Allentown - King George Inn - Believed to be haunted by a ghost named Charlie, who likes to bother people working in the kitchen, drops utensils and moves things around. Allentown - King George Inn - Several ghosts reportedly haunt this place. A woman and young child can be seen in the basement, along with a man wearing Revolutionary War type clothing. By an employee's account, a ghost hunter asked to spend the night alone there once. In the morning, the owner returned to find the ghost hunter's equipment, but the ghost hunter was never seen afterwards.


Allentown - Magnolia's Vineyard Restaurant - the ghost of a young woman haunts this building. Barton Brook - Benson home - There are several hauntings at this location. They all circulate around an old home from the 1800's in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania. One ghost is of someone who has ethnic features, somewhat of a servant looking, perhaps a black servant, not sure. This is a torso / head apparition. The living residents of a house heard a party going on downstairs. Wishing to investigate, they head down stairs. This house had a sealed up staircase (It had its own room). When they got to the door, they could hear people talking and smell coffee. As they opened the door, the smell and sound disappeared. It reappeared when they returned to their beds. Bartonsville - International eatery - In the early 90's the site of a female apparition was sighted walking into the kitchen. The desk was also said to contain a spirit which opened and closed drawers. The building is now Dale's coffee bar Beaver Falls - Summer Cut Bridge - Legend has it that a woman's car went off this bridge on a rainy night and she died. Late at night on a rainy night if you go down on the train tracks where her car landed and stand there in the darkness, you can see her walking down the train tracks in a white dress. Berks - Reading - Health South Rehabilitation Hospital - Used to be the Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. People reported many happenings, noises, lights turning of etc. Bernville - Penn Valley Hotel - Unexplainable sounds have been heard inside the Penn valley. Built around 1854 the log-framed building has served as a country inn and roadhouse, and was used as a stage coach stop in the last century. Very unsettling sounds can be heard inside. Footsteps from the floor above, but their is no floor above. Pots and pans rattle muffled sounds of children playing and rooms lights turning off and on in front of your eyes. The whir of the cash register and the drawer opening and the ring of a bell. Dirty dishes placed in the sink when just minutes before all the dishes were cleaned and put away. Bethlehem - Moravian College - Comenius Hall - At night you can see a light going back and forth across the top floor of this hall. It is said to be the ghost of the gentleman the hall is named after. Birdsboro - Covatta's Restaurant - This restaurant used to be a private residence that was built in the 1700's. There are 3 floors in the building, but tourists are only allowed on the first two. Employees of the restaurant have reported everything being moved around when they come to work in the morning. On the second floor, if you stand by the steps to the third floor, you can hear whistling. There are even documented photos of the ghosts. Blairsville - Livermore cemetery - Livermore long ago sank beneath the water in a flood and now is a very haunted place in pa. The people that live in Livermore all died do to the flood now you can hear dogs barking to keep away unwanted visitors at sunset and out by were the city sank you can see an outline of a man and his cow walking down the path to the city and by the city gates people have claimed to see a horse and carriage going back and forth across the entrance to the city and in the city you can see an old lady in a pink old fashion dress looking for some one to talk to. December 2003 update / Warning: be careful of the people living in this area. They don't like visitors and may shoot at you! 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. Boiling springs - Boling Springs Lake - Ghost can be seen at night walking around the lake. One is very common. She is called the night walker. She will walk around the lake and sit on a bench. It looks like she is waiting for someone to come and see her. Braddock - J. Edgar Thompson Steel Works - This site (across the river from Kennywood Park) is haunted by the ghosts of British soldiers who were killed by the French & Indians during General Braddock's Campaign of 1755.George Washington observed many of the unfortunate wretches when he organized the retreat of the survivors. Bradford County - Barclay Mountain - Barclay Cemetery - The Cemetery is haunted by the ghosts of miners. Mining axes can be heard striking the ground in spots throughout the graveyard, tiny little piles of coal are found throughout the grounds, voices can be heard yelling at each other, and Footsteps and Running tend to run throughout the grounds. It is also said that there is at least one family maybe more that are buried up there that died from the Black Plague. Buckingham - Gravity Hill- If you stop your car and put it in neutral on a certain spot on the road, rumor has it that the soldiers of a war were carrying something up the hill, and when you are in neutral your car moves backward up the hill. Bucks County - Black Bass Hotel- In Lumberville, on the river, many haunts in this old hotel including a woman in white who walks the halls and has been seen in a guestroom with a pearl-handled revolver in her lap. Also, Old Hans, an original innkeeper who was stabbed to death in tavern brawl by immigrant canal workers. The pool of blood on the tavern floor has been known to appear on several occasions. Butler County - McConnell's Mill State Park - The old Mill turned state park is home to many spirits who still roam the hills and Slippery Rock Creek. When the mill was operational a man who worked there always walked the same path to work. He carried his lunch in a box and a lantern. Rumor is the man died because of a malfunction in the equipment. Some nights if you park your car right above the mill the man can be seen walking down the hill to mill. He goes into the mill a light seems to be on and screams are heard coming from the mill. There is also the spirit of a caretaker that lived on the property from the early 1930's until his death around 1960. Times he can be seen chasing people away from the land he loved and took care of. Legend has it that a girl died in auto accident on the covered bridge that crosses Slippery Rock Creek beside the mill. Stories say she can be summoned by parking your car in the middle of the bridge turning off the engine and lights and honking your horn 3 times. She is supposed to appear in your rear view mirror. Natural human reaction is to turn around and look but she's never there and disappears from the mirror. Many people have lost their lives in the treacherous Slippery Rock Creek, which is more of a river in the surrounding area. Numerous adventurous young people have drowned in waters. Several people have perished climbing the park's huge rock formations. There is no doubt it one of the most haunted areas in Butler, Pennsylvania. 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. 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." There were two pictures taken by my family that have shown orbs in them. Carlisle - Carlisle Barracks - Bandstand - On Summer nights you can still hear the Carlisle Indian School’s band play. Carlisle - Carlisle Barracks - Letort View Community Center - At least three ghosts hunt this place. Most likely many more. From Jim Thorpe, A lady in a ball gown, a farmer and Native Americans from the Carlisle Indian School. The basement is so haunted they call it purgatory. Carlisle - 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 hand print 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 that 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 hand print was washed away. Three days later, the print reappeared. As legend has it, the wall has been repeatedly washed and painted, but the hand print always returns. The wall was supposedly even ripped down and re-plastered, but the hand print returned yet again. The prison is now opened to tourist, but the cell with the hand print is off limits. Visitors can still view the print through the cell door, though. Carnegie - Old Lonsinger House - Reports of hearing an organ playing and seeing an apparition of a "Blue Lady." Many claim that she would knock on their door in the middle of the night saying that something was very wrong in the house though nothing was ever found out of the ordinary. Cecil - Peters Township - Montour Trail "HELL" - Reports of unexplained lights that don’t shine. A short figure that has green eyes and a white hand on its left side. A little girl in a white dress that follows people. Strange noises, feeling of being followed. Outside one tunnel always rocks falling from the road, even thought the road is paved. There was supposedly a train wreck in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s where the trail is now located. 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 blood stains on the floor and a picture of an anarchy drawn on the floor!! 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. 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. On the bus ramp a young girl was run over by a bus and killed, they say on the anniversary of her death you can see her roaming the ramp looking for her bus to go home. Colwyn - Anne's Rock - Haunted by an Indian Princess who was killed during an electrical storm. Her body was never found, but there are burnt outlines of a person on the side of the rock. When you go into the park passed the rock, you smell herbs and feel a chocking sensation on your neck; as well as icy cold hands, scratches and rashes, and even bruises. Town people state that the story goes that Princess Anne's father refused to let her marry an English man and her ghost is very angry at who ever trespasses into the woods. 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. Cranberry - Knob Hill Barn - The present barn is a replacement, the original one having burnt down during a punk rock show in the early 1990s. Police have responded to many calls from nearby residents claiming to hear a loud party going on at the site, some even seeing cars parked all around the barn. Every time the police arrive, though, the barn is empty and silent. Cranberry - Pinehurst Subdivision - The original owners claimed that there were at least twelve Indian burial mounds on this site that were later plowed under for farming. Workers clearing the land unearthed bones dating back to 200 BC. Pinehurst residents have reported countless unexplained phenomena. Cranberry - Venago Trail Golf Club - The golf course is built atop the former Venango Trail, a Native American 'highway’. Indians in period dress supposedly emerge from the forest to cross the fairway before disappearing into thin air.

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! Delaware - Media - Williamson trade school - George dorm - is an old recovery dorm for soldiers who went to the school to recover, late at night you can hear footsteps and a feeling of being watched. Delmont - McCorys farm - this site will defiantly make the hair stand up on your neck. This house is a two story wooden farm house, but the weird thing is there two of them. Completely identical, this house is supposedly to be haunted by John Mc Cory. Back in 1984 he was sent to an insane asylum,


because he killed his two children and hung his wife in the back yard. After he was released, he built a replica of the house and hung himself on the back porch. Feelings of being watched and not being alone are reported. Dormonth - Library is said to be haunted by a librarian who worked there years ago. The story is also in a book called Pittsburgh Ghosts. Also, just to let you know, I am a native Pittsburgher and the story that you have posted about the Green Man is not accurate. Story has it that he was an electrician who was working on a power line during a bad storm and was struck by lighting. It is said that he did not die due to his injuries but that the heat from the lightning bolt melted his facial features and he appeared to have a green glow about himself. He is a well-known urban legend in the Pittsburgh area. Drexel Hill - Archbishop Prendergast High School - Originally the old Drexel Estate and Then later before the school an orphanage- there are 2 tales here. The 1st is the story of an orphan that was murdered by another. On the second floor of the school there are still 2 halls left with the original bedrooms- still not converted to classrooms. The halls are on the same floor as the chapel. Students have claimed to see furniture move in those rooms. There is 1 old rocking horse in particular that will ALWAYS MOVE ON ITS OWN when the room is occupied for too long. Because of the hostile vibe felt in that room, people believe that is the spirit of the murdering orphan, who also died there due to a "freak" accident. There are also reports of students seeing two children late at night, running, fighting, and screaming through those halls. The 2nd story is the tale of a nun who taught at the orphanage. She hung herself in the bell tower and haunts it to this day. Many times the bell will ring unexpectedly and late at night a light will go on and off. Unlike the modern light that is suppose to be up there (which seems to always mysteriously short out), it looks like a candle. Students who have tried to get up there have been spooked severely. The school has had the bell tower sealed off for years. Some students have reported coming back from school dances and looking up to see the nun looking at them from the bell tower. Drexel Hill - Garretford Elementary School - Now, next to the school there is a WAWA. Many, many years ago, long before the school was ever built, the grounds were a holding house for prisoners. Many of the prisoners were mistreated and murdered by the guards. Their bodies were buried on the plot, unmarked, and later the school was built over their graves. Many times late at night you can see them walking the grounds. They are very restless and some quite hostile. One summer, after the night of a full moon, the following morning all the birds and squirrels in the surrounding trees were found mysteriously dead all over the school grounds. DuBois - DuBois Regional Medical Center - Transcription Department - What used to be the old convent is the transcription department for DRMC in the back of the Home Health department. When employee's work at night up there by themselves 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 themselves during the night. Elizabeth - St. Michael's Church - In the early 1980's the diocese of Pittsburgh ordered the church padlocked at 3:00 AM without any warning to the parishioners. The only explanation the diocese would give is that the floor of the 125 year old church was too weak and in danger of collapse. Since that time strange changes to the church have taken place. While the rest of the colored panes of glass in the windows have retained their color the faces of the saints have turned black. Inside the church the walls have peeled and cracked, the pews are filthy with bird droppings and dead birds, yet the area around the altar and the altar itself, which is draped a 100 year old altar cloth from Ireland, is in pristine condition.


As if it were ready for Sunday mass. There is a statue of Saint Michael the Archangel above the main entrance to the church posed with lance and shield. Over the years the statue's shield looks as if it is battle worn and covered with dried blood. Elizabethtown - Chiques road - A man burnt his baby, wife and himself in an upstairs room. The house still stands. The living room window grows a crack, but if you walk away and come back the window is not cracked anymore. you can hear screaming, and crying. The front door is supposed to be bolted shut, but it will swing open. And the blinds in the window where they were burned open and close. Elizabethtown - Purple light bridge - There is a bridge near turnpike road and it is said to have been haunted by a young boy who was killed by a train one night. Real late at night you can hear a train coming and see a purple light. It is said to be his spirit. Elton - Becky's Grave - Supposedly 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 a full moon nights, a shadowy figure has been seen rising from the gravesite of a WWII soldier while a west wind blows. 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 Emmsworth - Dicksmont Mental Institution - Used for mentally challenged patients in the 1800's and was taken over in a rebellion by the patients. Since, apparitions can be seen wandering the grounds, lights flicker, unexplained noises, doors slamming, cold spots add to the already eerie feeling.December 2003 Update: There is a house where a security guard lives near the site. He will give you permission to walk around up there but only in daylight hours. During the night you it will be considered trespassing. Ephrata - Mountain Springs Hotel- built somewhere around 1850 as a hydropathic retreat because of the medicinal qualities of the pure springs from the mountain. It later became the Ephrata Hospital, The hospital closed there when the new hospital was built in 1949. It was a famous resort where people came from all over the country. When the hospital closed, the grounds and buildings were purchased by a group of spiritualists who renamed it "Camp Silver Belle," after an Indian spirit guide. This hotel was open only in the summers during this period before it closed for good. If you are not too scared to go inside, you will feel cold breezes, see shadows and hear sounds. Erie - Old Main Tower at Mercyhurst College - This structure used to be a convent in the earlier part of the twentieth century. A woman that had been told that her lover was killed in WW2 joined the convent back in its day. A few years later, the lost lover returned, but the nun had already given her heart to God. She went crazy and was locked in the tower where she committed suicide. The ring that her lover gave her was placed at the base of a Virgin Mary statue. For the last fifty years, anyone who had touched the ring died within five years. The ring was eventually locked away, but appears every so often. People have also claimed to see the nun's spirit roam the halls. Erie - Penn State Behrens - In the 1970's a student by the name of Henry, the last name has been lost over the years, lived on the 3rd floor in the West wing of Niagara Hall. Henry horribly died after


freezing to death on a cold winter night. It is said that he tried to get the heater to work and the door was jammed, no one heard his screams as he frantically tried to escape the room. The next morning his roommate found his body clung to the heater, hoping it would turn on. Some who stay in this haunted room have said that some nights you can hear Henry shaking the heater and the door in attempts to escape his frigid death. Erie - St. Peter Cathedral Center - The one part of the building is over 100 years old. Faint voices can be heard on the 4th floor. Banging throughout the building. Sometimes shadows can be seen. Lights turn off and on by themselves after leaving a room. Doors open and close by themselves at times. Erie - Watson-Curtze Mansion - The body of Gen. Anthony Wayne was boiled here in order to remove the skin from the bone so part of him could be buried in Philadelphia. The cauldron in which he was boiled is stored in the kitchen of the house and is known to bang and rattle at night. Also the apparition of a young girl is also seen on the second floor. The mansion is now a museum. Fayetteville - pond bank - back in the early 1900's a young woman decided for an unknown reason to take her life and her baby’s life in the pond. THE white lady comes back looking for her baby at night. There are stories of her riding on the back of cars and trucks late at night. In 2002 an unknown guy was coming home late at night. He went by pond bank and the white lady stepped in front of the car causing him to have an accident. When the cops arrived the guy told them about the white lady. Most cops didn’t believe him, But one did, the same happened to him 9 years before. Flourtown - Black Horse Inn - Sitting along Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown is an old building called the Black Horse Inn. The building was built 30 years before the formation of our country. General George Washington used it as a rest stop for his men on their way to Valley Forge. When you go inside the building the temperature is like walking into a freezer, even when it was 90 degrees outside. Witnesses have heard footsteps behind them and up on the second floor. In the main bar room there were voices from nowhere and they report it felt as though people surrounded them. On the second floor and the attic it is deserted of any furniture except one room where there is this old bed spring, a 1920's era toilet and a shower head. A picture was taken in there and it came out with a 12 year old girl in 1930's era clothing sitting on the bed looking at the floor. And a picture of the door and picked up a man standing in the doorway. Other pictures show countless orbs. Flourtown - The Tracks - A train used to run through Flourtown until the 60's or 70's. After the train stopped running the tracks remained until 1987 when they were removed and all that remains is a long dirt path that runs behind Penn Oak Rd. Residents in the area sometimes hear the sound of a train as if it were still running and have seen a man walking along the tracks and then disappear. They have also seen a small boy around the Basketball net on Penn Oak, As well as underneath the 309 bridge. The boy is about five yrs. old with thick black hair and 50's era clothes. 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" Freedom - Vicary Mansion - The Vicary Mansion is said to be haunted by the Captain Vicary. Tours are open on special days to celebrate the landmark. And people have seen chandeliers swinging back and forth and turning off and on. And you can hear voices. They even found a shoe that looks like it's from the 1800's. It was found near a secret room...there also you can feel a presence.


Gettysburg - Eisenhower - Foot prints on the top of the girl’s bathroom, noises in the bottom floor girl’s bathroom and moving things Gettysburg - Eisenhower Elementary School - In the 1st floor girls bathroom about 15 girls seen a mans boots feet prints on the high ceiling. If you turn off the lights on the bottom floor bathroom you will see little green lights. In the hallway going down the stairs there is this big picture of President Eisenhower, and when you go down the eyes follow you. Gettysburg - Gettysburg College - Brua Hall - The Theater on campus, Brua Hall, is said to be haunted by a civil war era man. He frequently visits the theater at night and has been seen backstage and on the catwalk of the theater. He likes to play practical jokes and move props and costumes around. The man has a favorite seat in the house and sometimes he has been seen watching the students practice for an upcoming show. This seat is left empty for every performance - in case he wants to come and watch! Gettysburg - Gettysburg College - Glatfelter Hall - The bell tower on Glatfelter Hall is haunted by the spirit of a girl that committed suicide by jumping from the tower. Male faculty members and students have seen her at the top of the tower late at night. The story is that her lover was supposed to jump with her, but after she jumped he changed his mind. So, late at night she tries to lure the men walking by up to the top, hoping they will jump to their death and join her. Gettysburg - Gettysburg College - Pennsylvania Hall - The Administrative offices on the campus are housed in a large, white building (Penn Hall) that was a hospital during the civil war. Several faculty members and students have seen a very graphic and horrible civil war hospital scene when the elevator in the building mysteriously goes out of control and takes the passengers to the basement. When the doors open, they are faced with the ghostly scene instead of the usual storage facility that is in the basement. The cupola on top of the building is also said to be haunted. Several students and faculty walking across campus late at night have seen a civil war soldier standing guard on top of the cupola. In several instances the soldier will spot the person and take aim with his rifle. Gettysburg - Gettysburg College - Stevens Hall - Haunted by the "The Blue Boy." About a hundred years ago, a young boy who was being abused at home sought refuge amongst the college women who lived here. One cold, snowy night, the headmistress came up to check on the girls so they hurriedly hid the boy outside on their window ledge. The headmistress took her time talking to the young women, but finally she went back to her room. The girls rushed to the window ledge only to find the boy was not there anymore! They went down & outside to see if he had fell, but there was no boy. To this day, sightings of a young boy, blue in the face as if frozen, are common among Stevens Hall residents.

Gettysburg - Jennie Wade House - The only civilian killed in the battle of Gettysburg, Jennie Wade, is known to haunt this house. Visitors have felt her prescience and her father's presence still mourning the loss of his daughter and on occasion the chain in the basement will be moved by some unseen hand. Gettysburg - Ridgewood - Small wooded housing development behind Oak Hill, the site of the first days battle where the peace light now stands. Residents report seeing a tall man in a tuxedo gazing. Unidentified blue lights in secluded wooded areas near houses. Unseen entity heard sprinting on train tracks towards night-walkers - has been known to throw rocks. Gettysburg - "Red House" - This large, civil war era house is always occupied by female students living off-campus, who attend Gettysburg College. There is a small grave in the backyard of the house


and it belonged to a young woman who was living there during the civil war. She is said to move around the house at night, moving objects around, breaking plates, glasses, etc. The smell of her perfume, lilac, can be smelled at night when she is walking about the house. Girard - Gudgeonville Bridge - About forty years ago a little girl fell off the cliff next to the bridge and her ghost are now seen there. The man named Gudgen, which the place was named after, supposedly beat his mule to death because it refused to cross the bridge, you can hear the hooves and bays on certain nights. Other odd apparitions and presences have also been felt there, such as if look to the right of the bridge up on the top of the cliff, an apparition appears in a dress and really pale. She then falls off the cliff and vanishes into air. 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. Gordon - Gordon Mountain - On top of the Gordon Mountain. A woman was murdered and left to die here many years ago. The man who killed her had a distinguishing scar on his face. When you drive up there at night, your car stalls. She walks to the car and checks all the windows for the man. She returns to her rock afterward and continues to brush her hair as she is doing when you first get there. The car will then start. Granville - Malta Home - it is said that back in the 1880's a maintenance worker killed all of the residents on the fourth floor and hid the bodies in the attic. Now it is said that you can hear the residents roaming the grounds around the surrounding village of Granville moaning and searching for families that once lived in the surrounding homes. Greene - Carmichaels - Greene Academy of the Arts - Building was built in 1790'2 a brick addition was added in 1800's, third week end in September is the annual Covered Bridge Festival, persons who have spend the night in the Academy as security guards have spoken of footsteps on second floor, a cemetery was located behind the building, when renovation began the headstones were moved to Laurel Point Cemetery about 300 yards to the rear of the building, security people and neighbors still speak of seeing shadow type human figure leaving the Academy grounds at night and moving toward the cemetery as thought they are now confused about where their graves are really located. Greene - Rices Landing - Train Tunnel - Legend and locals claim on a rainy night a young boy in the 1800's was driving his horse and buggy over railroad tracks to take a short cut when the train came and collided with the buggy, the boy's head was severed and his body found a piece of stove pipe which it placed where his head would be, now on rainy nights after dark if you walk the tracks and call "Stove Pipe" three times his ghost will appear to you.


Harmarville - Campbells Run Road - The Woods - Three hunters died. You will see large orbs floating through the woods. Also appear as an apparition with out feet. Harmony - Harmony Inn - A man named Louie was killed outside on the front steps of the Harmony Inn and is haunting the inn to try to spread his idea of linking the past present and future. Harrisburg - Harrisburg east mall - former J C Penny's - empty store that was formerly J.C. penny's at the Harrisburg east mall. Night security guards were known to see the images of a person on the stores roof and the image of a human looking from the glass doors. Many times during security checks inside the building, you would hear noises and get the feeling that you were being followed and watched, as if you were being "breathed" on also feelings of dread are common. During one occurrence in the summer, two of the security guards hit a cold spot inside the store and no air conditioning was on. Alarms would go off for no reason, lights would be turned on and off that were on motion sensors. Just a lot of creepy stuff. It was also reported to by a local detective and confirmed by a former employee that a person killed himself in the store and another person died of natural causes inside the store. The detective the information came from bought the gun the person used to kill himself from the family. The store still sits empty today. Hastings - Seldom Seen Valley Coal Mine - In the early 1900's three out of work miners from the small Mining town of Hastings head about a widow who had a large amount of jewelry and money and thought it to be an easy score. The made there way to the widow’s house and made way with the money after one of the robbers was shot in the arm by the widow’s oldest son. They made there way to what was at the time Miller Run Mining Company No.1 the hit the loot in a non-operating part of the mine and returned to Hastings. They were picked up in a police dragnet three days later after getting drunk and bragging about what they did. Not enough evidence was ever brought up to convict them when they were released they made there way back to the mine to recover the loot and make a get away. While they were digging they caused a large cave in that flooded nearly all of Miller Run the other side of the mountain was opened up into Chest Creek Mining Company where it meets with the old Miller Run min shaft. Fire Bosses and Pumpers working late at night would report digging and screaming noises coming from back Old Miller Run and still to this day if the mine is quite enough you can still hear the bone quenching noises of the 3 robbers desperately trying to get there money. The money and the bodies where never recovered due to the mine becoming flooded. Chest Creek Mining Co. is now Seldom Seen Mining co. is it for touring only and they are give from Memorial day till Labor day during the Halloween Season there is a haunted mine Conducted

Henryville - Henryville House Route 191 North - It is an old hotel that is currently out of business. It has at least nine spirits currently residing there. As far as we know there is a small child, three grown males and five grown females. They usually do not cause problems unless they are provoked. It is also believed that there is an old Native American burial ground on the property. Hershey - Hotel Hershey - Sightings of Mr. Hershey and doors opening and closing. The sound of foot steps in the old wine cellar. Strange noises and sounds. Hershey - Waltonville Rd. - It is said that the man who once lived in this abandoned house hid bodies in his basement. There is no bathroom, only an outhouse and the house was occupied until the late 80's. Strange noises have been heard along with sounds of chairs being thrown. The man's belongings are


still there along with millions of gun magazines, bullet shells, and bedpans. The basement has a dirt floor and no lights and stonewalls. There is also a strange picture of Jesus with a bullet hole put through his forehead. This house is heavily guarded by the Derry township police. Hollsopple - Fire Hall - A volunteer fireman was killed in the basement of the fire hall but no one can quite figure out how he died. Other firemen have complained of hearing doors aspen and close with no one inside, fire gear being misplaced. It is believed that the phantom of the dead fireman haunts the fire hall. Independence - old Bridge - Along a road in Independence Twp. in Beaver County, there runs a creek, which is spanned by a dilapidated iron bridge. Century and a half ago, a couple riding in a carriage were killed when their horses spooked and the carriage fell into the creek from the then wooden bridge. The course of the road has been changed, but one is still able to see the figure of the woman running beside the creek on some nights. 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 - 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. also reported radios shutting off by themselves. The building is on its 107th year. 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 but like something wants them to go back. Some people think its workers from the old coal mines or just spirits wondering. La Plume - Keystone College - Moffat Hall - Keystone College in itself is entirely haunted. Built in the 1800s, it has been said that the school grounds lay over an Indian burial ground; thus making some very unhappy metaphysical presences. Moffat Hall was the first residence hall built on campus. Though there are quite a few known stories of many different people dying (suicide mostly), there is no real known explanation for the ghost that haunts the girls bathroom in suite 2A. Walking into the bathroom late at night you can hear a girl crying, an apparition of the girl has been spotted. Lancaster - Franklin & Marshall College - Apparently in the late 1970's a female freshman committed suicide in her room on the third floor of South Ben Franklin dormitory because she could not handle the college's intense workload. Since that time, whenever winter finals grow near, there are reports of screams in the night, sightings of a ghostly figure wandering the halls with a physics book, and even the appearance of blood on the floor of her former room. Lansdown - Today Inc - Seeing shadows move across the windows when you are standing outside. The


building was built in the 1700's. The profile of a little boy is seen also. Letterkenny - Gravedigger Church - If you cross over the chain blocking the old driveway, you will start to here footsteps all around the boarded up church. If you decide to venture into the grave yard, don’t bother to close the old cast iron gate; an invisible force will shut it for you. Then when you turn to go back down the old driveway, you will notice the chain you just crossed swinging like a jumprope, even on the stillest of days. Lewisberry -Three kids were killed in a car accident at the end of Pleasant View Rd. If you go to the stop sign and put your car in neutral the ghost will push your car backwards up the hill. If you place baby powder on the front of your car you will see their handprints. This really happens. Lewistown - Burnham - Caves in the woods - There were two men shot to death and hidden in one cave a long time ago and they are supposed to haunt it, the `that one is on the other side of town and is said to be haunted by a boy who was hit by a car riding his bike and was hid in there. Milfard - Malibu dude ranch - This historic ranch is known for sightings of a small girl who has even spoken, and old man wandering endlessly throughout the ranch. Sightings have been seen by guests and staff. Milford - Tom Quick Inn - Over a century old, the Victorian Tom Quick Inn, one of the historical hotels in Milford, has undoubtedly acquired at least a few spirits over the years. Employees have reported hearing things, amongst others. Beds that have been made neatly were found to look like someone laid in them one of the rooms especially is known to be haunted. Guests have complained that their bed moved, and the employees have heard their names called out, only to discover no one. Millvale - The Evergreen Hotel - This is a really old hotel, which went from hotel to a bar, to a strip joint. When it was a bar it was a great place to go, but the stories of cupboard doors slamming, dishes being thrown out of the cupboards, cold spots upstairs, lights going on and off, have been going on for years. Visitors have been locked in the bathroom and others have been locked in the basement. Millvale - St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church - This church is said to be 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 Montgomery County - Pottstown - The Hill School Chapel - The chapel was built in late 1800's as a gift from the alumni of the elite boarding school. The Chapel is built in a very dark Romanesque style. One of the first headmasters of the school, John Meigs supposedly suffered from severe depression and hung himself from a light in the chapel. Unable to be buried on sacred ground because of the cause of death the school's greatest headmaster is buried right outside the side doors of the chapel. Students who have snuck into the chapel late at night have reported to see the very same light which Meigs hung himself. Also in the back of the chapel the stairway to the bell tower is littered with signatures of past alter boys and students. Noises such as screaming, bells ringing and Latin being spoken can sometimes be heard coming from the stairwell. Montgomery County - Worcester - Old Baptist Road Murder House - Reports of orbs, mysterious blue


lights, and "Ghost Dogs," surround an abandoned house where an alleged multiple-murder/suicide took place. (A man is supposed to have killed his whole family, a la Amityville Horror.) House is located on Old Baptist Road. Montrose - The Montrose House - The site of the Inn has a long history. The original Inn was used as the first jail, as a funeral home before there was a funeral home in town and as a school room. The original building burned to the ground in the mid 1920's. When the new building was about 90 percent completed it burned to the ground again. The building that stands on the site now was completed around 1926. Upstairs in the Inn there is a little boy that roams the hall and plays trick at all times of the day and night. He seems to like room #5 the most. More than one guest reported someone knocking on the door and no one being there when the door was opened. One guest in particular complained in the morning about the child that was staying in the Inn. He had upset here during the night with knocking on the door several times during the evening and giggling. There were no other guests in the Inn that night. The shade would be taken off the window and placed neatly on the pillow. The window was about 7 feet away from the bed. The time on the clock would be changed. The arm that was set the night before would not go off ( the alarm clock was changed in that room more than once due to the complaints concerning the alarm not going off). Room doors would open then slowly close. The child was reported as seen only once. He was crouched down with his face toward the corner with his hands over his eyes and he was giggling as though he was playing hide and seek. Downstairs in the Inn is a man that has been seen on many occasions and felt many more. This man was seen walking past the front office into the coat closet on one occasion. He seemed so real that the customer in the dinning room thought that he was about to steal a coat. The customer kept his eye on the closet until he realized that no one was coming back out so he leaned back in his chair where he could see into the closet and realized that no one was there. Employees reported him walking out toward the tavern area when the dinning and tavern area were closed and all the doors were locked. Customers have felt him walk behind them as they are checking out. The back dinning room has had objects thrown across the room (this usually happens during the equinoxes) Moon Township - Damian's Grave - The site of Damian's grave is in Resurrection Cemetery (located off of I-60 near the Pittsburgh International Airport). All that is listed on the tombstone is "Here lies Damian," "he will rise again" (No date of birth or death). It has been thought that his name is an allusion to the Devil. It was reported that the night a local teenager defaced the grave; he and others were in a fatal car accident. Local police now patrol the area to keep would-be observers away from the grave. Although the grave has been the subject of graffiti, odd occurrences are still occurring.

Murrysville - Wendy's Restaurant- Lamps have been seen swinging and abruptly stopping at night. Voices are heard. A man's apparition has been spotted. Doors slam and cold spots are felt. (Built on top of old mines which many people have died in) New Ashatola - Krum Cemetery - In the woods near New Ashatola is a small, civil war era cemetery. Near it is an abandoned mansion nicknamed 'The Dead Zone'. Reports of cult activity abound. Headless people and dogs have been sighted here as well as bloodied (live) rabbits, and strange owls. The house is said to be where a man went crazy and killed his wife and daughter, and later himself. New Bloomfield - Carson Long Military Institute - There have been stories told by the students there that things in their rooms have been moved. One of the students claims to have seen his trunk being


moved across the floor. There has also been a sighting of two red circles resembling eyes being seen in the Chapel. And a year ago one of the instructors heard laughing coming from "The Maples" when no one was in there. New Castle - Coverts Crossing - My friends and I went there tonight, and all the names of the kids who were in a wreck were on the telephone poles, if you turn off your headlights, you can see the car and the girl who died New Castle - Harmony Short Line - On October 30th 1904 at 11:50 PM, there was a railroad conductor hit and killed while he was attempting to catch a stowaway that jumped out of a freight car into the brush. The conductor fell onto the tracks and was beheaded by the train. And now in late October you can sometimes see the ghost conductor holding a lantern walking down the old abandon tracks looking for stowaways. New Castle - Hillsville Road - A ghost train can be seen on foggy nights off of Hillsville Road in New Castle. Also, there are ghost lights seen under a bridge that runs over the Mahoning River. New Castle - Madonna Cemetery - A tombstone lies here with a picture of a man who has one white hand and one Black Hand on it. Legend states that if you put a white sheet over the top of the headstone on All Hollow's Eve (October 30), at midnight and knock 3 times, the man will appear behind you. New Hope - Logan Inn - numerous ghosts haunt this place including a glowing light in room 6. But it seems the entire place is haunted. In the late 1800's a couple and their little girl were staying at the inn and while playing near the canal that sits behind the inn, said girl accidentally fell in the water and drowned. According to previous owner’s records, the ghost of the little girl returns every now and again in search of her parents. Some report seeing an apparition, others hear footsteps running in the halls. New Hope - Odette's Restaurant South River Rd - Some of the staff here at Odette's have seen a figure of a women that was supposed to have worked at the restaurant before it was named Odette's possible it was during the time it was the River House Restaurant the women was to have been murdered there, but we can't seem to find any accounts of a murder. Some the wait staff have not only seen figures but have also felt cold spots, their name called, and a scent of a strong perfume. New Hope - The Van Sant Bridge - The covered bridge is haunted by the ghost of a woman who killed her child inside the bridge. Also, the figure of a man can be seen hanging from the inside beams. But most many see orbs or mist. New Milford - Old Mill Village - The ghost of a man, who is believed to be a past caretaker of the living history museum, has been seen by a few of the volunteers at the village. He is seen walking the grounds and has even been know to help clean up the grounds after an 18th century reenactment. Paper from the cartridges of black powder used in the guns was lying on the ground after the event and he helped gather and deposit all the papers in a pile for the volunteer who was cleaning up. He is a helpful ghost to the village. Newtown Square - Dog Kennel Road - supposedly a girl died on a bridge on that road and if you go there at night around 12:00am you are supposed to be able to see the girl sitting on the side of the bridge that she died on.


Nockamixion - Haycock - Top Rock Trail Road - Pa Rt.313 north (south from Quakertown, north from Doyelstown) turn right onto Rt.563 follow for a few miles then turn left onto Top Rock Trail. This turn is easy to miss! The road winds up this twisting hill through the countryside. Up on about the second bend, a pull off is on the side of the road that leads to a trail into the woods (some people was logging up in here). Following the trail up to the top of the hill reveals an amazing rock formation that has been used by Indians and supposedly a few cults that centered on animal torture. The Indian presence is documented and a historical fact, the cults are just here say. A feeling of disorientation is felt. At night "glowing" eyes/orbs of light can be seen in the woods. Also, you can hear the whelping of animals within the woods. There is definitely something here, and it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. There is a gigantic "table top" rock that is to the left of the main formation, in the air it feels like a lot of despair. Norristown - Norristown State Hospital - There is tunnels underground that connect to the buildings in the Norristown State Hospital. It is said that there are ghost in them of the deceased inmates of the hospital. Sometimes they escape and run around down there. North East - Main St. -upstairs bedroom the sound of trumpets playing in the night and downstairs dinning room where nobody goes near. Northampton - Raubsville - Hexankopf Rock - The ghost of a headless hunter, ghosts of witches, strange lights & sounds have all been reported there. The Old Haggerty Mansion - Here there are reports of hearing a phone ringing in an upstairs bedroom that is somehow locked although there is no door-handle. Also, you can hear a woman crying in the same room. Supposedly, the ghost of the crying woman is a former owner of the house, her husband and her children were out running an errand and she had decided to stay home, the phone ringing was the police calling to tell her that her family had died in an accident. Pennsylvaniaville - Kelly Road - Kelly Road, better known to the locals as Mystery Mile, has been fraught with strange occurrences for decades. Docile animals would become violent and chase people away. Tempers flare. The forest seems to come alive at night, with a variety of noises and spirits reported. Rumors abound as to the origin of these events, but no one knows for sure. All that is known is that after you pass the one mile mark of Kelly Road, the strange phenomena stop, with no explanation. A popular theory is that the land is cursed by Native Americans who lost their homes when the 'white man' invaded.

Oil City - Oil Creek State Park - In the park there is a cemetery. On that road you can sometimes see a woman in a white dress that is sad to have hung herself in the woods. Other ghost has been spotted but people don't know who they are. Paradise - Pocono gardens lodge - A man was killed by a drowning in the outside pool of Pocono gardens and now he haunts the pool area and the lower rooms. Strange moving of statues have occurred in the pool area. 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. Perry - Livermore - city underwater, many ghostly people have been seen here, cemetery where ghosts have been seen, has the grave a Mike Myers a serial killer in the 1800's. Weird noises and things have been spotted. Perryopolis - Quaker church - there is a small one room church that is in the middle of a cemetery and one of them has writing on it describing how a young women died and it is said that if you read it you will die the same death she did. Philadelphia - Bolton Mansion - the ghost of a woman searching the grounds has been seen as well as the ghost of a little girl. Philadelphia - Bright Hope Baptist Church - Sounds of unsettlement have been heard behind the church after everyone leaves the building. Philadelphia - Bayberry Mental Hospital - Said to be haunted by the different patients that were mistreated in there. It was shut down for good in 1990 for poor living conditions and mistreatment of patients. People have gone into the catacombs only to run out crying. It’s located by the Roller skate palace. Reports of screams bellowing from the basements. Philadelphia - Eastern State Penitentiary - Eastern State is haunted by hundreds of prisoners that have been executed, beaten to death, or committed suicide. The most famous sighting is of a prisoner that killed 27 people in an attempted prison break. Reports of feelings of someone there, and dread, strange sounds and shadows or apparitions. Philadelphia - Fort Mifflin - Three ghosts are here. A woman in the ruins of the commander’s house, she is called the screaming woman. Another one of a Civil war soldier, confederate in the casemates and another soldier without face sewing in the casemates.

Philadelphia - The Institute of Pennsylvania - Reports of the elevator opening with a loud noise and voices, and foot steps came from the elevator. Philadelphia - Jeans Hospital - A few years ago Jeans Hospital was having financial difficulties and there were rumors that it would be bought out. It is said that Anna-May Jeans (founder of the hospital) began appearing to various members of the staff to show her disapproval of a buy-out. Philadelphia - St. Dominic’s Catholic School - there is said to be a ghostly presence in the graveyard. Philadelphia - Saint Maria Goretti High School for Girls - Cold hands felt, a ghost roams the halls throughout the schools and that the statue in front of the school cries once a year.


Philadelphia - Saint Mary's Annex at Saint Joseph's University -In this converted convent, located on the fringes of the Saint Joseph's campus, many ghostly nuns have been seen walking the halls. People have also claimed to hear laughter, footsteps, and odd bumps in the night. Philadelphia - The Civil War Library and Museum - Was feature on unsolved mysteries--net work TV. On the second floor, in the Lincoln Room, the spirits of soldiers have been seen playing cards. Philadelphia - The old Penn Rynn Manor - Used to be the Biddle estate (as in Bailey, Banks and Biddle) It is right on the Delaware River. The story is that the original owners had a son that fell in love with one of the maids. This was looked down upon by the parents. The young lovers went down to the river and drowned themselves. The sightings have been of a lady on a white horse and a young man that would walk the path from the house to the water. Philadelphia - Philadelphia University (Textiles)- When the university was a small Catholic school for girls, a nun supposedly hung her self in the top room of the mansion, after finding out she was impregnated by the father...Today, the attic is locked but people still see lights on or the figure of the nun standing up there...the old classrooms are now an all girls dormitory that has had countless incidences from noises to white fuzzy glowing balls appearing in pictures taken...when nothing was there...supposedly you can still see the nun if you sit on the hill in front of the mansion...she is said to walk there at sunrise. Philadelphia - Roxborough - Leverington Cemetery - a very haunted site in Philadelphia, apparitions have been seen frequently Philadelphia - Somerton - St. Andrews Church - Original Chapel - Next door to the newer church building is the older chapel, a white building now used mainly as an annex. Locals have reported seeing hazy white figures in and around the grounds, and have reported strange noises coming from the woods behind the buildings. Philadelphia - University of the Sciences - Osol Hall - was originally a Psychiatric Institute. Legend says that a girl who was admitted there, went crazy because of mistreatment, and ended up killing herself on the 6th floor. Several years later, the Institute became a dormitory/apartment- like suites for students at USP. Several residents have heard strange noises, seen bathroom doors propped open after insuring they were closed shut while toilet seats would be put down if a resident was sure he left it up. Many residents have gotten strange sensations and weird feelings.

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 - 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.


Pine Grove - Old State Road - There is to be a house that is haunted there that an 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 a lady that used to live there was possessed by the ghost of the old man. Pitcairn - Beyond the Creek - If you walk back through the woods far enough, you come to an old bridge that connects you over a high fall to a creek. If you walk back that way and almost under the bridge you can see the "old man". The old man is thought to be the spirit of a child molester who used the woods for his crimes but when caught committed suicide. As you are walking throughout the high grass trails, he will turn from a trail ahead of you, and walk in your direction, he always bumps your arm as he passes you through the woods with his head down. If you attempt to chase back down the trail and find him again he will never be anywhere in the woods. Pitcairn - Johnson's Shadow Man - The woods to the northwest of Pitcairn Pa surround an old roadway known as Johnsons Road. Since the road has been closed, there have been many killings on the road. Over 5 bodies have been found on the road in 20 years. The woods are deep and thick, and it is said that voices, walking, and talking can be heard at night. A shadow like figure has been reported many times as being seen near the old reservoir, and the entrance at the Pitcairn side of the overgrown road. Pitcairn police advise not to travel the road, or go into the woods. Pitcairn - The Main Path - The main path you take to get into the trails is connected still to the old path that people used to use to get back into the wooden area, when walking out of the woods, and back to the city, you will hear the sound of footsteps constantly following you about 10 paces behind you. It doesn't matter how many times you stop and look, as you walk you will be followed. Pittsburgh - Blue Mist Road - On this road at night a bluish mist forms over the road. There is also a cemetery on this street. Two headstones touch every full moon. And when the full moon is over, they don't touch anymore. Pittsburgh - Byers Hall, CCAC North Campus - Old mansion, turned administration building. Story has it the Byers family went out to a dinner party, left the baby home with the nanny. The nanny went to check up on the baby and she found the baby dead in her crib. The nanny was so distraught, she hung herself. The parents came home later that night and found the nanny hanging over the staircase and the ghost of their dead baby looking at her. The second floor is closed off, however there is a window you can look up into and some say that you can still see the nanny hanging there with the baby looking at her. Pittsburgh - Carnegie Library - This library was built over an old cemetery and believed at night spirits haunt it. Pittsburgh - Carlow College - Room 947 - Late at night, students have reported seeing misty apparitions. They also hear scratching noises on the walls. Lights have also been said to turn on by themselves. Pittsburgh - Chatham College - In the basement of the Mellon building is a pool and bowling alley. It is known mostly to lifeguards that work at the pool. Andrew Mellon haunts the bowling alley; it is usually very cold in the room. One gets a very creepy feeling. If you don't want to experience anything don't bowl! At times the pins will resent themselves as if taunting you to keep playing.


Pittsburgh - Civic Arena - The neighborhood that was demolished to build the arena is said to come alive at night. The whole dome suddenly filling with the sounds of people, streetcars and car horns. Mario Lemieux, star player for the Pgh Penguins has said he’s seen shadowy guys in 1920s clothes mulling about in the halls. Pittsburgh - ICM School Of Business and Medical Careers - A woman use to work at ICM for 20 yrs ever since it opened, well no one liked her and she was going for a supervisor job but the administrators at that time threatened her to not take the position cause one of the ones that worked there wanted her husband as the Supervisor. Well, one day they all went up to her office at night and her door was shut, when they walked in she had a heart attack and died in the school. Ever since then she haunts the school at night a ghost apparition of a woman has been seen there roaming the halls at night. Pittsburgh - John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center - This building, in the Stripped District of Pittsburgh, was once site of the Chautauqua Lake Ice Co, which exploded due to fire on February 9, 1898. The building has since been renovated and now houses the John Heinz History Center. Several staff members, including night security guards, have witnessed strange sights and sounds there. Most activity seems to center around the 5th floor (used as storage/archives) and the loading dock area. Spirits have been known to occupy and interact with the exhibits there. The History Center is open to the public 7 days a week from 10AM to 5PM (holidays excluded). Pittsburgh - Kaufman's Department Store- The 10th floor is haunted by the disembodied footsteps of what is believed to be one of Major Grant's Highlanders who was killed in the battle where the hill once stood during the French & Indian War. Pittsburgh - Kennywood Park - This isn't so much a report of a haunting as it is the clearing up of a false report. The report of the Steel Phantom ghost is completely inaccurate and just not possible as the Steel Phantom was built in the early 1990's, whereas Kennywood was built in 1898. This makes the stories time line false. I have personally never seen a news story involving any death with the building of the Steel Phantom. Pittsburgh - Livermore Cemetery - Believed to be haunted by towns people who where killed in a flood. Apparitions of buildings have been reported. Cars that park nearby are said to have things missing after being parked there (license plates, antennas, hubcaps) Pittsburgh - Mercy Hospital - a ghost of a caring nun haunts the 6th floor of the old building. (Use to be Devine Mercy Hospital) the 6th floor was the OB department until the late 60s when it closed. Her name is believed to be Sister Mary Loretta. She is always looking out for staff and others. And she has been said to have been many times my patients at night who tell other staff members that a nun was in there room and brought them a blanket or a water pitcher. There are no nuns at mercy providence who care for patients anymore. Pittsburgh - Mifflin Elementary School - but there has been 3 sightings of a green floating man in the music room. Also, during extra-curricular activities, a floating face has been seen. Strange lights, noises, and glowing have also been seen. Pittsburgh - Washington’s Landing (Herr’s Island) - George Washington almost drowned in the icy Allegheny River here. His spirit haunts the eastern end of the island, sometimes on horseback.


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 haunting. 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. Pottsville - Pottsville Cemetery - Candlelight is often seen floating the day before a body is to be buried. Raccoon - Mount Zion Cemetery - Strange fogs/mists and orbs have been reported. Radnor - Cabrini College - Used to be an estate owned by John Dorrance, and his daughter. It is said that his daughter fell in love with Xavier, who was the stable boy. (Xavier Hall is the name of one of the dormitories there.) The Dorrances were quite wealthy, and John did not permit his daughter to see Xavier any longer. Xavier hung himself in Grace Hall, which used to be a stable. Mr. Dorrance's beloved daughter threw herself over the balcony in the mansion. She is often seen wearing a blue or white dress, and has long blonde hair. On the night of the first snowfall she can be found in front of Woodcrest, looking for her child that she killed. Mr. Dorrance can be seen walking on one of the driveways. He wears a top hat and a long black cape. Students driving on this driveway have seen him as a solid person who seems to appear from nowhere in front of the car. Whoever is driving hits, and runs him over. (The impact has been felt by the passengers and driver) When the driver gets out to see who they hit and to survey the damage to the car, there is no one behind the car, no damage to the car, but there are footprints in the snow along the driveway. Radnor - Radnor hotel - Formally the St. David's Inn, the Radnor Hotel has had some very disturbing haunting. One in particular is suite 309, where a ghost appears in the ceiling above the master bed and then proceeds down the wall to the door and then vanishes into the hallway. Some guests have even seen her presence in the hallway in the wee early morning hours. And still others have heard noises coming from the room when the room is vacant. Reading - Central Catholic High School - People have heard chains rattle & have seen the locks on the lockers spin by themselves. The power often goes out for unknown reasons. Electric companies have come and have no idea why the power is/was out. Also the family of Mr. Luden was killed too. The wife and daughter in the basement (also known as the dungeon to the students) and Mrs. Luden were killed on the 2nd or third floor. The son hanged himself on the wooden stairs. Also the chains people hear are from another son, who was chained in the attic. One final thing is that some nights you can hear Mr. Luden's piano playing. The piano isn't in the room anymore but the sound still occurs there. Reading - St. Mary's Catholic School - The Bathrooms in the lower hall of the school seem to be haunted. The door bangs in the Boys bathroom and a bloody handprint appears on the wall. You can hear a moan and it sometimes will give chase. Reading - The Majestic Theater - People have seen the vision of an old woman walking across the balcony. Reading - Vito's Pizza - The Pizza Shop of Vito's is said to be haunted by an unknown spirit. Reading - Whit-Mar Inn - On the Pottsville Pike north of Reading. The ghosts of an old woman and an Indian have been spotted peering from the windows. The old lady's ghost would slam doors shut, turn


the lights off and on, along with the air conditioner at times. Murry also claims that he has seen the ghostly figure of an Indian in the back of the building. Ridgway - Oakmont Cemetery - At 3:00 a.m. the spirits walk the graveyard. And some of them are not rested. Ringtown - Ringtown Elementary School - The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade doors open. Things get thrown by invisible hands and reports of red glowing eyes in the basement. Roaring Spring - Paper Mill - There is a bridge right before you go into the paper mill and a guy once died there. If you go over the bridge, stop in the middle, turn your car off and leave your lights on, it is said that the mans spirit comes up from the running water. Root Hollow - Margaret Hollow Road - Several people have seen the spirit of a young woman who was murdered and thrown under the bridge at the beginning of the road in a burlap sack. She is seen sitting on the bridge looking down in shame, shaking her head. Rosemont - Rosemont College - Reports of apparitions and slamming of doors throughout the night. Sandy Lake - The furnaces - The furnaces used to be an old steel mill that burnt over 50 yrs. ago. Many of accidents happened taking many lives, so it is said to be haunted by the workers who died there. If you visit the furnaces during the winter you can see foot prints, shadows, and things leaping from tree to tree, over 100 yard distance. As you go down the hill it gets much colder, until you get directly into the furnaces, and then you feel it get warmer. Many of nights the restless spirits will chase you out and give you a real fright. Saxonburg - Clinton Elementary - Some people who have gone to Clinton claim of seeing weird ghostly white figures, moans, and groans throughout the building. Now it is closed & another guy owns it to keep extra food for his restaurant and he claims to have seen weird figures of a girl and boy inside the 3rd grade classroom hugging. Sayre - Pelachik House - The ghost of a murdered constable still patrols the Pelachik house. This was a house of ill repute in the early 1900's. Scranton - West Mountain Sanitarium - A long while back the Tuberculosis patients were sent there to live and be treated. During a massive fire hundreds of patients died and are believed to haunt the place. Scenery Hill - The Century Inn - This is the oldest inn along Route 40. In the restaurant of this bed and breakfast, there is a very cold room. The innkeeper said she had seen someone at the door nearby, the cold is not caused by a draft, and she has trouble keeping that door locked. Directly down the hill from that room, mysterious footprints leading away from the inn wall have appeared in the snow. Schuylkill - Rest Haven Nursing Home (Old building) - Sightings of a Man in a long black jacket (minister), the devil boy, a little girl, and the dark room eyes. A minister who walks behind witnesses is sometimes seen. The 'devil' boy/man is a very small person who appears in dark rooms. He's the mischievous one. Sightings of a little girl walking the halls and then disappearing. Schuylkill - Schuylkill County Jail - This jail has a lot of history. But the handprint on the wall is


beyond eerie. In the 1870's a man was found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged. He claimed he was innocent as he pressed his sweat and dirt covered hand against the wall. He swore to prove his innocence he handprint will remain for eternity. After replacing that portion of the wall years later the handprint resurfaced. Scranton - Washburn Street Cemetery- in the back of the cemetery by the woods if you listen close enough, standing next to a grave, and yell loud and then listen, you can here voices telling you to be quite! Selinsgrove - Digestion Campus Theatre - Susquehanna University - Reports of Charlie the ghost walking along the catwalks, appearing in the audience, Selinsgrove - Susquehanna University - Blough-Weiss library- In the basement of this library many student workers have felt a presence and seen an apparition while working late at night. The room the students are working in becomes cold after the sighting of the apparition. Unsure of whom the apparition may be but student research is in progress. Slippery Rock - North Hall - Emma Guffey Miller, the ghost of Miller Auditorium, was also said to have haunted North Hall at night. She has been seen by some crossing the sidewalks over to the hall, and watching over people in their rooms as they sleep. Many people have also unexplainably had their doors Open in the middle of the night, despite them being locked. It is thought to be good luck if she watches over you. Smithton (Van Meter) - Darr Mine - The Darr Mine was the site of a one of the worst Mining disasters in the United States, on Dec. 19, 1907, that killed 239 Miners. Male voices have been heard at night and it sounds as if they are arguing although it's all gibberish (most of the dead were of eastern European origin, could they be bickering in Hungarian or some other Slavic language that witnesses are not familiar with?). Photographs taken at the sight often have smoky images swirling about when developed. One witness unaware that this sight was even haunted, had a an invisible entity breath the words "Oh God!" directly into his ear very loudly, while he was collecting firewood for a riverside campfire. This site is located right alongside of the Youghiogheny Bike Trail a few hundred yards south of the mining village of Van Meter. Somerset - Windber - Mine 40 - Weird noises like dogs barking and no dogs are around. When walking through the actual buildings you can hear someone following you through the buildings even though no one is around, and at times you hear someone whispering the name of your friends. The Ghost of the Night Miner is supposedly haunting the railroad tracks around night. Very creepy in the day, and eerie at night!!! Jonestown - Hoot Rd/Main St. - The sound of a man's footsteps in the attic of this early Victorian period house (built circa 1836) has been reported by many of its past residents, along with mysterious voices. The home has been said to have been renovated around 1880, and again around 1930. It is rumored, but not confirmed, that this was the home of a Civil War soldier who was killed in battle and returns to his home looking for his family. This same soldier has also been seen at night guarding the Jonestown Covered Bridge. St. Benedict - The Foxburg Inn - In the dining area, the first booth to your right has a table cloth. The table is supposedly haunted and the table cloth has been seen just flying off of the table, with no one sitting there, knocking off even the ash tray.


St. David's - Eastern College - There have been several sightings of figures dressed in black that seem to disappear. Please include my email - for if anyone else has seen any unusual events at this college they could email them to me. St. David’s - Eastern University - Eastern University - Diane Hall - a girl hung herself in Diane Hall's 3rd floor bathroom, and the girls on the floor have seen rope appear in the stalls, and have had experiences during which someone sees only feet hanging below the stall doors. St. David’s - Eastern University - Walton Hall - A girl hung herself is Walton Hall's 4th floor in the 1970's. It’s still completely closed up to this day. There are occasionally lights and notice from up there. St. Mary’s - Fourth Street - Back in the early years of the town, a railroad track used to sit where now a creek runs. The train one night hit the conductor’s house which sat next to the tracks and destroyed everything, including the family. The house, which was rebuilt, burned to the ground, and the house across the street also burned years later. If walking at night on this street, you may hear the train coming, or the sounds of the conductor’s family. The feeling of being watched walking past the creek has also been noted. 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. 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 State College - Pennsylvania State University - Schwab Auditorium - is supposedly haunted by a few separate ghosts. One of them may be Charles Schwab. The other may be President Atherton who was president of the school and is buried besides the building. There has also been a soldier seen. An article about this was written in the last alumni newsletter. - January 2004 update/ correction - The second most famous haunted place on campus, Schwab Auditorium is supposedly haunted by the ghost of President Atherton, the first president of the university. 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. Strasburg - The Goodrich House - Reports of being choked, not being alone, hearing voices and seeing apparitions. Strasburg Experience Strasburg - Main Street - Carriage said to contain the soldiers returning home on leave during the Civil War is sometimes seen traveling through town.


Sullivan - Moultry County Court House - Strange lights, the sound of footsteps after hours, and the sounds of a man pleading for his life. 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. Swiftwater - Mount Airy Lodge - Room 7664 at the now closed hotel was rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed by her husband in one of the honeymoon rooms. Also, it is said that the previous owner, Emil Wagner (who committed suicide about 4 years ago) could be heard in the dining room of the hotel early in the morning. Also before the closing of the hotel last October, there were abnormal occurrences in the hotel. Swiftwater - Swiftwater Inn - One of the most feared in its evolution, people from other states have heard of this paranormal place. Unsolved mysteries did a program on this evil place and it blew the doors off camera crew. Swissvale - LG Graphics - A ghost of a man frequents this place, we are unsure as to his identity and why he's there, but he's known to open and close doors. The sound of footsteps in the basement from the first floor and the sound of a stack of papers falling on the second floor but when you go upstairs, nothing have been touched. Tamaqua - Elks Lodge - This is a rather well known haunting in the Tamaqua area.... apparitions will appear, objects move, disembodied voices, all the classic haunting activity. Tamarack Swamp - Used to be a small town but sank in the swamp. Apparitions & sounds of former residents through the entire area. Tannersville - Tannersville Inn - It is said that a man in his late 30's early 40's was hit by a car and left to die. This happened right behind the inn. Today he haunts a bedroom on the top floor. People said they have seen him laying on the bed and sitting on the couch. They used to have the doorway and windows boarded-up. Tilden Township - Five Locks. - A heavy mist appears across the canal and starts to form in the shape of a young woman; this can be seen on a Midnight drive only when the moon is full, on a semi warm night. Tyrone - Baughmans Cemetery - It is a cemetery that goes around in a circle up in the middle of nowhere. If you go up there on full moon nights you can see the outline of people hanging in the trees. If you go up there on any night the wind is not blowing on the way up but as soon as you get there the wind starts blowing. Or sometimes you might get chased out of the cemetery by a light misty figure or a white horse. Tyrone - Janesville Pike - The story behind this, Is that a woman died in a car wreck on her wedding night, and the woman is still searching the area for her husband. There's an area a few miles up Janesville pike where the guard rails end, there’s a small yellow sign, and a small area where you can pull off the road… You’re supposed to drive up to this area, Get out of your vehicle, Light a match and while the wind blows the match out you say her name, Sylvia… Drive back down the mountain and do


this three times and after the third match blows out, she is supposed to appear wearing a white wedding dress. Tully Town - Bordentown Road - "Midnight Mary" has been seen gliding or walking along Manor Lake on Bordentown Road. She has been seen gliding across the road or walking on the water. Sometimes she is also seen hitchhiking in a dripping wet prom gown. She is a ghost of a young girl who died coming back from the prom when the car which she was riding in when of the road and into Manor Lake. The girl's body was never found. Tyrone - railroad tracks - There have been many sightings of an old women searching for her family. Her family was pushed on the railroad tracks just as an on coming train swept by and there bodies were never found. The old lady hung her self in a house not to far from he tracks. In a road called Fowler Hollow a mile or so back, the body was taken to a morgue and the blood stains were covered up by new boards and the blood still can be smelled on certain nights. Uniondale - Lewis Lake - A long time ago, a young Native American and her white lover were in a fight, and, in a jealous rage, her boyfriend murdered her. At the dam, there is a fallen tree in the woods that overlooks the falls, and if you are out there late at night, you will see her sitting on the log, crying. Her boyfriend suddenly rushes her, and shoves her off, before they both vanish into thin air. On many nights, this happens on a continuous loop. Uniontown - Allen's Farm - Allen's farm has an annual "Allen's Haunted Hayrides". Every year they take people through and at the very end everyone goes through a barn. The barn is very old, like a few hundred years. The barn stands on top of the hill at the farm. Apparently the barn has been haunted for centuries. There have been numerous sightings. They have had a radio station from Pittsburgh stay overnight there and they have had experiences. One year all of the people that work at the haunted hayride left the barn completely claiming that something had happened. Till this very day the owner Rick Allen will claim that his old barn is very much indeed haunted. Uniontown - Fayette County Courthouse -People used to be hanged in Fayette County on the clock tower of the courthouse. It is said that the last person who hanged there proclaimed to be innocent. Right before his sentence, he swore that none of the four clocks in the tower would ever be the same time again in order to justify his innocence. To this day, no matter how many times the four clocks are synchronized, they are still different times by at least five to ten minutes. Upper Darby - Swedish Cabin - This is a place of unexplainable evil. In the early morning (between 12:00am and 4:45am sharp, they have good clocks) you can hear the screams of small children, the sounds of animals being tortured, and see strange figures in the woods. The cabin has committed random acts of the paranormal. Many people have seen floating flames, heard jack-in-the-boxes, heard music boxes, and many more unexplainable things. Watch yourself if you underage, the cops in Upper Darby will take you to jail. Upper Darby - Upper Darby High School - There is a spirit haunting the Performing Arts Center Theatre which is said to be of a young boy who hanged himself because he was tormented by evil spirits which live in the attic of the theatre. Actors and theatre technicians there have witnessed a hanging body in the shadows and have encountered many strange things like moving boxes and hearing noises. Lamps in storage tend to smash for no reason. Valley Forge - Valley Forge National Park - Several different occurrences have been known to happen


at this is the famous war site. Spirits of dead soldiers are most often seen standing on "earthwork" or setting off canons. Late at night phantom musket shots can be heard echoing throughout the entire park. Villanova - Villanova University - Alumni Hall - Aside from the abnormal creaks in the floors and walls when no one is nearby, at least four known students have complained about waking up in the middle of the night and being 'held' by some force. The students could not move their arms or legs for a period of roughly 5 minutes when, abruptly it stopped and everyone was free to move again. It was a Civil War hospital in the 1860's. Three counselors and a teenage camper all claim to have heard a woman's voice call their respective names at around between 3:15 and 3:30 AM. Many of the instances happened when there was no one there. Counselors have been threatened of be fired if they tell any of the students. In addition footsteps can be heard at all times of the night when there is no one in the vicinity. Villanova - Villanova University - St. Mary’s Hall - St. Mary's Hall used to be a convent. Rumors of a nun that hung herself. Today St. Mary's is believed to be haunted by both students and night shift custodial workers. One nighttime janitor claimed to have heard a radio blaring from behind a closed door, and upon entering the vacant room, the music stopped and the janitor discovered the radio was unplugged! Several janitors also have reported hearing what sounds like water splashing from someone swimming in the St. Mary's pool at all hours of the night. However, upon entering the poolroom, no one is present, and the water in the pool is still. This has happened on more than one occasion. As well as hearing a piano being played in the music room, and no one is there. Security guards have also claimed to have heard banging on the walls and doors coming from the kitchen in St. Mary's Hall. The odd thing about all of these occurrences is that they took place during the university's "off-season", when students have left the campus for the semester and the dorms are unoccupied. Walnutport - The Canal - the lady in white, is said to be a woman in her late 50s that can be seen walking along the canal and has been seen floating on the water. Usually seen by the lock tenders home. Warminster - Craven Hall - A young man dressed in 1700's clothing has been seen through the windows of the first floor. He also bangs on windows late at night as if trying to escape. It is believed that the body of the young soldier is buried on the grounds of Craven Hall.

Warminster - Hartsville – Bucks - Hartsville Inn - The site is a very old building from around the civil war era. There are tunnels from the Underground Railroad where travelers would pass through. They are said to be sightings of ghosts. It then was a restaurant/hotel and then closed in the late 90's. Became a haunted house for Halloween, now closed. Lights have also been reported flickering. - December Update: The house is still there, but they are building a bunch of office buildings all around it. The submitter to the update is not sure about the maids house next store, you can’t see it from the road. They would no longer advise going to the house now because it looks to be in bas shape, some work being done to it. Also with all the construction going on it may not be safe. Warminster - Mike's York Street Bar & Grill (formerly the Warminster Inn) - In 1791 a woman named


Penelope was raped and murdered and if you're alone in the attic at 12:00 midnight, the lights will go out and her ghost will circle the building. Warren - Warren Area Student Union - The student union, which was formally an armory, is said to be haunted by a man killed in the shooting range when his gun backfired and a pile of ammunition exploded. There have been several sightings of the spirit in the basement, which is where the shooting range was. Warrendale - Brush Creek Inn - This old hotel is plagued with spirits. Bottles in the bar will unexpectedly shatter or hurl across the room. Beds upstairs will flip over with nobody in the room. Windows open and close by themselves. Waynesboro - Renfrew Park - Reports that there have been people seeing the two ghosts of the Renfrew sister’s ghosts with bloody heads that were looking for their scalps. They were killed washing clothes at the creek and two Indians had come up to get their scalps. The two were buried in the old cemetery of Waynesboro and had unmarked graves. The Renfrew's house is still standing today and along with both with their barn and garden. Waynesburg - Waynesburg College - The cemetery behind Burns Hall is said to be haunted by many spirits. As many Burns Hall students say, outside voices are heard followed by strong gusts of wind and sometimes, even flashing lights are seen out in the distance of the cemetery late at night.

West Brownsville - Nemacolin Castle - A maid that fell down the stairs of the castle tower is said to still haunt the castle. There are also several other reported sightings. They have extensive documentation and photos of orbs and such and will share them with you if you ask them. 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. 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 Sunbury - McKinney Hollow - In between the elementary school and a house if you stand in the right spot the wind blows an opposite way and you can here children singing Row Row Your Boat. Westfield - Prichard Hollow Road - Moaning, crying, and semi-quiet screaming can be heard on the Plant's parking lot and nearby houses yard. Things looking like 3-Dimensional shadows, (Nicknamed "Shades"), have been seen running through the parking lot, down the road, and hiding behind trees.


Eerie feelings of being watched, somehow sensing a dog nearby, and even low growls can be heard day or night. Only seems to happen around 11:00 pm on cool nights.

California Hollywood - Mann's Chinese Theater - The Ghost of actor Victor Killian roams the sidewalk here, looking for the man who murdered him. According to Police reports, Killian met a man at a nearby bar in 1982. After a few drinks, Killian invited the man back up to his apartment. Killian's bludgeoned corpse was discovered the next morning. The killer has never been found. Ventura - Bella Maggiore Hotel - Ghost of a prostitute who committed suicide haunts Room 17 - soft singing, strong smell of roses inside room and in adjacent hall, occasional mist near window.


Fremont - Lord Bradley's Bed & Breakfast Inn - Noises in the dead of night, heavy footsteps and apparitions. The former owner's daughter would see figures wearing Victorian style clothing. Hollywood - Radisson Hotel - reportedly James Dean has been seen there as well as Marilyn Monroe. San Diego - The Hotel Del Coronado - Kate Morgan reportedly killed herself in room 302, which is now room 3312 and is seen there. San Diego - The Whaley House - haunted by Thomas Whaley. This house was once the city's courtroom. The haunting extends beyond Thomas Whaley and to a man hanged just outside the house. He was hanged for stealing a boat. His name was Jim. San Jose - Winchester House - It is a house that was owned by Winchester's wife, after her daughter and her husband died, a medium told her to move out west (she was living in Boston, MA), and to continue to build onto this ranch house in San Jose, California, to keep away the evil spirits of those who were killed by Winchester's guns. At one time the house had some 300 rooms, until it was partially destroyed and closed off after an earthquake. There are groups of 13 things in many of the rooms (windows, coat hooks, etc.), stairs leading into the ceiling, and a door to nowhere, just to name a few. Wild place! She died in the house, but was buried in New Haven, Connecticut. Calabasas - Leonis Adobe - an old house/ranch from the1800's is said to be haunted by the original owner/builder of the house. Los Angeles - Los Angeles Pet Cemetery - This is where many Hollywood stars bury their pets. The Little Rascal's dog Petey, Hopalong Cassidy's Horse and Mary Pickford's dog are all interred here. However, the dead animal that does the most haunting here is Kabar, a Great Dane that belonged to Rudolf Valentino. The dog died in 1929 but its playful phantom is still reported panting or licking people that wander near its grave. Berkeley - Faculty Club - room 219 is haunted by a ghost of an elderly man. Beverly Hills - Barrymore Estate - ghosts of John, Lionel and Ethyl haunted the estate. Georgetown - American River Inn - haunted by the ghost of an old miner. Hollywood - Beachwood Drive Apartments - Ghost of an old man is seen walking the central staircase. Oakland - Holmes Book Company - haunted by male ghost that throws books around. Sacramento - The Record - ghost of a very old woman in Victorian clothing is seen. San Diego - El Fandango Restaurant - a woman in white appears at a dark table in the corner. San Francisco - Haskell House - ghost of Senator Broderick pacing back and forth. Hollywood - The Comedy Store - Was once a famous nightclub and restaurant in the 30's/40's and the basement is said to be haunted with an evil entity. Sunnyvale - Toys R Us - Toys R Us is haunted supposedly by a young boy or man. Sylvia Brown appeared on National television and did a "walk through" at this "haunted Toys R Us." Apparently the


activity is just as strong today as always, and employees can attest to finding toys in aisles when opening up the store in the morning, and balls rolling down aisles when nobody else is around. There also have been pictures taken of this ghost. Geyserville - Warm Springs Fish Hatchery - It was supposedly built on Native American burial grounds. The main building was haunted by a ghost (woman) who called the employees names and changed the radio station. There were also four houses there which each had their own encounters with ghosts. The shower came on all time’s day or night in one house and it happened to more than one resident of the house. One of the other houses reportedly had a spirit of a child that climbed in the bed with you. Some visitors to the hatchery claimed to have seen an elderly Indian couple roaming the grounds. I had a number of my own experiences to it was pretty wild. Hollywood - Roosevelt Hotel - A stop at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a must, as at least two famous, and several not so famous ghosts reside there. The hotel's most famous haunting concerns a mirror which sits outside the elevators on the hotel's lower level. Hundreds of tourists pass the full length mirror each day without knowing its strange history. The mirror originally was part of the furnishings in a room which was frequently used by Marilyn Monroe. Several people have reported seeing the tragic actress' image reflected in the glass of this particular mirror. Upon turning around, of course, no one was there. San Jose - Chuck-e-Cheese - haunted by a little girl on the third floor. Santa Clara The ghost of a ten year old boy who was killed on an amusement park ride haunts the area where the ride once stood. Hollywood - Wattles Mansion - There used to be a bus stop right in front of the property, but it had to be moved because there were too many complaints of screaming, and mysterious sounds of horses galloping and whinnying all night long. People grew too afraid to wait for the bus and the city finally complied and moved it down the block. An apparition of a woman has also been seen on the grounds at night by neighbors. Sunnyvale - Homestead High School - is said to have a ghost walking the halls on the second floor. I've heard stories from many people including a teacher who worked there. Usually the spirit is only seen at night. It's been known to lock doors, open doors and its presence can be felt. People have also said that they've seen it, and one teacher claims that the ghost tapped him on his shoulder.

Thousand Oaks - The Stagecoach Inn - It is supposedly haunted by a man that was murdered there and also by a woman. Perfume can be smelled in parts of the Inn (which is now a museum open to the public) and people have reported seeing "a tall stranger" in the corner of their eyes, but turn around to see no one. Long Beach - The Queen Mary - It is said that a male ghost has been seen in the engine room where he was killed while the ship was still in service, there have also been reports of the sound of children playing in the pool. The most accessible haunted area is near door 13 in the engine room, where a young man was crushed trying to escape a fire. He was only 17 and had lied about his age in order to get the job. Another of the accessible haunting areas is the front desk of what is now the hotel portion


of the ship. Sightings include a mysterious woman in white who will be sighted walking until blocked from view by a pillar and never coming out from behind. Also, a couple has been seen walking down the hall to either side of the main entry to the first class rooms, but are never seen in the hallways themselves Hollywood, CA and the San Fernando Valley. According to the reports, on several occasions at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain Dr. almost on the exact moment of midnight people have witnessed an old carriage pulled by white horses that seems to dart out onto the canyon road from Lookout Mountain as though the horses are at a full speed gallop. The carriage disappears into the same nothingness from whence it came leaving even car accidents in its wake. Just down the road from this intersection lays the burned out ruins of what was Houdini's mansion. This entire area is surrounded with stories of hauntings and ghosts. It is a beautiful canyon drive with shade trees drooping over the road almost the entire way and it is filled with old mansions from Hollywood's early days. The old home of Tom Mix is there too.

Disneyland - The ghost of a woman named Dolly haunts the Matterhorn Mountain where she was crushed to death after she fell out of her sled and was hit by the sled behind her. There is a ghost of a young man haunting the old People Mover ride. When it was operating, girls (especially those with long blonde hair) would sometimes feel an unseen someone pull visiously at their hair. The boy died a few years ago on a Grad Night when he jumped out of the cabin of the PeopleMover, tripped, got caught and dragged underneath the car. He grabbed desperately at his girlfriends long blond hair to save himself, but to no avail. The ghost(s) of one or two people have been seen on Tom Sawyers Island. At least three boys (all Grad night victims) have drowned in the Rivers of America. The "it's a small world" ride has three different ghosts. They are all people who worked there and they loved this attraction. Lights have turned themselves off/on by themselves, as well as the all the dolls moving without power. San Francisco - Alcatraz - is said to be haunted by the ghosts of many, many prisoners who died there, including the Bird Man, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Al Capone. Voices in the former eating area as well as the cell blocks are heard when no one else is around. Footsteps and the sounds of cell doors opening and closing also echo throughout the corridors. People have reported feeling "cold spots" in certain areas and the feeling that they are not alone, even when they are.

Bakersfield - Bakersfield High School - One area of the bleachers at the BHS football area is haunted by a young couple, they look to be 16 to 18 years old. The girl is wearing a prom dress and the guy is wearing a football jacket with "BHS" embroidered on the back. The area where they are seen has a strange chill to it, and one gets a strange feeling of being watched. Where they are seen is up near the top of the bleachers. The couple has yet to be identified, and no one knows how they got there. They are usually seen during big games, either sitting there watching the game contently or making out (as a couple would most likely do). Bakersfield - Graces Circle - One of the only circles in California, Graces Circle has a large stone


statue of Father Graces, a missionary who was in the area a few hundred years ago. People have reported that right before a major car accident at the circle (there's been quite a few) people can either see the hands of the statue moving or they hear him muttering in prayer for them. Bakersfield - Melodrama Theater - This rather popular theater is an old building, built quite a while ago. Before it became the theater it was a big toy store. The theater is said to be haunted by an employee who worked at the toy store who hung himself in the attic. Unexplainable things happen at the Melodrama where the attic used to be (the attic was removed and replaced with all the things a theater needs). Also, the women's dressing room seems to have strange occurrences: the sequin dresses on the clothes racks "rattle" on their own violation, and shadows can be seen where no one is standing. Ventura - The Santa Clara House -This restaurant, once a private Victorian home, is residence to a ghost of a young girl who killed herself after she had an affair with a salesman and got pregnant. She was married and didn't want to tell her husband but when she did, he left her. After that, she waited for the return of the salesman even though he never returned. She, in despair, hung herself in the attic. Now it is said that you can see her apparition looking out the window waiting for her lover to return for her. Banta (Tracy) - The Banta Inn - Haunted by the former owner who died of a heart attack behind the bar in 1967. He likes to knock things off walls, stack the coins inside the cash register, open and close doors. The Banta Inn has appeared on the TV show "Sightings". Modesto - Modesto High School - The spirit of a young man paces the balcony of the Modesto High Auditorium. Supposedly quite a few years ago, a young man had fallen from the balcony railing to the carpet-covered cement ramp below and was killed. There are also reports of knocking noises heard in the main hallway---where the floor slopes by the sewing room---that are coming from the tunnels that used to run under the school. Wilmington - Banning Residence Museum - Generals of the Civil War are seen in one room planning a strategic attack of some kind and several people that once lived their are also seen. Santa Paula - The Glen Tavern Inn - There is a young boy who died there and is seen playing on the second floor and in the lobby. Also, the piano that is in the lobby plays by itself. There have been sightings of a person or apparition looking out of the window of Room 23. Fairfax - Camp Bothin - It used to be an Indian reservation, then early in the 1920s became a hospital for tuberculosis patients. Now it is used as a Girl Scout camp, but it still has the original sinks from the hospital. You can hear a ghost of a nurse pushing her cart up and down the halls, moaning, screaming, appearances and disappearances and some ancient Indians spirits too. Boulder Creek - Brookdale Lodge - A girl in a formal dress runs across the lobby then disappears into thin air. In an empty Mermaid Room, voices and music are softly heard. Hidden rooms and secret passages are mysterious vestiges of Brookdale Lodge's rich past. Sutter Creek - The Sutter Creek Inn - is haunted by a former California senator and his wife. The Senator is heard pacing upstairs in the main house and his wife is sometimes seen in the hall way. Huntington Park - St. Mathias Mission House - it use to be the home of an elderly couple who also died in here many years ago. Many people have seen an old person at the mirror in where their living


room use to be. A lot of people including myself have herd footsteps ,weird moans and sounds, things fall and lights turn on and off when no one is in the room. Hollywood - Vogue Theater - Built in 1935 and opened as an 800 seat movie theatre in 1936. Nine entities have been documented since August of 1997. Six children, an adult female and two adult males. Entities are extremely active and communicative. Los Angelo’s - Knott's Berry Farm - Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant a ghost in one of the empty, windowless back dining rooms. Looked like an old woman and the busboy claimed it was simply a fog. Yucaipa - Pendleton Rd. - Is haunted by a woman who died of a car accident there in the 1950`s.It is said she crawled out of the car to get out and get help, police found her 1/2 a mile away dead in the street. She is also known as the red lady of Pendleton Rd. Palmdale - Haunted Ponds - There's a place next to the California Aqueduct and 40th & 30th street East where a house used to be, around 40 years ago. Legend has it that the woman that lived in the house was hung on a tree branch over a pond on the property by her jealous husband. It is said that on clear nights when the moon is bright you can see her hang from the tree & hear the sound of a woman weeping. Sanger - Centerville - Snake Road - The Street is called Channel, the twisting curves in the road have caused it to become known as "Snake Road." On top of that, it is close to a fast flowing river, Kings River. Apparently, many years ago, a woman was driving down Snake Road with her two daughters when she lost control of her car and drove off the road crashing into the river. Trapped inside the car, she drowned. The two girls were tossed from the car and went down the river with the strong current. Not strong enough to swim to safety, they also drowned. But, they drowned several miles down the river. Therefore, every night, the mother's ghost can, on occasion, be seen walking along Snake Road, searching for her daughters. ! Even calling out to them. Columbia - Fallon House Theater & Hotel - Years and years ago it burned down. They rebuilt it into replica of the old one. Now there have been many reports of noises, voices, overwhelming stench of smoke, in one room you can smell whiskey, and in room 9 and 13 a female ghost is seen quite often. In the theater lights go on and off, and shadows of people are seen. Pasadena - The Pasadena Playhouse - Once a school of theater arts and now a state historic landmark theater, is said to be haunted by the spirit of its founder, Gilmore Brown. The elevator mysteriously stopped and started, and often stopped for no reason on the floor of Mr. Brown's offices. Hear a distinct male voice saying "hello," but there is no one in the room. Mokelumne Hill - Hotel Leger - Hotel owned by George Leger in 1880, He met an untimely death, shot in gambling argument. Anyway odor of fresh cigar smoke is still smelled in his upstairs room. The Owners are always happy to give a tour. Los Angeles - Highland Park - Franklin High School - The ghost of a deceased student haunts the auditorium and the surrounding classrooms. The student had died in the 50's and continues to be heard and seen by faculty and students alike


South Pasadena - The Rialto Theater - The Rialto Theater is VERY old, I think 70 years old. Many people have died there. In the bathroom a girl slit her wrists and climbed up to the balcony and bled to death in the seats. It is also said that a man went crazy in the projector booth. The doors to the stalls in the girl’s bathroom shake. An apparition of an Older man has been seen sitting in the seats. The older man has also been seen walking up and down the balcony stairs. Palos Verdes Est. - Rocky Point - (3 miles S. of Redondo Beach.) Apparitions of dead skin divers, odd traveling lights, voices. Pasadena - The Historic State Landmark Theater - Was once a College of the Performing Arts, and it has been reputedly haunted by the benevolent spirit of its founder, Gilmore Brown. Long after his death, and when the college was still operating; the elevator in the classroom tower building would often stop without command on the floor where Mr. Brown's office was located. Many actors and technicians have felt a spirit watching the proceedings and one evening. Moss Beach - The Moss Beach Distillery - Unusually shaped building is the current home of the "Blue Lady". Building used to be a speak- easy during the prohibition. A woman who worked at the establishment was married to a seaman, but had an affair with a piano player. When the husband returned from Alaska and found out, he then murdered her on the beach below. The Blue Lady is a friendly and mischievous spirit. Hollywood - Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory - Two people have committed suicide of the Hollywood sign and there have been many sightings of weird looking figures and lights by the sign late at night. From the Griffith observatory, you can see the sign very well and employees there have reported sightings of ghosts by the sign. Gilroy - hwy 152(blood alley) - There have been numerous sightings of a woman searching for her child, hearing the sound of a stage coach and the snorting and breathing of horses, and a rumor that a woman was killed by a truck driver and she appears in the passenger seat of the truck, screams" and then vanishes. Grass Valley - North Star Mine Lodge - Was converted into a Christian boarding school in the 1960's. It was shut down in the mid 80's. Doors opened and closed by themselves drastic temperature changes pictures flew off walls windows opening and shutting these events were witnessed by quite a few of the other students often by groups of us at one time the temperature changes and things flying off the walls seem to occur at the same time.

San Francisco - Golden Gate Park - There's a police officer ghost that roams Golden Gate Park. People will get pulled over and get speeding tickets by this guy, but when they go to file it through the courts they'll find out that the officer listed doesn't exist. He's been dead for 10 years. Anyway, the story goes that if a cop in the park is trailing you, you need to go outside of the park first before you pull over. And once you do, the ghost cop will disappear. San Juan Capistrano-San Juan Capistrano Mission There was once this Indian girl that lived on the outskirts of the mission. She saw invaders coming to destroy the mission and she ran really hard to warn the people there, she ran so hard, that by the time that she got there and told the proper


authorities, she died of exhaustion. The girl is seen by some at her memorial. They have also spotted shadows of people and heard children crying in the cemetery where a surprisingly large number of people were buried in a surprisingly small space. (1600 people in a cemetery about the size of an Olympic pool.)

Ghoulish Recipes


Halloween Style By Randy R Duke When I think of Halloween I think of the fun Costumes, Fake Blood, the Parties, Trick or Treating, seeing the youngsters walk up and down the blocks, and most of all The Ghoulish Recipes. Pumpkin Seeds

Preheat Oven to 300 Degrees Ingredients: One Medium Size Pumpkin Tablespoon of Salt Vegetable Spray Directions: Clean and Wash Pumpkin Seeds and place them on a Sprayed cookies sheet, Sprinkle the Salt lightly over all seeds. Put the Pumpkin seeds in the oven for 30 minutes to give them a good roast. Serve hot or cold. Very Delicious.

Caramel Candy Corn Balls This Recipe is so easy, The Chef Randy R. Duke way.


Truthfully I love when a Recipe calls for a Microwave instead of an oven at times. If you have a busy Halloween Party that needs to be in order this Recipe from Chef Duke is right up your alley. You will need a , Microwave, and a Microwave Safe Bowl and another large bowl. Ingredients: 12 Cups of Popped Popcorn ( watch out for the unpopped popcorn take them out right away) 1 Large bag of Caramels Âź of a cup of regular butter 1 Bag of Candy Corn Directions: In the microwave safe bowl put the Caramels and the Âź cup of butter then put the bowl in the microwave for one minute then take out and stir and repeat until the caramel is Melted. Put the popped popcorn in the other bowl then take the caramel and put it in the Popcorn and mix. Then take the candy corn and place it in with the caramel and popcorn and stir. Roll into Balls and cover. How easy was that ?

Deviled Eggs


Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: Dozen Eggs ½ Tablespoon Mustard ½ Cup of Mayonnaise Salt & Pepper to Taste Paprika to Garnish Directions: Place eggs into large saucepan and boil about 20 minutes or so, then place sauce pan under cold running water and let eggs stand for 15 minutes. Slice eggs lengthwise and take out yolk and put the yolk in another bowl. All halves of the yolks are in the bowl mash them down with a fork and then put in Mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste and mix. Take a spoon and place the mixture into the yolk compartment and garnish with paprika. Eat right away or place in fridge.


Yucky Gooey Eyeballs

Make them wonder what you will come up with next! Make desserts so outlandish that people will be shocked! Keep them intrigued and don't disappoint them. Keep making those Freaky Desserts for Halloween! Ingredients: 3 ounces lemon gelatin 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup pineapple juice 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 cup whipping cream, whipped 1 cup mayonnaise Directions: To make this gross Halloween recipe, dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup water in double boiler over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly to melt. Remove from heat and add the pineapple juice and cream cheese, beat together until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and mayonnaise. Allow to cool until firm. Get out the melon baller and scoop full, round balls of the candy mixture. Decorate with dark pupils and red veins using food coloring and a clean small paintbrush (the kind that children get with watercolor sets). Now you'll have gross, slimy eyeballs ready to frighten the party goers.


Witches Finger

Ingredients • • • • • • • • • •

1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup whole blanched almonds red food coloring, preferably paste type

Directions In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla, beat in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. If you want to paint the nails first, use some red food coloring that\'s been diluted with water and brush on with a clean artist\'s brush. Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press an almond firmly into one end for nail. Squeeze in center to create a knuckle shape and use a paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for three minutes. If desired, lift up almond and squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.


Easy Halloween Party Mix Ingredients: 10 cups prepared popcorn 1 package peanut butter chips 1 cup candy corn 1 cup chocolate chips Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well

Halloween Party Punch Ingredients: 1 (32 fluid ounce) bottle apple juice, chilled 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate 1 cup orange juice 1 1/2 liters ginger ale 1 apple (optional) Eyeball candies (optional) Instructions: Get a large punch bowl or other container to serve your punch from. Combine the apple juice, cranberry concentrate, and orange juice. Stir until any frozen parts are dissolved. Slowly mix in the ginger ale. Slice the apple in whole slices to float on top as brain slices among the floating eyeballs.

Skeleton Bones Ingredients: 4 large egg whites 2 cups icing sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 250F. In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually start adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Keep beating and adding sugar until you have a meringue. Line baking trays with paper. Using a piping bag with a plain nozzle pipe a straight meringue bone line (approximately 4 inches long). Pipe a meringue ball at the end of each bone. If necessary shape bones further using a small knife. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until bones have dried out. Remove from oven and let cool on paper.


Webtacular Cheesecake Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted Filling Ingredients: 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Topping Ingredients: 2 cups sour cream 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Melted chocolate, piping icing in various colors, spider candies Instructions: Combine smashed up wafer crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of and sides of your greased spring form pan to create your cheesecake crust. In the big mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugars until nice and smooth. Add in the eggs and beat on low speed. Whisk in the pumpkin, cornstarch, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice (aka your secret ingredient!) Pour mixture into crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Cool for at least 10 minutes before doing anything else to the cheesecake, but don't turn off the oven just yet. Mix up the topping ingredients’ and spread this over top of the filling. Place back in the oven for 6 minutes to melt. Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan first to loosen everything to make release easier later on. Allow to cool to room temp and refrigerate over night. Morning remove the spring form sides and pipe on spider web decorations and place a candy spider in each little web (try to space them so that each slice has a spider.) You can even slice before decorating if you want to make them all even.


100 Best Halloween Movies of ALL time By John Thomas

1. Psycho - (1960, Alfred Hitchcock) 2. Nosferatu - (1922, F.W. Murnau) 3. Night of the Living Dead - (1968, George A. Romero) 4. The Exorcist - (William Friedkin, 1973) 5. Peeping Tom - (Michael Powell, 1960) 6. Jaws - (1975, Steven Spielberg) 7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - (1920, Robert Wiene) 8. Vampyr - (Carl Dreyer, 1932) 9. Halloween - (1978, John Carpenter) 10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (Tobe Hooper, 1974) 11. The Mask of Satan (a.k.a Black Sunday) - (Mario Bava, 1960) 12. Alien - (Ridley Scott, 1979) 13. The Shining - (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) 14. Don't Look Now - (Nicholas Roeg, 1973)


15. Dawn of the Dead - (George A. Romero, 1978) 16. Rosemary's Baby - Roman Polanski, 1968) 17. Suspiria - (Dario Argento, 1977) 18. Bride of Frankenstein - (James Whale, 1935) 19. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn - (Sam Raimi, 1987) 20. Evil Dead - (Sam Raimi, 1981) 21. Frankenstein - (James Whale, 1931) 22. A Nightmare on Elm Street - (Wes Craven, 1984) 23. Blood and Black Lace - (Mario Bava, 1964) 24. Horror of Dracula - (Terence Fisher, 1958) 25. The Thing - (John Carpenter, 1982) 26. Carrie - (Brian De Palma, 1976) 27. The Wicker Man - (Robin Hardy, 1973) 28. An American Werewolf in London - (John Landis, 1981) 29. Eyes Without a Face - (Georges Franju, 1960) 30. Aliens - (James Cameron, 1986) 31. Profondo Rosso (a.k.a Deep Red) - (Dario Argento, 1975) 32. White Zombie - (Victor Halperin, 1932) 33. The Pit and the Pendulum - (Roger Corman, 1960) 34. The Silence of the Lambs - (Jonathan Demme, 1991) 35. Braindead - (a.k.a Dead Alive)(Peter Jackson, 1992) 36. The Birds - (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) 37. Friday the 13th - (Sean S. Cunningham, 1980) 38. The Witchfinder General - (Michael Reeves, 1968) 39. Cannibal Holocaust - (Ruggero Deodato, 1980) 40. The Blair Witch Project - (Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999) 41. Zombi 2 (a.k.a Zombie Flesh Eaters) - (Lucio Fulci, 1979) 42. Les Diaboliques - (Henri-Georges Clouzet, 1955) 43. The Omen - (Richard Donner, 1976) 44. Black Christmas - (Bob Clark, 1974) 45. The Haunting - (Robert Wise, 1963) 46. The Fly - (David Cronenberg, 1986) 47. The Curse of the Cat People - (Robert Wise & Gunther von Fritsch, 1944) 48. The Devil Rides Out - (Terence Fisher, 1968) 49. Bay of Blood (a.k.a Twitch of the Death Nerve) - (Mario Bava, 1971) 50. Dracula - (Todd Browning, 1931) 51. Night of the Demon - (Jacques Tourneur, 1957) 52. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - (John McNaughton, 1986) 53. Day of the Dead - (George A. Romero, 1985) 54. Re-Animator - (Stuart Gordon, 1985) 55. The Vanishing (a.k.a Spoorloos) - (George Sluizer, 1988) 56. Ring - (Gore Verbinski, 2002) 57. Saw - (James Wan, 2004) 58. Invasion of the Body Snatchers - (Don Seigel, 1956) 59. Village of the Damned - (Wolf Rilla, 1960) 60. Black Sabbath - (Mario Bava, 1963) 61. Audition - (Takashi Miike, 1999) 62. Nosferatu the Vampyre - (Werner Herzog, 1979) 63. Army of Darkness - (a.k.a Evil Dead III)(Sam Raimi, 1993)


64. The Innocents - (Jack Clayton, 1961) 65. The Amityville Horror - (Stuart Rosenberg, 1979) 66. Brain Damage - (Frank Henenlotter, 1988) 67. Misery - (Rob Reiner, 1990) 68. Basket Case - (Frank Henenlotter, 1982) 69. The Thing from Another World - (Christian Nyby, 1951) 70. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - (Dario Argento, 1970) 71. The Fog - (John Carpenter, 1980) 72. The Curse of Frankenstein - (Terence Fisher, 1957) 73. The Beyond - (Lucio Fulci, 1981) 74. House of Wax - (Andre De Toth, 1953) 75. The Last House On The Left - (Wes Craven, 1972) 76. The Hound of the Baskervilles - (Terence Fisher, 1959) 77. The Return of the Living Dead - (Dan O'Bannon, 1985) 78. The Plague of the Zombies - (John Gilling, 1966) 79. The Girl Who Knew Too Much - (Mario Bava, 1963) 80. Martin - (George A. Romero, 1977) 81. The Howling - (Joe Dante, 1981) 82. The Exorcist III - (William Peter Blatty, 1990) 83. Scream - (Wes Craven, 1996) 84. The Phantom of the Opera - (Rupert Julian, 1925) 85. Tenebre - (Dario Argento, 1982) 86. Salem's Lot - (Tobe Hooper, 1979) 87. Dellamorte Dellamore (a.k.a Cemetery Man) - (Michele Soavi, 1994) 88. [REC] - (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, 2007) 89. Shivers - (David Cronenberg, 1975) 90. Dead Ringers - (David Cronenberg, 1988) 91. In the Mouth of Madness - (John Carpenter, 1994) 92. The Descent - (Neil Marshall, 2005) 93. Bad Taste - (Peter Jackson, 1987) 94. Poltergeist - (Tobe Hooper, 1982) 95. City of the Walking Dead - (Umberto Lenzi, 1980) 96. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (a.k.a The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) - (Jorge Grau, 1974) 97. The Abominable Dr. Philbes - (Robert Fuest, 1971) 98. Phantasm - (Don Coscarelli, 1979) 99. The Quartermass Xperiment - (Val Guest, 1955) 100. 28 Days Later... - (Danny Boyle, 2002)


25 Best Pumpkin Carvings By Jason Lopez


50 Greatest Costumes We Picked Nothing but the Best , Check them out !!!!!!!!!


Our Best Picks for 2011’s Halloween Costumes was so hard but we managed to pick the awesome 50 costumes we could. Thank you for Purchasing the Marie’s Magazine 2011 Halloween Issue.



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