Looking for Haunted places in PA
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:13 AM
I love trying to find haunted locations. Whether or not they really are haunted, it's still thrilling. I've stayed at the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg 4 times. I doubt I'll go back (it gets expensive), but I did have my share of 'unusual' things happen. None of them are things you can prove, so to speak, but fun nonetheless.
One stay, when I was with my sister in one of the 'haunted' (aka original) rooms, there were 3 things that stick out. After our first night, my sister complained the following morning about kids laughing all night long and keeping her up. I told her I didn't hear anything, and when we went down to breakfast, it confirmed that no children were staying there. What I knew but what she didn't was that at least one child, possibly multiple children, are said to haunt the B&B, one being a young boy killed out front in the 1800's. In a later stay at the place in a different room, I actuallydiscovered a dresser filled with toys that visitors have left for this child.
One of the two other, more minor occurrences included the shower playing tricks on me. Just as I lathered up my hair with conditioner while taking a morning shower, the water just totally shut off. I stood there playing with the faucets for a few minutes to no avail and got VERY cold. <_< I put on my bathrobe and complained to my sister about it, who went in to check for herself. When she fussed with the faucets, the water came on fine again. Could've been just an old house acting up, but who knows. :huh:
Lastly, prior to the trip, my sister and I had made a special trip to get a new battery for her camera. While at the Farnsworth House, we took pics of the room and usual touristy sorts of photos. When we went out to the courtyard to continue doing this, the camera stopped working with the battery light flashing to signify a dead battery. Of course we knew it couldn't be dead. We sort of looked at each other like, "Yeah right," knowing that cameras are items traditionally left inoperable in 'haunted' locales. I told her that if it starts working again when we leave the Farnsworth House, then THAT will be crazy. Sure enough, after we got in the car and started driving toward the first day's battle area, the camera was fine. I should add the area in which it malfunctioned was right along Plum Run, which is the small waterway that supposedly drowned injured soldiers stuck in it when heavy rains came the day after the battle, flooding the run.
Again, all of these things could easily be dismissed as flukes, but who knows! Maybe we were being fooled around with by some spirits. If anyone knows of any other 'haunted' areas in Central PA, I'd love to learn about them! I'm originally from NEPA so not as familiar with where to explore. Thanks, all! I look forward to hearing more from everone!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:43 AM
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:17 PM
slimtim2001, on Aug 1 2004, 09:14 PM, said:
hello. i know of a place in harrisburg. it is located in and outside of the harrisburg east mall. it has been said that at night where the old jcpenneys building is that a figure stands on the roof and one looks at u from inside the store from a glass door. one man commited suicide and one died of natural causes. it is said that there is one are in the store where there are cold spots but the air conditioning will not be on and that also the alarms go off for no reason and the light flicker off and on. and the alarms will not be activated yet but they still go off. and other strange things check it out.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:50 AM
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:41 AM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:01 PM
Do mean Manhattan, as in NYC? If so, that we would need to start another thread for that. If there is a Mannahattan in Pennsylvania the that's a different story. Being from Ohio, I'm not too familiar with PA. Well except Gettysburg, but I've only been there once..... So far.
Edited by DukeofBoogie, 13 August 2006 - 09:35 PM.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:12 PM
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