Few states have as much ghostly history as Pennsylvania. But where should a visiting ghost hunter begin? Here are some tips.
Since I’m writing this on the fourth of July, I’ll start with Philadelphia (PA), where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
(The original video with this article was made private by its owner. I’ve replaced it with a video that’s silly at time, but it does show several reliable haunts in Philadelphia. If you’re visiting Philadelphia, this ~2 minute video is worth watching.)
More Pennsylvania Ghosts
Next, here’s another video featuring some interesting Pennsylvania haunts. The state is large, so most of these sites aren’t actually in Philadelphia. Still, if you’re in Pennsylvania, some of these ghost stories are interesting and could be worth checking out.
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Haunted Centralia, PA
Centralia (PA) is over two hours from Philadelphia. Also, it’s not a place to visit (though it might be haunted). Anyone going there is risking his life; it’s not worth taking that chance.
(I want to make it very clear: I advise against going anywhere near Centralia, for any reason.)
Centralia’s story is both horrifying and compelling. I’m not sure any city or ghost town has a similar history. (I hope not, anyway.)
I don’t know if ghosts will linger there, long enough for investigators who’ll visit when Centralia is finally safe. It seems unlikely. (For example, I haven’t heard any trustworthy ghost stories about Pompeii.)
Still, if we’re talking about creepy places in Pennsylvania, Centralia has to be on the top 10 list.
Even More Ghosts in Pennsylvania
If you’d like to discover more haunted places in Pennsylvania, here’s one book on the subject, and it has some favorable reviews.
It’s loaded with ghost stories about Gettysburg, but you’ll find other interesting locations in it, too.
If you post a YouTube video showing your paranormal Philadelphia investigations, let me know. When I looked for some to share with readers, I was astonished at how few good, Philadelphia ghost videos are online.
In a historical city like Philadelphia, I’d expect far more haunted places… and videos of people exploring them.
(Note: If you’re investigating rural Pennsylvania, remember that the “Snallygaster” legend – probably more cryptozoology than ghost – is recorded there, as well as in Maryland.)