Haunted Places in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
The 18th-century lodge, originally a one-room tavern until it was remodeled into a summer home, ended up as a bar and restaurant, now closed and vacant. Folks say the spot was haunted by several entities including a Lady in White, an elderly woman, Caleb Brinton, a ghost called Dapper Dan, ...
Pennhurst State School and Hospital
Spring city, pennsylvania.
Seen on many TV shows including Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Extreme Paranormal, the historic Pennhurst State School and Hospital is reported to be a hotspot for paranormal activity.
Seven Stars Inn
This historic inn building, originally built in the 1700s, is said to be home to several spirits. Visitors may catch a glimpse of a ghost boy in an upstairs dining room, and the spirit of a man has been seen several times peering down the stairwell. Rumor has it that ...
The Inn at St. Peter's Village
Originally built in 1881 as the Excursion House, the site became the Inn at St. Peter's Village in 2005. It is rumored to have long ago been a place where foxes were raised in the basement to supply the local huntsmen; the owner gives a nod to this bit of ...
Yellow House Hotel
The apparition of a woman has been seen by many in the Yellow House Hotel. Rumor has it that she committed suicide in one of the rooms.
When the Lewis and Dick family built Ridgewood Farm in 1725 & 1811, we’re certain they would have never dreamed that one day the creation of these buildings would still be standing nearly 300 years later. A lot has happened over the years, to the residents and property, to still ...
A young girl is said to haunt this restaurant, which has also gone by the names Martha's Vineyard and the Post Office Inn. It's now called Emily, after the ghost's nickname. Locals will tell you that as far back as they can remember, folks have talked about Emily the ghost. ...
There isn't an American alive who doesn't know the story of Valley Forge and the deprivations and hardships the Continental army suffered there. Although no physical battle was fought here, the battle against low morale, the elements, and hunger was a fierce one and many believe that those who ...
The Ship Inn is housed in a 1796 building, and also housed within is a mysterious ghost. Those who have seen him believe him to be from the 1700s as well, but his identity and story are unknown.
Rising Sun Inn
This 1739 inn building is said to be haunted by Scary Mary, and possibly other ghosts as well. Folks have witnessed apparitions, footsteps, noises, and voices calling them from the second floor. Other surprising occurrences include the cleaning staff finding all the furniture quickly replaced after they had moved it ...
General Warren Inne
The building that houses the inn has been around since the days of the Revolutionary War, and many people believe that the place is haunted by soldiers who died in battle. The building was owned by loyalists during the War, and within its walls they plotted and tortured at ...
St John's Cemetery
There is a small graveyard owned by the church located across the road with tilted gravestones melted by time. Some of the gravestones date to the early 1700s and are barely readable. In 2015, two new houses were built immediately next to the graveyard. At the time the second house (which ...
Reportedly haunted by members of the various families who lived and died here throughout the ages, there are several reports of disembodied voices, strange noises and various poltergeist-type activities associated with Selma Mansion.
Topton House Pub - White Palm Tavern
The former Topton House Pub, now White Palm Tavern, was built around 1860. It's haunted, locals say, by many ghosts, perhaps the favorite being Emma. The little girl has been seen playing in the dining room by staff and even by visitors, who have no idea she's a ghost until ...
Once a 1700s courthouse, the tavern's second floor is said to be haunted by the ghost of former owner Jacob. Witnesses have described a feeling of someone behind them, objects that move on their own, and unexplained noises.
Valley Forge Military Academy and College
There have been many suicides on campus in the academy and the college, allegedly the historic Wheeler Hall is where most of the paranormal activity happens but there are also reports of paranormal things in Young Husband Hall (College). Wheeler Hall has been closed for almost 15 years but ...
West Chester University
West chester, pennsylvania.
West Chester University's Ramsey Hall is believed to be haunted by namesake Dorothy Ramsey; Phillips Hall has several performing ghosts seen on the stage; and Hollinger Field House has a ghost called Drutz who hanged himself in the fourth-floor stairwell on homecoming weekend in the 1920s.
Previously called the St. David's Inn, the Radnor Hotel has a haunt in Suite 309. Witnesses say she appears near the ceiling over the master bed, crawls down the wall, and vanishes through the door to the hall. Folks in the hallway also have seen and heard her in the ...
Villanova University's 1963 gothic-style St. Mary's Hall is rumored to be haunted. A ghostly light has been seen (and heard) playing the organ, electrical anomalies have occurred in many rooms, and splashes have come from the empty pool. Campus legend says the ghost is a pregnant nun who had had ...
Bryn Mawr College - Merion Hall
Bryn mawr, pennsylvania.
Bryn Mawr College's Merion Hall is rumored to be haunted by Lillian Vickers, who died in 1901. Lillian, according to campus legend, was happy and popular before she died, distraught over the fact that she had leprosy. In some versions, she jumped out a window of the third floor to ...
The site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine took place during the Revolution, Thornbury Farm is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Although you would think the majority of the sightings would surround the tales of battle, the most famous ghost of Thornbury Farm is actually the ...
General Lafayette Inn - Barren Hill Tavern
Lafayette hill, pennsylvania.
Reports say this inn will reopen in 2013/2014 as Barren Hill Tavern. Once known as the "Three Tuns," the inn dates back to the 18th century when General Lafayette used the building during the American Revolution. There is a ghost of an elderly woman who appears in the upstairs dining room; ...
King George Inn
This inn is scheduled to be demolished in 2013 and is no longer open. Folks claimed it was haunted by several spirits, including Charlie, a ghost who played tricks in the kitchen by dropping silverware and moving things around. A woman, child, and Revolutionary War soldier haunted the basement.
Cedar Crest College
Cedar Crest College, a woman's Christian college founded in 1867, is said to be haunted by a pregnant student named Wanda who hanged herself in 1956 in a stairwell of Butz Hall. She manifests as a young woman or a little girl walking in the halls or in reflective surfaces, ...
Black Horse Inn
At this mid-1700s inn building, said to have been used as a rest stop by George Washington and his men en route to Valley Forge, folks say the spirit set is hopping. Sudden cold temperatures, footsteps, and unexplained voices abound, and photographs taken of the inside have picked up orbs, ...
We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...
Crier in the Country
Glen mills, pennsylvania.
The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.
Site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine, this area is said to be rich with wartime ghosts. Soldiers, and even horses, haunt the area, and you may even hear sounds of battle echoing from long ago.
Several entities are said to be in residence here, including Elizabeth "Maggie" Graeme, a ghost that may be her husband, and a servant without a head.
General Wayne Inn
Merion station, pennsylvania.
This onetime inn and tavern on the National Register of Historic Places is said to be haunted by several entities. In the 1704 building, named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne who once stayed here, folks have seen the spirits of a Hessian soldier, a British officer looking for a locket, ...
Thomas Jefferson is among the ghosts said to haunt here; at least seven spirits are reported. Some manifest as apparitions, some ectoplasm, and some as poltergeist pranks. U.S. Founding Father Jefferson, witnesses say, likes to appear in the dining room, near a tall clock. There is also a cursed chair ...
It's a headless horseman's ghost that rides here, a Revolutionary War soldier who lost his head in battle. On foggy, dreary nights, he is said to ride by on horseback carrying his severed noggin. Reports say although the story dates from the Revolutionary War period of the 1700s, the horseman ...
Polished Salon - Kennett Square
Kennett square, pennsylvania.
The Kennett Square building (now Polished Salon) is said to be haunted. The owners describe apparitions that brush past them, unexplained smells, and cold spots. The ghost of a little girl with long black hair is reported to have followed the owners home from the salon.
American Legion Post 308
Willow grove, pennsylvania.
It was once a 1700s farmhouse before it was turned into apartment buildings. Now, this American Legion post seems to be haunted by a spirit from its past. An apparition of a lady in black near the fireplace and another of a man standing behind the bar have been known ...
Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House
Lurking about this historic house are said to be several ghostly Continental soldiers and a headless elderly woman, whose head was severed by one of the soldiers. The headless woman has been seen apparently searching for her lost head.
Lehigh University - Linderman Library
Lehigh's Linderman Library is believed to haunted by the ghost of an elderly man, a deceased library patron. Some say the library is also haunted by Lucy Packer, daughter of Lehigh founder Asa Packer.
Abington Presbyterian Church
Abington Presbyterian Church, some say, is home to a ghostly child who has been seen throught the windows. The spirit is said to linger here because the cemetery that was once on the site where the church now stands was moved across the road.
Allegedly haunted by General James Agnew who was shot and died in the front hall of Grumblethorpe during the Revolutionary war. Also allegedly haunted by victims of yellow fever who died there, including one young woman who had been taken in by the family who lived there and who makes ...
C. Stouch Tavern
This elegant tavern was originally built in the 1700s, and after suffering two fires has been completely restored. It is named after original owner Conrad Stouch. George Washington once spent the night here, as did other digitaries. Given its long history, it's not surprising that it sees so much paranormal ...
Moravian Book Shop
Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the United States. We opened in 1745 and over the years have expanded to occupy 5 different buildings in the Historic District of Downtown Bethlehem. Over the years it seems we’ve attracted quite a few ghosts throughout the buildings ...
This "ghost-friendly" historic hotel offers ghost tours and "Room with a Boo!" ghost weekend packages. Among the spirits who reside here are a little girl who has been seen in a window, thought to be a former owner's granddaughter, and a woman in period clothing who appears in the kitchen ...
This 1758 historic inn is said to be haunted, possibly by Elizabeth Moore, a nurse who died here in 1897. Apparitions and electronic voice phenomena have been noted.
Moravian College dates back to the 1700s. In the 1800s it was a girls' seminary and hospital, and a ghostly nurse and an occasional bandage patient are said to walk the halls. Several buildings on campus are said to house ghosts as well: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority House was once ...
Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast
The Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast, housed in a 1795 building, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Apparitions have been seen of a tall man in a black hat, a woman in white, and a young boy who likes to play pranks. Photos taken here have shown strange ...
There are three locations here that are said to be homes to haunts: the Treehouse Building, the Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House. Full-body apparitions have been reported, along with various poltergeist activity. Particularly noted is a female apparition in a long white dress who stands at the top ...
Stover Myers Mill
This old grist mill has a weird vibe to it. Every flight of stairs makes you grow uneasy. commonly you will feel on-edge and jumpy. All the equipment around you feels like it is closing in on you and you feel claustrophobic. (Submitted by Grimm)
Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast
A female apparition appears at this 1865 inn, bringing with her the scent of her perfume. She is known to softly caress people's foreheads.
Red Rose Inn
West grove, pennsylvania.
Although this 1700s inn is currently closed and up for sale, it still is believed to have ghostly guests. Locals may tell you a tale of a murder suspect, Indian Joe, who was hanged in front of the inn and buried on the grounds. He was said to have killed ...
Willow Grove Hotel
A little girl ghost haunts this Civil War-era hotel. Witnesses sayd she looks as if she had suffered from burns, and she has been seen in the rooms and the hallways. She sometimes pulls on the pant legs of men. No details of the little girl's history are known.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Hundreds of spirits are said to call this state pen home. Al Capone was an inmate here, and he reportedly was visited by the apparition of James Clark, who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre under Capone's orders. Cell Block 12 is reportedly the most fearsome place here ...
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Scare up some Halloween fun with these Lehigh Valley haunted houses, attractions and other events
Not recommended for children 11 and younger
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: Check into the motel, slip past scarecrows, zombies and other evils in and take a ride on the Haunted Hayride and walk through the Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail, and Double Edge Axe Throwing. Advanced timed tickets. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 28; 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 22, 29; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct.16-19, 23-26, 30-31. Bates Motel, 1835 Middletown Road (Route 352), Glen Mills. $40-$125. 610-459-0647. thebatesmotel.com.
Dorney’s Halloween Haunt: Haunted mazes, scare zones, live entertainment, zombies and vampires, thrill rides, more. 6-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 28, Oct. 22. Dorney Park, 3830 Dorney Park Road, S. Whitehall Township. $39.99. 610-395-2000. Dorneypark.com.
Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary: Festival staged in the site’s cellblocks and courtyards with five haunted houses plus historic tours, themed bars and lounges, live performances, more. 7-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. through Nov. 11. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia. $39-$59. 215-236-3300. easternstate.org/halloween.
Haunted Red Mill: The Dead Don’t Die. Beyond the Fear-backstage Tour (5-8 p.m. Oct. 19, 26; $10). 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St., Clinton, New Jersey. $30-$45, 908-735-4101. redmillhauntedvillage.org.
Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares: The 250-year-old “Abandoned” Pocono Mountain Resort houses both Hotel of Horror Haunted House and Altered Nightmares. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 3-4; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 27; 6-11 p.m. Oct. 21, 28. Lakehouse Hotel, Route 115 & Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg, $40; $45. hotelofhorror.com
Jason’s Woods: New this year, Wrecking Machine and Grinder, also Lost in Jason’s Woods, Chamber of Horrors, Carnival of Fear, Zombie Apocalypse, Horrifying Hayride, live music, midway, theatrical shows, Psycho Circus 3-D attraction. 7-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 7-9 p.m. Sun., through Nov. 4. Jason’s Woods, 90 Stehman Road, Lancaster. $25-$45, 717-875-5110. jasonswoods.com.
Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill: House of Eyes, Terror Trail, Horror of Menges Mill, Dark Despair. 6-10 p.m. Sun., through Oct. 29 and Oct. 30-31; 6-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., through Oct. 28. Colonial Valley Scream Park, 5932 Colonial Valley Road, Spring Grove. kimskrypt.com.
Lancaster Field of Screams: Frightmare Asylum, Den of Darkness, Haunted Hayride and Nocturnal Wasteland, live bands and other special events. Advanced timed ticket purchase. Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 11 and Oct. 19, 26, 31. Field of Screams, 191 College Ave., Mountville. $16-$35, 717-285-7748. fieldofscreams.com.
Lehigh Valley Screampark: Psycho Path, Hollow of Horror, Condemned Haunted House, Operation Bio Purge. Fri.-Sun. Through Oct. 29. Lehigh Valley Screampark, 2951 Betz Court, Orefield. $50. lehighvalleyscreampark.com.
Palmerton Halls of Horror: Gross and gory hardcore haunted house. Optional Blood Experience ($47). 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 27; 6-11 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 28-29. Halls of Horror, 320 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. $25. hallsofhorror.net.
Philly Fright Factory: 25,000-square-foot haunted house in a 120-year-old building in South Philadelphia. Oct. 19-22, 26-31. Fright Factory, 2200 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia. $30; $35. frightfactorypa.com.
Reaper’s Revenge: A haunted hayride, Lost Carnival, Pitch Black, Sector 13. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 29. Reaper’s Revenge, 460 Green Grove Road, Scranton. $49-$69. 570-254-8038. reapersrevenge.net.
Scream Mountain: Haunted hayride, starter haunted hayride (6 p.m.; $10, reservations required), haunted lift and walk. 6:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 28. Spring Mountain, 757 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville. $22; $30. 610-287-7900. springmountainadventures.com.
Six Flags FrightFest: Seasonal rides, scare zones, terror trails and haunted mazes plus zombies and Halloween-themed shows and attractions. Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 31. Six Flags Great Adventure, Route 537, Jackson, New Jersey. sixflags.com/greatadventure.
Shocktoberfest: Zombie Safari Hayride Tour, Midway Massacre, Prison of the Dead, Ground Assault, Unknown 3.0., Zombie Experience, midway attractions, more. 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat, 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4. Shocktoberfest, 94 Park Ave., Sinking Spring. $30-$80. 610-375-7273. shocktoberfest.com.
Valley of Fear and the Original Haunted Hayride: Haunted hayride, Willie’s Shipwreck Cove, Miles Manor Haunted House. 7 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 29, also Oct. 19, 22, 26, 30. Phoenix Sport Club, 301 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville. $25-$74. 215-942-9787. valleyoffear.com.
Waldorf Estate of Fear: Waldorf Hotel, Terror in the Corn, Infection, Zombie Escape Room. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 28. Waldorf Estate of Fear, 6325 Interchange Road, Lehighton. $20-$70, 610-824-6835. waldorfestateoffear.com.
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Cemetery Tour: Death and Dying : Walk through the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the oldest standing building in the city; stroll through God’s Acre, Bethlehem’s oldest cemetery, and hear stories. 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. Moravian Museum, 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem, $8-$17; $9, 610-882-0450, historicbethlehem.org.
Crystal Cave Halloween Ghost Lantern Tours: Ghost stories, folklore and history of haunted Crystal Cave by lantern light. Not recommended for ages 7 and under. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 28; 6 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27. Crystal Cave, 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown. $30; $23, ages 8-11, 610-683-6765. crystalcavepa.com.
Elysburg Haunted House: Benefits Elysburg and Ralpho Fire Departments. 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. Elysburg Valley Gun and Country Club, 106 Gun Club Road, Elysburg, $20, 570-672-2920, facebook.com/ElysburgHauntedHouse.
Fright Time Zip & Climb: Climbing, zipping and swinging through the trees with laser lights, glow sticks, fog machines, Halloween decorations and the fall nighttime sky of the Poconos. The five high ropes courses and Adventure Tour with zip lining, rock wall and free fall activity will be open. Advance tickets recommended. 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28. Blue Mountain Resort, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton. $55. https://www.shopskibluemt.com/halloween-fright-time-zip-climb
Ghost Tour of New Hope: Lantern-led walk. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. New Hope, Bridge and Main streets, $12, 215-354-1693, ghosttoursofnewhope.com.
Haunted Hayride in the Parkway : Thrills, chills and frights will put a scare into your night. Benefits the Whitehall Fire Department. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. $15; $7, ages 6-12; free. ages 5 and under. 610-437-5524 ext. 1165.
Old Jail Ghost Tour: Tour the jail and hear tales of ghostly encounters. Noon-4:15 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 29. Old Jail Museum, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, $12. 570-325-5259, theoldjailmuseum.com.
Rotary Historic Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk: Accompany your Ghost Guide on a one-mile outdoor walk on Broadway, with tales of ghoulish encounters. Varying times Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 18. The Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway, $15; $5, ages 12 and younger, 570-325-2599, jimthorperotary.org
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Bear Rock Corn Maze: 2-acre corn maze, test your scavenger hunts skills and trivia knowledge with hidden clues to complete the game card, pumpkin patch, hayrides ($3.50), glow golf (Fri.-Sun.). Bear Rock Junction, 8181 Route 309, New Tripoli. $6.75. 610-298-8888. bearrockjunction.com.
Crayola Screamin’ Green Hauntoween: Crafts, themed scavenger hunt, character photo ops, trick-or-treat (Sat.-Sun.), pumpkin decorating, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 31. Crayola Experience, 30 Centre Square, Easton. $86.99; $25.99 advance tickets. 952-851-5800, crayolaexperience.com
Corn Cob Acres: 50 activities including train ride, Farm Animal Barrel, Cow Belly Bounces, Bat Cave and Spider Web Weave, pedal karts, giant sling shots, Jack-O-Lantern bean bag toss, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 29. 191 College Ave., Mountville. $17.99; $13.99 seniors. 717-285-7748, corncobacres.com.
Count’s Halloween Spooktacular: Kids can come in costume and enjoy Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treating, characters, more. Through Nov. 5, Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne. $41.99 and over, 215-752-7070. sesameplace.com.
Da Vinci Center Jack-O-Lantern Lane: Hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, not-so-spooky houses, hands-on activities, more. Through Nov. 5. Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown. 484-664-1002, davincisciencecenter.org/jack-o-lantern-lane
Dorney’s The Great Pumpkin Fest: Join Peanuts characters for petting zoo, decorating activities, entertainment, Planet Snoopy theme park, Franklin’s Monster Mania. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. Dorney Park, 3830 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township. 610-395-2000. dorneypark.com.
Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings: Themed rides, special entertainment, Trick-or-Treat Trail, more. Noon-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 29. Dutch Wonderland, 2249 Route 30 East, Lancaster. 717-291-1888. dutchwonderland.com.
Electrifying Jack O Lantern: Family-friendly walk-through experience featuring thousands of hand-carved pumpkins displayed in a creative and artistic exhibit. 7-9 p.m. daily, through Oct. 29. Advanced tickets only. West End Fairgrounds, 570 Fairground Road, Gilbert. electrifyingjackolanterns.com.
Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival: Pick pumpkins, games, food, hayrides, carnival rides, more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 29. Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton. 610-377-8400. countryjunction.com.
Grim’s Fall Festival and Corn Maze: Find your way through the field of corn, pick your own pumpkin, hayrides, more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. Grim’s Greenhouse and Farm Market, 9941 Schantz Road, Breinigsville. 610-395-5655.
Happy Haunts at Red Mill: Haunted tour, hay ride, cider and donuts and one pumpkin per family. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21, 28. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St., Clinton. $10. 908-735-4101, redmillhauntedvillage.org
Hausman’s Fall Farm Festival: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 29. Hausman’s Fruit Farm, 2824 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg. 267-980-3409. hausmanfruitfarm.com.
Knoebels Hallo-Fun: Rides and games, fall food treats and spook-tacular live entertainment and decorations. 6-10 p.m. Fri., 2-10 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 29. Knoebels Amusement Park, 391 Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg. $22-$50, ride passes. 800-487-4386. knoebels.com.
Linvilla Pumpkinland: Hayrides, train rides, straw bale and cornfield mazes, Hayrides to the Witch’s House (Oct. 6-30). Daily through Nov. 5. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media. 610-867-7116, linvilla.com
Maize Quest: Maze, hayrides, rides and games, more. Flashlight nights (Saturdays in Oct.). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 5. Stony Hill Farms, 15 North Road, Chester, New Jersey. $7.99 and over. 908-879-2696. stonyhillfarms.com.
Old Homestead Pumpkin Patch: Hay rides, boat rides, corn maze, pumpkin launcher, farm animals, paddle boat rides, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 29. 1165 Strohl’s Valley Road, Lehighton. 610-681-3276, oldhomestead.com.
Olde Stone Farm Harvest Days : Corn maze, hayride, food trucks, games, farm animals, face painting, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 28. 1350 Raubsville Road, Easton. $10. oldestonefarmpa.com
Pumpkinland: Halloween display of cartoon characters, scarecrows, hay hutch and pumpkins, hayrides and funhouse. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Colonial Gardens, 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville. 610-948-9755, colonialgardenspa.com.
Saylorsburg Mazezilla “Music to Oour Ears”: 11-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, produce stand, barnyard animals, more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4-5; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 13, 20-21, 27-28; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Klingel’s Farm, 415 State Route 115, Saylorsburg. $14, 570-402-7378. mazezilla.com.
Seiple Farms Corn Maze: Journey through the corn maze ($7; free, ages 2 and under), flashlight corn maze, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, amusements, farm animals, more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20. Seiple Farms, Route 329, Bath. 610-837-6282, seiplefarms.com.
Six Flags Kids Boo Fest : Trick-or-treating, Hunt for Boo, Witch’s Brew live show, wagon rides, more. Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 29. Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ. sixflags.com
Unangst Tree Farm Fall Fun: Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, farm markets, more. noon-5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Unangst Tree Farm, 7317 Bethlehem-Bath Pike, Bath. 610-837-7531. unangst-treefarm.com.
Wilcox Farms: Corn maze, play area, tractor hay rides (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.), more. 1134 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown. 610-367-2387, wilcoxfamilyfarm.com
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Sun Inn Ghost and Spirit Tours: Video history of the Historic 1758 Sun Inn, tour of the rooms and attic with a few authentic Ghost Stories of the Inn and a personal tasting of Christmas City Spirits. Tours at 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. Sun Inn, 564 Main St., Bethlehem. $25. suninnbethlehem.org.ghost-and-spirit-tours.
Eerie Easton Walking Tour: Tour through the streets of downtown, historic Easton and hear stories about true crimes and actual historic events that took place in the community. Tours 6 and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 29. $15. Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton. 610-253-1222, sigalmusuem.org.
Salvage Goods Haunted History Tours and Investigations: Participants are introduced to the world of a paranormal investigator and get an inside scoop on how they prep and conduct an investigation in a truly haunted location. 6-8 p.m. and 8:15-10:15 p.m. Oct. 20, Nov. 3. $30. 24 S. 3 rd St., Easton. salvagegoodseaston.com.
Salvage Goods Haunted History: Step inside the first official jail of Easton and explore areas of the building never open to the general public. learn first hand accoutns of some of the tragedies that took place behind the bars and meet the in-house paranormal team, Mystic Inquiries. 7-8 p.m., 8:15-9:15 p.m., 9:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 4. $7. 24 S. 3 rd St., Easton. salvagegoodseaston.com.
Old Soul Stroll of Boyertown: Learn the tales, tragedy and rejuvenation this historic quaint town has to offer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyertown Area Historical Society and the stroll will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. and end at Revamped Salon. Oct. 28, Nov. 4. 43 S. Chestnut Street. $12. boyertownhistory.org/old-soul-stroll
Spooky Nazareth Walking Tour : Learn about the founding of Nazareth and hear some spooky ghost stories about the Whitefield House, Nazareth Hall and other historic places. 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. Whitefield House, 214 E. Center St., Nazareth. $15; free, ages 5 and under, members. moravianhistory.org
Pa. Renaissance Faire: Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights: Kids costume exhibition, adult costume contest, kids Halloween treasure hunt. Oct. 21-22, 28-29, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim. $32.95; $16.95, ages 5-11. 717-665-7021. parenfaire.com.
Kutztown Ghost Tour: Historical, spooky walking tour that starts and ends at the Kutztown Tavern with guides and storytellers dressed in period costume. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Kutztown Tavern, 272 W. Main St. $22, kutztownrotary.com
Creepy-themed Book Events: Paranormal author Jeffrey A. Dengler presents his books “The Minersville Mansion” and his newest title, “The Spirits of Shoemakersville Road” joined by fellow paranormal investigator Justin Selig, 6 p.m. Oct. 16; Jennifer L. Green presents her new collection of creepy regional history, 6 p.m. Oct. 21. Firefly Bookstore, 271 W. Main, Kutztown , 484-648-2712, fireflybookstore.com
Howl O’Ween Doggie Parade: Parade begins at CMA and winds the trail to Trail’s End, back to the Mountain Coaster Lawn for awards ceremony and vendors. Registration noon-3 p.m., parade 1 p.m. Oct. 21. Camelback Mountain Adventures, 243 Resort Drive, Tannersville. camelbackresort.com
All Hallows Eve Fall Festival: Pumpkin painting, corn shucking, apple cider press, hay pile, hayrides, refreshments, more. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21, Pennypacker Mills, Route 73 and Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, free, 610-287-9349, montcopa.org/pennypackermills.
America On Wheels Halloween Bash Model Car Show: Awards, vendors, more. Judging begins at 1 p.m. (model entry fee; $1). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21. America On Wheels, 5 N. Frost St., Allentown. $11, includes show and museum entry. 610-432-4200, americaonwheels.org.
Trunk or Treat: Special guest, Mr. Lobo of Cinema Insomnia, trunk and costume contests, movies “Casper” and “Corpse Bride,” more. 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 21. Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre, 4540 Shankweiler Road, Orefield. 610-481-0800, shankweilers.ticketleap.com/trunk-or-treat-at-shankweilers
America On Wheels Trunk of Treat : Travel through the museum parking lot for treats at festively decorated car trunks and truck beds; treats, activities, scavenger hunt and model car show inside museum. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 21. America On Wheels, 5 N. Frost St., Allentown. 610-432-4200, americaonwheels.org.
Cops n Kids: Halloween Surprises: Join Taylor, the friendly witch, as she reads “A Spoonful of Frogs” by Casey Lyall and teaches how to make “frog” slime. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 21. Cops N Kids Reading Room at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem. Free. 610-861-5526.
Kids on the Canal : Halloween Trick or Treat: Come dressed in costume and trick or treat around the park. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21. National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton. $8; $7, seniors; $6, ages 3-15; free, members. 610-923-3548, canals.org.
Halloween Spooktacular: Scarecrow contest, spooky barn, train rides and pedal pulls, scavenger hunt, pumpkin and face painting, scavenger hunt, trunk or treat (registration required; 484-767-2307), more. Costumes encouraged. 12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 22. Weisenberg/Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werley’s Corner Road, New Tripoli.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): celebrates and honors the lives and memories of loved ones who have passed away. Adriana Santos talks about the blend of indigenous and Spanish Catholic traditions of Mexico. 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton. Free. 610-253-1222, sigalmusuem.org.
Boo at the Zoo: Wear costume and trick or treat at the zoo, arts and crafts tables, vendors, music and costumed characters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 28-29. Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, $16; $15, seniors; $14, ages 2-11; free, ages 1 and under, 610-799-4171, lvzoo.org.
Ghouls Night Out: Star of the Day divas family-friendly musical review featuring the witches, villains, and vixens of stage and screen. Portion of the proceeds benefits the Parents’ Medical Rights Group. 7 p.m. Oct. 27-28. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 139 N. 4th St. Emmaus. 484-809-9228, staroftheday.org
SteelStacks Zombie Ball: Music, Tarot card reader, food and drink specials, costume contest. 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378, steelstacks.org.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A live performance from the Spaced Out Sensations shadowcast. 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. $11; $8.50, seniors, students; $7.50, members. 610-297-7100, steelstacks.org
Ghost Stories on the Canal: Come aboard the “ghost ship”, the Josiah White Boo, for a spooky 45-minute-long cruise along the Lehigh Canal. Along the way, storyteller Judy England-McCarthy, will regale you with tales of ghosts and supernatural happenings from canals and the industrial history in our region. 4:30 and 6 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. Reservations required. $18; $15, ages 3-15. National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park, Easton. 610-923-3548, canals.org.
Halloween Ghost Tour: Hear real-life ghostly encounters experienced in the house and on the grounds by Pearl Buck, Pearl S. Buck International staff, and others. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 29. Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie. $18; $15, seniors; $10, ages 4-18. pearlsbuck.org/ghost-tours
Spooky Days on the Farm: A guide will take you around the farm as you meet the suspects, gather clues, and more to help solve the murder mystery. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm,1000 Turkey Hill Road, south of Stroudsburg, off Business Route 209, Stroudsburg. $18; $10, ages 3-12, 570-992-6161. quietvalley.org.
Jekyll & Hyde: The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life. 2 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m. Oct. 28. The Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 570-421-5093, shawneeplayhouse.org.
Family Fright Night: Costume contest, games, dinner, dancing, more. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28, Kalahari Resorts Convention Center, 250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor. $45; $18, ages 4-12; free, 3 and under. 570-216-5469, kalahariresorts.com
Allentown Halloween Walking Parade: Bands, dance groups, local organizations and vendors. Oct. 28. allentownpa.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Recreation-Programs/HalloWeekend
Slashers & Flashers: A Burlesque Show: Countess Queen Conch’s cable access spooktacular. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Visitors Center at SteelStacks, 711 E. First St., Bethlehem. $18-$25. steelstacks.org.
Harvest & Haunts Fall Festival: Vendors, crafters, food trucks, wine sampling, kid’s zone with crafts and games, historical reenactors and demonstrations, face painting, tours of the 1768 Mansion ($10; free, ages 12 and under), more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. George Taylor House, 35 S. Front St., Catasauqua. georgetaylorhouse.org
Roxey Ballet’s Not Too Scary Spooktacular Dance Party: Halloween-themed dance, mask decorating, and ghoulish games, more. 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Mill Ballet Event Center, 46 N. Sugar Road, New Hope. $25, kids; $10, adults. roxeyballet.org
Boos & Brews: Crawl-O-ween Bar Crawl: Costume contest, drink and food specials, more. 2-7 p.m. Oct. 28. $30. Downtown Allentown. web.lehighvalleychamber.org
Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball: 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 13 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $29. 570-325-0249, mcohjt.com.
Allentown Band: Golden Silents: Safety Last: Classic silent film tradition with the dizzying, high-story thrill comedy “Safety Last,” featuring “The Man on the Clock” Harold Lloyd. A new score specially composed for the film’s centennial by band and ASO clarinetist Stephen Reisteter. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. $15; $10, students. Millersymphonyhall.org.
Quakertown Farmers Market Trick or Treat and Costume Contest: Children ages 1-10 years are invited to Trick or Treat through the market collecting candy and treats. Parade through the market to the stage for the costume contest. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Rain date Oct. 29. Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. 215-536-4115, quakertownfarmersmkt.com.
George Taylor House Harvest & Haunts: Kids activities, costume contest, craft vendors, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. George Taylor House, 36 S. Front St., Catasauqua. Free. 610-264-0541, https://www.facebook.com/events/1030875491381010?ref=newsfeed
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Music, dance and cultural celebration, Oct. 29, Allentown Arts Park. allentownpa.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Recreation-Programs/HalloWeekend
Owloween: Travel through walk-through stations and learn all about owls and meet one up close, costume contest, take-home creepy crafts, more. Registration required. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 29. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton. $7; $5 members. 610-756-6961, hawkmountain.org.
Macungie Memorial Park Halloween Festival: Family friendly games and activities, food and beverage vendors, Macungie Halloween Parade travels through the festival (7:15 p.m.). 4-8 p.m. Oct. 29. 50 Poplar St. $5, family.
Community Music School Monster Concert: Student concert and costume contest. 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall, Community Music School, 1544 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-435-7725, cmslv.org.
Mystery & History Tour: Explore the the spooky side of the early Bethlehem Moravians on a tour through the Colonial Industrial Quarter’s 1750/61 Smithy, the 1762 Waterworks and 1761 Tannery. 5-6:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 29. Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. $12-$17. Historicbethlehem.org.
Wildlife of the Watershed: Spooky Animals: Meet some of Wildlands Conservancy’s spookiest animals and learn how these critters may not be so spooky after all. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 29. Trexler Environmental Center, 4935 Orchard Road, Schnecksville. Free. wildlandspa.org
William Friedkin Tribute Series “The Exorcist”: Tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity. 7:15 p.m. Oct. 31. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. $10; $8, seniors, ages 25 and under; $7.50, members. 610-297-7100, steelstacks.org
Spooky Animals & Halloween Hike: Meet Wildlands Conservancy’s creepiest critters (and learn that they’re not very scary at all) and hit the trails looking for things that go bump in the night. Wear a costume and get a treat. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus. $12. wildlandspa.org
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This Central PA haunted attraction ranked second best in the country: USA Today
Feel like getting scared?
Well, according to USA Today's list of the 10 best haunted houses in the US , there's no place better than Pennsylvania to do it.
Three of Pennsylvania's haunted attractions made the list, voted on by USA Today's readers. The only state other than Florida to have more than one entry, which had two.
Attractions were nominated by a panel of experts, with USA Today editors narrowing the list to a final set of nominees to be selected by readers.
Field of Screams
Field of Screams in Lancaster County came in at the number 2 best haunted attraction in the whole country, according to USA Today's readers.
Located at 191 College Avenue, Mountville, Field of Screams boasts four haunted attractions, two haunted houses, a hayride and nocturnal wasteland, an outdoor attraction in the woods.
Also featured at Field of Screams: three 5-minute escape rooms, axe throwing, live music and the chainsaw bar, new for 2023.
Field of Screams is open through the second weekend in November, with tickets for an all four attraction pass starting at $40.
Tickets can be purchased on fieldofscreams.com .
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride
Located just outside Philadelphia in Glen Mills, Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride grabbed the number 8 spot on the list.
With three attractions, Bates Motel, Haunted Hayride, and Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail.
Bates motel, which boast high-tech special effects, soundtrack and light, is a high startle, high action haunted attraction, according to its website.
Haunted Hayride, a 25-minute tide of horror featuring drives through an Insane Asylum and 200-foot-long cave, has been operated at the Arasapha Farm for over 32 years.
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, located at 1835 N. Middletown Road, Glen Mills, operates throughout the week during the month of October, with tickets starting at $40.
For more information, visit thebatesmotel.com .
Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary
Coming in at number 10, Philadelphia's Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, which itself is said to be haunted year round and was investigated on the first season of Syfy's "Ghost Hunters," gets an extra layer of fright during Halloween time with five haunted houses along with other exhibits and amenities, including a VIP speakeasy at Al Capone's cell.
Halloween Nights is open several days throughout the week, with tickets starting at $39.
More information can be found on their website, www.easternstate.org/halloween .
Daniel Larlham Jr. is a reporter for the Lebanon Daily News. Reach him at [email protected] or on X @djlarlham.
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The owners of 166 N. Hanover St. in Pottstown say the home is haunted.
The door from this room onto the second floor veranda was frequently found open, despite the fact that it has a dead bolt, said Guy Clauson.
The stairway to the third floor is also “a hot spot” for ghostly incidents at 166 N. Hanover St. in Pottstown, said owner Guy Clauson.
POTTSTOWN >> You don’t have to travel far this Halloween to see a real haunted house.
Just visit 166 N. Hanover St.According to the owners, who are selling the property, they shared the vintage Victorian home with a spirit who liked music and didn’t like arguments.
After 10 years in the house, Guy Clauson who, with his wife Cathie, operate the Chow Bistro on Main Street in Collegeville, said he lost count of the number of incidents which were hard to explain.
“I would say its over 100 events in the 10 years we lived there,” he said.
“I really loved living there. We only moved out because my wife inherited a house in Collegeville,” said Clauson. “I miss it. The stuff that happened never really bothered me.”
That stuff included a ghostly reflection in a photo, lights that turned on and off by themselves, objects flying about the room and doors locked with dead-bolts found open when no one is home.
Also a guitarist with the band Vibratek, Clauson said he had a studio on the home’s third floor and made recordings of his playing, only to discover a voice on one recording.
“It was kind of a moaning or whining,” he said of the recording.
On another occasion several years ago, when Clauson returned from running his former business, the Black Lab Bistro in Phoenixville, Cathie Clauson came upstairs to ask her husband to stop playing his guitar so late at night.
“And a lamp next to me turned off when I stopped playing,” he said. “I went and played with the switch and nothing happened, and then when she left, it went back on again.”
“Another time we were having an argument about me playing so late and there was a sound, like a hand slapping on a wall and the lights went out,” he recalled.
Built in 1870, the Victorian is located on a block in Pottstown known for elegant historic homes and is sometimes referred to as “the painted lady.”
Clauson said he recalls the first haunting incident very clearly after they moved in.
“We came home and there was no one else in the house and the house was cold. So I went upstairs and the door to the second floor veranda was open. It was snowing outside and snow was pouring into the room and in the bathroom nearby, both faucets had been turned on and water was gushing out into the sink,” he said.
The door did not blow open, he said.
“It has a dead-bolt,” he said. “But we would come home all the time and find it open.”
“That second floor bedroom and the stairs up to the third floor were kind of a hot spot,” he said.
“We would have people tell us the light was on in that room when there was no one home, and we would come home and it would be off,” said Clauson.
He also tells the tale of a plumber from out of town who came in to do some work and, admiring the home’s vintage and impressive woodwork, took a photo of one of the mantels.
“He just wanted to take the pictures home to show his family and his daughter asked him who the woman in the mirror was,” said Clauson. “He called us right away and sent us the photo, it was a woman in her 50s or 60s wearing a turtleneck and a hat, but there was no color. She was kind of translucent.”
The next day, the plumber returned “and he walked into the front room and he froze, for a second he couldn’t move and then he told me he was overcome emotionally, it was intense depression, like the death of a family member and he started sobbing, and then a few second later, he felt like he was released,” Clauson said.
“He finished what he was there to do and told me he would prefer not to come back,” Clauson said.
Whatever is in the house “is definitely not happy about us leaving,” Clauson said.
He said the drummer from his band was helping him move and was hit in the back by a slamming door as he was carrying something and again “by a speaker that flew horizontally seven feet across the room and hit him in the back. He said he would not go back into the house too,” said Clauson.
Needless to say, there are some who are extremely interested.
A potential buyer from California has contacted the couple and said there is potential to have a film crew undertake an episode of “Ghost Hunters” there.
Realtor Brian Kelly, who is marketing the house, declined to comment on the specifics of Clauson’s tale.
However, as someone who specializes in some of the borough’s older, grander homes, he did say that “certainly the history of these homes and their stories adds to the character and attractiveness of the property.”
In all the years he has sold homes in Pottstown, however, Kelly said it is the first time he has ever marketed one that is considered haunted.
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A haunted location: Pottstown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Details: 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 himselffrom a light in the chapel.
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It has been rumoured that the Pottstown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is a haunted location. We’ll explain why people think this below. Do you think the rumors are true?
Why Is The Pottstown Haunted?
The Hill School Chapel – The chapel was built in late 1800’s as a gift from the alumni of the elite boarding school.
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 from sway back and forth.
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.
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The votes are in, and the results are clear: Pennsylvania haunted houses have dominated the list of 10 best scary destinations in the nation.
A new list from USA Today has ranked the “10 best haunted houses in the US,” as selected by voters in a USA Today poll. And three of those 10 are located in the Keystone State. Florida, with two entries, was the only other state to earn more than one spot on the top 10.
And when it comes to where those entries ranked, Pennsylvania has even more reason to be proud of our brand of spooky destinations.
The Halloween Nights attraction at Philadelphia’s famously unnerving Eastern State Penitentiary took the 10th spot, with the USA Today story noting that “the crumbling ruins stand empty, but they return to life during Halloween Nights. Come each spooky season, visitors who dare can test their bravery in five haunted houses, learn about the prison’s past on historic tours, and drink their fears away in themed bars and lounges.”
Then, in ninth place, came the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride of Glen Mills.
“Located just outside Philadelphia on Arasapha Farm, the Bates Motel offers an incredible experience of terror and mayhem,” the USA Today story reads, adding that the “new level of horror” offered by the motel is paired with “detailed Hollywood-style sets and props” on the haunted hayride.
But a nearby haunted attraction was way up near the top, grabbing the second place spot. And that is none other than Mountville’s own Field of Screams.
“At Field of Screams in Mountville, Pennsylvania, visitors can choose from four terrifying experiences: the Haunted Hayride, two haunted houses (Den of Darkness and Frightmare Asylum), and the Nocturnal Wasteland, a fear-filled forest,” reads the story. “If you think your heart can take it, you can try to conquer all four during your visit.”
We at the PennLive office know all too well how creepy Field of Screams can be, as some of their characters usually make their way here once fall rolls around . For more info on Field of Screams, including info on hours and prices, you can check out this story for details:
- Field of Screams is open: What’s new this year, and what to know before you go
And to read the full list of USA’s top 10 best haunted houses, click here .
Haunted Houses, Spook Walks & Other Halloween Attractions in Pottstown
Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride
Located in Glen Mills 610-459-0647--> Next open 10/18/23
Pennsylvania’s Legendary Haunted Attraction! The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride beckons with an electrifying blend of high-octane scares and adrenaline-pumping action, boasting three colossal attractions, with the legendary Haunted Hayride as its spine-tingling centerpiece. Prepare for an immersive Read More
NIGHT OF TERROR at Creamy Acres Farm
Located in Mullica Hill 856-223-1669--> Next open 10/19/23
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres Farms The most fun you'll have, being scared! Attractions: The Ride of Terror The Harvest The Playground Dark Dreams Haunted Paintball Hayride - Celebrating 10 Years ! Read More
Lehigh Valley Scream Park
Located in Orefield 484-408-4888--> Next open 10/20/23
HOLLOW OF HORROR HAYRIDE YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS ON A TRACTOR PULLED WAGON THROUGH 50 ACRES OF BACK WOODS FEAR AND TERRAIN LIKE NO OTHER. AS YOU START THE DECENT DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE, YOU WILL QUICKLY COME TO REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO OTHER HAYRIDE QUITE LIKE THIS ONE. THERE IS NO REAL PROTECTION Read More
Halloween House Philadelphia
Located in Philadelphia (201) 402-2880--> Next open 10/18/23
Come visit us at Halloween House Philadelphia, located in the Andorra Shopping Center at 701 Cathedral Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128 NOT A HAUNTED HOUSE, IT'S SO MUCH MORE! Philly's #1 BRAND NEW Halloween Attraction More fun, less fear, and more WOW than a haunted house! Unlike Anything Read More
Located in Philadelphia (757) 532-8805--> Next open 10/18/23
Philly Ghosts Discover the secret lives and hidden spirits behind some of history’s most famous figures… Want to know why the Liberty Bell really cracked, or why Benjamin Franklin’s ghost dances in the street at night? Come and learn all about the ghosts that haunt one of the oldest residential Read More
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres
Located in Newtown 215-860-6855--> Next open 10/20/23
Are you brave enough to experience all three of our terrifying attractions ? Capacity is limited so order online to guarantee admittance. Ride the SLEEPY HOLLOW HAYRIDE on a mile and a quarter trip through acres of dark woods and fields. Discover the secrets of a farm plagued with tragedy. Read More
Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill
Located in Spring Grove 717-225-4811--> Next open 10/20/23
Haunted Mill: Centuries old, its evil has grown massive and restless. Your life and your very soul may be at stake as you walk among the ashes of the DEAD in the stone basement. The cursed second floor is open once again for your screaming pleasure. There is something LURKING in the Read More
Civil War Ghosts
Located in Gettysburg 844-757-5657--> Next open 10/18/23
Civil War Ghosts: Gettysburg's Gripping Ghostly Chronicles Join Civil War Ghosts tonight to delve into the daunting stories of Gettysburg's ghostly past. Wander through the very spots where civilians and soldiers succumbed, and where their spirits still stir. They seek to share their tales—will Read More
The Haunt PA (in Schaefferstown)
Located in Schaefferstown 717-450-8080--> Next open 10/20/23
NEW LAYOUT FOR THE 2023 SEASON!! We are excited for our third year in operation at this location, the only premier haunted attraction in Lebanon County. Can you make it through?! Only the strong will survive. Enter at your own risk! The Haunt is coming to you with one thing in mind, to make you Read More
Hotel of Horror
Located in Saylorsburg 570-99 BEAST--> Next open 10/20/23
The Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares are both indoor, walk through Haunted House attractions featuring live actors and paranormal activity housed in the 200 year old “abandoned “ Pocono Mountain resort once called The Lake House Hotel, Saylorsburg, Pa. Open rain or shine with a covered wait Read More
Field of Screams
Located in Mountville 717-285-7748--> Next open 10/20/23
When it comes to terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills, Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA, will give you more than you can handle! Celebrating our 30th Season with four world-class Haunted Experiences and an impressive Midway Area, Field of Screams provides the Ultimate AtmosFEAR ! After one Read More
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Hotel of Horror
Welcome to The Hotel of Horror, The Pocono Mountains Premier Haunted House Walkthrough Attraction.
THREE HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS UNDER ONE ROOF
Hotel of Horror attraction
Altered Nightmares attraction
2023 Dates and hours
- We are open rain or shine with a covered wait.
- As always we have free parking.
- Based on audience volume tickets may be available at box office later than scheduled times and attraction stays open until the last victim is served.
- If purchasing tickets online please enter first attraction an hour before stated closing times.
2023 TICKETS AND PRICES
Timed Ticketing is for structuring arrival – entrance times may vary- Please arrive 15 minutes before ticket time. Timed tickets do not eliminate attraction wait lines.
The VIP PASS is an upgrade that is available on an as needed basis when the line becomes too long. Any patron may request to purchase this upgrade at the box office if they would like to “JUMP AHEAD IN LINE” . This upgrade is not available online but can be purchased as an upgrade even if you are an online ticket purchaser, just upgrade at the time of arrival when turning in your online ticket voucher.
- Ticket booth box office accepts cash only , ATM is available on-site.
- VIP pass not available online
- To pay by Credit Card please use online ticketing.
- Online ticketing is for credit card convenience only, purchasing ticket vouchers online does not eliminate the attraction wait lines.
- Online ticket vouchers must be scanned at BOX OFFICE WINDOW prior to entering the wait line.
- Entertainment Book coupons and all other coupons for the Weissport location are not accepted.
- Open toed shoes, “flip-flops”, and sandals are prohibited.
FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT All police military fire and EMT personnel are eligible to receive $5 off one HOTEL OF HORROR COMBO TICKET . Discount applies to the service personnel only please show ID when purchasing ticket at box office. Discount not available online.
The Hotel of Horror is located at 5105 Cherry Valley Rd., Saylorsburg PA 18353
From route 80
Take Route 33 South to Saylorsburg exit. Turn right onto PA-115 then right onto Cherry Valley Rd. Hotel is on left.
From route 22 & 78
Take Route 33 North to Saylorsburg exit Turn right on to Cherry valley Rd. Hotel is on right .
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10 Must-See Pennsylvania Haunted Houses in 2023
If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , then you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 102 spooky haunts listed in PENNSYLVANIA including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!
Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!
10. Demon House Haunted Attraction – Monongahela, PA
The Demon House Haunted Attraction takes place inside a REAL haunted mansion. It is said that seven men mysteriously vanished inside. Are you brave enough to venture through? They are open now!
9. Hotel of Horror – Saylorsburg, PA
Hotel of Horror is the Pocono Mountains’ premiere haunted house. This is an indoor event featuring two walkthrough haunted attractions within a 200-year-old “abandoned” resort. Bookings begin September 22nd.
8. Hundred Acres Manor – Bethel Park, PA
Hundred Acres Manor is Pittsburgh’s largest haunted house and a top Halloween tradition. Featuring five haunted house sections and add-on attractions, you don’t want to miss a visit this year. They are open now on select nights during the fall season.
To read about the experience, check out Team Houdini ‘s 2022 review HERE .
7. Castle Blood – Monessen, PA
Castle Blood offers a Halloween adventure inside a historic, 100-year-old funeral home! The tour features a game that changes yearly, are you prepared to test your luck?
Check out Team Houdini ‘s 2022 review HERE for more information!
6. Scary Harry’s Haunted Trail – Homer City, PA
Scary Harry’s Haunted Trail is a multi-level, walkthrough horror attraction that features three haunted houses that are all interconnected by a walking trail through the woods. Opening night is September 29th.
5. Fright Farm – Smithfield, PA
Fright Farm remains a Halloween tradition for many over three decades. Now entering its 35th season, the farm offers state-of-the-art special effects, highly detailed scenes, custom soundtracks, computerized lighting, and more! New for 2023 is Slaughter Hollow! This attraction has already opened for the season!
Check out Team Houdini ‘s 2022 review HERE .
4. Crawford School of Terror – Connellsville, PA
Crawford School of Terror features live actors within immersive sets that put you in the center of your own horror movie! With three floors of fright, you will never forget your terrifying experience!
For more information, check out Team Houdini ‘s 2022 review HERE .
3. Pennhurst Asylum – Spring City, PA
Pennhurst Asylum consists of three haunted attractions that will “push you to the limits of your sanity!” Included are the Legendary Pennhurst Asylum, The Morgue, and The Tunnels. Opening night is September 23rd.
2. Reapers Revenge – Scranton, PA
Reaper’s Revenge offers five fear-inducing haunting attractions: Sector 13, Pitch Black, Delirium, Lost Carnival, and the Haunted Hayride. Do you have what it takes to brave them all? The haunting season begins September 22nd.
1. Field of Screams – Mountville, PA
The Field of Screams offers many things to do for a full night of fright. The Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland make up the haunting attractions. Plus, they also have other things to do such as The Chainsaw Bar, Axe throwing, escape rooms, and more! They are already open for the 2023 season.
For a full list of all scary attractions in Pennsylvania, please visit our Pennsylvania Haunted House Directory
Now get out there and STAY SCARY!
Note from the editors: This list is not a top haunts list. We are not saying these are the best or scariest haunts in the state or the only ones you should visit. It would be best if you considered these when making your Halloween season plans, as they are some of the most popular amongst our reviewers and our site visitors.
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Owners claim property is haunted: Owners, Guy and Kathie Clauson, claim their house is haunted. They have reported numerous eerie occurrences, including, doors slamming, lights flickering, faucets running, dark figures, etc. They have reported that most occurrences have occured in a room on the 2nd floor, which was the home of a previous resident - a 90 year old woman - who lived there until her death.
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A week after Pottstown explosion, no answers on the cause and little information for residents’ next steps
Officials with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission say the investigation might take a year or more to finish.
More than a week after a Pottstown house explosion killed four children and an adult, there are no answers on the cause of the blast and little information on next steps for displaced residents.
Pottstown officials said Thursday that a two-day assessment of the area had identified houses that were unlivable, and the borough wouldn’t provide further public updates until the investigation is complete. State officials said the investigation might take a year or more to finish.
Borough officials, who have been releasing sparse information on the municipality’s website , declined to comment Friday, citing the investigation.
Meanwhile, residents — including two people who lived closest to the explosion and are displaced from their homes — have said that they’ve gotten little information. One resident has been living in a hotel. The other is living at his parents’ house, separated from his 4-year-old son.
The lack of information is frustrating, said Kenneth Cotton Jr., who lived two doors down from the explosion.
“The way I truly feel is I would like to know what’s going on. Because I lost everything, just like all these other families. ... How am I supposed to move forward? What’s my next step?” Cotton said Friday.
Around 8 p.m. May 26, neighbors described a thundering boom and said it felt as if a bomb had gone off. The explosion blew debris as far as a block away and blanketed the neighborhood with insulation material. For Cotton, the explosion caved in his roof and ceiling, filling bedrooms with debris.
Francine White, 67, Alana Wood, 13, Jeremiah White, 12, Nehemiah White, 10, and Tristan White, 8, were killed, Pottstown police said. Eugene White, 44, and Kristina Matuzsan, 32 — who are married — were critically injured.
Like Cotton, Tandra Rambert, who has lived in the house next to the explosion since 2008, just wants to know what’s going to happen to her home and what her next steps are. Rambert has been staying at a Residence Inn in Malvern, the room covered by her homeowner’s insurance. She and her 20-year-old son are living in one room while they wait for updates.
Her ceilings caved in and insulation material covers the home, she said. The windows were blown out and the floors buckled.
But aside from being told by a structural engineer Thursday that her house is unlivable, Rambert said she has not been given any information.
“No one’s taking the blame. ... There’s a lot of speculation and no one has said ‘yes this is our fault,’ ” she said.
A long investigation
Engineers from Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Bureau of Investigation are working to determine the cause, alongside Pottstown officials, the commission said. The commission said it would take immediate action to address safety concerns, but investigations of this kind often take a year or longer.
The lack of details from officials appears to be following a standard script for responding to the public after a gas incident, which was articulated in 2016 by Paul Metro, the now-retired manager of pipeline safety for the PUC.
Metro, at a gas safety conference at Canandaigua, N.Y., advised investigators to not speculate in the media about a cause, and to not make comments except through trained spokespeople, according to a presentation posted online .
”If you absolutely have to give a statement, the statement should be, ‘We are investigating,’ ” Metro said in the presentation.
But Metro, who could not be directly reached for comment, also said that speculation is inevitable, and agencies need to reach out to the public.
Speculation as to the cause of the explosion started almost immediately. Several residents recalled smelling gas for years and wondered if the explosion was caused by a leak.
Peco Energy has said a chemical analysis of residues from the explosion did not implicate natural gas from its system.
Neither the occupied house on Hale Street where the explosion is believed to have originated nor a vacant adjoining twin house that was destroyed was connected to Peco’s natural gas mains, the utility said.
A propane tank seen at the site also caused speculation that it could have set off the blast. Propane distributor AmeriGas confirmed one of its tanks was at the home, and said it was cooperating with the investigation.
In his presentation, Metro suggested that officials set up a neighborhood location to answer questions, and to hold a public meeting within 36 hours to answer questions. Pottstown held two media briefings, one the night of the explosion and another the next afternoon.
“The public needs to have info,” Metro said.
‘In the dark’
For Jordan Strokovsky, an attorney representing seven residents including Rambert, Cotton, and Justin Gibbs, the owner of the house Cotton lived in and Cotton’s cousin, the lack of information for his clients is cause for concern.
“My clients are still in the dark,” said Strokovsky. “The victims in the community deserve answers a lot sooner than one year from now. And we hope to get answers sooner than later.”
Cotton is waiting to learn more about whether he can return his home, at least to salvage some of his belongings.
“Is my home totaled for good? How long am I going to be out of a house? ... And the paranoia of the whole situation. Do I even want to move back into that home if they fix it? Is it safe? Is the street going to blow up? ... There’s so many things that get your mind racing,” Cotton said.
Staff writer Andrew Maykuth contributed to this article.