Saturday, October 31, 2015
Hauntings in central Pennsylvania
It's well known that a visit to Gettysburg might be your best chance of bumping into a spirit in Pennsylvania, but not all ghosts haunt the Civil War town. In central Pennsylvania, some are closer than you think!
Since 9/11, you must go through inspection at the outside gate to gain access to the campus - sad, because I used to freely ride my bike through there.
But the guards were very nice, and gave me a map to find the building.
I didn't realize it was a museum that you could go inside. This door marked "Open" doesn't look creepy, does it?
I was the only person visiting the museum that day, so being inside alone made these statues a little creepy, too!
Farther back sits this creepy, narrow hallway.
And that's where the sounds come from at night. Moaning, groaning and clanging echo across the War College grounds.
Some claim to have seen a soldier outside.
But one man got an unexpected shock when he went down that hallway to investigate, and looked through the window of the door. Looking back at him were the Hessian prisoners from 1777.
I have to admit, I'd read this story before, and jumped when I looked inside the last cell and saw this.
Don't laugh - you'd have been startled too! lol
Nothing there but a few stored items, but it gives you an idea of how small those cells are.
I was hoping to capture an orb, too, but no luck.
Those who work inside have some scary stories to tell.
One woman says she'll never work late by herself again after hearing slamming doors up and down the hallway.
You can hear other stories about this building on the Nov. 4 episode of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters."
The grandboys like the place because it resembles a castle. But the prisoners who were locked up there didn't like it much, but apparently some still hang around.
One worker reports seeing a pair of boots walk down the hall, with no body attached.
There are many more such spine-tingling tales in the midstate, so if you're up for a ghost hunt, come and visit!
For now, that wraps up this year's Halloween party. Thanks to all the authors who've shared their spooky tales, tasty treat recipes and their own books! I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.