Carlisle Barracks

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Carlisle Barracks is a military school that was attended by the likes of John J. Pershing and Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was originally a military post that began in the 1700s. Ghostly band music is said to come from the bandstand, tunes from around the turn of the century. The campus is also said to be haunted by Jim Thorpe, the school’s star athlete, who has been heard playing basketball at night in the Old Gymnasium. Thorpe’s apparition also has been spotted at the Letort View Community Center along with others: a well-dressed female student and a man in farmers’ clothes. The center’s cellar is said to be a hot spot for strange activity. Hessian soldiers are believed to haunt the campus’ Powder Magazine Museum, and a ghostly lady in old-fashioned green dress walks in and out of homes along Barracks’ Flower Road. An invisible baby cries at the Washington Hall Guest House, and in one residence, a framed print of Civil War Major General J.E.B. Stuart was suspected to have been broken several times by a spectral Union soldier.

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Geographic Information

Address:
22 Ashburn Dr
Carlisle, PA
United States

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GPS:
40.2097561, -77.17693650000001
County:
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Carlisle, PA (0.9 mi.)
Schlusser, PA (2.2 mi.)
Boiling Springs, PA (4.9 mi.)
New Kingstown, PA (5.4 mi.)
Plainfield, PA (6.0 mi.)
Mount Holly Springs, PA (6.3 mi.)
Mechanicsburg, PA (8.9 mi.)
Dillsburg, PA (10.1 mi.)
Landisburg, PA (11.5 mi.)
Shiremanstown, PA (11.8 mi.)

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  1. I didn’t see anything, but when I was 12 (about 7 years ago), my parents took my brother and I to visit Carlisle, PA and we stayed on campus in military house since my dad is in the National Gaurds. The room we stayed in was said to be Jim Thorpe’s room. I don’t know if he just stayed there or lived there. Anyway, I didn’t see anything but I remember I sleep walked that night because my mom found me rummaging around in her suitcase and asked me what I was doing to which I replied “nothing” she then told me to go to bed. I didn’t remember any of this happening when she told me in the morning.

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