Van Horn Park

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Legend has it that two boys drowned in the pond here in the 1920s, and their ghosts still linger in the area. In summertime, park visitors have heard them laughing and splashing and seen the water move, although no one is visible.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Armory St and Chapin Terrace
Springfield, MA
United States

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GPS:
42.125284545683854, -72.59635090871598
County:
Hampden County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Chicopee, MA (1.5 mi.)
Springfield, MA (1.7 mi.)
West Springfield, MA (1.8 mi.)
Agawam, MA (4.0 mi.)
North Chicopee, MA (4.0 mi.)
Longmeadow, MA (5.2 mi.)
Holyoke, MA (5.6 mi.)
East Longmeadow, MA (6.0 mi.)
Ludlow, MA (6.6 mi.)
Westfield, MA (7.8 mi.)

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  1. I go to this park everyday. I go into a spot that no one knows about and record for YouTube. This Saturday I’ll be going again to record any paranormal activities

  2. I’d be interested as to what you can find. My cousin was murdered at Van Horn Park, 50 years ago this month (September). I’m presently doing research on the crime, … AND the killer, Frank Hastings. He confessed to the crime, … sure he is out by now, … but where?

  3. @ the first commenter on here listed as, “unknown”. I’d definitely be interested in seeing what you have recorded for YouTube. Link me up if you’ve gotten any action!

  4. i was kidnapped and raped in this park 4 years ago, and right before i was grabbed i had a premonition of what was going to happen. i don’t know if that counts as creepy or not? but its a bad park.

  5. I do paranormal hunting and i live right in front off this pond and ive picked up on this case trust its haunted my equipment picked up alot off paranormal activity

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