Haunted Places in New Washington, Pennsylvania



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    Econolodge

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    22.1 miles from New Washington, PA

    I was an opening GM before when it had lost its flag from a Ramada. I was in the back of the back closet and there were just 2 people in the building the front desk person and I was getting food for the downtown pantry and trying to organize ...


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    The Devil's Elbow

    Dysart, Pennsylvania

    22.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    The Devil's Elbow is a dangerous curve along Wopsy Road that has a story about a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she was a new bride on her honeymoon at the Wopsononock Hotel, which burned down long ago. As their carriage rounded the Devil's Elbow, there was an ...


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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    26.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    This 1906 theater building, still in operation today, is said to be home to three ghosts: Mr. Isaac Mishler, a howling dog, and a female spirit who plays pranks in the restroom.


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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    26.7 miles from New Washington, PA

    The Railroaders Museum is said to be haunted by a spirit named Frank, who has been seen all over the museum. Other apparitions have been noted as well, and employees have opened to find all the gift shop items removed from the shelves and set on the floor, and Big ...


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    41.1 miles from New Washington, PA

    This historic hotel has been in operation for over a century, but is now believed to be a private residence. The owners have been known to auction the rooms for a night, which is enough for some guests to leave the hotel in fear. Staff have reported a wild apparition ...


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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    44.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    Several buildings at Penn State University are allegedly haunted, including Pattee Library, said to be visited by the spirit of Betsy Aardsma, stabbed to death in the stacks in 1969. Schwab Auditorium is haunted by a former university president (who, incidentally, also haunts the Botany department building) as well as ...


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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    45.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied ...


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    Bucktail Hotel

    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    49.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    Guests staying at this 1937 hotel have reported a spook haunting the upstairs rooms. The entity is believed to be a poltergeist, as it has been known to move objects around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    54.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    This tavern building was a French outpost in the 1740s and a war headquarters in the 1750s. It became a tavern in the 1760s, and was also used as a courtroom. Several people were hanged here, and it is said that their spirits walk restlessly throughout the place. Witnesses have ...


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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    57.1 miles from New Washington, PA

    A former volunteer named Jack is commonly seen in the basement. He is said to be seen mostly around the old gardening tools. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Summit Hose Company

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    57.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    Voices and odd noises are heard, doors open by themselves, and shadows have been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    58 miles from New Washington, PA

    Folks say that the ghosts at this 1800s resort want to be in pictures. They show up as oddities on the photographic images taken all over the hotel.


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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    59.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was buried, unearthed, then boiled so he could be transferred to his family grave. It is said that he lost some bones along the way and was reburied as an incomplete body. Some people still see him wandering along this road (used to transfer him); he is ...


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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    60.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    A spirit is said to reside in the former Culmervilel Hotel, now Zottola's Pub and Eatery.


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    Beech Creek Furst Corner

    Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

    60.7 miles from New Washington, PA

    It's not only your eyes and ears that may detect haunted happenings here, but your nose may get in on the action too. Folks say at this restaurant you can smell ghostly cigar smoke from its old days. So the story goes, former owner Mr. Furst died in a fire ...


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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    62.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    Ghosts here include a woman who haunts the kitchen (especially the walk-in cooler). She is said to whisper "Turn off the lights" and move objects in the kitchen. Often seen on the second floor is the ghost of an African-American man who wears 1800s clothing. He is usually near the ...


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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    67 miles from New Washington, PA

    A rather helpful man in a long coat and out-of-date boots has been responsible for catching a painter's ladder after the man lost his balance, catching a cleaning woman who fell, fixing a broken window, and saving a group of girl scouts when the ceiling collapsed over them. (Submitted by ...


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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    67.7 miles from New Washington, PA

    Academia Girl’s School is the ruins of an 1800s building destroyed by fire. Many legends surround the place, including that a gardener set the fire to cover his tracks after raping and killing many students. Another says the girls at the school all died of a mysterious illness. The ghosts ...


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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    67.8 miles from New Washington, PA

    The Frick Mansion was home to industrial magnate Henry Clay Frick and his wife Adelaide Howard Childs, who began living there in 1883 and the family moved to New York in 1900. Their youngest daughter, Helen Clay Frick, kept up the mansion all those years and then moved back in ...


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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    68.7 miles from New Washington, PA

    Numerous paranormal events are reported at this location, but few precise details are available.


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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    69.1 miles from New Washington, PA

    Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, the library was built with a music hall and an athletic center with a heated swimming pool. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions of steel workers, books that fly off of shelves, shadowy figures and unexplained male and female voices.


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    Old Homestead Police Department

    Homestead, Pennsylvania

    69.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    The former Homestead Police Department building is said to be haunted by something that taps folks on the shoulder, slams doors, turns on appliances and created unexplained footsteps. Ghost investigators caught slams and screams and video of ghostly activity.


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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    69.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    69.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    70.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    Four ghosts are said to haunt the University of Pittsburgh campus: a prima ballerina in the Tansky Family Lounge of the William Pitt Union; Harriet, who committed suicide in 1201 Bruce Hall; a grandmother who rumples the quilts and bakes phantom bread in the Early American Room of the Cathedral ...


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    133 Kiester Road

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    72 miles from New Washington, PA

    The house at this address is apparently haunted by a malevolent spirit that many people believe to be Sam Mohawk a Native American mass murderer who was hanged for murdering a woman and her five children near the place this house stands.


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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    72.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    Few people realize that, in paranormal aspects, living near a hospital is like living near a cemetery. Many who have died within this building are said to remain here; in the South Wing (where most of the activity occurs), voices and strange noises are heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    72.7 miles from New Washington, PA

    At this famous 1915-16 hotel where among other luminaries JFK has stayed, and Bob Hope proposed marriage in 1934, there are said to be two haunted floors. Floors 22 and 23, both unused, are visited by strange sounds, cold wind gusts, and ghosts that hide and watch folks, giving them ...


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    Allegheny Center, Building #7

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    72.9 miles from New Washington, PA

    The student housing here has a high turnover rate believed to be caused by the poltergeist activity. Students report loud noises throughout and have yet to disprove the source. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    72.9 miles from New Washington, PA

    Keep watch for airborne bottles if you visit Brush Creek Inn! It is said that the spirits at the restaurant will shatter bottles at the bar or hurl them across the room. Witnesses also have reported that the windows open and close by themselves and furniture flips over.


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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    73.5 miles from New Washington, PA

    3406 Brownsville Road is said to be haunted by a demon, known as "The Demon of Brownsville Road" in the book by Bob Cranmer. According to Cranmer, the demon manifested in many ways, including a black fog, a bad smell, or an unseen attacker. Cranmer also described blood-dripping walls, bent ...


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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    74.3 miles from New Washington, PA

    Local legend has it that this restaurant is haunted by two spirits: a ghost named Louie and the apparition of a woman. Louie was allegedly killed right outside on the inn's front steps. The ghostly woman is seen near the entranceway, between the bar and the dining room.


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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    75 miles from New Washington, PA

    A solitude woman is said to be seen staring out of the window of the master bedroom. She is believed to the first wife of Edgar Kaufmann, depressed by his unfaithfulness. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Grove City College

    Grove City, Pennsylvania

    75.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    Grove City College's Lily Room is the stuff of legend. Campus lore says it's a locked-up room in a girls' dorm in which a girl hanged herself. Rumor has it the room was locked for 15 years and when it was opened again, her lily perfume was still heavy in ...


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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    76.8 miles from New Washington, PA

    The 1862 hospital was haunted by many entities, notably a male spirit who was said to guard the morgue area and frighten away intruders. The hospital building was closed in 1984 and was demolished in 2006.


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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    77.4 miles from New Washington, PA

    The ghost of a little girl has been seen here. Two other ghosts, seen as orbs, also have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    78.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    Psychics say that the energy here is high because there an Indian burial ground beneath the land. This may be the source of the glowing white figures that are reported, or the strange light manifestations. The hayrides are year-round so visit freely! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    84.9 miles from New Washington, PA

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    87.3 miles from New Washington, PA

    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered ...


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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    88 miles from New Washington, PA

    Reported to be the oldest inn along Route 40, this inn is said to have a mysterious presence. There is one unexplained very cold room, and an innkeeper there has described a mysterious figure that appeared near its door. As well, strange footsteps have appeared in the snow outside the ...


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    91.4 miles from New Washington, PA

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    91.4 miles from New Washington, PA

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    92.1 miles from New Washington, PA

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    94 miles from New Washington, PA

    Witnesses at this Days Inn have been startled to see apparitions in the main building's kitchen and second-floor hallway. Spirits are said to tamper with the radio and lights, and unexplained footsteps and thumps have been heard from vacant rooms and in the hallways. Doors also have been known to ...


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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    94.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    94.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    In the center of the town there is a small church, the post office, an apartment building(which used to be a general store) and a baseball field. Up a small connecting road is the old schoolhouse ( now converted into a persons home). Right before dawn when walking ...


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    95.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    95.2 miles from New Washington, PA

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    96 miles from New Washington, PA

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    96.6 miles from New Washington, PA

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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