Haunted Places in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania



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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    35.7 miles from Smicksburg, 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

    36.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    38.1 miles from Smicksburg, PA

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


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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    39.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Bucktail Hotel

    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    41.5 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Econolodge

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    42.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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

    43.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    44.1 miles from Smicksburg, PA

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


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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    44.9 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    47.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    47.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    47.3 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    133 Kiester Road

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    47.6 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    48.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    49.9 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    50 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    50.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Old Homestead Police Department

    Homestead, Pennsylvania

    50.3 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    50.5 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Grove City College

    Grove City, Pennsylvania

    51.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    52.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Allegheny Center, Building #7

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    52.4 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    52.5 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    54.3 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    55.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    57.4 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Hill View Manor

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    59.4 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    The historic manor was once a nursing home, and folks claimed the spirit of a little boy would pay a visit now and then. It was said that those who saw him would pass away shortly. Witnesses also have reported full-body manifestations that float through walls.


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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    60.9 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Downtown New Castle

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    62 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    New Castle's downtown and Historical North Hill have several haunted locations including the old Stritmater Building, the Wallace House, the Historical Society's Greer-Clavelli Mansion, the old Temple Building, and the Joseph White House. Apparitions have been seen in some of the buildings and ghost hunters have recorded activity in others. ...


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    Summit Cut Bridge

    Darlington, Pennsylvania

    63 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    On Shenango Road, just before it meets Ashwood Road, is Summit Cut Bridge (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Summer Cut Bridge). The bridge, locals say, has a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she fell off the bridge onto the railroad tracks in 1894. Her spirit is said to ...


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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    63.5 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    65.6 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    66.4 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    67.8 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...


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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    68.4 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    68.7 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    69.6 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    71.9 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    73.4 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Hell's Corners

    Hubbard, Ohio

    74.3 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    In Hubbard, Ohio, the area where Pathour Wheeler Road and John White Road intersect is known to locals as "Hell's Corners." It is said that a young native American boy was shot on this spot many years ago, and that a jail once stood here where many hangings took ...


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    75.1 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    J.C. Thompson Building

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    75.7 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    This building dates back to 1892, and is rumored to have once housed both a speakeasy and a brothel. Under new ownership and recently restored as of July 2014, numerous paranormal occurrences have been recorded here in the basement and elsewhere. It is believed multiple spirits reside here.


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    Riverside Inn

    Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

    79.2 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    At this historic 1880s inn, the spirits have been known to crawl into bed with guests, dance in the ballroom to ghostly music, and open and close the doors.


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    Hotel Conneaut

    Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

    79.4 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    Several ghosts are said to haunt this hotel including a ghost bride who allegedly died in a fire, a young child who died after falling down the stairs, and even a mad butcher who was dismembered in the kitchen. If you are looking for a haunted room, the Elizabeth's ...


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    80.2 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    80.7 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    82.3 miles from Smicksburg, 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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    Kinsman General Store

    Kinsman, Ohio

    83.7 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    This old-fashioned general store is believed to have a ghostly inhabitant in the basement, and is generally off limits to the public and visitors. Staff have reported seeing an old man smoking a pipe in the basement, and visitors have also smelt the overwhelming aroma of tobacco smoke on all ...


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    Market Square Building

    Kinsman, Ohio

    83.7 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    This building features both an old-fashioned book store and a fascinating antiques market, which are both believed to be haunted. In the book store section of the building, staff report an entity that pushes books off shelves, and has been known to rearrange furniture while they are in the basement. ...


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    Knickerbocker Hotel

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    84.7 miles from Smicksburg, PA

    This historic hotel is not your average lodging place. Yes, you can spend the night for a fee, but as they will tell you, you won't sleep. The paranormal activity is said to be rich here, because some guests checked in but did not check out.


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