Haunted Places in Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania



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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    8.2 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    14.6 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    18.4 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    30.7 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    35 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    35.1 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    The Devil's Elbow

    Dysart, Pennsylvania

    35.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    37.4 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    50.4 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    53.7 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Built in the late 1700s, the old jail has a legend attached. It seems that in the late 1800s a sheriff was shot to death by a gang of bandits on the staircase leading between the jail and the attached brick building, which was the jailer's family home. He was ...


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    55.4 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    59.2 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    59.6 miles from Cairnbrook, 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

    59.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    60.6 miles from Cairnbrook, 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

    60.9 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    61.5 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    61.6 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.


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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.6 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    63.9 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.9 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    64.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of ...


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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    64.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.


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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    65.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

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


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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    66 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    66.2 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    66.5 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    66.7 miles from Cairnbrook, 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

    66.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    66.9 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Econolodge

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    67.5 miles from Cairnbrook, 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 Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    67.6 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    68 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    68.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    69.1 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    70.2 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    70.9 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    72.3 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    73.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving ...


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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    73.5 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    73.7 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    74.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a ...


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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    74.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    75 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    76.1 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    77.2 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    78.8 miles from Cairnbrook, 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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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    78.9 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...


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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    79.2 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...


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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    79.4 miles from Cairnbrook, PA

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...


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