Haunted Places in Iola, Pennsylvania



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    Hotel Iola

    Millville, Pennsylvania

    Although this 19th-century hotel building was a restaurant for a while during recent years, it is now reportly empty and up for sale. The place was said to be haunted, as evidenced by bar stools that rotated by themselves, shadowy forms appearing in long black dresses, and faces wearing Victorian-style ...


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    The Inn at Turkey Hill

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    9.4 miles from Iola, PA

    Housed in an 1839 farmhouse, the inn is said to be haunted by an owner's mother, who died in the building. Her perfume has been detected, and she is said to walk the place at night. The rocking chair on the porch would move as well. Folks who rented the ...


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    Irondale Inn

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    9.6 miles from Iola, PA

    Three ghosts are said to reside at this inn set on the site of an old plantation, one of which is an elderly female who likes to close doors behind the guests. The inn's ghosts are said to come from a large heating vent located in the basement. The owners ...


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    Bloomsburg University

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    9.8 miles from Iola, PA

    Bloomsburg University is believed to be haunted, at least in a few of its buildings. For example, the Harvey A. Andruss Library is reported to have a ghostly man who appears on the fourth floor, asking library visitors to change his diaper. And in the Haas Center, campus legend says ...


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    Fishing Creek Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Benton, Pennsylvania

    13.5 miles from Iola, PA

    Multiple appearances of ghost(s) in different rooms to different guests. Doors opened on their own, unexplained noises at night. (Submitted by Karen Parsons)


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    Welles House

    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    34.7 miles from Iola, PA

    The circa-1860 Welles House, built by industrialist Augustus C. Laning, has been compared to the Amityville Horror house. Strange deaths and tragedies followed Laning: His factories burned down and his nephew was killed after a lightning strike began a fire in the barn, trapping him under the body of a ...


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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    36.6 miles from Iola, PA

    Riverside Cabaret (previously called "Wild J's") has had several paranormal events that occur almost weekly. Orbs have been seen both live and recorded on CCTV. Several staff have reported an hearing a male voice talk to them, a woman's sobbing is constantly heard in the basement, and many ...


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    Old Jail Museum

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    45.1 miles from Iola, PA

    Legend has it that at the Old Jail Museum, a bloody handprint on one of the jail walls keeps coming back even if it is painted over. Ghost tours are offered on the premises.


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    The Inn At Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    45.4 miles from Iola, PA

    The inn, originally built in 1833, is said to be haunted. Guests have reported seeing orbs and shadows in their photographs, and even in their beds. TVs operate by themselves, objects move, and in some instances, guests have awakened to find the chairs in their room have been turned upside-down ...


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    The Banshee Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    48.9 miles from Iola, PA

    Once a warehouse building, the pub was used as a morgue during a 1917 Spanish flu epidemic. It was believed to be haunted, hence the spooky name. The pub closed in 2012.


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    Courthouse Square

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    48.9 miles from Iola, PA

    Nightly walks of Scranton's oldest and most haunted area. The office television show had a whole evening devoted to the Scranton Ghost Walk. The title of the show was Spooky. It is a 90 minute tour that includes the most haunted places in the area. Including where ...


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    Houdini Museum

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    49.5 miles from Iola, PA

    The Houdini museum with its psychic theater is considered a very haunted place. Seances are conducted here, and the place has been featured on many TV programs.


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    Andy Gavin's Eatery and Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    50 miles from Iola, PA

    The 1800s building that houses this restaurant and pub is haunted by a spirit folks call George. George tinkers with the lights, moves dishes around, and even uses the restroom, including latching the stall door and flushing the toilet. Some witnesses have even seen George's apparition.


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    Buck Hotel and Tavern

    Jonestown, Pennsylvania

    50 miles from Iola, PA

    If you don't believe in ghosts, you will after a visit to this historic hotel. Built in 1804, there is much unknown about certain time periods in the hotel's history. Several of the predominant spirits haunting the place are a young girl often seen walking the halls, an old man ...


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    1217 Marion Street

    Dunmore, Pennsylvania

    50.1 miles from Iola, PA

    This 113-year-old home was listed for sale in January 2014 with the description: “slightly haunted.” The owners say they experienced banging doors, strange noises from the basement, footsteps, knocks, screams in the night, a ghostly face that appears in the mirror in the second-floor bathroom, and a constant eerie feeling ...


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    Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey

    Grantville, Pennsylvania

    52.7 miles from Iola, PA

    According to reports, a haunting incident occurred in one of the rooms here at night. The apparition of a girl appeared walking around inside the room, until she walked through a wall and disappeared.


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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    55 miles from Iola, PA

    Although the Amity Hall burned to the ground in the late 2000s, it was alleged to be extremely active with the haunts. A man was said to have killed his wife by stabbing her on the porch sofa, then killed his children and himself upstairs. Apparitions, black figures and flashes ...


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    Beech Creek Furst Corner

    Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

    55.3 miles from Iola, 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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    Inn 422

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    55.4 miles from Iola, PA

    This historic Victorian estate is said to be haunted by original builder Mr. Coleman's daughter, Anne. She committed suicide by laudanum poisoning in 1819, rather than go on without her love, whom her father refused to allow her to marry. Her apparition has been seen extinguishing candles, opening or closing ...


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    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville, Pennsylvania

    55.6 miles from Iola, PA

    At the Mary Capp Green residence hall, students are not the only ones in residence. A little ghost girl is rumored to be here, as evidenced by sounds of her giggling and ball-bouncing.


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    C. Stouch Tavern

    Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

    56.4 miles from Iola, PA

    This elegant tavern was originally built in the 1700s, and after suffering two fires has been completely restored. It is named after original owner Conrad Stouch. George Washington once spent the night here, as did other digitaries. Given its long history, it's not surprising that it sees so much paranormal ...


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    The Hotel Hershey

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    58.2 miles from Iola, PA

    At this 1930s hotel, chocolate mogul Mr. Hershey himself is said to linger in spirit. His apparition has been seen, and doors open and close by themselves. Footsteps have been heard in the wine cellar, and there have been many other unexplained sounds throughout the building.


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    The Montrose House

    Montrose, Pennsylvania

    58.7 miles from Iola, PA

    The original building that stood here was once a jail, a funeral home, and a schoolhouse, but that building burned down in the 1920s. The current building was finished in 1926 and is said to be haunted by a little boy's ghost. He is seen often in the halls and ...


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    Union Canal House

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    59.1 miles from Iola, PA

    This restaurant, which dates back to the 18th century, is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the town. At the bar, people have felt like they've been touched by an unseen hand, and objects have been reported to move on their own. Room 104 is said to ...


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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    61.6 miles from Iola, PA

    The Harrisburg State Hospital was known as Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital from 1851 to 1937. It's rumored to be the site of some violent poltergeist activity. The hospital was closed in 2006 and the building currently is used for office space. The movie "Girl, Interrupted" starring Winona Ryder and Angelina ...


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    Topton House Pub - White Palm Tavern

    Topton, Pennsylvania

    61.6 miles from Iola, PA

    The former Topton House Pub, now White Palm Tavern, was built around 1860. It's haunted, locals say, by many ghosts, perhaps the favorite being Emma. The little girl has been seen playing in the dining room by staff and even by visitors, who have no idea she's a ghost until ...


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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    63 miles from Iola, PA

    We have had several reports at the State Library of lights turning on and off after closing time, the lids to the copiers open and close with no one around, and there is a tale of people seeing "The White Woman" in the library. We have offered a "spooky ...


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    Woodfield Manor

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    63.8 miles from Iola, PA

    We've recently covered a story and made a video about the haunting at one of our locations, Woodfield Manor near the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The story about the haunting can be found here: https://sundancevacationsblog.com/travel/a-haunting-in-the-poconos/ Allegedly, the spirit of a woman haunts the manor. The owner explains in the video that she ...


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    Tannersville Inn

    Tannersville, Pennsylvania

    64.5 miles from Iola, PA

    If you ask around at this restaurant, you may get a tale with your meal. Locals say that many years ago, a man in his 30s or 40s was killed behind the building in a hit-and-run accident. His ghost has been seen an upstairs room, often lying on the bed ...


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    Cedar Crest College

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    65.1 miles from Iola, PA

    Cedar Crest College, a woman's Christian college founded in 1867, is said to be haunted by a pregnant student named Wanda who hanged herself in 1956 in a stairwell of Butz Hall. She manifests as a young woman or a little girl walking in the halls or in reflective surfaces, ...


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    King George Inn

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    65.3 miles from Iola, PA

    This inn is scheduled to be demolished in 2013 and is no longer open. Folks claimed it was haunted by several spirits, including Charlie, a ghost who played tricks in the kitchen by dropping silverware and moving things around. A woman, child, and Revolutionary War soldier haunted the basement.


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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    65.8 miles from Iola, 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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    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    65.8 miles from Iola, PA

    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast is a former 1880's Summer Boarding house located in East Stroudsburg, PA. Innkeepers and Guests have had many unexplained events at the B&B. Guests have awakened to the smell of "Bacon" or "muffins" or "coffee" around 5AM. Several of the guests ...


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    Buck Hill Falls

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    65.9 miles from Iola, PA

    This now-closed inn was originally opened by Quakers in 1901 and remained in business until 1990. Its haunted status merited it a place on the MTV show "Fear." Witnesses say that a woman committed suicide in room 62 just before her wedding, and her ghost has been seen. The men's ...


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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    66.7 miles from Iola, 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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    Ridgewood Winery

    Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    67 miles from Iola, PA

    When the Lewis and Dick family built Ridgewood Farm in 1725 & 1811, we’re certain they would have never dreamed that one day the creation of these buildings would still be standing nearly 300 years later. A lot has happened over the years, to the residents and property, to still ...


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    Henryville House

    Henryville, Pennsylvania

    67.1 miles from Iola, PA

    The beautiful hotel that once stood on this spot no longer stands, but it was well known as the area's haunted house while it sat for years unused. Folks claim at least 9 spirits lived there, including a child, 3 men and 5 women. They were siad to be friendly ...


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    Elmira College

    Elmira, New York

    68 miles from Iola, PA

    Spookiness abounds at Elmira College, some say. Take Cowles Hall, where some say eerie lights float down hallways and whispering comes from nowhere. Some believe the building is split down the middle, with one good and one evil half. And an empty fourth-floor room of Tompkins Hall is rumored to ...


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    Hanoverville Road House

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    68 miles from Iola, PA

    Constructed around 1825, the building that houses the Hanoverville Road House restaurant is believed to be haunted. The ghost of a boy around 8 to 10 years old has been seen here, wearing dark clothing. Strange noises, voices and footsteps also have been heard, and poltergeist pranks have been reported. ...


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    Owego Parkview Restaurant

    Owego, New York

    68.1 miles from Iola, PA

    Owego Parkview Restaurant, established in 2012 in an 1867 historic building, is rumored to be home to several ghosts whose voices have been recorded during ghost investigations. The owner found a sealed-up room while doing renovations, and mysterious things happen in the restaurant. For example, a phantom dinner bell chimes. ...


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    Calaboose Grille

    Owego, New York

    68.2 miles from Iola, PA

    The building that houses the Calaboose Grille began its life over a century ago as the Owego Town Jail. In fact, “Calaboose” is Cajun slang for jail, and the foundation is reported to have been laid by a chain gang. Some believe the restaurant is haunted by prisoners who once ...


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    Lindenwald Haus

    Elmira, New York

    69.1 miles from Iola, PA

    Lindenwald Haus has been housing aged and destitute men, women and orphans for 140 years. As the need to house civil war widows waned the owner entered into an agreement with the city of Elmira to provide housing and shelter for local residents. The original charter for the building was to ...


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    Moravian College

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    69.3 miles from Iola, PA

    Moravian College dates back to the 1700s. In the 1800s it was a girls' seminary and hospital, and a ghostly nurse and an occasional bandage patient are said to walk the halls. Several buildings on campus are said to house ghosts as well: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority House was once ...


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    Yellow House Hotel

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    69.4 miles from Iola, PA

    The apparition of a woman has been seen by many in the Yellow House Hotel. Rumor has it that she committed suicide in one of the rooms.


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    Sun Inn

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    69.8 miles from Iola, PA

    This 1758 historic inn is said to be haunted, possibly by Elizabeth Moore, a nurse who died here in 1897. Apparitions and electronic voice phenomena have been noted.


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    Hotel Bethlehem

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    69.8 miles from Iola, PA

    This "ghost-friendly" historic hotel offers ghost tours and "Room with a Boo!" ghost weekend packages. Among the spirits who reside here are a little girl who has been seen in a window, thought to be a former owner's granddaughter, and a woman in period clothing who appears in the kitchen ...


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    Moravian Book Shop

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    69.9 miles from Iola, PA

    Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the United States. We opened in 1745 and over the years have expanded to occupy 5 different buildings in the Historic District of Downtown Bethlehem. Over the years it seems we’ve attracted quite a few ghosts throughout the buildings ...


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    Emily's

    Mohnton, Pennsylvania

    70.4 miles from Iola, PA

    A young girl is said to haunt this restaurant, which has also gone by the names Martha's Vineyard and the Post Office Inn. It's now called Emily, after the ghost's nickname. Locals will tell you that as far back as they can remember, folks have talked about Emily the ghost. ...


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    Lehigh University - Linderman Library

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    70.6 miles from Iola, PA

    Lehigh's Linderman Library is believed to haunted by the ghost of an elderly man, a deceased library patron. Some say the library is also haunted by Lucy Packer, daughter of Lehigh founder Asa Packer.


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    Bube's Brewery

    Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

    70.8 miles from Iola, PA

    The restored 1800s building complex that houses restaurants and a microbrewery may also house some spirits other than the drinking ilk. The apparition of a young woman in a long gown wandering through an art gallery, and a male ghost may reside on the premises as well. Ghost tours are ...


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