Independence Hall

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At this historic building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, witnesses have claimed to see ghostly mists and apparitions. Some of the spirits seen here include Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold.

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    Geographic Information

    520 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia PA
    United States

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    39.94868743982085, -75.14996154605797
    Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
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    Tioga, PA (4.3 mi.)
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    Collingswood, NJ (4.7 mi.)
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    1. Tyler Hanyzewski  |  

      I was at independence hall back in 2012 for two separate trips. The first trip I kept feeling cold spots that’d lead me back to the stairs going upstairs. As i was leaving I caught a figure watching the crowd leave at the top of the landing.

      The second trip I did the full tour of the buildings. Just felt uneasy the whole time. It felt like paintings and pictures were watching me. I got separated from the group for a second and I heard a voice behind me I could not make out. But it seemed cautious and questioning.

    2. you absolutely cannot investigate this place but being friendly with the rangers let me hear there are some parts of the building they really hate being in after dark. the 2nd floor gallery was used as a hospital in the winter of 1777-78 and if you know anything about medicine at that time you’ll know how horrific that can be.

    3. I just went there today and I was in a good mood felt amazing but then the second I walked in it felt like something went through me and I got really depressed and angery and I felt like I was being shoved and something was followe me my head hurts so bad now and I cant explain the feeling when I was walking down the stairs my dad notice that I was standing straight and cupcakes arms and I realized that in the olden days they had ball gown dress

    4. Took a daytrip to the historic district and it worked out that we were still able to go to Independence Hall after 5. While walking in the park behind the Hall, felt someone poke me in my back/shoulder. I turned around thinking maybe someone was letting me know that I dropped something, but when I looked no one was there. The poke was significant enough to push me a little so it wasn’t like some quirk after a day of walking. Was so unexpected as I have walked through that park before with no incident.

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