This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside here are a wounded soldier and a woman who appears dancing in the ballroom.
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- 1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
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- 39.83133843701484, -77.2308275331352
- Adams County, Pennsylvania
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I know of two haunted locations (one a church, one a private residence) in the rural area between Gettysburg and Harrisburg, but my informant and the property owners do NOT want the locations made public, so I cannot enter them on this site in the usual manner. Suffice it to say they are both roughly north of Gettysburg and south of Harrisburg.
Both are intermittent nuisance-level poltergeist activity — lights turning on or off by themselves when nobody’s looking, small objects disappearing and reappearing inside a certain closet, a sensation of SOMETHING moving past through a doorway without getting a good look at it. “Blink and you’ll miss it” stuff.
I personally witnessed the last (SOMETHING moving) at the church in the summer of 2015. Something moving in a hallway past the open door; all I could see was the direction of movement (left-to-right), the size (approximately man-sized), and the speed (a fast walking pace). Just a glimpse of something going past, too fast for me to make out any details or even a shape. Once you notice there’s something there, it’s gone and never repeats.
since they would be anonymous you could enter them here. at least the church which is somewhat open to the public.