Haunted Places in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania



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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    4.7 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    5.9 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Carlisle Barracks

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    11.8 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Carlisle Barracks is a military school that was attended by the likes of John J. Pershing and Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was originally a military post that began in the 1700s. Ghostly band music is said to come from the bandstand, tunes from around the turn of the century. The ...


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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    14.4 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Union Canal House

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    15.1 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    The Hotel Hershey

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    16.4 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Haldeman Mansion

    Bainbridge, Pennsylvania

    18.4 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Haldeman Mansion was built in the 1740s, and was purchased and enlarged by John Haldeman in 1812. John's son, Samuel Steman Haldeman, was a renowned scientist honored by Charles Darwin for his contribution to the famous book "The Origin of the Species" and by Daniel Webster for his help on ...


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    Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey

    Grantville, Pennsylvania

    18.7 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    19.7 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This inn, housed in a 1897 building, has been visited by strange noises, residual smells, and a ghost named Flossie who is said to have died in the house in the 1920s. She has been seen on the turret's balcony. She also may be the one who makes objects mysteriously ...


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    Historic York Prison

    York, Pennsylvania

    21.4 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This historic prison is now abandoned, but was built in 1906 and decommissioned in 1979. Visitors have reported being followed around the building by the apparitions of criminals, and have seen and smelt someone lighting a cigarette when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Penn Common

    York, Pennsylvania

    22 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Penn Common is said to be the favorite haunting spot of several long-deceased men, soldiers who were executed upon the orders of Anthony Wayne.


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    The Railroad House Inn

    Marietta, Pennsylvania

    23.8 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This inn, originally from the 1820s, is said to be haunted by the men who worked nearby as well as many other spirits. The ghost of a young girl with blonde hair has been seen, dressed in Victorian clothing, and the staff says she likes to play games. Kitchen employees ...


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    The Accomac Inn

    York, Pennsylvania

    24 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    At this restaurant, unexplained sights and sounds abound. It was the Colye family home in the 1800s, and according to legend, young Johnny Colye fell in love with his family's hired girl. When she didn't return the feelings, he killed her in the barn, and was eventually arrested and hanged ...


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    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville, Pennsylvania

    24.3 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Bube's Brewery

    Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

    25 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast

    New Oxford, Pennsylvania

    25.5 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    At this quaint bed-and-breakfast inn, guests have reported a number of haunted happenings including moving furniture, organ music late at night, and the apparition of a girl dressed as if from the 1800s. On one occasion the ghostly girl was acknowledged by a guest, and she turned and disappeared from ...


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    National Watch and Clock Museum

    Columbia, Pennsylvania

    27.1 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Security camera footage caught a dark anomoly wandering around. Could it be someone attached to the thousands of historical clocks and watches on display here? Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Inn 422

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    28.1 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Buck Hotel and Tavern

    Jonestown, Pennsylvania

    28.2 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    30.7 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    It is reported that two administrators had an experience with an elevator to another dimension. Instead of stopping at their desired floor, the elevator continued to the basement. When the door opened, they saw a thriving hospital scene, only without sound. Frightened, the two desperately finally managed to close the ...


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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    30.8 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    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 ...


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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    31.1 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    31.2 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.


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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    31.3 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...


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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    31.3 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    31.8 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    31.9 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.3 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.


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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    33.3 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...


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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    33.5 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.


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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    33.5 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    33.5 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...


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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    33.9 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    34 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    37.3 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.


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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    40.6 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    40.9 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    C. Stouch Tavern

    Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

    41.6 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    41.6 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...


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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    45.2 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    49.6 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    53.2 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Emily's

    Mohnton, Pennsylvania

    55.1 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Ridgewood Winery

    Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    56 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    57.2 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    57.6 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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    Union Hotel Restaurant

    Port Deposit, Maryland

    58.6 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    The building, now a restaurant, is said to have been a hotel and tavern in the 1700s. Folks say it is haunted by a ghostly lady in a blue gown, who has been seen by the owner and some of the employees.


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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    58.9 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.


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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    59 miles from Shiremanstown, PA

    This 1700s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be the home of several ghosts including Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family, whose apparition has been seen throughout the house, and Cygnet Swann, an 1800s resident, the daughter of Governor Swann, who died under mysterious circumstances. Her apparition ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    59.7 miles from Shiremanstown, 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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