Haunted Places in Van Voorhis, Pennsylvania



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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    4 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    7 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    14.6 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    15.2 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    16.2 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Old Homestead Police Department

    Homestead, Pennsylvania

    17.6 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    17.7 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    19.7 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    19.9 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    20.6 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Allegheny Center, Building #7

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    20.6 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    20.8 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    25.9 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    30.4 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    31.9 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Summit Hose Company

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    32.5 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    32.9 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    34.9 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    35.2 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

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


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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    42.3 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...


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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    43.9 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Once considered one of the most violent prisons in the US people believe that this prison's violent past has left an indelible mark on the building. People believe it is haunted by both active ghosts, possibly men who were murdered there, and also residual hauntings that take the form ...


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    J.C. Thompson Building

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    45.2 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This building dates back to 1892, and is rumored to have once housed both a speakeasy and a brothel. Under new ownership and recently restored as of July 2014, numerous paranormal occurrences have been recorded here in the basement and elsewhere. It is believed multiple spirits reside here.


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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    45.4 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Local legend has it that this restaurant is haunted by two spirits: a ghost named Louie and the apparition of a woman. Louie was allegedly killed right outside on the inn's front steps. The ghostly woman is seen near the entranceway, between the bar and the dining room.


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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    49.6 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Summit Cut Bridge

    Darlington, Pennsylvania

    50.2 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    On Shenango Road, just before it meets Ashwood Road, is Summit Cut Bridge (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Summer Cut Bridge). The bridge, locals say, has a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she fell off the bridge onto the railroad tracks in 1894. Her spirit is said to ...


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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    56.7 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Numerous paranormal events are reported at this location, but few precise details are available.


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    Hill View Manor

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    58.4 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    The historic manor was once a nursing home, and folks claimed the spirit of a little boy would pay a visit now and then. It was said that those who saw him would pass away shortly. Witnesses also have reported full-body manifestations that float through walls.


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    60.5 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Downtown New Castle

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    61.6 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    New Castle's downtown and Historical North Hill have several haunted locations including the old Stritmater Building, the Wallace House, the Historical Society's Greer-Clavelli Mansion, the old Temple Building, and the Joseph White House. Apparitions have been seen in some of the buildings and ghost hunters have recorded activity in others. ...


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    133 Kiester Road

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    62.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    The house at this address is apparently haunted by a malevolent spirit that many people believe to be Sam Mohawk a Native American mass murderer who was hanged for murdering a woman and her five children near the place this house stands.


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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    68 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    At this 1890s inn, both the guests and the staff have heard the sounds of writing and footsteps, witnessed doors that open or close by themselves, and felt a chilly presence.


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    Grove City College

    Grove City, Pennsylvania

    69.3 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Grove City College's Lily Room is the stuff of legend. Campus lore says it's a locked-up room in a girls' dorm in which a girl hanged herself. Rumor has it the room was locked for 15 years and when it was opened again, her lily perfume was still heavy in ...


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    Egypt Road Bridge

    Salem, Ohio

    69.8 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    The closed Egypt Road Bridge, or Crybaby Bridge, is haunted day and night by the sound of a crying baby. Legend has it that a baby went missing while its parents were fighting, and it fell over the side of the bridge. The scream of its mother and the crying ...


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    Austintown Log House

    Canfield, Ohio

    74.1 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    There have been reported sightings of the apparition of a headless soldier in the historic log cabin. He is seen in various rooms of the house, as well as by motorists driving past the house in an upstairs window. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hell's Corners

    Hubbard, Ohio

    74.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    In Hubbard, Ohio, the area where Pathour Wheeler Road and John White Road intersect is known to locals as "Hell's Corners." It is said that a young native American boy was shot on this spot many years ago, and that a jail once stood here where many hangings took ...


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    75.1 miles from Van Voorhis, 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

    78.3 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Glamorgan Castle

    Alliance, Ohio

    79.2 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    The 1905 Glamorgan Castle, according to legend, is haunted by former owner Colonel Morgan of Morgan Engineering Company fame, who died in 1928. Guided tours are offered here throughout the year.


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    81.6 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    81.9 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    General Anthony Wayne was buried, unearthed, then boiled so he could be transferred to his family grave. It is said that he lost some bones along the way and was reburied as an incomplete body. Some people still see him wandering along this road (used to transfer him); he is ...


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    Zoar Historic Hotel

    Zoar, Ohio

    82.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This historic hotel has been acquired by the state historical society and is due to be renovated to restore it to its former glory. The hotel is rumoured to be haunted, which has been testified by many former guests, patrons and staff, and is widely acclaimed to be the ...


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    82.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.


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    The Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast

    Dover, Ohio

    82.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    Guests at this 1800s inn, which was once a cobbler shop, have heard knocking on their doors when no one was there, and disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Those who have seen the ghost here say he is a man wearing a long dark coat.


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    Books N' Things

    Dover, Ohio

    82.5 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This old store was in operation for many years, but now appears to be a private residence. While it was in operation, customers would smell the aroma of coffee, even when there was none brewing. The ghost was kind to the owners, and would often tuck them into bed ...


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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    84.9 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named Katie.


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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    85.7 miles from Van Voorhis, 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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    Old Hercules Engine Factory

    Canton, Ohio

    85.8 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This historic abandoned building is haunted by several terrifying entities. In the section of the building that was previously an army training unit, an aggressive entity pushes visitors around, and has been known to swear or threaten those present during visits. Factory appliances move around by themselves, and cold spots ...


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    Warren City Hall

    Warren, Ohio

    87 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This historic mansion was built in 1871, and was turned into the town hall sometime later. The grounds of the beautiful mansion are haunted by a woman responsible for the death of her beloved nephew, who has been seen wandering around after hours calling his name, Night staff also report ...


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    Kline Opera House

    Cortland, Ohio

    90.3 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    This historic opera house was formerly the town church, built in the mid nineteenth century and the first in the surrounding county. The ghostly events surrounding the opera house began in the 1980's, when staff closing up the opera house for the night began to hear loud crashing noises and ...


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    Pauni Apartments

    Cortland, Ohio

    90.9 miles from Van Voorhis, PA

    These recently constructed apartments were built over the top of an ancient burial ground, and residents have reported paranormal occurrences in the building ever since. Doors open and close by themselves, objects move around by themselves and the apparition of a man in a sombrero has been seen in the ...


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