Haunted Places in West Decatur, Pennsylvania



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    Econolodge

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    10 miles from West Decatur, PA

    I was an opening GM before when it had lost its flag from a Ramada. I was in the back of the back closet and there were just 2 people in the building the front desk person and I was getting food for the downtown pantry and trying to organize ...


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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    23.6 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Several buildings at Penn State University are allegedly haunted, including Pattee Library, said to be visited by the spirit of Betsy Aardsma, stabbed to death in the stacks in 1969. Schwab Auditorium is haunted by a former university president (who, incidentally, also haunts the Botany department building) as well as ...


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    The Devil's Elbow

    Dysart, Pennsylvania

    27.3 miles from West Decatur, PA

    The Devil's Elbow is a dangerous curve along Wopsy Road that has a story about a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she was a new bride on her honeymoon at the Wopsononock Hotel, which burned down long ago. As their carriage rounded the Devil's Elbow, there was an ...


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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    29.2 miles from West Decatur, PA

    This 1906 theater building, still in operation today, is said to be home to three ghosts: Mr. Isaac Mishler, a howling dog, and a female spirit who plays pranks in the restroom.


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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    29.4 miles from West Decatur, PA

    The Railroaders Museum is said to be haunted by a spirit named Frank, who has been seen all over the museum. Other apparitions have been noted as well, and employees have opened to find all the gift shop items removed from the shelves and set on the floor, and Big ...


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    Beech Creek Furst Corner

    Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

    37.3 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    44.4 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    46.2 miles from West Decatur, PA

    In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied ...


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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    51 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    55.9 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Bucktail Hotel

    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    57.7 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Guests staying at this 1937 hotel have reported a spook haunting the upstairs rooms. The entity is believed to be a poltergeist, as it has been known to move objects around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    61.6 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    63 miles from West Decatur, 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

    65.5 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    74.4 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    74.9 miles from West Decatur, 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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    U.S. Route 322

    Cranberry, Pennsylvania

    75.6 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Carlisle Barracks

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    76.2 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    78.1 miles from West Decatur, PA

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    79.9 miles from West Decatur, PA

    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered ...


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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    80.5 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Summit Hose Company

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    81 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    84.5 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    85 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    86 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    86.4 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    86.8 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    90.3 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    92 miles from West Decatur, PA

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    92.2 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    93.2 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    93.6 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    93.6 miles from West Decatur, 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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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    93.7 miles from West Decatur, 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

    94 miles from West Decatur, 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

    94 miles from West Decatur, 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

    94.2 miles from West Decatur, 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

    94.2 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    94.3 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    94.4 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    94.8 miles from West Decatur, PA

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    94.9 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    Alfred University

    Alfred, New York

    95 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Alfred University is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them are a Civil War soldier who walks the hallways of The Brick, which was once used as a Civil War infirmary. Other ghosts rumored to linger here are a little boy who appears on the second floor of ...


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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    95.5 miles from West Decatur, 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

    95.6 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    95.6 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    95.7 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    96.5 miles from West Decatur, 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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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    97.2 miles from West Decatur, 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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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    97.6 miles from West Decatur, PA

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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