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The Best Haunted Pennsylvania Locations

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Come September and October, lots of haunted attractions start opening in time for Halloween. While I love a good haunted house, what could be scarier than a real-life haunted encounter? These haunted Pennsylvania locations have been the site of not one, but multiple ghost sightings. Do you dare plan a trip to some of these haunted Pennsylvania locations? 

Jennie Wade House 

Jennie Wade House in Gettysburg

The exterior of the Jennie Wade house in historic Gettysburg.

Gettysburg is teeming with paranormal activity. When you have that many lives lost in that violent of a way, how could it not be haunted? While ghostly sightings on the battlefield aren’t uncommon, another common site for ghost encounters is the Jennie Wade House – the site of the battle’s only civilian death. Be sure to check out this bone-chilling picture I took as we were exiting the house last year.

Lincoln Hotel 

Lincoln Hotel in Mann's Choice

Although the Lincoln Hotel in Mann’s Choice is no longer open to the public and in questionable structural shape, this brothel-turned-antique store is said to be home of the spirit of one of its former working girls. You can check it out when you book a stay across the street at the Lincoln Motor Court. 

Broad Ford Overholt Distillery 

The granary building and smokestack at Broad Ford

The granary building can be seen on the left and the smoke stack on the right.

The ghost of Jacob Overholt is said to roam the ruins of the formerBroad Ford Distillery in Broad Ford which manufactured Old Overholt Whiskey. When Jacob, who was only in his 40s, succumbed to an unknown ailment in 1859 rumors began swirling that his demise was anything but natural. 

St. Vincent College 

Aurelius Hall at St. Vincent College

There are several ghosts said to inhabit the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, including a disembodied priest in the graveyard. The most prevalent spirit is one that resides in the off-limits seventh floor of Aurelius Hall who has been scaring residents for nearly 45 years. 

Jean Bonnet Tavern 

Jean Bonnet Tavern

This 1780 tavern located outside of Bedford has been witness to many events in our nation’s history, including the Whiskey Rebellion and an encampment by George Washington. It is also the site of quite a few ghostly encounters – in addition to some delicious food and drink. 

Hotel Conneaut 

Hotel Conneaut at Conneaut Lake

This hotel, located adjacent to the historic Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake  is said to be haunted by the ghost of Elizabeth, the bride who supposedly died on her wedding night in 1943 when a lightning strike caused a fire in the hotel. 

 Want to read more hauntingly true ghost stories? If so then you have to check out this post about our experience at the Old City Jail in Charleston, South Carolina.

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