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Meet 7 Ghosts From Pennsylvania And Their Supernatural Stories

With such a turbulent history, it’s no wonder that Pennsylvania is considered one of the most haunted states in the country. It’s almost impossible to go anywhere without hearing of ghostly battle sounds, apparitions of Civil War soldiers, and other spooky tales. While the rest of the U.S. waits for October to roll around, in PA it doesn’t matter what time of year it is – these ghosts are permanent fixtures.

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the stories are still fun to hear. We have shared stories about the state’s many haunted houses, but we decided to dig into a few of the favorite local legends. Rather than search for new spots that make us shiver, we went looking for stories about the ghosts, not just of them.

Plenty of people ponder the paranormal, but we wanted to get to know some of these spirits; who, exactly, are (or were) they? Of course, these tales are always evolving – thanks to creative imaginations and the nature of oral history – but we thought we would properly introduce you to the ghosts that we may-or-may-not share our state with.

We’ve all heard the general tales of mysterious, unknown ghosts. Those are not the stories we’re sharing here. We wanted to find the ones with “identities”…the ones who have been named (or nicknamed) and have more to their story than a wispy mist and bumps in the attic. There are thousands of ghostly tales out there; these are just a few of our favorites.

An important note, before we begin:

Please do NOT run off in search of these spirits – several of them “inhabit” private residences or potentially dangerous abandoned places. We’re just looking out for you here; trespassing is a crime and we’re not going to bail you out of jail. Some have previously haunted spots that (unfortunately) no longer exist, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep their legends alive.

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to 7 ghosts from Pennsylvania and their spooky stories.

Do you believe these supernatural stories? Have you visited these haunted hot spots and taken photos that give you the chills? (If so, send them to us!) We know there are plenty of other Pennsylvania ghosts out there; if you have an excellently spooky story, we’d love to hear it. Tell us your tales in the comments!

Meg Archer
Meg is the Contributions & Creative Content Editor for OnlyInYourState. She works in source research, concept development, and business outreach. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).