Tis the season of witchcraft and ghostly tales. Now that summer’s warm embrace is gone, we’re thinking about the chillier, darker, and spookier aspects of life. Pennsylvania is known as one of the most haunted states in the country. We have ghosts around practically every turn – here are some creepy, haunted streets that will leave you wanting to stay inside.
1. Irwin Road in McCandless
Irwin Road is known in local legend as Blue Mist Road. Located in North Park near Pittsburgh, it is home to multiple ghoulish spirits. You can see in the picture above that it's pretty innocuous by day.. But the entire area is said to be shrouded in blue mist by night... Two lovers' headstones in an adjacent cemetery are said to touch under the full moon. An old building foundation is said to be the old home of a witch, and another house is said to be a home populated by little people who will chase intruders. A dog-deer-human mutant is also said to live in the woods and will chase or harm any person who creeps too far into its territory. It's like a spooky party.
2. Constitution Drive in Allentown
Constitution Drive is a gravel road in a quiet part of Allentown that has a steep drop-off on one side, and train tracks on the other. It is said that a man was struck by a train one night while walking his dogs, severing his leg and leaving him to perish over the course of a few days on the deserted stretch of road. Since, passers-by have reported seeing paw prints and a single footprint in the snow, left by the ghost of the man and his dogs. Legend also claims that the surrounding woods sometimes emit a soft whistling sound, and that the area is populated by tiny pale-skinned people with red eyes. After this last legend became local lore, it was discovered that a man who lives on the road owns a pot-bellied pig farm...
3. Cossart Road in Chadds Ford Township
This creepy area just north of the Delaware border is so infused with ghostly tales that M. Night Shymalan filmed his 2004 horror movie, "The Village" in a nearby field. Rumors state that a white house hidden in the woods on Devil's Road, officially named Cossart Road, was home to a wealthy, incestuous family called the DuPonts, who resorted to inbreeding in order to keep their fortune within the family. "The Cult House" was used as a place to perform incestuous marriages and as a place to hide deformed offspring. The trees in the area are dramatically bent away from the house, as if they are trying to escape. Piles of animal corpses have been discovered in the area by visitors.
4. Hansell Road in Buckingham
Mysterious glowing orbs have been said to appear in the forest on Hansell Road. The bizarre phenomenon has no known logical explanation. Some observers have said the orbs are like eyes, while others have compared them to floating lanterns.
5. Rehmeyer's Hollow in York County
In 1928, Nelson Reymeyer was murdered by a group of men who believed that he had laid a curse upon them. They broke into his home, killed him, and then mutilated him. Also known as Hex Hollow, the road where he lived is known to be haunted by his spirit.
6. Dark Hollow Road in Bucks County
Legend has it that a nasty schoolteacher died in his schoolhouse on Dark Hollow Road, and his body wasn't discovered until over 100 years after his death. Today, if you walk on the street after dark, strange flickering lights will appear to follow you... Just waiting for you to misremember your multiplication tables.
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