One Of The Most Haunted Cemeteries In Pennsylvania Is Also The Most Beautiful
By Beth Price-Williams|Updated on September 08, 2023(Originally published August 10, 2022)
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
The Keystone State is known for its ghostly tales, and it’s not surprising that many of them originate from the haunted cemeteries in Pennsylvania. The most haunted just might be Gettysburg National Cemetery, where more than 3,500 Union soldiers have been laid to rest. Whether you believe in the paranormal, are a history buff, or just want to visit one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful cemeteries, a visit to Gettysburg National Cemetery belongs on your bucket list.
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Haunted Places In Pennsylvania
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What are some of the most haunted places in Pennsylvania?
This road trip will take you to the scariest places in Pennsylvania. Here are a few spots along the way.
King George Inn II Bristol (102 Radcliffe St., Bristol, PA): Founded in 1681, the walls of this classic place have seen the faces of many important people, including Presidents George Washington and James Madison. It has earned the badge of being “America’s oldest continuously operating inn." Today, guests report sightings of ghosts, such as the mysterious dapper man dressed in a top hat and tails who walks through. Other reports include seeing paintings falling off of the walls and doors of empty rooms opening and closing.
Hill View Manor (2801 Hill View Manor Drive, New Castle, PA): This place is so famously haunted, that paranormal investigations, tours, and special ghostly events are booked regularly. It is the location of a former nursing home/poor farm that was built in 1926. This spooky, massive manor spreads over 80,000 square feet, where a hundred bodies are said to be buried on the site. Mary Virginia is the most famous ghost who had a love for dolls, and folks have reported seeing her spirit roaming around.
Van Sant Covered Bridge (Covered Bridge Road, Solebury Township, PA): A couple of tales surround this historic structure, also known as Crybaby Bridge. One story tells of two vicious murders when a man killed a woman and her infant on the bridge, after which he was hanged from the rafters of the bridge. Another tale claims the woman murdered her baby. The result over the years has been sightings of an apparition hanging by a noose from the covered bridge and a woman looking for her baby, whose cries are frequently heard.