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GALLAGHER'S GIFT SHOP (Richboro, Bucks County) The Almshouse Road shop is spooked by a group of ghostly kids, who are heard running through the shop during the day and crying at night.  No one knows why they're there (although we suspect the Almshouse address may be a hint.)  Anyway, don't go souvenir hunting there unless you need some PT; Gallaghers Gift Shop is gone and been replaced by a fitness and performance training center (LC ran that down; thank God for local knowledge!)  Philadelphia Weirdness

GARRETFORD SCHOOL (Drexel Hill, Delaware County) The elementary school was supposedly built over the site of an old prison graveyard where the bodies of abused and murdered prisoners were buried in unmarked plots.  Their spirits can be seen roaming the area, and they're supposed to be quite hostile.  One morning, after a full moon the prior night, all the birds and small critters in the surrounding woods were allegedly found dead by the school.  The Shadowlands 

GATES OF HELL (Downington, Chester County) We think this should be classified as an urban legend more than a spook story, although there have been supposed ghost sightings here.  There's a fenced in, secluded mansion that you get to via a mile long, wooded dirt road.  You enter the estate proper through a pair of cast iron, blood red gates - the Gates to Hell. The family of the folks that occupied the place deserted it after a long ago murder occurred within its' walls.  Allegedly the father killed his entire family and buried them on the grounds.  There's supposed to be a portal to the underworld on the property.  It's also been the alleged site of satanic rituals, a mafia hideaway, and even a crashed UFO.  Kids that have sneaked into the house say it looks like the owners just walked out.  There are even newspapers and coffee cups on the tables, along with an epitaph of a young girl named Molly.  We'd suggest you don't retrace their steps.  It's surrounded by chain link fence now and the buildings are supposed to have motion detectors.  One site described it as being guarded more closely than Fort Knox, and another said they were chased away from the home by a pair of Dobermans.  (This is not the Seven Gates of Hell, btw, which is another tale entirely and located in York County.)  Matt Lake had a piece on this site in his book Weird Pennsylvania.  Eerie PA 

THEOPHILUS GATES AND THE BATTLE AXES OF THE LORD (North Coventry Twp., Chester County) This has nothing to do with spooks but is a juicy tidbit of local lore dating from 1840s.   Theophilus Gates was a cult leader of the Battle Axes of the Lord.  But they weren't a fire and brimstone group as their name would seem to imply.  They advocated free love 125 years before the hippies came on the scene.  In fact, their base was known as "Free Love Valley."  Spouses were disposable and sex led to salvation was their creed.  The Battle Axes had a ceremony where they would walk nude into a pond on the grounds daily, they would drop off tracts at the local churches to recruit members, and even went so far as to prance down the aisle during a Sunday church service stark naked.  Some of the local Pennsylvania Dutch even joined in the religious fun.  They believed that free love was the road to immortality, not immorality. Gates himself had 20 different partners in his swingin' parsonage.  After five years, the local community decided to apply their standards to the group through the courts.  After four of them were busted for adultery (convicted on their own testimony, yet!), the cult began to disband.  Gates died in 1846 and is buried in Union Cemetery, probably still being kept warm by the memories of his Battle Axe days.  Chester County Genealogy

GENERAL LAFAYETTE INN (Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County) The Inn started in 1732 as the Three Tuns.  Lafayette Hill was the site of the Battle of Barren Hill, where a badly outnumbered General Lafayette and his ragtag command of Colonials and Indians fought off and then later escaped from a large British force.  The Inn was renamed in honor of the Marquis.  The cast of spooks includes a woman allegedly murdered there, and a father and son team that once were caretakers of the property.  There are also reports of an immovable chair, another chair that spins on one leg, doors that open and close on their own, bodiless footsteps and assorted unexplained noises. Del Co Ghosts 

GENERAL WARREN INN (Malvern, Chester County) The place opened in 1745 as the Admiral Vernon Inne, where it became a Tory hangout.  In fact, the infamous Paoli massacre was planned there.  Still, loyalist John Penn, William's grandson, hung on to building, flush on the Lancaster Pike, until 1786.  It became the General Warren in 1825.  It changed hands again, became the Temperance Hotel, and folded because as its' name implied, it sold no booze.  It was a home and restaurant until the 1980s, when it became the General Warren Inn again.  The ghosts of Revolutionary soldiers are said to march through the building.  A spook in the bar likes blowing on girl's necks and turning the television upside down.  The General Warren's spirits earned the Inn an appearance on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. We wonder if the customers had to stand on their heads to watch it? The Shadowlands 

GENERAL WAYNE INN (Merion Station, Montgomery County) The Inn was originally built by the Quaker Robert Jones in 1704, and was known as the Wayside Inn.  It served travelers on the old Lancaster Road going between Philadelphia and Radnor.  Being in the center of the Revolutionary War, it hosted both colonials like Washington and Lafayette as well as redcoats and Hessians, and was often used as a field hospital.  It became the General Wayne in 1793.  The three story building also was used as a post office, general store, and social center for Welsh immigrants.  It finally ran out of steam as a restaurant in 2004 and became Chabad, a Jewish community center, at last look.  Psychics have found a small army of spirits in the building.  There are supposed to be 10 Hessians still in the General Wayne.  The most famous tale is of a Hessian killed by Americans hiding in the cellar.  Two of the German troopers identified themselves, Wilhelm and Ludwig.  Wilhelm likes to haunt the basement, and Ludwig is buried there, but they were both killed in battle, not a wine cellar, if the psychics are to be believed.  Wilhelm's spirit can't rest because he was buried in his drawers, as his commander had given his boots and uniform to another soldier.  He wants to buried with honors, and needs his uniform.  Ludwig was haunting the place because he couldn't figure out where he was buried, except for somewhere in the cellar wall.  The other Hessians?  The famous one killed by the widow of a Revolutionary War soldier while fetching wine from the basement could be one of them.  They apparently are at the General Wayne because they couldn't accept their sudden battlefield deaths, or perhaps because they met their deaths in the infirmary or elsewhere in the building, or maybe just because they were so far from home.  No one knows.  Maybe they're just enjoying some ghostly comradery.  The young soldiers enjoy strolling through the Inn, blowing on the necks of the ladies, and making a shambles of the bar at night.  One Hessian soldier whose portrait hangs in the dining room has walked through the help. Once when the maitre de opened a kitchen cabinet, the Hessian's head was sitting on the shelf.  We suppose he still enjoys spooking Americans.  There's also Sara and Sadie, two employees who were charged with guarding a guest's valuable Persian rug.  They're still there now.  No one's sure if they're yet keeping watch over the rug or if perhaps they met their deaths there because of it.  Joining the crowd are a young boy who lost his mother, a Native American, and a Black man.  It's also supposed to be haunted by a British officer, though he didn't keep his appointment with the psychic.  And let's not forget Edgar Allen Poe, who can sometimes be seen writing The Raven by a window.  One ghost that hasn't been sighted yet is that of former owner James Webb, who was shot by his partner in 1996.  We hope the good rabbis of Merion have a dependable exorcism ceremony in their Torah.  Patty Wilson & Mark Nesbitt have included the Inn in Haunted Pennsylvania, as has Matt Lake in Weird Pennsylvania Haunted Houses 

THE GEORGE SCHOOL (Newtown, Bucks County) The Tate House is home now to the teaching staff of the private George School.  It once was the home and laboratory of Dr. James Tate, built by his father in 1756.  It's said that a Hessian soldier died of natural causes during the Revolution, and Dr. Tate dug up the body to dissect it under cover of night.  Having done his experiment, Tate reburied the body in the cellar.  The Hessian's ghost, quite understandably, is restless.  It's said you can hear footsteps running up the basement steps as if trying to escape.  The cellar itself is always dark.  The legend is that if you walk over the grave with a candle, it will go out.  Owners have claimed that their gas pilot lights keep going out, and people have even had their flashlights go dark downstairs. Philly Burbs 

GETTER GHOSTS (Easton, Northhampton County) The ghost of Rebecca Getter, wearing a long black dress and black bonnet, has been reported as roaming the grounds of the Northampton Country Club.   Her body was found in the old quarry that the club was built on, a few dozen yards from her old home.  Her husband Charles killed her; he had the hots for Mary Hummer.  He got his just deserts, though.  He was hung on a small river islet, now called Getter's, or sometimes Hangman's Island.  As a further ignominy, the rope broke the first time they tried to hang him, so he had to wait 20 minutes for the second and successful effort.  It's said that his ghost still walks the island, trapped and alone for eternity. Haunted Sites

GHOST LIGHTS OF THE SCHUYLKILL (Schuylkill River) The Lenni-Lenape tribe has a legend about supernatural beings that roam the Schuylkill River in the form of glowing lights.  Many sightings of these balls of light have been reported, which are compared to St. Elmo's fire or the Foo Fighters of WW2 fame.  Natural phenomena or Indian spirits? Digest ezine 

GHOST MOUNTAIN (Buckwampum, Bucks County) According to the Lenni-Lenape legends, Buckwampum Hill (known by locals as Ghost Mountain) was the site of the final showdown between the Indians and the mammoths of old. We guess the Native Americans won.  They're still here, and when's the last time you spotted a mammoth?. More recent urban legends have placed albino cannibals on Ghost Mountain.  One is even supposed to live in a glass house on the hill, and will give chase if you get too close to his house.  The place is spooky enough that it's possible (although our guess is the house owner isn't really a cannibal, just an irked citizen trying to watch MNF in peace.)  It's rumored to be laced with underground caverns and be the site of Indian burial grounds.  And it is eerily close to Devil's Hole and the Ringing Rocks...  This story was taken from the Philly Blog.  But that's not all.  If you travel along Ghost Mountain Road,  you'll pass a small home with a granny sitting by the window, knitting.  Look a little closer - you'll be able to see right through her.  A bit further along, there's another house with a shut gate.  Give it a good shake, and the ghostly inhabitant of the home will come out with a lantern to see what you're up to.  The road is supposed to be loaded with spooks and spectral orbs & shadows, according to Matt Lake in Weird Pennsylvania.

GOOD SHEPHERD HOME (Allentown, Lehigh County) The Good Shepherd Home was founded in 1908 by Reverend John "Papa" Raker and his wife, Estella "Mama" Raker, as a place for orphans, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities.  When they died, their work was carried on by their son, Rev. Dr. Conrad Raker.  The facility is now known as the Good Shepherd Conrad Raker Center, and is a nursing and rehab home.  It's said that when someone dies in the building, the spirit of a clergyman of their faith visits the Center to escort the soul home.  It's also alleged that the ghost of Mama Raker can be seen in the hallways. The Shadowlands 

GRAEME PARK (Horsham, Montgomery County) The estate was the summer residence of Pennsylvania Governor Sir William Keith, and was dubbed Fountain Low when it was built in 1722.  The Keith House was the keystone of a 1,700 acre property now known as Graeme Park, named after Supreme Court Justice Dr. Thomas Graeme, who purchased the property in 1739.  The showstopper here is the ghost of poetess Elizabeth (Maggie or Betsy to her friends) Graeme, who used to summer at her father's estate.  After an unfulfilled relationship with William Franklin, Ben's son, she eventually secretly married Henry Hugh Fergusson, a young Scotsman.  She went to tell her father, but he suffered a heart attack and died before she could deliver the news.  It was probably a timely demise, because if he knew his daughter had married a Tory, the result would have likely been the same.  As the sole remaining heir, she inherited the estate, and under the laws of the time, the title went to Fergusson.  When the war ended, he skedaddled back to England, leaving her in a deep funk.  To add insult to injury, the government tried to take the estate from Elizabeth because it legally belonged to the turncoat Fergusson.  She won a long battle with the feds, getting the estate back in 1781 with a little help from her influential friends.  She died in 1801 at Seneca Lukens home, where she roomed after selling the property in 1795.  But during full moons, she's reported to be seen on the Graeme Park grounds, sometimes with a second figure whose image is reflected by the moonlit pond.  It's widely thought that those are the spirits of Elizabeth and Henry Hugh together again.  She's been associated with the smell of lilacs around the estate, and security alarms go off in her old bedroom when no one is there. There are also rumors of a headless woman roaming the property.  She's thought to be the ghost of a house servant in search of her noggin that was lopped off by a redcoat during the Revolution.  Graeme Park is now run by the state as a museum. Associated Content 

GRAVITY HILL/MT.GILEAD CEMETERY (Buckingham Twp., Bucks County) This version of gravity hill can be found on Holicong Road on Buckingham Mountain.  Stop your car on the right section of road and it rolls uphill.  It's said that the spirit of Revolutionary soldiers propel your car up the hill as it's on their old supply route.  It's an optical illusion, but still great fun.  It's near the Mt.Gilead AME church, built by freed slaves, and cemetery, where another odd urban legend takes place, known by local teens as the "Race Against the Devil" or "Challenging the White Knight."  You go there at night, and challenge the devil (or knight, your choice) to a race to a tombstone.  You knock on the church door to start the race, then hop the fence, touch a grave, and hop back.  If you feel a breeze rushing past you, hear animals howling in the woods or laughter from within the church, you lose.  If you win, you get a year's worth of good luck.  The price of losing?  Death within a day or so.  We'd recommend not doing this, if for no other reason than the cost of defeat.  It also irks the local gendarmes.  The old property has been senselessly vandalized although it's still in use, so police cruise the area, and will take you in if they catch you in the cemetery or by the church.  Let the dead rest in peace, and amuse yourself on gravity hill. Endeavor

GRINGS MILL GHOSTS (Grings Mill, Berk County) Grings Mill is a county park that features the Tulpehocken Creek running through it.  Oh, and a couple of spooks, too.  Hessian POWs that were buried in the cemetery are said to haunt the area; they're often seen with Mary Bissinger and family floating along Lock 49.  Amy Kay wrote us with another tale. A girl named Mary had a faithless husband; when she found out, she threw her birthday gift from him, a heavy neclace, into her mirror.  Big mistake; the flying shards cut her, and she left her home by the mill to rinse the blood off her arm.  The locals say that sometimes, if you watch closely enough, you can still see the blood running in the Tulpehocken Creek.  Mary didn't have much luck with men; she remarried a killer.  One night, she awoke to find him hovering over her bed with a knife.  She fled to the mill, and as she raced up the stairs, she fell through the third story floorboards to her death.  Amy Kay has seen a ghost-like figure on the path, and experienced cold spots.  Mary didn't have much luck with that old mill.

GRIST MILL PARK (Glen Mills, Delaware County) The park barn is allegedly haunted by its' owners daughter.  She was in love with a stable boy, and when the father found out, he killed him in a fit of rage. You can hear her crying for him to this day in the barn; other twists to the tale have him crying for her.  Strange USA

GROWDEN MANOR (Bensalem, Bucks County) The Manor of Bensalem, or Trevose as the Growdens called it, was built in 1730.  Benjamin Franklin used to visit his pal Joe Growden there, and many an afternoon was whiled away flying kites in the Bensalem breeze.  There have been several alleged sightings of Ben trying to catch lightning with his kite at the Manor.  There are also reports of musketry being heard from a trench behind the home from a redcoat attack.  In fact, the home, now operated as a museum by the Historical Society of Bensalem Township, has an outbuilding called the Vault where the county records used to be stored.  To this day, it still has the bullet holes from the Revolution pockmarking its' walls. The Shadowlands 

GRUMBLETHORPE (Germantown, Philadelphia) Grumblethorpe was built in 1744 by John Wister and was used as his family's summer residence.  The British occupied the house during the Revolution, and the house served as a Wister family haven when yellow fever swept through the region.  The first ghost belongs to redcoat general James Agnew, who was wounded in battle and expired in the front parlor of the Wister home. His spook has been seen roaming the house, and his bloodstains can still be seen on the floor.  The more famous spirit is that of Justinia.  She was orphaned during the yellow fever epidemic and taken in by the Wisters.  She was known for baking bread on Friday evenings to hand out to the needy on Saturday mornings. She showed up one Friday to help bake - shortly after she had passed away from yellow fever!  Your best chance to catch her haunt is, naturally, on a Friday night, when her specter can be seen, often accompanied by the smell of baking bread.  The home is a museum now.  Besides seeing Agnew's bloodstain and period pieces, other exhibits include Sally Wister's famous Revolution era journal and the desk where Owen Wister wrote The Virginian. Del Co Ghosts 

JACOB HAAG CEMETERY (Bernville, Berks County) There have been many reports of an unknown woman's apparition visiting the grave of Civil War vet George Farenbach, who died in 1919.  We guess true love transcends time. PIRA 

HAG OF PINE STREET (Northwest Philadelphia)  An elderly woman that lived on Pine Street, between 6th and 7th, had this thing about noisy kids and young lovers.  Whenever she saw them, she'd stick her face against the window and shake a broom at them, rattling it off the glass.  Well, no one really missed the old sourpuss when she died, but she was too ornery to just go to the light.  She was seen at the window, making eerie groans and noises at the passer-bys.  The house, as you may imagine, stayed vacant for quite a few years.  Finally, house owner Betsy Bassett had enough.  She sent for a voodoo priest, who finally led the Hag to the other side. Weird Philadelphia

HAMPDEN FIRE STATION (Reading, Berks County) The spirit of former fire chief Ed Dell lives on in the station house.  His footsteps and poolroom shots are often heard through the hall.  It's said that his portrait falls off the wall every year on the anniversary of his death.  Fireman to the end, Ed's been alleged to shake his firefighters awake moments before an alarm sounds. We believe the 19th century building is now used as a community center. PIRA 

HAMPDEN RESERVOIR (Reading, Berks County) The reservoir is home to a young woman's spirit.  She's been seen walking along the reservoir wall in a long dress.  Her features are clear, but she disappears as you approach her.
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HAMILTON'S GHOST (First National Bank, Philadelphia) Alexander Hamilton was a great proponent of a national bank, and the First National Bank was his dream come true.  He was appointed its' first director.  But his life was cut short in an 1804 duel with Aaron Burr.  So where was his ghost first sighted?  Surprisingly, at the bank, which we guess shows how much of his soul he had invested in its' founding.  It got so bad that in 1811 the new owner of the building, Stephen Girard, had a priest bless the bank.  But Hamilton's ghost, though not being the constant pest it was before the blessing, still makes appearances there.  His ghostly sightings are even mentioned by Forrest McDonald in his book Alexander Hamilton: A Biography. Digest ezine 

HAMILTON STREET GHOST (Allentown, Lehigh County) The ghost of a girl that was killed trying to cross the street by the Old Hess Brothers Department Store (now the Plaza at PPL Center) in the 1960s allegedly still walks Hamilton Street.  If you see her, she'll be out late at night with a glazed look in her eyes. The Shadowlands 

HARMONYVILLE FARMS B&B (St. Peter's, Chester County) The spooky stuff occurring at this 18th century converted farmhouse focus on the Summer Cottage.  It's said that a spirit can be seen outside the shower window, and a portrait in the cottage will follow you around with its' eyes.  Sometimes the house door won't open.  Guests experience claustrophobic feelings while in the room. The Shadowlands

HARTSVILLE INN (Warminster, Bucks County) The now empty Hartsville Inn dates back to Civil War days, and is honeycombed with tunnels supposedly used by the Underground RR.  While it was open, spook sightings were common, and to this day you can see lights flickering from inside the deserted structure.  Now it's surrounded by new office buildings and is private property, so it's off limits to ghost hunters.  We've been told you can scratch the Inn off your places to visit list; it's been demolished.   Strange USA

HAUNTED RIDES AT DORNEY PARK (Allentown, Lehigh County) The old Gold Mine ride, built in 1970 and shut down in the mid-eighties, was haunted by none other than park founder Solomon Dorney, almost 50 years after he had sold the park.  It seems, according to LC, that the ride actually went under the Dorney mansion, which was on the grounds, apparently irking Solomon no end.  And there's a famous almost-haunting at the park.  The antique carousal at Dorney Park has quite a history.  After it was built in 1921, it made stops at county fairs and a couple of amusement parks before calling Cedar Point home in 1971.  There it was rumored that the merry-go-round would start up after the park closed and the spirit of a lady in white could be spotted riding it on the "military" horse, the only steed of its' kind on the ride.  One legend holds that the guy that made the horse murdered his wife and stuffed her body into his creation.  So keep your eyes open for her spook when you're there - not!  When Dorney bought the ride in 1995, the haunted horse was removed and put on display at Cedar Point.  Frontiertown

HAVERFORD COLLEGE (Haverford, Delaware County) The Quaker school opened in 1833 and is one of the best known liberal arts institutions in the East. But for all that time, we could only find one good haunting, Haverford's man on skates. The tale concerns two roommates who were frolicking in their room when one snapped when he was accidentally hit on the head. He grabbed his roomie around the throat and choked him to death. To hide the deed, he waited until dark, dressed the corpse in outdoor gear and laced a pair of skates to its feet. As the clock struck 1 AM., he dragged the body outside to the frozen pond, kicked a hole in the ice and slipped the victim into the water. When the body was discovered in the morning, it was assumed the youth had drowned while skating late at night. The next day at 1 AM the killer was awakened by the sound of scraping metal - skates on the floor - in the hallway. When he looked at the small window above the door, he saw two wet, swollen hands, followed by the face of his roommate. The killer changed rooms, but at 1 AM the following day the same noise occurred; this time, the dead roommate appeared, dripping wet, over the killer's bed. On the third day, fearing for his life, the killer moved in with a friend off campus. But it was no escape. He was found the following morning, strangled, his face a mask of terror. The skating ghost apparently was able to rest in peace after that. Philadelphia Inquirer

HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY (Albany Twp., Berks County) What could be more peaceful than a bird sanctuary?  Well, Hawk Mountain is a fine place to watch our feathered friends but also a haunt of great local renown.  The sanctuary is built on Kittatinny Ridge (see the Bake Oven Knob, located on the other side of the ridge) which was sacred grounds for the Lenni-Lenape Indians of the area.  In 1756, spurred on by the French, they massacred the Gerhardt family, who lived in a cabin on the hill.  Their ghosts have been reportedly seen roaming the area at night.  The only survivor was 11 year old Matthias, who showed true pluck by eventually returning to build a new home where his family house had been.  In the 1800s, Matthias Schambacher and his wife opened a tavern and inn in the old Gerhardt house.  They didn't associate with the locals, many of whom swore they would never return to the inn after their initial visit, as did many of the out of town guests.  Footsteps could be heard coming up to the door and stopping, as if eavesdropping on the occupants.  Strange sounds could be heard coming from the barn.  Horses would bolt as they approached the house.  Bright, flashing lights and wailing sounds were reported from the surrounding hillside.  More scarily, some of the guests never traveled beyond the inn.  People said you could see Matthias scrubbing blood off of the barn walls.  On his deathbed, Schambacher confessed to killing at least 11 of the travelers that stopped at his inn.  He robbed them and buried them in the woods.  But he said he was driven to the acts by a voice whispering in his ear, and that the area was home to great evil.  He was buried in New Bethel Cemetery in an unmarked grave, and his ghost is said to be seen walking along the cemetery road.  It's said that lightning struck his grave as he was being buried, and a glowing light has been seen at the spot ever since.  After his death, another Matthias, this one a devout Catholic known for his good works, bought the house and fought the alleged evil to a standstill.  Or so the locals thought.  One day, they went to his home and found the door torn off the hinges and the rooms in a shamble.  There was no sign of Matthias.  His mangled body was discovered a few days later, and the killer was never found.  There's also lore regarding an old ruined shack on Kittatinny Ridge that was once the home of a witch.  She's alleged to noisily haunt the area.

In 1938, the property became a bird sanctuary and the building its' headquarters.  From the start, odd things happened.  Wails are still heard during the night, and the floating hillside lights are still reported.  Some credit the sounds to wild animals, while others believe it's the sound of the old travelers being murdered.  Faces have been seen in the windows.   Occasionally the remains of one of Schambacher's victims is unearthed.  The ghost of a young girl has been reported, floating 18 inches off of the floor - the exact height that the floors were lowered when the building was renovated.  She was supposed to have met her fate from a tumble down the stairs.  It's also spooked by a little German girl and her penny whistle.  She died falling down the steps, and her parents, speaking in Deutsch, can be heard talking.  It's alleged that the trio were trapped in the building by its remodeling.  The most famous spook is the 10 foot glowing man, supposedly a remnant of the sacred Indian grounds.  He's seen throughout the area by drivers on the two-lane Hawk Mountain road and many times by observers on Kittatinny Ridge.  It's radiates evil so powerfully that it's supposed to frighten the strongest of observers with just its' presence. Del Co Ghosts 

HAYCOCK MOUNTAIN (Nockamixon State Park, Bucks County) Nockamixon Park features three miles of hiking trails.  If you take Top Rock Trail, there's a parking area that leads to one of these trails.  If you take the path to the top of the hill, you'll run across a rock formation that was used centuries ago by the Lenni Lenape and Shawnees for their ceremonies and more recently, supposedly by occultists.  At night, you can see strange glowing balls of light and amorphous blobs floating in the area around the rocks and get a sense of disorientation.  We don't know if it's haunted, but it sure is one spooky place.  The Shadowlands 

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