Lebanon (PA) Farmer’s Market: Haunted?


Is the Lebanon Farmers Market, built on the site of a 19th-century prison and gallows, haunted?

by Tom KnappApril 21, 2021 6 min read

(Lebanon Farmers Market, Facebook)

Jan Helen McGee remembers seeing ghosts in the subterranean level of Lebanon Farmers Market – and, although it scared her when she was young, it sparked a later interest in spirit activity that still exists today.

“When I was a child in the 1950s, I used to go to that market with my grandmother to shop,” McGee said in a recent interview. “I was terrified of the bathrooms, which were located in the basement as they are now. I refused to go down there unless she accompanied me.

When I did go to the basement, I’d look down the hall to the area where there is still evidence of the old jail. That’s where I saw spirits and they frightened me.”

he market building dates to 1892 and, although the structure has been restored and updated, it retains its 19th-century bones. The 30,000-square-foot facility occupies nearly half a block at 35 S. 8th St.

“I believe there is ‘something’ there,” Joya Morrissey, owner and manager of the market, told LebTown. “We have experienced pockets of very cold air and a heavy feeling in certain areas. Lights have gone on and off as well. We have heard footsteps when no one is around, or even in the building. Some vendors, who were setting up their stands on closed days, have actually seen apparitions.”

Lebanon city mayor Sherry Capello agreed, noting that the market has hosted ghost tours and paranormal investigators over the years, and ghostly voices have been captured on tape.

“I do think there are spirits in the market building,” Capello said.

And, whether or not the spirits are real, the mayor said, “I think it is definitely something that can be used to spark tourism!”

After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good ghost story?

While butchers and produce vendors might not be likely progenitors of lingering spirits, the parcel of land on which the market house sits has a deeper, darker history. As LebTown reported in 2019, “one of the county’s early prisons was built at the location, housing those who had run astray of the law in conditions that would have been less than ideal, even by jailhouse standards.”

That’s where, in the late 1870s, the Blue-Eyed Six were imprisoned, and where five of the six were hanged.

The prison was later destroyed by fire, and the market was built on the site. In more than a century, the building has gone through a variety of uses, from market and theater to school and sewing company and, finally, back to a market again.

And, if you care to look, the jail’s stone foundations are still visible in the market basement.
Karen Groh, president and CEO of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, said some people who work in the market are “pretty sure it is haunted.”

“I’ve never had any experiences there but I’m sure you can find some juicy tidbits” from people who have,” Groh said.

Jennifer C. Kuzo, president of Visit Lebanon Valley, agrees there is something spooky about the site, which is where the local marketing organization is housed.

“Personally, I don’t go downstairs to the restroom after dark,” she said. “I can’t put my finger on it, but it just doesn’t feel right.”

Kuzo, too, noted that paranormal recordings in the market house captured “some spooky stuff,” including “a voice saying one of the names” of the Blue-Eyed Six. “It’s truly up to individual interpretation,” she said.

“We will be conducting the ghost tours again this October,” Morrissey said, although dates for the tours have not yet been set.

Who were the Blue-Eyed Six?

According to the Visit Lebanon Valley website, there are “numerous stories of haunted places in the Lebanon Valley.”

Perhaps the best known, the website proclaims, are stories involving “the infamous” Blue-Eyed Six, who are said to lurk at the market.

“Have you seen the blue lights in the basement, the site of the jail where the blue-eyed prisoners were held?” the website asks. “Stand out in front of the market, where the prisoners were hung, will their spirits raise goosebumps on your arms?”

According to newspaper records, the trial of the Blue-Eyed Six stems from the violent death on Dec. 7, 1878, of 60-year-old Joseph Raber, a reclusive and impoverished Union Township man. Initial reports said Raber suffered “an attack of vertigo” and fell into the Indiantown river, where he was drowned.

But later investigations revealed that four men – Israel Brandt, Henry Wise, Josiah Hummel and George Zechman – had taken out a $10,000 life insurance policy on Raber, and two other men – Franklin Stichler and Charles Drews – were employed to help make that payment come due.

All six men were found guilty of murder, and five of them eventually confessed. The sixth, Zechman, was granted a retrial and ultimately found not guilty.

The killers, Drews and Stichler, were hanged on the site on Nov. 14, 1879. The conspirators – Brandt, Hummel and Wise – followed on May 13, 1880, after a failed escape attempt by Brandt and Hummel. On the gallows, Wise announced that all six men, including Zechman, were guilty of the deed.

Although Zechman was not executed with his peers, he later developed painful coughing seizures that led to his death from consumption in 1906 at age 39 – which, some folks said, was his just punishment for eluding a rightful conviction.

Of course, there are other possibilities to explain the restless spirits on the site.

McGee, who also runs Jan’s Music & Education Center on Chestnut Street, also works as a psychic and medium. She has led ghost tours of the market house, and she plans to host more tours this fall.

“Yes, I have perceived spirits at the Farmers Market building,” she said. “Some are content, and some are disgruntled, and they come and go. People perceive spirits differently. Some people hear them, see, feel, smell, or sense them. I see them as wavy and indistinct, but I feel them more than anything. When I give the tours, people often get cold, and goosebumps. I think those come from disgruntled spirits.”

McGee began assisting local police in the 1990s with cases after she experienced nightmares about unsolved murders. Although she initially kept her work secret, she eventually went public and appeared on the television show “Psychic Witness.”

It’s “impossible to give a definitive answer” about possible hauntings at the market house, she said. “It’s more of a belief system that I have, and many other people also have. I call them spirits, but I can also call them ghosts, although I don’t use the word ‘haunted’.”
It’s impossible to identify spirit activity precisely, McGee said.

“There’s no date stamping on when ghosts have lived, so the history of a building comes into play,” she explained. “It was a market, a sewing factory, a printing shop, coin shop, and a jail. The basement is the spookiest, according to those who have been on my ghost tour. The bars to the jail cells can still be seen on the floor.”

“Some of the spirits upstairs are from the sewing factory,” she said. “Sometimes I think a few of the Blue-Eyed Six are hanging out by the back windows on the west end, since the hanging courtyard was out there. The basement, well it’s usually the convicts.”

McGee said she and Morrissey walked together through the building, and they both “got goosebumps or felt a ghost” in the same locations.

At one place, she said, she could “see” where a fight occurred and a man fell down the stairs and broke his leg. Capello said a paranormal team from Reading conducted a paranormal investigation of the market in September 2011 and obtained evidence that suggests the site is truly haunted by the infamous murderers. Past reports noted that workers at the market have heard strange noises in the basement and have had technical issues with equipment there.

Kenny Weikel Jr., director and founder of Quest Paranormal Society – which appeared on Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Challenge” and Animal Planet’s “The Haunted” – said they debunked some claims of paranormal activity. Other evidence is harder to explain away.

According to the report, the team used a Ghost Box (a radio frequency device) to contact Wise’s spirit, who responded to questions and told investigators, bluntly, “I am dead.” The team also “had several hits in the basement” on an electromagnetic field detector, which measures electromagnetic fields and frequency, and recorded an “unexplained noise phenomenon” during the investigation.

Although there’s no definitive evidence proving the existence of spirits in the market house or linking unexplained activities there to the Blue-Eyed Six, many people remain convinced that the killers and conspirators are lingering at the scene of their imprisonment, trial and execution.

But, apparently, their restless spirits are given to roaming. The website Hauntingly Pennsylvania claims the Blue-Eyed Six also haunt the Moonshine Church along Route 443, where Raber was buried. Perhaps, the website opines, the spirits are “coming to beg for Joseph Raber’s forgiveness.”

“I wouldn’t risk my reputation as a teacher if I didn’t truly have this belief,” McGee said, although she acknowledged it’s simply spooky entertainment for some people.

“Many other buildings in Lebanon have spirits,” she added. “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.”

Chance Theater Poughkeepsie NY


Not long ago, Full Moon Paranormal conducted an investigation at the legendary Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie. It’s an old theater with a ton of history, so if you believe in paranormal activity, this would be a logical place for it.

According to the investigators, the signs began at the very start of the investigation. Batteries were put fresh into equipment and they drained immediately. Brand new walkie-talkies started going off by themselves. They also brought what they call a spirit box, put it down and started asking questions. According to Debbie from Full Moon, they first got in touch with somebody that she and some of the others on the investigation had known. He was a musician named Jimmy who played at The Chance and passed away a couple of years ago. Debbie said that when Jimmy came through he had a woman with him. She believes it was another friend of theirs who had passed recently. 

Another sign of possible paranormal activity is that the investigators were all feeling the same pains in the same parts of their bodies at the same time. They especially felt that sensation in the balcony area. In fact, the investigators said there was a lot of activity in the balcony area.

The investigators also said that they felt the presence of several different musicians while they were there. Debbie, who often sees things at investigations, did not see anything at The Chance, but she said she did hear things, and the other investigators agreed. They all felt energy while they were there. One of the investigators did see shadows.

And then they started talking about somebody I actually know. A few years ago, one of the Hudson Valley’s better known musicians lost his wife of many years. They were inseparable. This musician has played The Chance many, many times. At the paranormal investigation, the investigators felt his wife’s presence, and she was at the table where she always was when her husband would play there. I know this couple, and I must admit it gave me a chill to hear the story.

Speaking of chills, there were plenty of them felt during the investigation. That is another sign of possible paranormal activity. They even caught a picture of the spot where they felt the extreme chill, and the picture came out as a ball of light. The investigators said there was a lot of energy throughout the building, but it was especially strong in the stage, balcony and audience area. It seems to me that there is a lot going on at The Chance that we don’t see.

But there was much more. If you want to hear more about the investigation, you can check out a meeting about the report right here. Full Moon Paranormal is planning another investigation at The Chance in the near future, so to keep up with their investigations and to get involved visit their facebook page.

Killeen Thrift Store Haunted


We are halfway to Halloween, and I don’t know about you but I am getting in the spooky mood! I mean, I’m always in a spooky mood, but it intensifies the closer we get to Halloween!

As much as I love the paranormal and spooky stuff, I’ve never actually traveled through Texas to some of it’s haunted or spooky settings like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre House, the Magnolia Hotel or the Texas Thrift store that many believe is haunted!

That’s right, a thrift shop is the subject of many horror stories! Just eight hours away from El Paso in Killeen the Texas Thrift (that is it’s name) is believed to be the home of some paranormal activity- with stories that trace back to when it operated as a book shop.

According to backpackerverse.com, back when it was a book shop called Hastings Books, on a rainy day, a woman entered the store seeking shelter from the rain, many believed her to be a psychic medium. While she stood in the lobby of the store, and while others did their shopping, she shot herself. She didn’t survive.

Since then, the building has been a grocery store, and now a thrift shop, but many believe that the horror began long before the woman shot herself. Patrons of the thrift shop have reported having strange encounters in the aisles, seeing strange little red-headed girls, and being tripped.

Of course, many don’t believe in the legend. But as legends go, it’s a game of telephone and stories can get out of control. If you ever find yourself in Killeen and are curious, the Thrift store is located at 2200 E Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen, TX 76543. Happy hauntings!

Ghosts of Cornwall Graveyard

Honestly, I’m sort of jealous/over the U.K. in general because it seems like every single street over there is haunted. That said, this photo is amazing.


Ghosts of boy and man in hat ‘caught on camera’ at haunted Cornwall graveyard

A paranormal team went to Mylor cemetery after reports that it was haunted by ‘a red-eyed beast’

The 'ghost' of a man wearing a hat has been captured at Mylor cemetery in Cornwall
The ‘ghost’ of a man wearing a hat has been captured at Mylor cemetery in Cornwall (Image: Candice Collins)

There’s something about graveyards that is a bit creepy and hair-raising, especially after dark. And there is one in Cornwall where you probably want to avoid wandering alone – Mylor cemetery.

Located a couple of miles from Flushing, the cemetery is said to have its own resident ghosts.

Paranormal team Whispers decided to investigate after hearing about “a red-eyed beast” in the area and ended up catching on camera the spirits of a little boy and a man wearing a hat.

Candice Collins, who leads the team, said the photo of the man in a hat – pictured above – was taken on March 16.

“We heard the village was haunted by a red-eyed beast,” she said.

A couple of months later, on May 7, the team went back to Mylor cemetery for a second investigation. There they felt paranormal phenomena and captured on camera the spirit of a little boy.

She said it was about 10pm when the team heard whispering and footsteps.

“We were doing a paranormal investigation there, doing some filming and taking pictures and went over the evidence and seen this face,” she said.

“From the start we heard whispering of what sounds like a child. My mum felt a tap on her leg she felt someone was behind her.

“It made her feel very dizzy so I started snapping pictures all around the cemetery while having a very intense feeling of something following me.

‘Ghost’ of a little boy caught on camera at Mylor cemetery (Image: Cornwall Live)

“I heard some footsteps as well. All in all, I feel it was a very active place so interesting.”

The Whisper trio, based in Falmouth, includes Candice, her partner Nick Pierce and her mum Susanne. They explore the most haunted and spooky places in Cornwall.

Other than the spirits of the child and man in a hat, they have spotted ghost dogs, tracked down the spirits of a tin mine, and, according to Candice, even had a scrape with a dangerous demon.

“We’ve always had a gift, me and my mum,” Candice previously told CornwallLive.

“When I was younger, I’d see tables moving, a lot of noises in the house, doors closing.

“Even now I see dark shadows behind me in the mirrors. One time, a spirit imitating my son when he was little ran through the kitchen.

“He wasn’t there, he was asleep in the front room.”

These ghost experiences, and the need to get Susanne, who was suffering from ill health, outside gave the group the idea to start a paranormal investigation team.

They have been at it for three years now, and previously made headlines when they caught a ghostly figure by a Cornish tin mine on camera.

With a following of over 15,000 on Facebook, the group posts its findings as well as livestreams to their dedicated fanbase.

A typical ghost hunt, Candice explained, starts by finding a place to investigate and checking it’s safe to enter.

For abandoned buildings, this involves checking it out during the day to make sure it’s not a safety hazard – or occupied by living residents.

They then gear up.

As well as the obvious – cameras, torches, phones – the team have some more specialised equipment. “Nick uses a thermal imager for heat signatures that don’t look right.

“Mum goes on trigger objects – which move when there is a presence nearby – and devices to check for magnetic fields.”

They also use a voice recorder, a ghost box to speak directly to the spirits, and a paranormal music box, which plays a creepy tune out when something is nearby.

This box, Candice said, was once knocked over by a ghost at a cemetery near Boscastle – something the group caught on camera.

After they have everything ready, the team performs prayers and blessings to make sure they stay safe throughout the night.

“Protection prayers, crystals, and incense keeps us safe.

“We also use amulets, which is a religious thing – and there’s an arch-angel necklace we use.

“We do these prayers before and after, so nothing attaches to us or follows us home.

“Sage is something we use if it’s someone’s house we’re looking around to make sure there’s no negative energy.”

Using this equipment, the group either film or livestream their antics at all the places you’d expect a paranormal investigation team to visit like graveyards and abandoned mines.

They ask the spirits questions like where they are, who they are, and what they are doing there and record any activity in response.

Candice said she has been really excited by a few ventures in particular.

“We’re lucky in Cornwall, there are a lot of sites which have a strong paranormal presence,” she said.

St. Petersburg FL and Earl Gresh


Is the old St. Pete Melting Pot haunted? Ghost hunters went inside.

Before it becomes a brewpub called Sesh, paranormal investigators chased rumors of spirits.

The former Melting Pot location in St. Petersburg. Mad Beach Brewing owner Matthew Powers recently purchased the property and plans to renovate the building. Urban legends abound that the place is haunted.
The former Melting Pot location in St. Petersburg. Mad Beach Brewing owner Matthew Powers recently purchased the property and plans to renovate the building. Urban legends abound that the place is haunted. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

By Stephanie HayesPublished May 21Updated May 21

ST. PETERSBURG — The Melting Pot was hot, but not with the beefy, dinner steam of coq a vin. The air conditioning was off in the empty building, heavy with late spring humidity.

And maybe something else? Brandy Stark held a digital thermometer above gutted tables.

“If anybody’s present, can you make the temperature drop for us? It’s 84.7. Can you drop the temperature to 84.5? 84.5. It’s dropping. Can you do it?”

The thermometer ticked down.

“Can you drop it to 84.3? Concentrate, drop your energy, please. 84.3!”

Brandy Stark from Sprits of St. Petersburg uses a meter to detect an electromagnetic field while walking through the former Melting Pot in St. Petersburg.
Brandy Stark from Sprits of St. Petersburg uses a meter to detect an electromagnetic field while walking through the former Melting Pot in St. Petersburg. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

This was a major moment for Stark. She’s a paranormal investigator who founded Spirits of St. Petersburg andhad eaten plenty of fondue dinners in hopes of getting close to spirits.

She had taken pictures andinterviewed servers. One said hewrote his name on a large, gilded mirror, thenthe word DON’T appeared, with handprints. Employees heard muffled conversations, or experienced equipment breaking. In one case, a glass exploded.

But Stark needed an official investigation. Shefinally made inroads with Melting Pot managers when the restaurant closed for good. Then, the pandemic.

“You have to understand that I have been waiting for this,” said Stark, 45.

We all have moments we can’t explain, henceparanormal work. It’s a complicated, interpretive pseudoscience with branches in religion, culture and history. You don’t have to believe to have fun, honor curiosity and explore the past.

Still, it’s hard for eventhe deepest cynic to walk into the Fourth Street North building without catching vibes. Two conjoined houses form a labyrinth of dark wood, rafters, high ceilings and dramatic lighting.

From the 1930s through 1950s, it was home to artist Earl Gresh and his Earl Gresh Wood Parade. He sold gifts, art and furniture, known for his fantastic murals and wooden clutch purses. He also was an angler, speedboat racer and band leader who made records with Earl Gresh and His Gangplank Orchestra.

Earl Gresh seen at The Wood Parade in St. Petersburg on Oct. 31, 1954.
Earl Gresh seen at The Wood Parade in St. Petersburg on Oct. 31, 1954. [ Bob Moreland, Times (1954) ]

The building became French restaurant Rollande et Pierre, and a couple others that didn’t last long. An urban legend surrounds the place, unrelated to Gresh. It changes with the telling, as legends do, but it centers on an illicit affair and murder-suicide. Sometimes, there’s a child involved. Stark has not been able to confirm any of it through records.

This year, Mad Beach Brewing owner Matthew Powers bought the building to open a restaurant and brewery called Sesh. He’s keeping the character, including a chimney Gresh built with bricks from Fort Dade on Egmont Key. Powers has become somewhat of a Gresh collector, buying his old records and artifacts online.

When Stark connected with him on Instagram, he invited herteam in. He knows the supernatural buzz will be a business draw, but he’s also genuinely interested. One day, he thought he heard voices on the other side of the building. He turned and saw a shadow. His own.

A photographer and I tagged along on the ghost hunt. Powers, 39, followed everyone through the cavernous restaurant and kitchen, noticing more things to repair at every turn.

I asked if he believes in ghosts.

“I want to,” he said.

Matthew Powers looks on as Veva Scott uses a computer and cameras to detect possible ghosts.
Matthew Powers looks on as Veva Scott uses a computer and cameras to detect possible ghosts. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

Mention the Melting Pot to locals, and brace for, “Oh, that place is definitely haunted.” Michelle Lynch, a host at the restaurant during college summers, is one of the believers.

“It definitely was nothing but weird, creepy, mystical vibes all the time,” said Lynch, now 24.

She said the employees saw shadows in rows of romantic, two-person booths. The staff made dares: $100 if youstay after closing, turn off the lights and talk to the spirits.

“No one ever did it.”

Then, there was that big mirror. Lynch had just finished cleaning it, she said, when her parents walked back to have dinner. They pointed out fresh lip prints.

It’s important to note: Lynch and Stark have never met. Lynch had no information about the ghost hunt, and Stark had none of her stories. But the investigators, without a doubt, were drawn to the same areas.

Brandy Stark, right, and Marina Spears look at a mirror while walking through the former Melting Pot.
Brandy Stark, right, and Marina Spears look at a mirror while walking through the former Melting Pot. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

Stark held a meter to detect electromagnetic fields, leading the team. Two called themselves empaths, sensitive to energies. The other two were tech-savvy, using devices to pick up energy, voices and movement. We turned our phones to airplane mode and remembered to cough or sneeze with intention. Anything stifled could be misconstrued. Much of the work, Stark said, is trying to prove themselves wrong.

“There’s something about that mirror,” said Marina Spears, 54, who felt headaches, neck pain and cool breezes throughout the night.

“Is this an area where we should try to contact you?” Stark said into the room.

Veva Scott set up an Xbox 360 Kinect camera, which records motion in the form of green stick figures on a screen. We waited. Times photographer Chris Urso snapped photos.

“Stop,” said Scott, 56. “Everybody stop. Right in front of Chris, there’s something really tall in the doorway. Marina, don’t move.”

Chris, a dedicated journalist, asked if he could keep taking photos, even though he might have been trapped in the hallway with a ghost. He movedout of the way, and the figure stayed on the laptop.

At one point, the empaths felt they were being chased by an impish, playful spirit. By the end, they settled on the presence of multiple entities. Stark does not believe any are Earl Gresh, because nothing happened when she pulled out one of his wooden purses or played his record.

Brandy Stark, right, and Marina Spears stand in the lobby of the old restaurant.
Brandy Stark, right, and Marina Spears stand in the lobby of the old restaurant. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]

When people describe feeling creeped out or scared by ghosts, she said, it’s not usually necessary. The goal is finding ways to live peacefully with whatever came before.

“There’s nothing evil,” she told Powers. “Nothing here wants to harm you.”

We sat in front of thegiant mirror and decompressed. Earlier that night, the team had spotted a handprint on it, small and strangely high. They wiped it off.

Powers dragged his fingers across the glass surface, writing the word SESH in steam. He’d thought about getting rid of thatmirror. Now, he planned on moving it up front where everyone could see.

Minneapolis Institute of Art holds supernatural art gallery/show

Personal opinion: I like it.


Minneapolis Institute of Art investigates the paranormal in ‘Supernatural America’

Museum will look at artists’ relationship to the paranormal in “Supernatural America.” By Alicia Eler Star Tribune MAY 21, 2021 — 7:48AM

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MIAThe exhibit “Supernatural America” will include (clockwise from top) Gertrude Abercrombie’s 1950 painting “Strange Shadows (Shadows and Substance)”; the 2017 work “Destinies Manifest” by John Jota Leaños, and an assortment of Ouija boards.TEXT SIZEEMAILPRINTMORE

The Minneapolis Institute of Art supposedly is haunted already, but now it’s bringing in more ghosts.

Contemporary art curator Bob Cozzolino has organized a touring show called “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art,” which Mia says is the first major museum exhibition to examine artists’ relationship to the supernatural.

It’s about the “idea that spirits are unsettled,” and stick around to communicate, said Cozzolino.

“The show incorporates contemporary artists and their views and their voices in order to acknowledge contact between the spirit realm and the living and interplanetary beings in other dimensions. It’s about fluidity in time, [and the] experience of the past that won’t stay quiet, that needs to be reckoned with in some way.”

“Supernatural America” will begin its spooky tour June 12 at the Toledo Museum of Art, then travel to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky., before winding up its run in Minneapolis Feb. 19-May 15, 2022.

The show includes 150 works from the early 1800s to the present day by a wide range of American artists, from internationally recognized figures such as Betye SaarTony Oursler and John Jota Leaños to underrepresented artists. Some of those are 19th- and 20th-century “spirit artists,” who say their art was made simply by allowing spirits to use them as mediums and guide them.John Jota Leaños. American (Xicano-Mestizo), born 1969. Destinies Manifest, 2017. Digital animation, installation, 7 minutes. Provided by the John Jota Leaños. Photos: Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Sections on topics such as apparitions, channeling spirits and ritual, plural universes and UFOs dive in further to these mysterious worlds.

“The show is done with a point of view that respects artists and their point of view,” said Cozzolino. “It’s rooted in personal experience — of the artists with the spirits.”

It wouldn’t be a haunted America show without deep dives into the history of settler colonialism, creating a new way of channeling African American ancestors through spirit, and Indigenous artists channeling visions from healing spirits.

“White settlers are haunted by their genocidal past, present and future,” said Leaños in a recent Zoom call. “We do have the evidence of its colonial continual hauntings through people of color here.”Various Ouija boards on view in ‘Supernatural America.’ Screenshot from the exhibition press preview.

It’s rumored that Mia’s period rooms on the third floor are already haunted. Several instances recorded by the museum’s audio tour suggest that this could be true.

Strange things have happened in the Tudor Room, which dates to around 1600 and evokes the style of Tudor and Elizabethan England.https://405971cfa41ab33114c98c81cb76702d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

In spring 2009, a member of the janitorial staff said he was cleaning a water fountain outside the Tudor Room when he heard a door open and footsteps inside. He figured it was a guard, but after a few minutes realized that no one had left the room. He soon found out that there weren’t even any guards on the floor that night.

Some say the Connecticut Room, with contents from a mid-18th-century colonial house near New Haven, may also be haunted.

Visitors to this room have reported feeling small tugs on their coats or the feeling that someone grasped their hand. One time, a guard came into the room to find all the shades drawn around the bed. Another person said they saw a tall, shadowy figure in the doorway. After a ghost-hunting group spent the day searching the museum, they reported evidence suggesting that the ghost of a man is attached to the bed in this room.

15 haunted movie sets


These 15 Paranormal Encounters Cast And Crew Had On Set Are Scarier Than The Horror Movies Themselves

Trust me, don’t read this alone in the dark.by Kristen HarrisBuzzFeed Staff🔥

Horror movies are made to be terrifying. However, sometimes the true horror happens behind the scenes.

Here are 15 of the scariest paranormal encounters that cast and crew members said they experienced on horror movie sets:

1. The first time the cast of Annabelle Comes Home were all on set together, the lights went out, and they didn’t come back on until the actors asked, “Annabelle, are you there?”

Annabelle is a haunted doll

2. The Twilight Zone was already believed to place a curse on its stars leading to mysterious deaths, and it culminated when a helicopter crash on the set of the movie adaptation killed actor Vic Morrow and two child actors.

the same show that inspired Disney's Tower of Terror

3. While filming The Conjuring, actor Vera Farmiga began seeing a mysterious trio of claw marks everywhere, from her computer screen to her own thigh.

she played Lorraine Warren

4. According to urban legend, the spirit of Heather O’Rourke, the child actor who starred in Poltergeist, haunted the set of Ghost.

Ghost is the Patrick Swayze movie with the pottery scene

5. Filming for The Exorcist was shut down for six weeks after the entire set for the MacNeil family home burned down — except for Regan’s demon-possessed bedroom.

Regan is the girl who projectile vomits

6. An accidental fire in the processing lab destroyed 13,500 feet of The Omen remake’s film, including the scene that reveals the identity of the antichrist.

the little bow is the antichrist

7. While filming The House of the Devil, the cast and crew stayed at the allegedly haunted Yankee Pedlar Inn, and they “would go and shoot this satanic horror movie nearby, but the weirder stuff would happen back at the hotel.”

the next movie was filmed in the actual hotel

8. On the set of Annabelle Comes Home, a piano bench moved around the replica of the Warrens’ artifact room on its own.

the set was a replica of the museum the real ghosthunters kept

9. While filming The Conjuring, Vera Farmiga repeatedly woke up between 3 and 4 a.m. — the witching hour — which is also the time frame when the witch in the movie dies.

her character lived in a super haunted house

10. While shooting a scene for The Nun in a Romanian castle, director Corin Hardy stepped into a room to get out of the camera’s way, and he saw two mysterious figures.

The Nun is part of the Conjuring franchise

11. Actor Laura Harrington “always felt like someone was going to die” on the set of Maximum Overdrive, a fear that was made worse by the near-death experiences several crew members had as well as the hurricane that hit during production.

movie based on a Stephen King novel

12. A series of inexplicable events, such as lights exploding during important scenes and gusts of wind in a room with closed doors, on the set of The Possession led actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan to believe in the supernatural.

the crew also refused to have the real box on set

13. The 2013 movie Return to Babylon was shot on silent movie–era film, and the actors’ faces seemed to morph into demons periodically as the scenes were played back.

the actors' faces morphed into fanged ghosts

14. A few weeks into shooting The Conjuring, actor Joey King woke up covered in unexplained bruises, which also happened to her character’s mother in the film.

she played one of the five daughters

15. And finally, while The Lords of Salem was shooting in the allegedly haunted Linda Vista Community Hospital, a buzzer kept going off in a patient’s room, despite the fact that there were no patients there.

the basement also made the crew feel sick