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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:29 am

I've been to gravity hill in Bedford. It actually looks like stuff goes uphill.

The only other haunted place I've been to what the Whaley house in San Diego, supposed to be the most haunted house in the world.

Nothing local though.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:32 am

little fyi for you pitt folks:

the oc lot up by the cost center/trees/the pete stands for "old cemetery." the bodies were all moved somewhere else but that was a rather interesting factoid.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby JS© on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:38 am

http://www.experienceproject.com/storie ... ort/573892

Elton - Becky's Grave - Supposedly a young Lass, Becky by name, was labeled as a witch because she befriended an Indian in the early 1800's, as he taught her the ways of herbs and incantations in place of medicine not readily available at this time and place. It has been noted that your car may have trouble starting should you park in the lane leading to the old family cemetery. Also, it has been noted that on full moon nights, a shadowy figure has been seen rising from the gravesite of a WWII soldier while a west wind blows.


I used to know where this is. I know the approximate area, but not sure if I could find the actual grave.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:25 pm

newarenanow wrote:I've been to gravity hill in Bedford. It actually looks like stuff goes uphill.

The only other haunted place I've been to what the Whaley house in San Diego, supposed to be the most haunted house in the world.

Nothing local though.


how do they quantify the degree of haunting?
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:04 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I've been to gravity hill in Bedford. It actually looks like stuff goes uphill.

The only other haunted place I've been to what the Whaley house in San Diego, supposed to be the most haunted house in the world.

Nothing local though.


how do they quantify the degree of haunting?


I would assume it's amount of activity/# of reported incidents.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm

Shaf growing up in Altoona how could you not mention Mishler Theatre (I believe it was on a ghost hunter show). Also some people say some of the railroad stuff is haunted don't know if any of it is true
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:11 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:the fourf river


The underground one?
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:12 pm

The Jersey Devil...the 13th child of Mrs. Leeds in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:15 pm

There was a Mary Black legend based near Wampum. Can't find anything about it, but I remember 30-35 years ago hearing kids would go out to this old cemetery in Wampum "looking for Mary Black." Supposedly, if you'd call out her name three times (or something like that), she would appear.

Ghost Hunters did a show at New Castle's Hill View Manor back in 2011.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/ ... le-312396/
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Rylan on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Lover's Leap legend states that a settler and a Native American were forbidden from being together so they hurtled themselves over a cliff edge into the Narrows below. The end.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:21 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I've been to gravity hill in Bedford. It actually looks like stuff goes uphill.

The only other haunted place I've been to what the Whaley house in San Diego, supposed to be the most haunted house in the world.

Nothing local though.


how do they quantify the degree of haunting?


I have no idea, but I think USAtoday did a top 20 list or something of the most haunted places in the US, and that was #1. Don't know how they got to that though.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:24 pm

Supposedly there is a hautned Indian burial ground at Boyce Park in Plum. Right by Laird cemetery. Supposed to be haunted.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:29 pm

PensHckyFan79 wrote:Shaf growing up in Altoona how could you not mention Mishler Theatre (I believe it was on a ghost hunter show). Also some people say some of the railroad stuff is haunted don't know if any of it is true


haha, true true. Not to mention Baker Mansion.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:37 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
PensHckyFan79 wrote:Shaf growing up in Altoona how could you not mention Mishler Theatre (I believe it was on a ghost hunter show). Also some people say some of the railroad stuff is haunted don't know if any of it is true


haha, true true. Not to mention Baker Mansion.


never heard the story/ies about Baker Mansion?
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:37 pm

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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:45 pm

newarenanow wrote:Supposedly there is a hautned Indian burial ground at Boyce Park in Plum. Right by Laird cemetery. Supposed to be haunted.


im there
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:03 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I live about 15 minutes from Burkittsville MD. Blair Witch

Did you ever visit coffin rock? 8-)


I did. ;) Took me 2 tries to find it. It's rather unimpressive in real life, haha.

Has anyone ever been to the Jean Bonnet Tavern near Bedford? It's supposedly haunted but I've never seen/experienced anything there. They do make amazing bacon wrapped scallops though. :D

There's a place called Baughman Rock's in Salisbury PA (near the MD line and Mt. Davis) where a boy was killed by his father and it's said his spirit haunts the woods.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby DelPen on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:05 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I live about 15 minutes from Burkittsville MD. Blair Witch

Did you ever visit coffin rock? 8-)


Pretty hard to do when it's proabbly located here: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/ ... seneca.asp
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby dpk120 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:04 pm

I know there's a house in Baden PA that was once the home of a riverboat captain that is supposedly haunted, it now houses a flower shop and a financial place. My mom used to work there and would hear about stories of weird stuff happening at night.
The BC Times did an article on it.

http://www.timesonline.com/news/ghost-h ... f4a8a.html
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:08 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I live about 15 minutes from Burkittsville MD. Blair Witch

Did you ever visit coffin rock? 8-)


I did. ;) Took me 2 tries to find it. It's rather unimpressive in real life, haha.

Has anyone ever been to the Jean Bonnet Tavern near Bedford? It's supposedly haunted but I've never seen/experienced anything there. They do make amazing bacon wrapped scallops though. :D

There's a place called Baughman Rock's in Salisbury PA (near the MD line and Mt. Davis) where a boy was killed by his father and it's said his spirit haunts the woods.

At least the Blair Witch didn't get you 8-)
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby nocera on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:09 pm

I grew up in Steubenville. Main local legend was Old Lady Loftus. Legend has it that she killed her husband and son in a fit of insanity and was taken to a mental hospital, where she later died. Her ghost haunts her home and a nearby bridge.
http://fcgdorg.com/ladyloft.html


I went to school at Ohio University. The Athens Asylum is the best thing there. My favorite story is the lady who locked herself in an old unused room. Unable to call for help due to her disability, she died. The sunlight shined through the windows and left a stain where her body was.
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More info about the Ridges (old Athens Asylum) here:
http://www.forgottenoh.com/Ridges/ridges.html
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:17 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Also, close to where my aunt and uncle used to live on Long Island, the King's Park Psychiatric Facility. We've driven through here before, and the main building is one of the most imposing, threatening buildings I've seen. Supposed to be quite haunted:

http://longisland.about.com/od/landmarksattractions/ss/Most-Haunted-Places-On-Long-Island-Ny_2.htm


Just up the street from me. (off the Sunken Meadow Pkwy)

It's definitely spooky. They're tlking about raising it and putting in either a residential community or a shipping (trucking) facillity.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Has no one mentioned the "Green Man"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Ro ... (Green_Man)
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:23 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Also, close to where my aunt and uncle used to live on Long Island, the King's Park Psychiatric Facility. We've driven through here before, and the main building is one of the most imposing, threatening buildings I've seen. Supposed to be quite haunted:

http://longisland.about.com/od/landmarksattractions/ss/Most-Haunted-Places-On-Long-Island-Ny_2.htm


Just up the street from me. (off the Sunken Meadow Pkwy)

It's definitely spooky. They're tlking about raising it and putting in either a residential community or a shipping (trucking) facillity.


A poltergeist in the making.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Admin on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Bigfoot sightings in North Park.
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