by mitchey179 on 14/05/10 at 6:58 am
This article lists several very weird, strange or mysterious places to visit in the state of Pennsylvania. Some very weird locations are explored.
Are you looking for some strange and weird locations in your area? Well, welcome to Pennsylvania then. Pennsylvania is an old state, actually one of the first to be created for the new world. Not only does the state have lots of historical places to visit such as Gettysburg, Valley Forge and Independence Hall, it also has lots of weird mysterious places to take a trip to. So, take a seat and come along for the ride into the freaky zone…
Byberry Mental Hospital — Located right outside Philadelphia city limits, this is an old insane asylum that is now closed. Satanic markings can be found throughout the floors of each building and several witnesses have seen dead animal carcasses on the premise. There are also countless people who claim to have either seen or heard something not of this world. The best story concerning the asylum is what has been referred to as the Spirit Boy and the Burnt Room. A large steel door covers a room that was burned to a crisp but the floors and walls are still intact. People who enter this room feel an evil presence almost every time. Another area that is really creepy are the underground tunnels. Evidently these were used to transport patients from one building to another without prying eyes.
Carbon County Jail– Located in the town of Jim Thorpe, this jail is in my opinion the most freaky place I have visited. Legend has it that an innocent man took dirt off of the floor and smeared it onto his hands and then placed a hand print on the wall of his jail cell. On his execution day he proclaimed “This is the hand of an innocent man.” This hand print still remains visible on the cell walls. It has been repeatedly washed, painted over and even plastered only to have the hand print come back over the course of 125+ years now. You can still see this mystery on a jail tour.
Town of Centralia– This is an odd place to visit in that the town is actually on fire underneath the ground. Almost 50 years ago, town officials wanted to clear a landfill and decided to burn the waste. They did not realize that the landfill was sitting on top of large deposits of coal and it quickly spread throughout the whole town. The fires have been continuing for all of this time unabated and the government has forced almost all of the residents to relocate. There are still some hardliners who refused to move and are still living in the town though. Almost all of the roads leading into Centralia have been shut down but you can still see the smoke rising up through the trees on several roads on the outskirts of town.