Archive for August, 2008

Our House

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

This elegant old tavern,now a museum,was built in 1819.Volunteers and visitors have reported hearing unaccounted – for footsteps in the front hall.Sometimes the sound of a woman’s singing comes from the empty ballroom on the second floor.

Rogue’s Hallow

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The phantom of a headless horse has been seen on Clinton-Doylestown Road.Just east of here.The animal was killed when it ran into a low-hanging branch of an oak tree during a thunder-storm.The oak tree itself is supposedly haunted.

The face of the devil himself was reported glaring down from its branches.When the tree was felled,a ghost oak tree started to appear in the same spot.Doylestown is also the home of the headless ghost of a man who was crushed to death by the waterwheel of the Chidester Wool Mill.

There are other ghosts,apparently of overworked coal miners, have been reported from time to time over the years.In the mid-1800’s,over fifty coal mines were dug into the gentle hills here.When the mines were abandoned,they were taken over rats,outlaws,moonshiners and ghosts

Mound City Necroplis

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

This City of the Dead dating back to 200 B.C. is one of the best preserved Hopewell scared sites.The dead are here because the mound builders believed that the afterlife and our present existence converged at this place.

The twenty-three earthworks have been called a “simulacrum of The Other world”.and the site is said to be spiritually charged.The thirteen-acre parks has self-guided tours and an observation deck.Excavations have yielded many mysterious artifacts,including a prehistoric shaman’s ceremonial death mask.