a stop at the famous Evans City Cemetery
used in the opening of
George A. Romero's
1968 Cult classic "Night of the Living Dead"
October 5, 2013 until Sunday,
October 6, 2013
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On October 19, 1926, the Lawrence County Home for the Aged in the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania first opened it's doors. It was essentially a “poor house” for the county’s mentally ill, severely destitute, and elderly residents with no known family.
The Lawrence County Home continued in operation for many years and in the latter half of the 1960’s remodeled and became a a skilled nursing center, housing an average of about 115 elderly people at any one time. By this time, the building was equipped with a kitchen, hospital, laundry, separate living quarters for men and women, a cemetery (which you can visit out back!), a bomb shelter and an extra wing for employees and officers.
In 1977, over 1.5 million north wing additon was built, and the nursing home was renamed "Hill View Manor". Due to financial constraints the county shut down Hill View Manor in January of 2004 and the building and its twenty-two acres went on the market.
It was during ths time that Hill View Manor became notorious for being one of Pennsylvania's most haunted locations!
"Although it seems to sit quietly at the top of the grassy hill
above Route 65, evidence of its history remainds active."
~ Hill View Manor
Hill View Manor in New Castle, Pennsylvania has acquired quite a bit of a reputation especially after being featured on Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Lab among other notable people in the paranormal field.
"Its possible haunted status is possibly linked to numerous natural deaths and suicides that took place on the property over the years. A couple of people jumped to their deaths from the roof. At least one person killed themselves by hanging. The majority of those who died had no records, which accounts for the large number unmarked graves in Hill View’s cemetery.
Reported activity includes voices, footsteps, touched, doors slam, things move on their own and various apparitions. There is a story of a little boy dubbed “Jeffrey” who appeared to be about 6 or 7 years of age. If you laid eyes on this boy, you would die soon after. Shadows are seen throughout the building, sometimes peeking out of rooms. Room 105 is believed to be the home of a former patient named Mary Virginia. The spirit of an old man supposedly haunts the boiler room. He’s known for slamming doors and demanding people to get out of his space. " ~ paranormalstories.blogspot.ca
will depart Hamilton via a fully chartered, luxury bus
with an on-board washroom. We will make several
pit-stops along the way (including a delicious country buffet!) until we arrive at the infamously haunted Hill View Manor in New Castle, Pennsylvania!
dinner, you have some free time at Wal-Mart (about 1 hour) before we drive to Hill View Manor where we'll be conducting our OVERNIGHT Paranormal Investigation in the dead of night...
Haunted Hamilton has the ENTIRE Hospital exclusively to ourselves for the ENTIRE night! Does it get any better? (or scarier??)
ensure you pack this to avoid delays and problems
at the U.S. border.
Clothing (since we will be on the bus quite a bit!)
& Pillow (to use for sleeping on the bus)
comfy shoes! You'll be on your feet all night walking through
the dark corridors and up winding steel staircases...
heels are definitely NOT recommended!! The building
contains hazards including, but not limited to,
narrow corridors, steep stairs, and uneven surfaces.
Carry-on bag/back-pack: is allowed on the bus and can be placed in the overhead compartments.
(to keep yourself warm outdoors and inside the building)
Spending Money in U.S. Currency (for
your breakfast and pit-stops, and for any
extra snacks you might buy on the trip!)
Camera (you won't want to forget this experience, and
who knows, maybe you'll capture something on film!)
Camcorder (same as above...)
Investigation Tools (We'll have some of these for sale during the trip
including Pendulums, Protective
& Healing Crystals, Pendulum Boards and lots more! See HH Mum for details!)