Philadelphia, as one of the country’s oldest cities, is a popular destination for ghost hunters from all over the world who want to learn more about the unexplained stories that surround the city’s historic structures and prominent attractions. Below are a few favorites.
Christ Church Burial Ground
Benjamin Franklin’s grave, in Christ Church Burial Ground, is supposed to be haunted by the spirit of the famed Founding Father who famously observed, “A penny saved is twopence dear.” He is said to still take pocket cash and even throw pennies at tourists. It’s unclear whether Mr. Franklin disapproves of the gift or if Ben’s pennies are being used as bullets by an unknown force.
The Moshulu was a warship during WWI before becoming a floating restaurant. Nearly 30 individuals have died onboard, and crew members have reported strange events and ghostly activity, such as burning candles onboard even after they’ve been put out. Employees who open the restaurant describe discovering lanterns blazing on the tables even after they have been extinguished, indicating that the ship is haunted by “The Lantern Ghost.”
The Betsy Ross House
This old mansion in Old City is said to be haunted by the ghost of legendary flagmaker Betsy Ross. Visitors speculate that Ross’ loss of a husband and several children over her lifetime may explain why she is frequently seen and heard grieving in her old homestead.
The infamous Mütter Museum in Philadelphia satisfies visitors’ appetites for grisly curiosities with its interesting exhibitions of terrifying anomalous anatomical abnormalities. The frightening collections to expect include ancient body parts preserved in jars, death castings, and diseased organs, to name a few.
More than 1,300 animals and, according to legend, a few extraterrestrial visitors live in America’s oldest zoo. The zoo’s John Penn House is supposed to be haunted, although not by its namesake, but by a woman in a long gown who stands at the top of the stairs. Thank you, but we’ll stick to the cute animals.
More About Philadelphia
Philadelphia is becoming one of the most popular cities to live in. A fantastic culture, with artists and museums strewn around the city – there are various museums and art institutes in Philadelphia. The work market in Philadelphia is one of the best in the country.
Philadelphia boasts unrivaled access to large cities such as Washington, D.C., and New York. You can get to New York in less than 90 minutes and Washington, D.C. in approximately 2 hours if you take Amtrak.
Despite the fact that Philadelphia is becoming more costly, it is still much less expensive than places such as Washington, DC, Boston, and New York. In fact, among the nation’s ten major cities, Philadelphia houses for sale are the lowest.
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