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Sunday, June 23, 2013


No Ghoulies but Definitely Ghosties!, June 22, 2013
This review is from: GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A Pennhurst Haunting (Paperback)
Not the ship which, I am sure has a plethora of it's own mists and orbs but a Mayflower with a much more defined identity. The Mayflower building of the infamous Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, PA. Originally called the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, it closed in 1987 amid accusations of abuse and a hit TV report called "Suffer the Little Children."
However, it appears the children (and adults) who occupied the several buildings that made up Pennhurst are still there in part. Each year the Pennhurst Asylum Haunted House brings thousands into the damp, drafty sites and lets folks see what they can see. Or not see, depending on the spectres' moods. If you are a fan of "Ghost Hunters", "Ghost Adventures" and the like you have been inside and seen what these people travel miles to see for themselves: the place is haunted.
In order to properly research Pennhurst, the author spent a season as a guide dressed as an orderly. She saw, heard and was told many specific things while working and even had a visitor or two follow her home possibly. All she knows is that she had nothing on her property and, after a few weeks at Pennhurst, photos showed orbs and shadows in herfront yard. She didn't put them there.
All in all, this was an interesting first person account of the paranormal.