Stay & Investigate

September 27th, 2011 posted by

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Stay & Investigate Ghost Hunting Guide Book

The children have ventured back to school throughout Lehigh Valley and the air has become brisk. October is upon us and that means the month of ghouls and goblins and Halloween. Discover Lehigh Valley has just launched a brand new Stay & Investigate program that highlights haunted and “true life” horror stories throughout Lehigh Valley.

Check out LehighValleyHaunt.com for a list of the areas creepy locations including Museum of Indian Culture, Wydnor Hall and Buckeye Tavern to name a few. If you are traveling to the area to take in this experience you are going to need more than a day so we have you covered. From the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Breingsville to the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Easton, you will find a convenient place to stay throughout Lehigh Valley.

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Stay & Investigate in Lehigh Valley – No. 9 Mine

July 19th, 2011 posted by

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No. 9 Coal Mine Hospital

This past Wednesday I took a driving tour of locations in and around Lehigh Valley that are to be featured in our newest Stay & Save deal for visitors called “Stay & Investigate”. With the long history of inhabitants in Lehigh Valley, there’s bound to be a few accounts of paranormal / haunted activity in some of these buildings (many of which date back to the 17th century).

A few locations in particular caught my attention; the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe and the No. 9 Mine & Museum in Lansford. Unfortunately, the Old Jail Museum is closed on Wednesdays but I still got a few nice photos of the exterior and got to visit the beautiful town of Jim Thorpe. Upon leaving, I headed west to the No. 9 Mine to get there in time for the last tour.

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Bethlehem’s Sun Inn: Do You Believe?

April 8th, 2011 posted by

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Nowadays it seems that every channel you turn on the TV has some sort of ghost show being featured, doesn’t it? Some of them feature human experiences and others may be animals that have had these types of paranormal experiences. Overall, some of those programs just really fascinate me. I have seen a few that had Lehigh Valley venues featured which really got me thinking, so I decided to take a step back and really dig into what there is here. I found that there are over 80 locations that have either documented proof of a spirit, or a horrific story behind the location, such as an Indian massacre.

This piqued my curiosity that there were so many stories so I decided to check one of them out for myself. The Sun Inn in Historic Downtown Bethlehem was featured on one of the shows I had watched so I thought this would be a great location to start my own investigation.

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Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem

October 29th, 2010 posted by

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As a Bethlehem native and a Lehigh Valley expert (well, according to Facebook’s Lehigh Valley Expert Quiz), I would’ve sworn that I know Bethlehem inside and out. Of course, that was before I attended The Moravian Book Shop’s “Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem” ghost tour.

Last Friday night, under the eerie glow of a full moon, a small group of us set out on a candlelight walking tour, eager to uncover Bethlehem’s ghostly secrets. Our guide, dressed in a black colonial gown, velvet cloak and sateen gloves, led the way with her Moravian star lantern and stopped at sites like the Brethren’s House, the Old Chapel, God’s Acre, and the Sun Inn.

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Fun and fright all in one night here in Lehigh Valley

October 22nd, 2010 posted by

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Last Saturday was “Ladies and Gents Day Out” in Lehigh Valley. Now, as I tell you about our day out, keep in mind I already set everything up and it ran smoothly, so feel free to use this as an itinerary for you and your friends.

Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, 15 or so of us met at Mazezilla in Saylorsburg. I had allotted 2 – 3 hours there because they have so much to do: corn maze, pumpkin sling shot, pumpkin patch and hayride.

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Easton Haunts is not for the faint at heart

October 18th, 2010 posted by

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Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I visited Easton Haunts. From the creators of Tatamy Haunted Mill, Easton Haunts includes the 13th Street Fear Factory and the 3D Fun House. In a word: SCARY!

The scariness began the minute we pulled off of 13th Street in Easton and proceeded down the driveway to where the historic Simon Silk Mill is located. The driveway was dark and seemed to go to nowhere, until you came upon the abandoned mill.

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Spooktacular entertainment at Dorney Park’s annual Halloween Haunt

September 28th, 2010 posted by

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Last Friday Michael and I attended the faux, spirited nuptials of Elemina Faust and Soloman Dorney. The wedding and reception were held at the Mansion House Hotel at Dorney Park in Lehigh Valley. The event served as the kick-off to Dorney Park’s 2010 Halloween Haunt.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Cliff Herring and it wasn’t long before the bride and groom were wisked away to spend their night at the Mansion House Hotel. Meanwhile, the guests were treated to a fabulous menu at the reception. My favorites were the shrimp cocktail served in a coffin made out of ice, the duck breast, the petite lamb chops and the assorted desserts.

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How scary is Tatamy Haunted Mill?

September 29th, 2009 posted by

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So while Kim was at the Halloween Haunt on Friday night, I was at Tatamy Haunted Mill trying to get my heart rate to slow down.

Before Friday, I’d never been to a haunted house; I’ve always thought of evil clowns and chainsaw-wielding psychos as cheesy. But when I was personallyinvited to Tatamy Haunted Mill, I graciously accepted and looked forward to experiencing another first in Lehigh Valley.

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Widow Brown’s moves into the new millennium

March 7th, 2009 posted by

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Widow's Tavern and Grille

I recently read a short write-up in The Express Times on The Widow’s Tavern and Grille in Stockertown. Knowing that this was one of the former locations of Widow Brown’s, I was intrigued to check it out.

Widow Brown’s was a popular family of restaurants in the region for most of my young life. Considered “upscale” for the area, it was the place we frequented for special occasions. Having been closed for many years, a sense of nostalgia set in after reading the article so my boyfriend and I decided to dine there.

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Pumpkins & Pigs

October 23rd, 2008 posted by

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With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would tell the whole world (yes, I think our blog is that popular) that I’m a scaredy-cat. I could not possibly name all my fears, so I’ll give you a short list, in no particular order:

  • noises
  • crowds
  • scary movies
  • ghosts
  • haunted houses
  • imaginary people on the deck of my house ready to break in
  • shark attacks
  • bear attacks
  • dog attacks

Basically I’m afraid of all animals attacking me. I think everyone who knows me thinks I’m overreacting about the whole fear of animals thing, but a few select family members witnessed my fear firsthand over the weekend.

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