When I was asked to blog about a haunted site in the Pocono Mountains this week I knew hands down which one I would choose, The Inn at Buck Hill
Originally built in 1901 in the middle of the gorgeous Buck Hill Falls community, the Inn consisted of 18 rooms. During the height of its popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, it grew to over 400 rooms and was named one of the top ten convention centers in the United States. It was a luxurious place to be and be seen. However, due to its popularity, several sites claim that 73 deaths, including many suicides and murders, took place in the Inn from its opening until its close in 1991.
While the Inn was still in operation, some visitors claim they would hear strange noises, witness ghosts, see things move by themselves and other paranormal activities. I cannot attest to these stories because one, I am too much of a chicken to venture anywhere near the Inn and two, it is illegal to trespass on the property.
However, one of my best friends lives in this community and I often pass the Inn at night. To me, the Inn is extremely creepy during the day, but it takes on a whole new sight in the nighttime. In some of the rooms of the Inn, there must be mirrors because every time I pass, I always see a light shine back at me. I am hoping that this is the reflection of my headlight. Otherwise, for my sanity, I am going to convince myself that it is.
Although the grandiose Inn has gorgeous architecture and historical beauty, there is something about the abandoned building that really makes my skin crawl. Drive past it and see for yourself but remember it is illegal to trespass on the property. Many people have tried this feat and have either been arrested or charged with a hefty fine.
Also, if you are in the market to buy, the property is for sale to anyone looking to restore the building into a hotel, luxury condominiums and/or townhomes. I just have one request of the future owner, please rid it of all the ghosts first.
Happy Halloween everyone and enjoy your weekend!