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Scariest PA Haunted Halloween Attractions 2016

Reapers Revenge Clowns

My wife and I love Halloween, and we especially love creepy haunted attractions. If you’re the type who gets off on walking through haunted houses, graveyards, and haunted hayrides — while getting the crap scared out of you by zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demented clowns and chainsaw wielding maniacs — then here are your best bets for terror attractions in Pennsylvania. Planning on hitting some of these this year, maybe we’ll see you there…

Reapers Revenge Clowns

Reaper’s Revenge — Scranton, PA

As of this writing Reaper’s Revenge has the top spot with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google Reviews. It looks to be a pretty intense thrill ride, so you’d better bring you big boy pants, or big girl pants, whatever the case may be. Some serious scares and excellent effects going on here.

“The best haunted event for the macabre, zombies, haunted houses, haunted hayrides, clowns and mazes.”

Visit their Website for more information, schedule and directions.

Location: 460 Green Grove Road, Scranton, PA 18447 (Easy access from I81.)
Phone: 570-254-8038

Pennhurst Asylum Interior

Pennhurst Asylum — Spring City, PA

An asylum is a place where they put crazy people right? Right. At Pennhurst Asylum they’re really, really CRAZY!

Test your bravery and walk the halls of the Pennhurst Asylum, the main attraction located in the upper floors of the old 1908 Administration building. The asylum attraction features many props that are actual items that were part of the original State School. Learn the Legend.

Venture into the Dungeon of Lost Souls, the Tunnel Terror, or conduct your own self-guided Ghost Hunt in the dormitory, which was featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.

Visit their Website for schedule, directions, more pics & vids

Location: Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City, PA
Phone: 855-HAUNT-00

Field of Screams scene

Field of Screams — Mountville, PA

This place is a Horror Movie, and YOU’RE IN IT!

You’ll stumble into SIX tales of terror at Field of Screams. A Haunted Hayride at Field of Screams, PA wheels you past freakish frights and disturbing delights, plus you can become part of the murder and mayhem in the Den of Darkness, the Frightmare Asylum, Nocturnal Wasteland, the namesake Field of Screams Extreme Blackout, and run your ass off in the 5K Zombie Fun Run or get your brains eaten. No joke. Well, you may not really get your brains eaten, but you will run your ass off because it looks like these zombies will actuall do the deed.

Visit their Website for Field of Screams Hours of Operation, Field of Screams Directions, pricing and to see more disturbing horror photos of their crew in action. And check out the videos.

Location: 191 College Avenue, Mountville, PA. (Just 7.5 miles past Lancaster)
Phone: (717) 285-7748

Hotel of Horror

Hotel of Horror — Saylorsburg, PA

And The Eagles thought Hotel California was bad, they never stayed at Hotel of Horror! Ready to check in?

This three piece nightmare features the Hotel of Horror, the Altered Nightmares Dark Magic themed thrill, and Exhibition Macabre, a static trip through the history of disturbing medical devices and experiments.

Be careful if you call for room service…

Visit their Website for directions, schedule and more info.

Location: Rt 115 Cherry Valley Rd. Saylorsburg, PA
Phone: (570) 99 BEAST

The ScareHouse – Etna, PA
Ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured on many other TV shows, Scarehouse is created by a team of Pittsburgh area artists and builders who work year round to design and build new haunts such as The Summoning, Infernal, Nocturnia and The Basement. Enter Scarehouse, if you dare.

Visit their Website for schedule, directions and more information.

Location: 118 Locust Street Etna, PA

Eastern State Penitentiary — Terror Behind the Walls — Philadelphia, PA

Of course we can’t forget one of the longest running haunted attractions in Pennsylvania, the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, which has been in operation as a full blown haunted attractions since 1995. It now features six attractions: Lock Down, The Machine Shop, Detritus, Infirmary, Breakout and Quarantine 4D. See a video preview of the haunts here. Lower your speaker volume just in case.

Visit their site for schedule, directions and more information.

Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Pi Day UFO Tale

Happy Rounded Pi Day 2016! Here’s a bit of Pennsylvania UFO trivia for you. On Pi Day, March 14th, 2014, a Westmoreland County couple reported seeing a pulsing unidentified object as they looked out their window while having breakfast.

According to Stan Gordon’s UFO Anomalies Zone the couple was getting ready to head out for work when they noticed a “bright pulsating light.”

The report continues that the object was observed as it moved toward the northwest and was seen to contain of a series of lights, not just one. A large yellow light pulsated at the front of the object while a steady yellow light glowed at the rear, and the sides of the object were lined with multiple white lights.

The object moved overhead without a sound. No explanation has been found.

Read more about the Pi Day UFO and other Pennsylvania UFO and creature sightings at

Mysterious PA Store is Now Open

After some coding and linking, which included building some featured product categories and links, I’m happy to announce that the Mysterious PA Store is live and ready to browse. Shop books and movies related to Pennsylvania legend, lore, folklore and mysteries, including paranormal stuff like ghosts, UFO sightings and mysterious monsters. If you have any suggestions for great products please use the contact form to get in touch.

Meanwhile, start browsing, lots of great gift ideas for friends and family.

Thanks, and enjoy!

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Every state has their collection of lore and legend, mysteries and myths. At Mysterious PA I’d like to delve into some of Pennsylvania’s own folklore, ghost tales, UFOs, mystery monsters and all other manner of strangeness. It’s fun sometimes, to consider that there may be something else out there, something strange, mysterious or magical.

At Mysterious PA I will explore these mysteries, paranormal or otherwise. So stay tuned.

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