[toggle title=”QUICK STATS. CLICK TO VIEW QUICK STATS ON THIS LOCATION”]Built: 1740
Location: South East Pennsylvania, United States
Status: Still Abandoned
Reason: Financial Issues
This house was built as a private residence in 1740 to the owner, Lydia Pennel. In 1865, the house had an addition put onto it by another owner. In 1940, the house was turned into a retirement home. In 1968, the house was then turned into a restaurant, banquet hall, and guest house. It remained that way until mid 2007 when it closed. It remains abandoned today.
This place is said to be haunted by the original occupants when the house was first built. When Crier in the Country was open to the public, people claimed they heard sounds of footsteps and doors slamming on third floor. The spirit of a young woman is said to frequent the area of the downstairs women’s restroom. She startles people, but like Lydia, seems content to just watch the activity going on without interacting with the current residents and
visitors. It has been said that this restroom ghost is the spirit of Lydia’s daughter. The third floor is the ‘home’ of a less hospitable ghost. His identity has not been ascertained at this point. This area used to be the servant’s quarters during the time the house was a residence. Later it was used as living quarters for the restaurant owners.
A young boy who was a relative of the owners, reported that a shadowy form tried to envelop him as he slept in the third floor bedroom. At another time, the owner was resting in this same room, and his pet German Shepherd had followed him up there. Suddenly, the dog began barking and growling at the door to the room. The dog continued backing up, then began whining, tore across the room and leapt through and out the third floor window to his death! The man saw nothing during this incident, but was understandably disturbed by it!
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