Monday, November 13, 2017


                      FLASHBACK 2011 

Over the past 7 years, ghostly images have been photographed in the Mayflower Hall Building, Pennhurst.  Many are orbs or shadows. But one of the spirits more pronounced is that of the nurse. This woman wears a white uniform and usually resides on the 2nd floor. Most of her images are incomplete, such as the one above.  Often only half a body with one sleeve appears in the image. In this picture, she appears to be in flight.

So who is this ghostly wonder? 

A nurse checking up on her patients? 

After- all, a white uniform was standard in Pennhurst's era. 

Mayflower Hall is just one of the many buildings located at the old Pennhurst State School and Hosptial in Spring City

Want to know more? 

Check out: 

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 


Author Tamera Lawrence 

Monday, November 6, 2017



Added to the Pennhurst State School and Hospital compound in 1919, the Mayflower Hall building became part of what was considered the lower campus.It housed males. This towering building holds three floors and a complex basement filled with various rooms. 

Anyone familiar with theMayflower Hall can attest to its spooky atmosphere. When the sun sets, the building seems to prematurely darken on its own accord. Shadows play against the walls. The atmosphere cools. One might catch movement in a corner or something drifting across the hallway. But quick as a wink, one will pause, wondering as to what occurred? An unbeliever might shake it off as just a fluke. But a believer will feel the seal of knowledge of the unknown. 

Mayflower: Main hallway, 1st Floor

In the 2017 haunt season, Mayflower was up to her tricks. Guests of the Mayflower After Dark tour reported being touched, mostly on the head or hand. Some event staff of Mayflower reported seeing apparitions or having their hair stroked. Photos taken of orbs, faces, and shadows were common. 

Another guide witnessed a walker abruptly flipping onto its side. Still, another spoke of having his shoelaces untied over and over again, despite securing them.  
Did this walker flip over on its own? 

The rear lot of Mayflower is also a hot spot for ghost sightings. Reports of a drifting spirit who exits the Mayflower and then disappears into the Quaker Building have been alleged. Another sighting included a spirit following a stray kitten. 
Quaker Hall: Behind Mayflower Hall 

  1. Pennhurst State School (Spring City, Pa 1908-1987) continues to be a hot spot for ghost enthusiasts and even skeptics. And the mystery continues...

Want to know more about the Ghosts of Mayflower? Check out - 


Author Tamera Lawrence 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017




If you didn't get a chance to visit Pennhurst Asylum this Halloween season, you can still pick up a: Ghosts of Mayflower book: A Pennhurst Haunting on (Kindle or Nook) 

Coming 2018: New Pennhurst Book: (Name undetermined at this time.)

Candy Heaven!

Monday, October 16, 2017


Mayflower 1st floor

Behind the Mayflower Building 
 Not Surprising
Philadelphia Building 

Anyone familiar with Pennhurst State School & Hospital can attest to its supernatural attributes. But catching anything on camera is another matter altogether.

I'd like to think I have a steady hand and a pretty good eye behind a camera. But none of that seems to matter when it comes to Pennhurst.  About 4 out of 5 times my pictures come out this way.

A weird display of freakish supernatural art?

Below is an older picture I had taken years ago on a regular camera. It too is strange- stranger still because I had been working at Pennhurst at the time and felt as if something had followed me home.

No matter what the explanation or your take on the photos, one will have to admit something strange is going on at Pennhurst. 

Pennhurst State School and Hospital is located in Spring City Pennsylvania. (1908-1987)

Want to know more about Pennhurst?  Check out Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting on 

Currently, Pennhurst Asylum is open for the Halloween attraction and tours. Thursday-Sunday - ticket booth opening at 6:30pm


Monday, July 24, 2017

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : Pennhurst Administration Building

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : Pennhurst Administration Building: Storm clouds gather above the Administration building at Pennhurst State School & Hospital. Chester County, Pa (1908-1986) ...

Pennhurst Administration Building

Storm clouds gather above the Administration building at Pennhurst State School & Hospital.
Chester County, Pa

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 

Ghosts of Mayflower II

Monday, June 5, 2017

Oh those Chairs

Some claim this ball moves around. It certainly appeared in motion in this pic.

Chairs are sporadically placed around Mayflower Hall. Most, if not all of the chairs are original to the State School & Hospital. One only has to look around. Some are made of rubber, others wood. Most are dusty, faded and old.

The most profound chair in Mayflower is, of course, the wheelchair. There's nothing like coming upon it in the dark. Currently, the wheelchair is located on the 3rd floor but there could be plans to move it downstairs.

Wheelchair on the 3rd floor. Notice the missing wheels.

As much as I would miss seeing the wheelchair on the 3rd floor, it would be a nice addition to the museum. 

Seat Anyone?
1st Floor Mayflower

Old commode

Pennhurst State School is located in Spring City, Pa (1908-1986) 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Want more? Check out my books on Pennhurst.

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II