Monday, December 28, 2015

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: Pennhurst State School & Hospital




Ball Anyone? 

There are several balls located in the Mayflower Hall Building, Pennhurst. These balls are not only stationed on all three floors but also in the basement. These balls are not original to the building but were placed there by ghost enthusiasts or paranormal groups. 

During the 2015 Halloween season, several eyewitnesses had reported that this particular ball had moved on its own. Located on the first floor, it was often the talk of people coming up to the 2nd floor.  

Over the course of five years working in this building, I have no doubt that the balls will on occasion move on their own. 

But I don't always believe its ghostly mischief doing the deed. I think the spirits in Mayflower have a little help at times. 

But I will attest that the building is truly haunted.  Of that, I have no doubt. 

Author Tamera Lawrence

Books

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting
Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II 
Amazon.com 




Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS







MERRY CHRISTMAS 

From my family to yours. May God bless everyone in the New Year! 




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II




If you didn't get a chance to visit Pennhurst State School & Hospital (Pennhurst Asylum, Pa) this past Halloween season, you can still pick up a copy of GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING & PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II at Amazon.com. 

Take a walk through the Mayflower building with me, one of the most paranormal buildings at Pennhurst and share in the ghostly encounters of not only myself, but staff and customers. And if you dare, come visit Ghost Hunt fall, 2016. 

Author Tamera Lawrence 



Thursday, November 12, 2015

DEVON BUILDING: PENNHURST



This it the front of  the Devon Building, Pennhurst, facing the Quaker & Tinicum Buildings, along the catwalk side. 

Overgrown with fall foliage, the Devon is barely visible behind the growth. But the colors stand out in the gloomy atmosphere.  


Author Tamera Lawrence

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 
Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA BUILDING: PENNHURST



Fall colors give the Philadelphia Building at Pennhurst State School & Hospital a bit of life, though the building, for the most part, remains deserted - at least of humans. 

Often people get some interesting photos of this building. Spirts, shadows and faces in the windows show up in pictures. 


Author Tamera Lawrence

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 
Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II
Available:
Amazon.com

Monday, November 2, 2015

PENNHURST: MAYFLOWER HALL

SOMETHING SHADOWY IN THE DOORWAY ENTRANCE



Last Weekend: Pennhurst Haunt: October 29, 30, 31 & November 1st 2015

Over the course of four days, Ghost Hunt had been filled with curious folks, unsure of Mayflower’s haunted reputation. We had a lot of return guests, who shared their Mayflower experiences. Past and present photos of orbs, shadows and faces were shared.Eagerly, customers went on a ghost hunt, looking for that special picture, cell phones in hands. 

Our first-floor bat made quite a show, flapping his wings, flying low to the ground and scaring people. Since I handled the front foyer for entering guests, I was in a direct line for our creepy friend. As I was warning a group of people about the bat, he suddenly showed up near my feet. Midsentence, my voice ended in a scream.  

Here are a few other highlights of the weekend.

THURSDAY night, I had reason to be in Mayflower’s basement to help a coworker set alarms. Blackness greeted us upon entering the main hallway. Our flashlights were pitiful in the bleakness, casting eerie shadows against the walls. Mike was in front of me, when he jumped, startled. His flashlight had lit upon something in the middle of the room, something that reflected the light. This invisible thing was about the size of a person. Within seconds it vanished. Cold air descended upon us, giving us both chills. Mike snapped a couple of pictures. We completed our task, keeping a wary eye on our surroundings. Both of us were unnerved by the experience.

On SUNDAYnight,  Mike went down into the basement to gather up the alarms. Usually, I accompany him, but I was following the last of our guests as they explored Mayflower. When Mike came up, his face was ash white. He was touching his ear.

“Something hit me in the ear.” He was clearly freaked out. “I was walking across the room when I felt a burning sting.”

Indeed, something had sliced the top of his ear, leaving it scratched and bleeding. White flecks of something covered his shoulder.
After Mike composed himself, he shared a picture he had taken in the basement. In one pic, something hovered by one of the pillars, murky and just out of sight. It was as if it were hiding behind the pillar. In the next picture, it had vanished. 

“This was the same area that I got hit,” Mike said.

“Something doesn’t like you down there,” I said.

When I left for the evening, I thought about my past five years working in Mayflower. Several paranormal experiences flickered through my mind, leaving me cold.  I have no doubt Mayflower was and is still haunted. Not only have I heard voices, seen shadow people and orbs, but I had once seen a full-fledged ghost walking down the middle of the second-floor hallway. The outline of his body was distinctive, but I could see through him. For whatever reason, he had revealed himself. I don’t know what he wanted, but the experience was unnerving.

In any event, Mayflower Hall is an exceptional building for anyone looking to ghost hunt.

**** IF you don't get a chance to visit Pennhurst or the Mayflower Hall Building, you can still walk through the building in one or both of my books.

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting
Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II


Available Amazon.com 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

PENNHURST EPISODE: GHOST ASYLUM



  Pennhurst State School and Hospital was recently explored by Destination America Ghost Asylum. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers geared up to try to rescue trapped spirits at Pennhurst. They tracked down, interacted and then eventually trapped a ghost “Mary.”

 Having taken part in the stage setting of this episode, I feel the need to clarify that Pennhurst was never called Pennhurst Asylum. It was never intended to house the criminally insane and although in the beginning of Pennhurst’s reign the state tried to slip them in, they were quickly weeded out. Pennhurst’s intention was to segregate the physically and mentally handicapped from “normal” society. There was a common belief that children with mental illness would grow up to become future criminals. The plan was to take these kids, educate them and teach them a vocation. And with any institution you have the good, the bad and the ugly. Children were not deliberately abused as the show suggests but rather were neglected due to staff shortage, lack of funding and misdiagnosis.  Orphans and epileptics were added to the stock pile of unwanted people. What we might consider current day abuse was deemed to be up to date and medically necessary in Pennhurst’s realm.

Once upon a time, parents thought their children could be cured of mental illness. Pennhurst gave them hope for the cure – a cure that never came.

People want to know if people died at Pennhurst? Of course they did. There was illness and disease within the Pennhurst compound. But most deaths occurred from medical issues, such as asthma attacks or complications from surgery.  Was there abuse? Of course there was, but this was more resident upon resident because of lack of staff.  The ratio for patient to caregiver was absurd. There was good staff and a few bad – such in today’s modern world.

Pennhurst was tragic because most kids grew to adulthood in Pennhurst walls. The quality of life is to be what is questioned. To be a small child and be separated from your family is a crime indeed.

On another note: I was never a security guard at the previous Pennhurst State School and Hospital or for the Pennhurst Asylum (current day Halloween attraction.)  I am not exactly a tour guide as well. I am consider to be “Event Staff" - which is a cross between security and a guide.   



Author Tamera Lawrence

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING
PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 

Amazon.com 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING




Echos of the past lay in the hallways of the Mayflower Building, Pennhurst. Eerie and at times mystical, one has the sensation that around any corner, one might come face to face with something unimaginable - something from what nightmares are made of. 

But is the Mayflower Hall building really haunted as many people allege? 

Absolutely. Take if from a skeptic, now a firm believer. 

So if you are wondering what to do during the Ghost Hunt this Halloween season, open your eyes and let yourself absorb Mayflower's essence. Take  pictures with your cell phone. Listen. Pause and wait a moment. Is there something touching you? Perhaps stroking your hair or holding your hand? Could something really be whispering to you? For a better chance, come early before the crowds descend. Sundays and Thursdays are best. 

You might just get a once in a lifetime photo opportunity or perhaps that scare of a lifetime. 

Ghost Hunt  is open Thursdays through Sundays, until November 1st at the Pennhurst Asylum, Spring City, Pa. 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 


Both books are on Amazon.com and on sale at Pennhurst Haunt: Thursday thru Sunday, until November 1st. 

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!! 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PENNHURST: MAYFLOWER HALL

Pennhurst: Friday night's storm


OCTOBER 9, 10 11 



Wicked rain and wind didn't stop the Pennhurst Asylum from opening its doors to the public Friday night. Fans still came to the haunt for a fright-filled evening.  Ghost hunt drew a slower paced crowd. Once again, people were getting pictures of orbs and shadow people. 


Saturday night turned out to be seasonally cold. People came from all around Pennsylvania, many traveling from other states. Mayflower Hall was bursting with energy from the rowdier folks, eager to seek out ghosts in a darkened environment. Someone reported the sighting of a little girl spirit on the 1st floor. Another claimed something breathed down his neck. Many aren't sure of Mayflower's paranormal activity. A few went away believers, others not so certain. But Mayflower made them think about it. 

Sunday night was damp and cool. But the drizzle stopped and fresh air traveled up the 2nd-floor staircase. The main hallway appeared foggy and mystical. Since the other attractions begin before ours, ghost hunt was slow to start. A few guests had the place to themselves though a few were looking over their shoulders. Reports began of invisible touching. This is not new to Mayflower, but it was happening in a pretty steady draw. Women reported having their hair tugged or a hand touch their head. This happened for most of the night. After all, Mayflower was a male ward. It's not surprising that these reports mostly come from females. 

A family arrived that has been coming to ghost hunt for the past four years. These folks had numerous interactions with the spirits in Mayflower, sharing them with me over the years. The son managed to catch a voice recording though it was hard to tell what was said. He was alone at the time, in the back hallway off the main staircase. Someone else shared a really great picture of our shadowy nurse from the previous year. Others were getting some pretty interesting pictures. 

As the night continued, I found myself walking up and down the hallway, pointing out areas of interest. But as I was standing in the middle of the hallway, invisible fingers touched my hair. This happened off and on for about fifteen minutes. Restlessly, I moved around, trying to shake off the sensation. If I had a hat, I would have probably shoved it down over my head. 

Ghost hunt will be open this Thursday night. This is a great time to explore Mayflower without the heavier weekend crowds. Come early and get to spend some alone time with the spirits. 

Hopefully, they will touch you and not me...:) 

Author Tamera Lawrence

Books:
GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING 

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II

Amazon.com or you can buy the books at Pennhurst 

Pennhurst is located in Spring City, Pennsylvania 





Thursday, October 8, 2015

MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST

Mayflower Hall Building: Parking lot/Catwalk side



Although Pennhurst opened in 1908, all the buildings weren't completed till later dates. The Mayflower Hall Building was opened in 1919. The building has been kept for the most part in its original state. You can explore the 1st and 2nd floor of this building during the annual Pennhurst Asylum Halloween attraction (Ghost Hunt)and take a peek at our museum, staffed by two former aids of the original Pennhurst State School and Hospital. 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING 

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 

Amazon.com 

Also available for sale at Pennhurst Asylum 

Pennhurst Asylum 
Address:  Church & Bridge Road 
Spring City Pa 19475

Monday, October 5, 2015

MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST



October 4th, 2015

Sunday evening drew breaks in the clouds and the sun made an appearance. As the evening progressed, the weather grew chilled.


Ghost Hunt, located in the Mayflower Hall Building seemed murky, almost foggy at times. But the folks coming through enjoyed the event. One woman had what looked to be a ghostly form in one of her pictures, others held plenty of orbs.

Pennhurst State School and Hospital is always beautiful in the fall. Each weekend the tinted leaves grow into a darker luster. 

This picture was taken in the roadside front of Mayflower Hall. Notice the light on the bottom of the tree. There was nothing reflective on the bottom of this tree, yet this glowing orb is rich in brightness.  

The rustic grounds of Pennhurst are mystical indeed.

Author Tamera Lawrence

Books:

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 

Amazon.Com 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: OCTOBER 3 2015



October 3, 2015

Mayflower Hall at the Pennhurst Haunt was bursting with paranormal activity on Saturday night. With the continual rain , Mayflower was damp and cold. Patches of water lay in some of the corners and back rooms. It is said that water is a conduit. Perhaps there is some truth to this. For the more the dampened feet walked around, the more the paranormal activity emerged.

Several people had gotten pictures of faces in some of the windows. One woman heard a sigh close to her ear. Others had trouble with their cameras, even though their batteries were fully charged upon entering the building. Two people saw a shadow man in the common room.Once again, the alarms played tricks on us. 

As the wind whipped up the staircase, people reported feelings of oppressive heaviness - something I feel on occasion. 

Ghostly tales emerged from some of the customers, who shared their own personal hauntings.

But the highlight of my night was when three lovely ladies came all the way from Ohio to see us. Upon taking them down the main staircase (for safety reasons) one lady exclaimed, “You look just like the woman who wrote the book I’m reading.”

                I had a good laugh.


                Author Tamera Lawrence  



GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 

Available on Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble

Common Room: dark graffiti

Friday, October 2, 2015

MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST OCT 2 2015



October 2, 2015

The torrential rain didn’t stop ghost enthusiast from stopping by the Ghost Hunt at Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pa. As the rain drummed away on the roof, people were busy exploring the 1st and 2nd floor of the Mayflower Hall Building, Mayflower is known for its paranormal activity.

Several people reported hearing echoing footsteps following them. Others reported sounds of humming or whispers. One woman swore the common room held a dark entity – one she feared would follow her home. Another couple shared their three- year-old daughter’s invisible friend story, a friend named Choke – a bit alarming.

During a lull in customers, the main hallway held the steady drip, drip, drip, in the back corner. The rain blew its shrill whistle. The alarms played tricks all night and a white mist moved across the floor of the room holding our little airplane.


All in all, it was an interesting evening, rain and all. 

Author Tamera Lawrence

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II

Available on Amazon.com 

Friday, September 25, 2015

PENNHURST: MAYFLOWER HALL




Now that haunt season has arrived, Mayflower is in her true form. Partially covered beneath clingy vines, Mayflower sits waiting for the guests that will fill her hallway. These guests are the folks that travel to the Pennhurst Asylum for one of the best-haunted attractions in America. This includes Ghost Hunt, which is located in Mayflower Hall. Mayflower is known for her paranormal activity and ghostly mayhem. 

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Mayflower sits untouched and in her natural state. Come explore this interesting building and take a glimpse into Pennhurst's past. Mayflower now holds a museum with two previous employees of the original Pennhurst State School & Hospital. 

But if you don't get a chance to come visit us this season, you can still take a peek into this building. GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A Pennhurst Haunting (Amazon.com)  is a true tale of my time spent in this building. 

New this year: PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II. (Amazon.com)

Perhaps you will become a believer!!!! 



AUTHOR Tamera Lawrence

Thursday, July 30, 2015








AMAZON REVIEW: PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER *****


II couldn't help but stay up all night readig this. I got this book the second after I finished the first book. 

A very good sequel to the first book. If you loved the first, in all its suspenseful and unsettling yet enlightening glory-you will like the sequel. Wish there was a book for each haunting season - can't wait to see any of Tamera's future works. 

AUTHOR TAMERA LAWRENCE

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II 

AMAZON.COM 



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II



READER'S FAVORITE BOOK REVIEW * * * * *

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Even the most die-hard nonbeliever would have to admit there is something strange going on at the former Pennhurst State School and Hospital. Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II by Tamera Lawrence relates the author’s personal experiences as a guide in the Mayflower building during the annual Pennhurst Halloween Haunt. During her time in the Pennhurst complex, Ms. Lawrence not only sees and feels strange phenomena herself, but also deals with guests of all ages and backgrounds who experience a wide range of encounters themselves. 

Although relatively short, Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II chronicles seven weeks of the Haunt, describing in clear and vivid detail the sightings and physical encounters experienced by the author, other employees, and the guests. Ms. Lawrence also provides interesting background material about the facility, its original purpose and some of the residents, as well as first-hand comments from former employees regarding the treatment of people and the use of certain areas. You can just imagine the thrill of seeing the ball move in the art room or the airplane that had been a popular toy, and even the terror of having your hair pulled or ghostly fingers caressing your skin.

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II is a great introduction to exploring haunted buildings and especially as a guide for anyone interested in visiting the actual Pennhurst site. Tamera Lawrence’s personal touch makes it quite real, even for those who prefer to stay in the safety of their home and read about such adventures. Join Ms. Lawrence and the thousands of brave souls who have visited what is said to be one of the most active haunted sites in Pennsylvania and test the boundaries of your belief!



AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM & BARNES & NOBLE.COM 

KINDLE WILL BE COMING IN A FEW DAYS. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II


PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II

Paperback now available: Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble. Kindle in a few days.

Link

outskirtspress.com/webPage/isbn/9781478755883

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Quaker Building: Pennhurst



This is the catwalk side view of the Quaker Hall Building, Pennhurst. Perhaps the broken tree is a reminder of the broken lives this building once held. 

Pennhurst State School and Hospital is located in Spring City, Pa.


Author Tamera Lawrence 

Amazon.com
GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING 
http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II (Mid June 2015)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quaker Hall: Pennhurst



The Quaker Building in known for its dark past and paranormal activity. This building once housed both men and women, who were aggressive or violent. And yet others who stayed here were practically comatose.

 It was originally thought that it was a waste of time to try to treat someone with severe, diminished mental capacity - in other words, a person in this condition wasn't worth treatment. These folks were left to rot in their beds with little to no therapy. Pennhurst tried to concentrate more on those they thought they could help. But the fact is most residents failed to progress and most regressed due to lack of therapy and stimulation. 

Can you imagine being a child in such a place? What must've it been like? It's hard to imagine children, teens and babies in Pennhurst's hands. Childhood is so fleeting, such a precious time of innocence. And yet - children were punished by being put into the Quaker building - to demean them and shame them in front of their peers. Who could these children turn to for help? Some were fortunate to have a parent speak out, but most complaints fell on deaf ears. No one was listening. And those who did listen, couldn't do anything about it. 

A friend of mine, John, worked at Pennhurst for 20 years.  His first week at Pennhurst, depression overcame him at what he was witnessing. His exact words, "There wasn't anything I could do about changing things. It made me sad." But still he prevailed. He can remember the good and the bad.  "The kids at Pennhurst like treats, especially soda pop. It was one of their favorite things."

Another memory John shared was how the teen boys liked cars and would often wash staff vehicles. John had his car washed many times over. But the kids could also be mischievous, looking for opportunities to take something that didn't belong to them. Case in point -  once John had all of his groceries stolen from his car. He did manage to track them down. 

In any event, Quaker still stands with its historical legacy. 

Author Tamera Lawrence

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting
http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II - June 2015 
http://outskirtspress.com/webPage/isbn/9781478755883

Friday, May 15, 2015

MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST



This is the roadside entrance to Mayflower Hall, Pennhurst. Check out the dead vines still clinging to the walls and windows. In the distance, stands the Administration Building.

Mayflower Hall is located at Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Spring City, Pa. Known for its paranormal activity, Mayflower is indeed an intriguing building. 

Want to know more about Mayflower? Please check out my book Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting available at Amazon.com. 

http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

Coming soon: PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CANDY LAND: PENNHURST



Known for its paranormal activity, Candy Land is located beneath the Devon Building at Pennhurst. State School and Hospital. This room was once used for occupational therapy.

Perhaps, once upon a time, the painted images were meant to bring the circus or fair to someone who hadn't the capacity to visit such a place or perhaps the intention was to bring a smile to a face.  But now in the dark recesses of the basement, the images are anything but serene. In fact, the images are creepy and surreal. 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting (Amazon.com)
Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II (coming out June 2015)  

http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mayflower Hall: Pennhurst State School, Pa




Pennhurst State School opened its doors in 1908. The institute wasn't complete or ready to accompany the amount of children and adults who began to flood into her domain. New buildings had to built. Staff needed housing and some of the "patient" buildings had to be temporarily used for other purposes. 

Pennhurst wasn't meant to be used as an insane asylum, yet the mentally insane came anyway. In the beginning, Pennhurst tried to weed some of these people from the institute. But over time, this was hard to accomplish. The goal of Pennhurst was to educate the handicapped, to perhaps give them a future in life, a job skill or vocation. But if you were thought to be to far gone for any help, then you basically rotted away in your bed. 



The view in the early 1900's was to reform or educate mentally retarded children to become "hopefully" someone who could be more self sufficient in the future, learn a occupation. This was the school part of Pennhurst. Children were taught basic lessons, music and crafts. But many needed to learn how to feed and clothe themselves. Even using a toilet was a taught skill. But because of the huge amount of people, this skill became obsolete

It was also determined that mentally retarded people or people with low IQ's would become future criminals. And if you were a mentally challenged woman,  you were considered worse then the men. You might conceive and give birth to a genetic nightmare, therefore spoiling the gene pool further. Therefore, it was imperative to prevent this possibility. Segregation failed. Abortions were performed at Pennhurst. 


The resident at Pennhurst were mentally or physically handicapped. Epileptics and orphans. And then there was the criminally insane. People were misdiagnosed and given the wrong medications for their conditions. Staff was overburdened and often unqualified to handle the many issues that arose. Restraints were used to handle unruly patients. People were lumped together by gender, conditions and age.But this was also a mess because of the misdiagnoses.

 Failed surgery or complications from infection was the main cause of death at Pennhurst.  Other causes were from disease, birth defects and abuse at the hands of another resident. 

And that was just the problems in the beginning.... 

Author Tamera Lawrence

Coming soon: PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II  - SPRING 2015 



Monday, April 20, 2015

DEVON BUILDING: PENNHURST STATE SCHOOL & HOSPITAL




Known for housing ambulatory patients, Devon was once home to both, men and women. Today this building is in a state of disrepair, but  restoration is a future possibility. This is one of the main hallways on 1st floor. Cold water permeating into your shoes only gives it a more chilly atmosphere. It is alleged that if you leave toys or books around in Devon, they won't remain in place for long. Apparently, mischievous ghosts like to hide the items to keep people guessing to their whereabouts. 

Author Tamera Lawrence
GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING 
Amazon.com

http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

COMING SOON:

PENNHURST GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER II - Spring 2015 

Friday, April 10, 2015

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : THE MANY FACES OF MAYFLOWER HALL: Pennhurst State ...

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : THE MANY FACES OF MAYFLOWER HALL: Pennhurst State ...: The middle building is the Mayflower Hall, Pennhurst. Shaped like an L, the Mayflower appearance varies in pictures depending on the ang...

THE MANY FACES OF MAYFLOWER HALL: Pennhurst State School & Hospital Pa



The middle building is the Mayflower Hall, Pennhurst. Shaped like an L, the Mayflower appearance varies in pictures depending on the angle of the shot.  The above image is of the building's side facing the parking lot. 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

ASSEMBLY BUILDING, PENNHURST



This Pennhurst building sits apart from the other cluster of buildings. It appears gloomy even under the brightest sun.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

UNION HALL: PENNHURST STATE SCHOOL & HOSPITAL



With over 25 buildings, Pennhurst State School and Hospital was a huge complex of towering buildings. Today, some of the buildings are crumbling, though a few are still in decent shape.  With the overgrowth, its hard to get a good picture of buildings during the year. But in the winter, when everything is dead, it can be more visible for photography.

Pennhurst State School and Hospital is located in Spring City, Pennsylvania. This historic institute opened in 1908 and began closing in the mid 1980's. With its tainted past and paranormal future, Pennhurst is indeed a historic icon.

Author Tamera Lawrence: Author of GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING

Saturday, March 14, 2015

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST: Although a hint of spring is in the air, Mayflower Hall is still cold and icy inside. But nonetheless, its nice to see the sun shinning....

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MAYFLOWER HALL: PENNHURST



Although a hint of spring is in the air, Mayflower Hall is still cold and icy inside. But nonetheless, its nice to see the sun shinning.

Mayflower Hall is located at Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Spring City, Pa.

http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

Saturday, February 14, 2015

TINICUM HALL: PENNHURST





This is the Tinicum Hall Building, Pennhurst. This building sits next to Mayflower and the Quaker Hall Buildings. During the Halloween season, outside staff have reported strange lights in the windows. There also has been sightings of a translucent figure hovering around the building and even in the treetop. 

Pennhurst State School and Mental Hospital is located in Spring City Pa. Pennhurst Haunt is open during the Halloween Season.

GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING 
By: Author Tamera Lawrence 

 http://www.outskirtspress.com/GHOSTSOFMAYFLOWER

Thursday, January 22, 2015