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  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II 

Friday, March 3, 2017


Anyone familiar with the Mayflower Hall Building has heard  rumors of the building's haunted atmosphere. 

Although there are many skeptics, there are just as many believers. 

One of the spirits that linger in the building are that of a little girl dressed in white. Some that call her Mary, while others called her Emily. 

Perhaps there are several of these spirits. The problem lies with the fact that Mayflower Hall was once a male dormitory. It makes one wonder as to the gender issue.

After working in this building during the annual Halloween attraction, (Pennhurst Asylum) I can attest that I've not only seen this girl but believe I have captured her image upon occasion. I saw her dart across an open doorway. Another time, I saw her in the hallway. She is quite fast, moving from room to room.

The one problem of getting a decent picture in the building is that whenever one does so, it's often grainy, smeared or blurred. 

Which leads me to the above image. 

After closing up the building for the night, I had a feeling that something was standing  on the stair landing of the 2nd floor. Going with my intuition, I snapped several photos. This is the result of one of the shots. 

Now since I am familiar with this little girl's image, I can clearly make her out. There seem to be other spirits in this photo. 

But even if you don't believe, the picture is interesting in itself. I can attest to its authentic nature. I always try to debunk Mayflower and have found time after time that what goes on it the building is real. 

The Mayflower Hall building is located at the old Pennhurst State School and Hosptial in Spring City, Pa. It closed down in 1986 with the last of the residents leaving December 1987.

"So Do you Believe in Ghosts?" 

I do, 

Want to know more about Mayflower and its hauntings? 
Check out my book Ghosts of Mayflower on 

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mayflower Hall: Third Floor

The buildings at the old Pennhurst State School & Hosptial are known for their size. Most of the buildings have at least three levels and a basement. This picture was taken on the third floor of the Mayflower Hall building. 

 Although this picture was taken in a dimly lit setting, the light at the end of the hallway beckons with supernatural illumination - or at least it seems that way. It brings to mind those scary flicks where the character just can't seem to get to the end of the hallway. 

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

Author Tamera Lawrence 

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II 

The Pond 


Monday, February 6, 2017



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Friday, February 3, 2017

Mayflower: Dolly

"Peek A boo! I see You!

This dolly might as well open up its mouth and say those words out loud. Situated in the basement of the Mayflower Hall Building, Pennhurst, this little fellow had been placed upon an old crate of some sort. I came upon him one night in 2016 as I walked through the basement, which is cut up into several rooms. This room is black so when my flashlight fell upon this doll's features, it was quite startling. Although this boy is not a relic of the original state school and Hospital, he is an interesting find in the unnerving, dark basement. 

Over the past few years, many people leave things in the Mayflower Building, mainly the paranormal groups. Perhaps they are making an offering to the spirits that seem to roam freely around this building. The old Pennhurst State School & Hospital is known for its haunted atmosphere and dire past. 

Want more about the Mayflower Hall Building? Check out the books below for a first-hand glimpse into the unknown. 

Author Tamera Lawrence