The Saint James Church has an odd fog that surrounds it at night. Inside, there is a mysterious light that appears when no one is inside. Adjacent to the church is a small cemetery; those who drive by temporarily have scrambled radio and cell phone signals. It was demolished in October 2003 after two local teens set the structure on fire.
The Saint Mary’s Church, which is now closed, was the site of a freak accident resulting in a lingering spirit. A nun was walking down a flight of stairs when she tripped and fell to her death. Now, she can be heard moaning at the base of the stairs. When you turn around the corner, her noise-making ceases.
Built during the late 1800s, the Hill School Chapel was a gift from the alumni of the exclusive boarding school. John Meigs, the one of the school’s first headmasters, was suffering from severe depression, and he hung himself from a light inside of the chapel. Due to the fact his suicide was such a sin, Meigs could not be buried on holy ground; instead, he is buried outside the side doors of the chapel.
During World War I, a German janitor was locked up in the First Baptist Church’s basement, and then the building was set ablaze, as many Americans were against any Germans in the United States because of the war. Eventually, the church was rebuilt, the original basement left intact.
The Church of God’s Word is haunted by unknown spirits. No matter what time of the day it is, shadows of people can be seen along the walls even when no one is walking by.
Katie’s Church in White Hall, Pennsylvania is home to strange noises, orbs, and light without any apparent sources. There is rumor that blood flows out of the boarded windows. The church, which is currently out of use, remains intact. A cemetery located behind the church is believed to be the source of the hauntings.
There have been several strange occurrences at the Harvey Browny Church that occur nightly. At around 5:00 PM, a presence can be felt in the largest chapel. From 7:00 PM to 9:30 Pm, the sound of footsteps, scuffing feet, and knocking on doors can be heard. There is a total of three spirits that are known to haunt the chapel: a man, a little girl, and a mother or older woman. The cause of the haunting is unknown.
It is said that the old church used to have a furnace in the middle of it during the 1800s. One night, one of the church’s servers slept in side the building, and the entire church burned down. The fire was so intense that the body of the boy was practically incinerated, and it was never found. A tombstone was placed in the cemetery in honor of the boy.
The Methodist Church in Crown City, Ohio had its first paranormal occurence during the summer of 1953. Multiple people witnessed a house materialize on the lawn adjacent to the church. The single-story ghost house has had a ten-foot bush in front of it in some accounts. Whenever witnesses approach it, the structure disappears. Oddly, there has never been a house on this location.
The Kadesh Methodist Church has had its share of paranormal activity for more than seventy years. The oddest of its happenings is music emanating from the organ even when no one is near it. There have been sightings of an organ player’s apparition, however. The first paranormal activity at the church was recorded on a November morning after World War II.
The Convent of St. Thomas is haunted by an unidentified nun who has had several reported sightings by several sisters living in the convent. It is said that the nun kneels at the altar rail in front of the tabernacle. The cause of the haunting is unknown due to the lack of her identity, though it is assumed that she is lingering behind because of the convent being home to her.
During the 1930s, the apparition of a man appeared in the Vang Lutheran Church, but no one recognized who he was. There have also been reports of odd voices in the church.