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Farnsworth House Inn

Farnsworth House Inn paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 12/15/2013
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A period home that was present during the Gettysburg battle of the Civil War and is now a Bed and Breakfast.

401 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg , PA 17325
Phone: 717-334-8838
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.825679
Lon: -77.23139400000002

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 7
Evidence: 0
Resources: 10
Retrievals: 8955
Vistor Rating: 3.3
Votes: 3

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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

The land the inn was built on was previously owned by Reverend Alexander Dobbins, who subdivided a larger estate for the purpose of selling it. John F. McFarlane purchased the land and is stated to be the first recorded owner of the home. Portions of the house are said to be dated to the early 1800s and is claimed to have been built in 1810, but the exact date is unclear. McFarlane owned the home until his death in 1851, at which point it became the property of the Bank of Gettysburg. The house passed through the hands of several owners and one of the owners, the Black family, called it the "Sleepy Hollow Inn" with the hook that there were "135" bullet holes in the side of the home. The house was purchased by Loring and Jean Shultz in 1972 and after claiming to have experienced paranormal activity, the family utilized this in the promotion for the inn and conducts tours of the premise.

The Farnsworth House Inn was also one of the stops of the Gettysburg Address campaign and was, during the Battle of Gettysburg, utilized as a makeshift hospital and resting place for some members of the Confederate army.

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Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

The Shultz family claims that the inn has been haunted by as many as 16 spirits at one point in time and that each spirit has its own distinct personality and name. The identity of the ghosts range from an 8 year old boy named Jeremy to a former mid-wife nurse and several soldiers. Paranormal elements that have been reported are things such as the sound of heavy breathing, the smell of cheroot, and the sensation of the mid-wife "tucking" people into bed. The inn has several rooms that are supposed to be "hot spots" for specific spiritual activity for particular ghosts such as the "Sara Black Room", which is supposed to be one of the most active rooms and will have spirits that can be photographed from the street.

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One Halloween, a local radio station made a broadcast from The Farnsworth Inn, via remote. Because all the phone lines were down at the Inn, the crew dressed in blue had to run cables from the house to other locations. They called their boss at the radio station, Captain. This all caused the Confederate soldiers entities great panic and concern, and they tried to make their worries known to the psychic brought along as she walked throughout the house, seeing what she could discover. The entities thought that their position was about to be discovered. The psychic told one individual entity that he could move on now and didn't have to be a soldier any more. It didn't work.

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Paranormal Claims

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1985 02/01/2015 sdonley The sound of a Jew's harp can be heard in the attic when nobody is up there.
1986 02/01/2015 sdonley Footfalls are heard on the staircase, and heard pacing throughout the main floor.
1987 02/01/2015 sdonley Employees have heard foot steps following them around as they tend to their duties.
1988 02/01/2015 sdonley Guests have reported invisible presences sitting on their bed.
1989 02/01/2015 sdonley Shadows have been reported throughout the building.
1990 02/01/2015 sdonley A waitress was turned around on two occasions when an invisible presence yanked on her apron strings.
1991 02/01/2015 sdonley An apparition of an older women dressed in 1800s attire has been seen checking on the supplies.

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Ghost & Historical Presentations
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Ghost tours/hunts offered by the Farnsworth House.
Trip Advisor
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Farnsworth House Ghost Tours: It really is HAUNTED!!! - See 295 traveler reviews, 65 candid photos, and great deals for Gettysburg, PA, at TripAdvisor.
Haunted Rooms
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Listing for this location on
True Paranormal Stories
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The Historic Farnsworth House Inn | Haunted Places & Paranormal Experiences | The Grave Talks Podcast
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Farnsworth House Inn & Restaurant | Gettysburg Pennsylvania | Haunted Journeys
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Haunted Travels USA explores haunted Farnsworth House Inn & Restaurant in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
The Farnsworth House Inn - Wikipedia
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Wikipedia page for this location.
Destination Gettysburg Page
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A listing for this location on Destination Gettysburg.
Facebook Page
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Facebook page for the ghost tours and hunts.

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