Take Forbidden Drive to the Cave of the Monks of Wissahickon The story behind the street names dates back to June 1694, when a brotherhood of German mystics set up shop on the slopes of Wissahickon. Under the leadership of a 21 yr old, Johannes Kelpius, they practiced medicine, music, and good old-fashioned magic. Deep in the Wissahickon woods there's only 1 artifact left by the order: The stone-gabled cave where the master of the order practiced his solitary ways. Forbidden History, History Yesterday, Forbidden Drive, Practice Medicine, Fascinators Places, Order Practice, Utopian Society, Kelpie Monk
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Pennsylvania’s Mysterious Pyramids By the side of a small side-road between Quakertown and Dublin in Bucks County stands a memorial garden that’s no longer open to the public. It used to be a place of quiet reflection and peaceful meditation, but the group that ran it closed it down and painted No Trespassing signs all around it. Much
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Weird Pennsylvania: The Downingtown Gates of Hell
Centralia PA -(Underground mine fire, burning for over 40 years, making town abandoned...and smoking, and inspiration for several creepy movies) As you drive north up Route 61 through Columbia County, the road suddenly narrows and swerves off to the right for a mile or so. You see empty shacks and abandoned cars by the roadside, and a huge sign screaming “Warning – Danger.”
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