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    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.

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    Weird Pennsylvania: The Mystery Lights of Hansell Road

    3500 years of Cappadocian cave homes: These unique underground havens once were used by early Christians to hide from Roman armies, yet they remain occupied to this day - 100 square miles with 200+ underground villages and tunnel towns complete with hidden passages, secret rooms and ancient temples, with each new civilization building on the work of the last.

    Rittenhouse Town. near “the cave of Kelpius” Johannes Kelpius led a band of European Separatists to the banks of the Wissahickon in what is now Philadelphia's Fairmount Park in 1694.

    Weird Pennsylvania: Centralia’s Fire Down Below

    Weird Pennsylvania: The Downingtown Gates of Hell

    Chauvet Cave (ca. 30,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pennsylvania - 106th Infantry Memorial at Gettysburg Nat'l Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by John Walz

    Al Capone’s cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Al complained of a ghostly visitor: a man who'd been slaughtered in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929. One of these victims, James Clark, had been Bugs Moran's brother-in-law, and The other Eastern State inmates could hear Capone at night screaming "Jimmy, leave me alone."

    Weird Pennsylvania: Mysterious Handprint of the Carbon County Jail

    The 'Lion Man,' preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany. (View a full-scale image.) carved of mammoth ivory. Lionheaded Figurine discoved in 1939 in a cave in Germany

    The following true tale is one of the strangest paranormal accounts on record. The boy in the story is now a successful businessman, so I cant give his full name, even though his surname was once recklessly published by a sensational tabloid magazine which mis-reported the incident in the 1990s. The weird episode related here occurred at Allentown, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1995.

    These paintings of seals were discovered in the Nerja Caves near Malaga, Spain. They are at least 42,000 years old and are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man

    Weird Pennsylvania: Eastern State Penitentiary

    Haunted Wedding Dress Dances On Its Own In 1849, a girl from a rich family named Anna Baker fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna's father, Ellis Baker, refused to let her marry her beloved, banishing the young man from their hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania and doomin

    Library hidden in a cave... a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as The Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from c. 500 to 1002 that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave in the early 11th century.

    Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan - They’re small “books,” but they could be one of the biggest finds in Christian history. 70 tiny, lead tablets, bound with wire, were found in the last five years in Jordan, and some say they could offer key details of the early church, the final years of Jesus’s life, and may even be referenced in the book of Revelation. In fact, they could even predate the writings of St. Paul. Hassan Saida with some of the artefacts that he says he inherited. 2010

    Weird Pennsylvania: Mount Airy Lodge: The Last Resort

    This could be the first-ever portrait of Jesus Christ, possibly even created in the lifetime of those who knew him. The extraordinary picture is one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

    The Bell Witch Cave - The Legend of the Bell Witch is probably the most well verified haunting in the history of the USA. Even U.S. President Andrew Jackson experienced this entity in person. Said after the encounter - he would rather fight the entire British Army than fight the Bell Witch! (Adams, Tennessee)