Episode 78: Pennsylvania’s Amityville

There is a house in Northeast Pennsylvania, on a quiet residential street, with one of the worst haunted histories in our country.  It’s been compared to the Amityville Horror House.  This two story brick home with  three small windows on the second floor, what was once a charming front porch and a little yard in the back, was a nightmare for Bucky Johnson, his wife and daughters in the 1970s.

Was it the turmoil between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania settlers 300 years ago that created an environment for hatred and despair?  Did the blood of the men who died in the French and Indian war seep into the ground and curse the land in Wilkes Barre, PA?  Was there a curse on  Agustus Lanning, the man who built the home at 46 South Welles Street in 1860?  Whatever it is, it lurks behind wooden planks where there were once doors and windows.  Pennsylvania’s Amityville is abandoned, or at least that’s what the ghosts would like you to believe.

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