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October 30, 2012

VIDEOS/PHOTOS The 13 scariest local haunts


Grand Midway Hotel (Windber, Somerset County)

When the GRF investigated filmmaker Blair Murphy’s haunted hotel, Wilson claimed she sensed an energy signature on the second floor. She asked the presence where it was and the reply that came back on their voice recorder was, “In the wall.” Shortly after, cadaver dogs were brought in and instantly keyed on a wall in the room she had asked. The wall was taken down and remains were found but experts couldn’t tell if they were human or not.

Even more grisly: A woman was decapitated by an errant firework on the 4th of July and psychics who perused the area on separate occasions all claimed a female spirit haunts the place.

The Tribune-Democrat's Justin Dennis stayed a night in The Grand Midway - click here for a slideshow.

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