Depending where you are traveling in the North Side at night it can be a scary experience
So an alley way being haunted just adds to the suspense and there are rumors of many haunted houses and buildings in the Allegheny West section as it is one of the oldest sections of Pittsburgh and was at one time its own City known as City of Allegheny.
The alley is said tobe haunted by the ghosts of those sailors who lost there lives in the battle of Lake Erie where the rope for none other than Commodore Perry's Fleet of Ships was made.
People claim to see shadows and some times hear moans of the sailors .
although one article in a book claims it is the moan of a British sailor who was captured by Indians and tortured to death on Smokey island where today's Hienz Field sits and NFL Steelers do battle. approx. 1/4mile away the whole area of Allegheny West was known as the Dark area and supposedly avoided by Native Americans because this was the burial ground for the white man and other enemy s they had killed.
Many claim this is why the area is so spooky and has so many haunted areas and homes .
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