Fire Stations and ghosts Seems old Fire Chiefs and Firefighters never leave their post.

All over Western Pa. there is talk among firefighters of possible paranormal activity going on in the Fire Station or Fire House one of the most famous being the Fire House on Troy Hill in City of Pittsburgh
Where mysterious goings on have been reported for years .

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But there is also The Elfinwild Fire Station on Mt Royal Blvd  which is said to be hunted by a past member.

Excerpt from Three Rivers Haunts and History site

ELFINWILD VFD (Allegheny County) Elfinwild, near Allison Park, has a fire department with a chief that won't quit – Ralph “Obie” Obenauf. His ghost haunts the fire hall – and he can keep a close eye on it & his men, seeing how his grave is just across the street in Mt. Royal Cemetery. The firefighters say that Obie turns on lights and shuts doors, watches over them, and even mounts up behind the wheel of the fire truck. They can hear him walking up and down the steps, and even smell his favorite pipe tobacco in the firehouse. Ghost Stories of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by Beth Trapani & Charles Adams III has a chapter dedicated to the fireman who wouldn't quit.

Activity at Penn hills station 224 in Point Breeze section of Penn hills where I once volunteered  is also aid to see  an active shadow in stairway. said to possibly be ghost of an old chief who passed of a heart attack at the station .

There has also been reports of activity at  Station 290- West Deer 3#  along Gibsonia road. 
 in West Deer Twp. Also believed to be an old member.

 While some Firefighters and Officers are quick to dismiss all this talk and some discourage it others  encouage it.

What a great way for the volunteer depts to make money by having Paranormal tours for groups for a donation. 

So are old members really hanging around ? you will have to find out for yourself.

Seems Some guests never checked out of the Famous William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh

The William Penn hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh has been the Grand Dame of hotels since its opening in. 1916

 Host to many famous people and conventions it has been a mainstay along an ever changing  Grant Ave .

It was recently remodeled and as part of the remodel  and old secret one time speak easy bar has been reopened  as part of its nostalgic  past.
But one of its better kept secrets is the fact that it also seems to house some ghostly goings on as well. on its upper floors in particular floors 22and 23 which are not in use

 Supposedly a young student was found murdered when the floors where used as a dormitory while I have not been able to verify this story.

There where in fact 1documeted suicide  in the hotel  a lingerie salesman and a murder an employee killing another employee in hotels locker room .

The hotel has also been home to many a Allegheny County Common plea Murder trail jury while in sequester .

So if its not a young woman's ghost maybe its the womens under garments  salesman haunting the place.

Then again which so many big names and events passing thru and its famous ball room who would not be surprised by the fact a hotel manager one night heard goings on in the ball room and found an old fashioned swing dace going on to disappear right before his eyes.

Yes all kinds of things go on in Pittsburgh Hotels from famous to infamous from kinky to bizarre is it no wonder why some are said to be haunted.