A totally made up Urban Legend about a City of Clairton Pa neighborhood

The City of Clairton has gone thru a rough time like many of the Mon Valley  community's  and you will find entire areas of empty homes. One such section in the Wilson section of Clairton known as  Lincoln Way .Which interested a writer Johnny Joo  who wrote a made up story  about a monster haunting it.
and how the monster had scared away the residents . The street  is now totally abandoned and shut off to traffic .



 The whole story of any kind of a monster haunting this area is total nonsense . I know many who lived in the area and no one ever talked of a monster  . The reason the homes are abandoned is because people moved away to find jobs elsewhere in the country. Plus these homes in particular where bought out for the stalled Mon Valley Expressway .  Many a time I was up and down this road and never saw or heard a thing.,other than to see how it was deteriorating like so many other areas in the valley. The reason so much was left behind is because some of the people where elderly and moved to Nursing facility and did not need to bring things with them and they left stuff behind. See this all the time in community's an elderly person whose children live out of town gets sick goes to hospital and never comes home children come to town take what they want and leave the rest even see meals left on tables uneaten plenty of homes all over the area like this sitting abandoned and taxes and utility never paid and will never be fixed up due to all the tax  and utility liens on them.
I have done work for realty company's and you should see all the stuff left behind by apartment renters especially college students when I go to do repairs and check units conditions.So how these homes where left does not surprise me. as far as cars left probably have blown engines transmissions etc. or could belong to some one in jail. My mom had a car sitting for 9 years across from her place after owner was sent to jail and city finally towed it. 

The houses were  torn up by thieves looking for scrap to sell or old stained glass windows which could be stolen and doors and mantle pieces  anything of any use was stripped from the homes by thieves not some made up monster. 

But now that the whole made up story has hit the internet its being taken for gospel truth just like the totally fabricated story of the Gongalier mansion on Pittsburgh's North Side and the Wood Chopper in Penn Hills. 

I recently saw some one post about a house with Address of 666 on Rodi Road in Penn Hills and they wondered what went on there. Again total nonsense there  some ones imagination. 

Yes ghost story's are fun but if your going to publish them as fact instead of legend you are doing the 
paranormal community a disfavor.

Note : The entire block of homes has been torn down and leveled with No Trespassing Signs posted
in 2018 

8 comments:

  1. Whereas I don't believe that there is a "monster", why was food and personal belongings left behind?

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  2. well dang...I thought I was going to find an interesting urban legend that had some truth to it....instead....just sad.

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  3. One of the paranormal investigators did some digging, asked some of the children of the old residents. Only thing they came up with of reasons why it was abandoned was some of them simply died and the rest moved out due to people constantly getting sick and a smell that lingered around the area that made it almost unbearable. Only creepy thing that was mentioned was one of the old residents said besides the items mentioned, that there were unexplained instances that occurred more than once in the area. Didn't say what is was though.

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  4. One of the paranormal investigators did some digging, asked some of the children of the old residents. Only thing they came up with of reasons why it was abandoned was some of them simply died and the rest moved out due to people constantly getting sick and a smell that lingered around the area that made it almost unbearable. Only creepy thing that was mentioned was one of the old residents said besides the items mentioned, that there were unexplained instances that occurred more than once in the area. Didn't say what is was though.

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  5. I'd heard the homes were plagued with Radon gas, and were issued as being unfit to live in because of this, and the residents had to move. That I can believe, more than hauntings. Randy McDaniels.

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  6. The beast in the article seemed to fit the description of a bear or wolf. If you shine lights into the eyes of just about any animal. They will reflect black a red or electric blue hue.

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  7. I grew up in Clairton on the Van Kirk St. Amazing how I came across this article. My brother still lives close to the area in Pittsburgh to this day.

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  8. Perhaps the government came and told them to move due to radon or whatever and were paid to leave ASAP. They may have paid the homeowners to keep mum. The fact that they were all on this one road
    makes me think there was some flaw underground that made the area unstable. specially since recent explorers mention numerous sinkholes.

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