The new and improved 2012 rendition of the 'No. 9 Haunted Mine Tours' will be presented today, Saturday and Sunday October 26, 27, and 28, at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford. This is one of only two haunted coal mine tours in the United States.

Tours will be offered each evening on the half hour beginning at 5p.m. with the last tour going into the mine at 9:30 p.m. The No. 9 Haunted Mine is a spooky and creepy place that lies deep inside the cold, damp, and dark tunnels beneath the town of Lansford. According to visitors, strange and unusual sights and sounds occur each year inside the mine around the time of Halloween.

Each year, the No. 9 Mine and Museum opens the mine for special tours during Halloween allowing visitors the opportunity to see for themselves what lurks deep in the coal veins beneath the surface of the Panther Creek Valley. Visitors to No. 9 Haunted Mine will ride into the dark depths of the mine on the train. Once inside, they will exit the cars for a walking tour of the haunted mine. The spirits of generations of coal miners who worked in the mine are believed to still lurk deep inside.

Visitors will hear tales of tragedies and see the remains of accident victims who were never recovered. Only brave souls with a strong heart and stomach are encouraged to go on the tour. Danger lurks below and not all who enter may make it out alive!

Outside the mine, visitors will walk through the graveyard on their way to the mine entrance, but beware of the giant sasquatch that lurks in the woods nearby. Children age 5 or older are permitted on the tour when accompanied by an adult. There is one price admission for all ages and advance ticket purchases or reservations are strongly recommended. Ticket sales begin at 4:30 p.m. each evening at the museum. Call the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at (570) 645-7074 for more information. Homemade food and refreshments will be available for sale each night in the picnic pavilion.