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No. 9 haunted mine tours planned

Published October 20. 2010 05:00PM

The Second Annual 'No. 9 Haunted Mine Tours' will be presented at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford on Friday and Saturday evenings during October 22, 23, 29 and 30th.

Tours will be offered each evening beginning at 5 p.m. with the last tour going into the mine at 9:30. Tours will go into the mine every half hour.

This unique underground haunted mine tour is believed to be one of the only haunted mine tours offered in the country. No. 9 Mine can be a spooky, gorry, and creepy place once inside the cold, damp, dark and dismal tunnels beneath the town of Lansford. According to Foundation members, strange and unusual sights and sounds occur each year inside the mine around the time of Halloween.

Each year, the group will open 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 will ride into the dark tunnels of the mine on the train. Once inside, they will exit the cars for a walking tour of the haunted mine. Ghosts of those who worked in the mine generations ago 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! Children age 5 or older are permitted, but must be accompanied by an adult. Call the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at (570) 645-7074 for more information. Food and refreshments will be available for sale each night in the picnic pavilion.

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