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New haunted mine tour attractions at No. 9 Mine and Museum

  • Wearing a clown mask, volunteer Frank Latham helps Deanna Kowalski, 9, of Tamaqua, hit her mark during the bloody balloon toss.
    Wearing a clown mask, volunteer Frank Latham helps Deanna Kowalski, 9, of Tamaqua, hit her mark during the bloody balloon toss.
Published November 01. 2012 05:02PM

Members and volunteers of the No. 9 Mine and Museum scared up new frights during their recent haunted mine and museum tours held at the mine.

The 2012 rendition of the No. 9 Haunted Mine Tours included new attractions both inside and outside the mine, such as new robotic figurines, smoke maze and vendor games.

Organizers stated that this is one of only two haunted coal mine tours in the United States. 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 the mine were treated to a ride into the dark depths of the mine on the train. Once inside, they exited the cars for a walking tour of the haunted mine. Visitors then heard tales of tragedies and saw the fake remains of accident victims who were never recovered.

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