AdvertisementAs one of the most haunted cities in the nation, the City of Brotherly Love is a haven for unexplained phenomena. The specter of an innocent waiter murdered in 1783 is sometimes seen breaking dishes and smashing glasses at the City Tavern, once a meetinghouse for George Washington, Paul Revere, and other patriots. Anguished screams and haunting footsteps are still heard among the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary. Among the picturesque streets of Chestnut Hill sits Baleroy Mansion, whose plethora of supernatural hosts has earned the home the nickname of "the most haunted house in America." In Haunted History of Philadelphia, author and paranormal historian Josh Hitchens relates twelve chilling tales of Philly's past and present.
Wednesday, October 26th 7pm at A Novel Idea on Passyunk
* Suggested $5 Donation
* Masks required for all attendees!
Josh Hitchens was born and raised in Sussex County, Delaware. He has been a storyteller for the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia since 2007. Josh is also a theater director, actor, playwright, and teaching artist who has been called "Philadelphia's foremost purveyor of the macabre" by local press. His first book, Haunted History of Delaware, was released in July 2021 by Arcadia Publishing. Josh is deeply honored to tell the spooky stories of his second home in Haunted History of Philadelphia. He is also the creator of two podcasts for the paranormally inclined. Going Dark Theatre examines the humanity behind the horror in true tales of hauntings, unsolved mysteries, and weird history. In Hitchens on Horror, Josh acts as a horror host for the behind the scenes info of some of your favorite scary movies. Josh has also had the immense honor of interviewing and writing a cover story article about his favorite director David Lynch for Philadelphia Weekly in March 2022 to mark the 45th anniversary of Lynch's first film Eraserhead, as well as writing several articles and reviews for Philly's Broad Street Review. He lives in West Philadelphia with his partner and a cat named Mina.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
A Novel Idea on Passyunk, 1726 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, United States