Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II


Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
140 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2015
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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Even the most die-hard nonbeliever would have to admit there is something strange going on at the former Pennhurst State School and Hospital. Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II by Tamera Lawrence relates the author’s personal experiences as a guide in the Mayflower building during the annual Pennhurst Halloween Haunt. During her time in the Pennhurst complex, Ms. Lawrence not only sees and feels strange phenomena herself, but also deals with guests of all ages and backgrounds who experience a wide range of encounters themselves.

Although relatively short, Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II chronicles seven weeks of the Haunt, describing in clear and vivid detail the sightings and physical encounters experienced by the author, other employees, and the guests. Ms. Lawrence also provides interesting background material about the facility, its original purpose and some of the residents, as well as first-hand comments from former employees regarding the treatment of people and the use of certain areas. You can just imagine the thrill of seeing the ball move in the art room or the airplane that had been a popular toy, and even the terror of having your hair pulled or ghostly fingers caressing your skin.

Pennhurst Ghosts of Mayflower II is a great introduction to exploring haunted buildings and especially as a guide for anyone interested in visiting the actual Pennhurst site. Tamera Lawrence’s personal touch makes it quite real, even for those who prefer to stay in the safety of their home and read about such adventures. Join Ms. Lawrence and the thousands of brave souls who have visited what is said to be one of the most active haunted sites in Pennsylvania and test the boundaries of your belief!