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Ghost Walk: Philadelphia

In honor of Independence Day, a ghost walk through Philadelphia!  This one takes about 45 minutes, not including a stop in the City Tavern for food, ale, and air conditioning.  Standard disclaimers apply – some of these places are public, others private, but don’t expect to go running inside these places to conduct ghost hunts without prior permission.  1) Start at Christ Church Cemetery Tomb near corner of Fifth and Arch (entrance on Arch between Fifth and Fourth) Story: Though the cemetery may be closed, you can still get a peek at one of its most famous resident’s grave. Benjamin Franklin’s grave may be viewed through the fence on Arch, near the corner of Fifth Street. You’ll likely see pennies scattered across the grave – many visitors leave pennies there to commemorate his famous saying, “A penny saved, is a penny earned.” However, the Colonial hero may be getting weary of the joke. Visitors have reported having pennies thrown back at them by a ghostly force. Manifestation: Pennies thrown at visitors by an invisible force. …