Stay & Investigate overnight travel packages give visitors a heart-pounding, ghost-hunting adventure

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Wednesday, September 28, 2011) – Just in time for Halloween, Discover Lehigh Valley is highlighting all things that go bump in the night with its “Stay & Investigate” overnight travel packages.

The region’s destination marketing organization has partnered with hotels, highly “active” sites and the paranormal investigator group P.H.E.A.R. (Paranormal Help Experiment & Activity Research) to give both ghost enthusiasts and skeptics an opportunity to investigate the historic haunts in Lehigh Valley year-round. True-life horror stories and paranormal activity can be found at Buckeye Tavern (Macungie), the Museum of Indian Culture (Allentown), Wydnor Hall Inn (Bethlehem), 1758 Sun Inn (Bethlehem) and more. A complete list of Stay & Investigate travel packages and ghost stories can be found at www.LehighValleyHaunt.com.

“Lehigh Valley is home to a rich history that dates back to before America was even a nation,” said Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley. “We have centuries-old locations that are just waiting to be explored by anyone looking for a heart-pounding, ghost hunting adventure.”

For example, at Buckeye Tavern people have reported strange noises reverberating through the walls and the smell of frying bacon from the basement. The source of these occurrences has been linked to either a small girl who passed away there or an older gentleman who can be sensed throughout the premises. Listen to an Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) captured by P.H.E.A.R. at the Buckeye Tavern here:


The Museum of Indian Culture is no stranger to spooky occurrences. Loud footsteps can be heard walking down the halls and stomping in the lounge doorway. Visitors have seen doors swinging back and forth and have also felt that they were being constantly watched. Listen to an EVP captured by P.H.E.A.R. at the Museum of Indian Culture here:


Haunted by the apparition of a girl thought to have drowned in nearby Black Creek River, Wyndor Hall Inn has had reports of a ghost passing through its walls. A ghost has also been seen smoking a pipe in front of the fireplace. Listen to an EVP captured by P.H.E.A.R. at Wyndor Hall Inn here:


The 1758 Sun Inn, notable for housing forefathers such as George Washington and John Adams, is filled with unexplainable apparitions. Orbs have been seen floating through the air and spirits have been spotted peering through windows. Listen to an EVP captured at the 1758 Sun Inn here:


For more information on Stay & Investigate overnight travel packages, and to enter your name for a chance to win a free haunted getaway, visit www.LehighValleyHaunt.com. A 60-second Stay & Investigate video can be viewed and shared HERE.

The Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania is located about one hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City. It is home to the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

About Discover Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley is the designated destination marketing organization of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. Created in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley assists in promoting regional tourism, an industry that generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue and accounts for more than 22,000 jobs in Lehigh Valley. For more information on Discover Lehigh Valley and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call 1-800-MEET-HERE, or visit the official tourism website of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.

About P.H.E.A.R.

Led by Tim Brunner, P.H.E.A.R. (Paranormal Help Experiment & Activity Research) is based in Lehigh Valley and has been investigating paranormal activity for years. The team is available to investigate your location or take groups on paranormal tours. Take a look at some of their paranormal findings at http://www.lvphear.ning.com/. And remember, sometimes the truth is scarier than fiction.