The Sun Inn was built in 1758 and it is a popular destination for both historians and ghost hunters due to the high elevation of paranormal activity. The Main Street Inn once housed many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and fell under the paranormal radar for having guests that simply never bothered to check out.
Eye witness documentation, EVP's and several ghosts caught on camera have offered skeptics proof that the Sun Inn is in fact haunted. The Lehigh Valley Research and Investigation team were fortunate enough to electronically catch 15 separate disembodied voices throughout the building. The paranormal team captured the famous picture of "the ghost in the window." The ethereal figure is always seen wearing her traditional white apron, making it easy to depict that it was none other than the ghost of Hughetta Bender, the Sun Inn Preservation Association Founder who passed away in 1995. The colorful and luminous radiation surrounding her spirit is similar to "lightning in a bottle." The body of light transcends her spirit into something very real to those that are fortunate enough to witness it.
A few other spirits usually feel compelled to speak to anyone willing to listen and they have just one thing to say. They warn visitors that they were being watched and an elderly man with a lively spirit despite the fact that he passed away in 1831 sits comfortably in a cozy green chair warming himself by the fireplace as he gladly tells anyone listening that his name is William Jones.
The attic, located above the third floor is the playroom for the ghost known as Sarah. This spirit is highly active and visitors can often hear her playing with her toys from the floor below. It is not uncommon for guests to bring Sarah toys, and in return they are treated with a flux of paranormal activity. Cameras typically jam up in this room, especially when they focus on what many describe as being the creepiest doll they have ever seen. She sits quietly in a miniature chair as if daring you to come in for a closer look as she appears somewhat sinister. If you calm your fears and sneak up on her, you will find that under the chair there is a special message that says, "Sarah ... daughter of Inn Keeper ... Bethlehem."
Location: 564 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA
The Sun Inn was built in 1758 and it is a popular destination for both historians and ghost hunters due to the high elevation of paranormal activity.
Taverns were a center of daily life in colonial times. They were the local social and political hubs that spawned the thinking that led to the American Revolution. Tavern at the Sun Inn continues in this tradition offering a Colonial-inspired and locally-sourced food and beverage menu in a truly unique gathering spot.
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