The Braveheart Highland Pub is a known local eatery, converted from the former Hellertown Hotel. It is unquestionably a town favorite hangout. Stories have been told about the life-long past here. Most of the Pub’s history shows that it served as a long-term residency above the bar and grill. As the doors finally closed on the Hellertown Hotel, a length of time passed that left the building unoccupied. A local homeless man used to use the abandoned building as a place of shelter. One morning, someone walked in the abandoned building to find his deceased body in an upstairs room. After studying the body, professionals determined that he had been there for a good length of time. As sad as this story was, the most unfortunate tale is of a murder that took place on the third floor. Although the details of the murder are unconfirmed, the fact remains that many people know about the tragedy of the Lady of the Evening.
"In the house."
"That's so bad!"
"Will you just go?"
"Is there a visitor?"
After such a quiet investigation, CLPS was very excited with the evidence that was gathered. Before jumping to conclusions about the Jukebox, we decided to begin our reveal with a question: We asked the owners if they had noticed a rather high electric bill. They replied that yes, they had, giving our surge theory credibility. Carol and her husband received our explanation with very open minds. With that out of the way, we showed them the audio clips we uncovered. The most amazing EVP was the one caught on the third floor in the same location where the waitress had seen a female apparition. It is rare to be on an investigation where you can actually hear an invisible voice. The best part was being able to document it. With our evidence coinciding with everyone’s reports, we were confident with our decision. We can all officially call this town favorite hangout: “The Haunted Braveheart Highland Pub”!
CLPS was told about the strange occurrences at Braveheart. We decided to contact the Pub to obtain some more information on the rumored haunting. The group was openly welcomed by the staff. The reports of activity seemed to be common among everyone who spent time in the building. We were lead to the downstairs bar area. In the corner of the room, a Jukebox hung from the wall that would supposedly turn itself on. On some occasions, a man has been seen standing in front of the music machine. One conversation with a waitress came with a high level of interest. She told us of many experiences she had while working. Aside from hearing voices, on two occasions she has seen a female wandering the grounds. Once in the restaurant area, she saw the female walk into the wall. Upon telling her story to customers, she found herself being educated. A long-time customer of Braveheart told her that a doorway used to sit in the location of the wall where the apparition was seen to walk through. Ironically, this waitress told about another sighting. While on the third floor one evening, she heard a sound. As she turned to discover what it was, she found herself feet away from a lady who walked past her into a nearby bedroom. This was the first bedroom on the third floor, just beside the bathroom. Could this be the Lady of the Evening?
Four City Lights Paranormal Society investigators were openly welcomed to examine the assumed haunting. We were accompanied by the owner, her daughter, and a new potential investigator, Gladys. It was hard to determine a course of action. With three reported sightings, we decided to place an infrared camera on the basement and first floor. With the cameras covering the Jukebox and restaurant area, digital video recorders were placed on the third floor to watch the room and hallway where the female apparition was seen. Divided into two groups, we did an initial sweep of the building with just our group members. Checking out the entire area, we were discovered the perfect opportunity for EMF illusions in the basement. Although this did not explain how the Jukebox acted on its own, it gave us a hint about what to look for. After the first hour, we decided to rotate our groups and include the two spectators. We sent Marissa, Jaime, Gladys, and Carol (owner) to the basement, while Joe, Oscar, and Gabby manned the second and third floors. Everyone conducted an EVP session and took tons of still photos. The night remained quiet as we switched up our groups and repositioned them. Halfway though the night, Marissa, Gabby, and Joe wandered into the basement and sent the other four investigators upstairs. While trying to explain how a machine was able to turn itself on, a hissing sound was heard on several occasions. The noise seemed to move all around the basement bar area. Trying to catch up to it, Joe noticed that the room had a certain glow to it. “But all the power is off,” he said, as he turned to see all the sconces slightly illuminated. The group walked around and unscrewed each individual bulb. In doing so, the hissing sound had stopped. It became clear that for whatever reason, this room consistently pulled in surges of electricity, even after everything was turned off. It is safe to say that the Jukebox was a possible victim of bad wiring. Excited to have figured that out, CLPS left it a secret among the group members until the evidence was thoroughly reviewed.