Panther Creek Valley Foundation

9 Dock Street

Lansford, PA 18232

(A 501©3 non-profit organization)

October 6, 2009

Dale Freudenberger



 ‘No. 9 Haunted Mine’ tours October 17 and 18 in Lansford


(Lansford)  In celebration of Halloween, members of the Panther Creek Valley Foundation are busy preparing for the first annual ‘No. 9 Haunted Mine’ tours on Saturday and Sunday October 17 and 18 in Lansford.  Five tours will be offered each evening on the hour, beginning at 5:00 pm.  This unique underground haunted mine tour is believed to be one of the only haunted mine tours offered in the country.   No. 9 Mine can be a spooky, gorry, and creepy place once inside the cold, damp, dark and dismal tunnels beneath the town of Lansford.  According to Foundation members, strange and unusual sights and sounds occur each year inside the mine around the time of Halloween.  This year, the group has decided to open up the mine for special tours allowing visitors the opportunity to see for themselves what lurks deep in the coal veins beneath the surface of the Panther Creek Valley.  Visitors will ride into the dark tunnels of the mine on the train.  Once inside, they will exit the cars for a walking tour of the haunted mine.  Ghosts of those who worked in the mine generations ago are believed to still lurk deep inside.  Visitors will hear tales of tragedies and see the remains of accident victims who were never recovered.   Only brave souls with a strong heart and stomach are encouraged to go on the tour.  Danger lurks below and not all who enter may make it out alive!  Only children ages 8 and older are permitted on the tour and must be accompanied by an adult.  There is one price admission for everyone and advance ticket purchases or reservations are strongly recommended.   Call the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at 570-645-7074 for more information or visit the website at  Food and refreshments will be available for sale following the tours to settle the nerves of those who were able to make it out alive!              ###

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