Spooky Centralia Pennsylvania: Ghosts and Silent Hill

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  1. Matt says:

    Actually the movie Silent Hill is based off the video game. The movie was going off the video game not anything to do with Centralia. Whether the actual game (made in 1999) used that as inspiration for it I do not know. I know you mention about the writer saying he used Centralia as some inspiration, which he may have, but the fact is all of that is in the games. Had there been no game there would have been no movie.

  2. beth says:

    I grew up in Centralia as a child on my grandfathers and uncles land known as Chapman hill the home was torn down I still have relatives who reside there I played as a kid in the cemateries with steam coming from pipes …my relatives are buried in those cemateties. I remember the town as it was yesterday . I’m 49 so Centralia was still a town throughout my younger years into my teens and early adulthood. Its still a town but only few reside including my relatives.

  3. Patrick says:

    I think it’s more SAD than scary. Centralia was a nice little town. They had a beautiful Catholic church (St. Ignatius) which was Spanish mission style achitecture and a sweet little Russian Orthodox church with all these domes on top of it. When you think that people had to leave the homes they loved and worked in for years, even if they did get compensation, it’s still very tragic for them.

    • Liz says:

      I agree Patrick, I found it so very sad as well. I can’t help but think of the people who struggled to create new lives in a new country, who thought that what they were building would be there “forever.” In Northern MN the mining failed and the towns here are in serious decline, but nothing like what has happened to Centralia. The only scary thing is that one or two bad decisions can result in utter devastation of a community and a way of life.

  4. Les says:

    I was just there today. Very empty town. Steps which seemed to be part ofa sidewalk to a house that was not there. The only buildings being the Ukrainian Greek church, and Municipal Bldg. I thought about the lives that once existed there, and worked hard to raise families. I thought of businesses, like maybe a small diner, and maybe a car dealership or two. Hardware stores, and a humble little service station. All of it gone now, and it’s heartbreaking

    • NHD Centralia Team says:

      Is there anyway we could get in contact with you. My team and I are doing a project on Centralia and would love to interview you are simple learn about your experiences in the town.

  5. breanna says:

    well if the centralia-pennsylvania still has houses then y dont thay some still leaved there you could fix it up no more green mold it will be awsome and cool i wonder what it looked?????and what coused the fire????😒its sad thay lived there thire hole life……

  6. breanna says:

    and thay just had to move i wonder whet made the fire

  7. Jeremy says:

    Breanna the fire was caused from burning garbage and got out of control that’s what i found on the internet

  8. Christian Giecewicz says:

    They actually did burn ppl they believed were witches and they did it over the coal mine and one time the pit knocked over and fell into the mines and it started a fire. Everyone had to evacuate but some didn’t make it they had to leave everything behind 😭

  9. Courtney says:

    So could I go visit there I’ve never been and would like to go see the town or is it prohibited?

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