Southern Ghost Stories: Philadelphia Now Available

Is Philadelphia the most haunted city in the country? That鈥檚 what American Hauntstorian, Allen Sircy is trying to find out with his latest book, Southern Ghost Stories: Philadelphia. After publishing eight books about other hauntings around the country, the Tennessee-based author spent the last three years researching the history and alleged hauntings in Philadelphia for his latest project.

鈥淧hiladelphia is an iconic American city,鈥 said Sircy. 鈥淣ot only is it the birthplace of the United States, but it鈥檚 also a small corner of the universe where a lot of awful and tragic events took place. From a yellow fever epidemic in 1793 that killed one out of every nine people, to historic old homes where things go bump in the night, there are so many ingredients for great ghost stories!

Initially, Sircy didn鈥檛 set out to write a book about Philadelphia. However, after stumbling across an old newspaper clipping about a young lady that was murdered, Sircy began to do a little research. Before he knew it, he found himself knee deep in a true crime story that took a hard left turn into the paranormal.

鈥淢y favorite part of the book delves into the story of Emma Pfitzenmeyer, a woman that was allegedly murdered by her sister,鈥 explained Sircy. The story has a lot of twists and turns. In addition to the shocking murder, there鈥檚 also a suicide, a ghost and a s茅ance!鈥

To give back to the community for helping him with the project, Allen Sircy will donate a portion of the proceeds to Morris Animal Refuge. 鈥淚ronically, Morris Animal Refuge鈥檚 office is built on an old cemetery that is featured in the book. It only makes sense to do something for the shelter.鈥

Southern Ghost Stories: Philadelphia is available for purchase at select retailers in Philadelphia. You can find it online at and Southern Ghost

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