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Crying Toddler

Towanda, Pennsylvania

This house small house en route to Towanda is said to be haunted by a variety of apparitions. Most people that live there, leave after just a few weeks. Some have reported seeing an elderly man walking to an out-house and an elderly woman hanging clothes out to dry. One family reported having heard their young son tell someone “I do not want to play with you anymore.” Just a few minutes later, it is reported that the toddler ran out of the room crying. Allegedly, his “friend” had made his toy kangaroo spit in his eye and hit him in his face.

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ashley wheeler says:

October 20, 2005, 5:34 pm

hi this sounds like a good place for acvtitity and i would love to coem out and see what is goin on i love all this kind of stuff. let me know thanks for your time

Mallory says:

October 24, 2005, 3:40 pm

I would like to know what house you are talking about. I live in Towanda and have never heard of anything like that. I do know of several places in Bradford county that are haunted though. I have had plenty of ghostly experiences in Bradford County.

ashley wheeler says:

October 29, 2005, 10:31 pm

hi i was wondering if people are able to coem out and like “visit”the house because me and a friend would like to come out there and see somthing hopfully….could someone give me a call at 607 426 2443. thank you so much im really loking foward to this

Lisa says:

October 30, 2005, 7:44 pm

Hi! I have lived in Bradford Co. all my life and never have heard anything about haunting in the area. Where are they? I love everything about the paranormal, and would love to visit some of these places.

Aussie- Crikey!!! says:

November 21, 2005, 3:06 am

Thats the funniest thing I ever read..Kangaroo spit in his eye???’re lucky he didn’t kick you in your family jewels..Was the kangaroo on vacation in PA? how did he get his Citizenship?..Hope he has his green card in his pouch LMAOOOOO..Remind me to send Steve Irwin this info, I’m sure he’d laugh as hard as I did.By the way , Kangaroo’s don’t spit!…My advice? Stay off the Loco Weed mate!!!..You guys believe anything!

Melanie says:

December 14, 2005, 3:07 pm

Kangaroo’s don’t spit. I have one thing to say stay off your moron pills for little while

Rai-Leigh says:

December 30, 2005, 10:14 am

I also would like to know where this house is. Sounds like something someone made up if you ask me.

Steve Irwin says:

April 11, 2006, 2:47 am

Actually, American Kangaroos spit. They’ve got mouths closest to human mouths out of any Marsupial. CROIKY!

joey stroud says:

April 14, 2006, 12:20 pm

my son and i really think this story is bogus.
and if anyone in the towanda area beleives this ****
they have deffinetly been up for to long long on the bradford county ****!!!!!ha ha ha !

nancy says:

May 1, 2006, 5:53 pm

I was raised in towanda and never heard of this,where is the house,

jean says:

May 1, 2006, 7:07 pm

I was born and raised in Towanda, there was one place on Main street that was supposed to be haunted by an old Indian, as I was told when little, so would not walk to that area, there are some old homes so this could be true, in fact there could be some hauntings in the old jail…as a lot of things happen there and they also did hangings in that area

Paul says:

May 1, 2006, 8:22 pm

I think the whole town of Towanda is haunted. 😉

Barclay Vanderpool says:

June 9, 2006, 9:59 am

I live in Towanda, PA. Me and my cousins use the ouija board and from all the stories ive heard this town/county defiantely has some supernatural power.

nicole says:

July 17, 2006, 11:08 pm

how could and kangaroo hit and spit u? i dont get that ast all!!! but i still think that this story is eally cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!

Jessica Woodruff says:

July 27, 2006, 9:41 pm

I’m born and raised in Sayre, Pennsylvania which is like right next door to Towanda, plus lots of friends there……I’ve never heard about any of this….I think whoever has claimed to have said these things are seriously on something.

Ashley says:

August 10, 2006, 4:16 pm

I’m wondering if there are any places around Monroeton, Pa that are haunted.

amy says:

August 13, 2006, 4:55 pm

I have never heard of this story but i do know of a house that is truly haunted. It is in Towanda and I have witnessed it for myself.

bobo says:

October 16, 2006, 10:06 am

You guys are retarded leaveing comments on a hautned house page thatone in a lot of ppl only look at!! this website is dumb!

bobo says:

October 16, 2006, 10:06 am

You guys are retarded leaveing comments on a hautned house page that one in a lot of ppl only look at!! this website is dumb!

bobo says:

October 16, 2006, 10:07 am

you guys are homosexuals

mark h. says:

October 17, 2006, 12:30 am

i want to know why dummy ashley wheeler is leaving her phone number on here?dont she know she could get set up an become a ghost?

Nats says:

October 17, 2006, 1:46 am

If people are going to leave comments about how stupid this site is i am wondering what they do with their time.. You would have to visit the site, read the comments, and then post one yourself…. I also noticed that the smart remarks are very similar, looks like sheep following their immature little shephard if you ask me

Sarahjane says:

October 17, 2006, 4:36 am

ok bobo whoever you are your calling us stupid for leaving comments on this site when you have done exactly the same….sounds like someone is abit hypocritical.

mark h. says:

October 18, 2006, 1:11 am

yo,dont worry bout bobo the dope,he has as much imagination as a soap dish.he obviously has got no clue.

Deborah Noell says:

October 27, 2006, 3:41 pm

OK, if you don’t like the website, then go back to your trailer park! As for the story, I spent the first 16 years of my life in Towanda, I never heard of this. I would like to know where this house is located. My twin brother and I used to live on James Street. That house was haunted! The one time I came home from school, and I was the only one home, I went to go upstairs to my room when the light was flashing on and off. I turned around and stayed down stairs until someone came home. My brother and I would hear strange voices and noises coming from the heat vents that connected to the basement. We never told our Dad or evil step-mother, because frankly they wouldn’t have believed us.

LOIS says:

November 13, 2006, 9:30 am

i live in wyalusing pa. and i would like to know where this house is too, i know that there is a house in laceyville that is hunted! my husband worked on a farm there and one morning when he had left to go and milk cows i went back to bed and woke up to hands running up and down my leg! i thought it was my husband messing with me and i kicked and jumped up and said stop it and no one was there! i had the car packed up by the time he got back from milking and we left! freaked me out! and to bobo if you dont have anything nice to say than dont say anything i find you very RUDE!

Minx says:

December 28, 2006, 5:37 pm

I am from Towanda and while I do not know if the above story is true as I have never heard of that particular house or the occurence, I do know that there is a plethora of paranormal activity all over that general area. I have had experiences in almost every home that I have lived in around the Towanda area. Towanda itself means “here is where our great dead lie.” The town was built upon sacred Native American burial grounds.

pinky says:

January 15, 2007, 6:08 pm

I dont live in pennslvania I live in mighigan and I usally dont bleaive in stuff like this but is sounds true 2 me. Besides why would all these people leave for no reson?

Ramona Three legs says:

January 17, 2007, 4:18 pm

This must be scary to go through, expecilly when your son came running to you.

Ramona Three legs says:

January 17, 2007, 4:19 pm

This must be scary to go through, expecilly when your son came running to you, out of his room anyway.

Jenna says:

January 26, 2007, 9:09 pm

I would love to know what house you are talking about.I live only about 20 minutes from Towanda and would love to investegate some information on the house.Thanks for inserting this story.

Mercury0x0013 says:

January 31, 2007, 2:47 am

Hello all,
I was browsing through the site when this story caught my eye… while I don’t live in Towanda (frankly, I don’t even know where it is!) I find this story interesting… my friend and I like to look into reports like this. Also, if anyone happens to know of any stories of haunts in, around, or anywhere close to the Washington area, please let me know. Thanks!

pam says:

February 4, 2007, 7:18 pm

I find this story to be correct why would you lie about this

Becky says:

February 6, 2007, 12:56 am

I have lived in Canton Pa. That’s right down 414 a little bit and i have never heard of that one but i have heard of seven steps. I guess as the story goes a little bot was riding his bike in this old rail road tunnel thing and got hit by a train.Whether it’s true who know i never took the time to go check it out

autumn whitson says:

March 21, 2007, 3:18 pm

i also have lived in towanda, pa for most of my life and i never have herd of this house! but that doesnt meen that it cant be true ..

natasha says:

March 31, 2007, 12:49 pm

very scary i could only amagine i want to see that for my self i live in pa and man that sounds cool

Dallas says:

June 19, 2007, 4:07 pm

Okay here’s the deal I live in Towanda and If i know what street this is on I’ll go and check out the house for myself! you send me a message on my myspace and I will seriously go check it out for myself lol seriously! I love ghosts

loco says:

June 20, 2007, 4:11 pm

This was a child with an imaginary friend, young enough to believe in pink elephants and Peter Pan. The only way to know for sure if anything is haunted is to check it out yourself and an affiliated group with documented findings. If your going to do it, do it right to remove any doubt. (And get pictures.)

Jack says:

June 20, 2007, 7:07 pm

well….sounds like I need to see this place. I’m in Waverly and am also checking out a place in Litchfeild(maybe)

miria says:

August 9, 2007, 9:51 pm

ok as a matter of fact i do know were this is. it is true, and the property to it is posted. it is along rt.6. dont know about the kid and the toy, but the old lady hanging out clothes is, and the old man will stand in his window. but as i have stated, the property is posted and you will get fined for going on it.

and as for the 7 steps, that is also true i was just there today and climbed down in the tunnel. you can here a lil boy laughing, as well as train whistels.

sonya says:

August 22, 2007, 1:13 pm

I live in towanda all my life i have never heard this story towanda is filled with haunts especially our mountain areas. Berkly mountain cemetery is quite active. there is also an old house on woodside by a pound that is active at night. The town area is overloaded with antcient house that are haunted. heck even monroeton has haunted buildings. Like the old monroeton hotel.

Carl says:

September 12, 2007, 9:05 pm

I am from Towanda and I have never heard told any story’s of a haunted house…There is a story of a “The Lady In Black” that walks the surrounding area of the local junk yard. I for one have never seen her walking all hours of the night Sober and Drunk, but then again I have heard things while walking the road. I would like to see this house if possible…

Carl says:

September 12, 2007, 9:07 pm

I am from Towanda and I have never heard of any storys of a haunted house.There is a story of “The Lady In Black” that walks the surrounding area of the local junk yard. I for one have never seen her walking all hours of the night, but then again I have heard things while walking the road. I would like to see this house if possible.

JB says:

October 13, 2007, 8:44 pm

There is a house, I know of, right next to rt6, I heard the stories, spent time there as a boy, and my cousin (when he was little) used to cry about a kangaroo, being in his room at night. If you would like to know exactly where it is, email me,

DJ says:

October 26, 2007, 6:45 pm

Both of my parents grew up in general Towanda area and both say they never heard of a haunted house there. However, there ARE people who believe that the buildings in Mountain Lake, which was once a resort,house spirits. Just for the record, I’m one of them. We used to spend summers there and my brothers and I have ALL seen ghostly forms in the woods. The cabins at Mountain Lake are now private homes and the old pavilion is closed, but I was there last year and talked to a lady who said her homeis haunted by the ghostof a little girl who is supposed to have drowned in the lake. I have pictures of the old Mountainn Lake Hotel takenin the 1930’s if anyone is interesting seeing them. Post a message here and I’ll respond.

Chris says:

November 2, 2007, 9:22 am

I know exactly where this is. It is a very small grey house along on Rt.6, about halfway between Wyalusing and Towanda. If you are traveling from Wyalusing to Towanda it is on your left hand side. My mom knew people that lived there for about three months before becoming so scared they moved. They told her about how their dogs refused to go in the basement, and would sit on the top of the steps crying. Cupboards and doors would open in the house, they would hear disembodied voices, items would move on their own, etc.

JB says:

November 3, 2007, 8:25 am

When the house along rt/6 was haunted in the 80s there were news paper articles in the Rocket Courier, long with photos, and possibly The Daily Review. I have searched on the net for any articles and found none, I wonder if maybe the news paper offices might have them. Anyone know? or could find out?

jackfrost says:

November 20, 2007, 1:22 am

Is there any naked ghost. i once had a outerbody ******. lay on the floor of a hauntd house naked. and holler three times i am here and i want to ***.

Abbie says:

December 30, 2007, 12:41 pm

Hi my name is Abbie and I love ghosts and ghost stories. I have never been to a haunted house and I would certainly like to go to one. As I was reading the comments I saw that you will get fined for going on the property and I don’t want that to happen. My mom says she will take me to Towanda and to see if anything will happen. If you know where there is more haunted houses that you check out for yourself then PLEASE PLEASE let me know, I would really appreciate it!! Thanks

Alisha says:

January 6, 2008, 1:31 am

Hi This is Alisha,I used to live in a truley haunted house. I used to see things that would keep me up for 3 or 4 days.Like my closet glowing.But this story sound like there is a child that used to live in the house. I think that its spirt is trying to get out but is traped in there. And by playing with his “Friend” the child is trying to let people know that he’s there. Then when the boy didn’t want to play, my guess is that it made the child mad and so that’s why he hit the boy with the kangroo. That is my guess.

Trish Manahan says:

January 16, 2008, 4:01 pm

I live in a haunted house right now. I have a closet inside a closet. The inside closet opens then my actual closet door opens then there is screaming and then I hear a little boy and a little girl laughing and the parents I think are wispering and I think that there is a dead cat there to. My mom doesn’t believe me. My friend was there when it happens and it does it when I am alone also. I freaks me out baddly.

krendra joanson says:

January 18, 2008, 4:07 pm

hey. this stuff is scary.

Shannon says:

February 11, 2008, 9:36 am

To give factual information, the “old” county jail in Towanda which is now a Library is indeed haunted. Water faucets turning on to HOTHOT water on their own, the TV in the trustees room used to turn on and off on its own. An old storage room that had one window in the very end of it was lit by a single bulb,that bulb came crashing down and splintered as if THROWN. Told to me by my husband who unfortunatly had to spend some time there as a 18 yr old. Ask some of the guards that worked there, they will atest to the things that happened there. Hangings were done there and the gallows were infact still there in the inner courtyard.

kylee says:

June 24, 2008, 8:32 am

this sounds pretty freeky i wold love to come and mabey see a ghost it sounds like there are a number of ghosts buti wold like to see that one who was playing with the little boy !! ~

S.E.P.P.S says:

July 14, 2008, 11:26 pm

My name is Casey Morganelli and I am the co-founder of South Eastern Pennsylvania Paranormal Society “S.E.P.P.S”, please check out our website for video and audio evidence from a few investigations, also if you’d like us to investigate your residence or business check out the site and contact me at

hola says:

July 18, 2008, 5:58 pm

i would like to know the address of this house because i probably live right down the road from it

Hill Side Investigators says:

September 6, 2008, 1:19 pm

Hello, I live very close to Towanda, Montrose to be exact. We have a paranormal team that are looking for investigations in all of NE PA. If you or any one you know is interested in having a place investigated, please contatct Hill Side Investigators from our my space page. All of our investigations are FREE OF CHARGE.

Randy says:

September 6, 2008, 3:56 pm

I live in Bremerton, Washington, USA. We have allot of hauntings out here. Bremerton is a VERY OLD town. It was established back in the 1800’s.
If there is anyone out there that also lives here and wants to check out the paranormal here in Bremerton, I highly reckomend you do so.

Whyte Wytch says:

October 17, 2008, 9:18 am

First, the house you are talking about is not in Wysox, it is in Rummerfield. Second, the only renters that have ever had problems were shady people to begin with. Third, the old man and the old lady are George Weber (died April 2, 1981 in the house from Hodgkins Disease) and Leah Rumsey (George was her first husband…Leah died September 29, 1996 on the job for Penn DOT). Third, the incident with the little boy and the kangaroo? It was never reported to me. You should also know that the house is situated along the old underground railroad.

People need to stop asking if they can visit this house. The answer is no. I sold the house in 2003. The couple that bought it have never had any problems. The house was investigated by a couple of different people. A medium who entered the house was astonished by the white light that illuminated the entire thing. She told me that she usually is called in for houses where the entity is dark and this one was not. Thank you for remembering my parents, but seriously… should talk to the owners (present and past) of the houses before you post them so that you post facts.

samantha says:

October 22, 2008, 10:46 am

i just found this site ,i grew up right outside of eastsmithfeild and i thought i was crazy growing up in the house we did, only 20 yrs later every one else was having the same things happen to them.the land is old and anything is possible.

Heather says:

October 27, 2008, 1:00 am

I live in Towanda and me and my sister went to this place and took pictures, and one of the pictures came back with thousands of orbs and if you look closely it actually looks like an older womans face, it freaked me out bad. It is located in north towanda. You will see alot of contruction trucks and dumpters there. It is a white house, it is abandoned now, I think the borough might own the property.

nate says:

January 20, 2009, 5:56 pm

what a bunch of bogus ****!! i alwalys thought Towanda was a little strange. get out and see the world if you havent already lost grip on reality.

Jason says:

January 27, 2009, 10:53 pm

There is a house located on the road to Lake Wesauking between the lake and North Rome is a white house with a red barn and pond across the road. This house is currently owed by Wysox township, but if anyone could get permission to enter the property and do an investigation, I highly recommend you do so. I lived there when I was a young boy and found myself surrounded by a lot of things I couldn’t understand. I saw a floating apparition of a head beside my bed (scary as hell at 7 years old) and not long after felt a “push” which toppled me down the stairs. As I was falling, I saw the same apparition, but this time full bodied. We moved in when I was 4, and the previous renters had also had run-ins with this ghost and had affectionately nicknamed him “Gus.” We found a picture under the attic steps of who we believe to be “Gus” and his vehicle which still sits behind the house on the edge of the property…burned up. I’m not sure how much of this is related to the actual haunting, but I recommend checking it out. It’s just past the Wysox township limit. If someone does decide to check it out, give it some time…he doesn’t appear every night.

J.B says:

March 18, 2009, 9:51 pm

yea that sounds pretty cool. Ive had some expirencces when i was younger and it left me wandering what really happend!! but yea i rele want to see this place.

|Bush says:

June 26, 2009, 11:05 am

Towanda, “here the great dead are resting”, every night just before they pull in the sidewalks the living dead can be seen walking in the middle of main street, Towanda’s a great town for medicated people, if you get turned by this group.

Jonathan Niece says:

November 2, 2009, 1:39 am

If anyone knows what house this is please let me know. I am part of a paranormal investigation tem called Valley Paranormal Investigations located in Sayre, PA, and would love to investigate this house. You can contact us at If you have any info, you can also comment me on here and it will be sent to me via e-mail. Thank you.

krista says:

December 4, 2009, 5:19 pm

thats not funny i have kangaroos in my room all over the place

Hailie says:

April 19, 2010, 10:11 am

Never heard of this and i live close to towanda my dad grew up there and use to look for scary places hes never heard anything about it either. so to tell the truth this story sounds really dumb. kick and spit…. really? lmao!

victoria swanson says:

April 25, 2010, 4:42 pm

the kangaroo spit in his eye that is weird i realy would like to go there and see if there is realy something going on. Does the house have many or previsly deaths in it or on the property is so contact us this will help the school news paper.amberg

spyroandcynderforeva lol says:

June 5, 2010, 4:19 am

At my house i was going down stairs into the furnise what eve room and went to the fridge in basement and heard a weird voice it creeped me out and i felt cold air when i was on the stairs again. Then the next day i heard a little talking voice saying “Want to play?” i said “no.” then i said “PLAY WITH ME!” Then i was scared i called all my friends and they heard it when they came to my house iwas very scared that night… then woke up in the middle of the night when it was six am i ate breakfast and heard want syrup even though i wasn’t eating pancakes. And i asked “Who are you then it didn’t answer.” And when i went to bed that day i heard it say” PREPARE TO GO TO HELL!” this not a story! i was so scared :( :( :(

suzanne says:

July 22, 2010, 8:49 pm

me and my fiancée would love to come check it out call me please 570-282-1849
i am a medium he doesn’t believe

amanda wilson says:

October 31, 2010, 1:02 pm

um, to all of you who are hollering about how kangaroos dont spit, etc, how outrageous that claim is: go back and re read what the little boy said. It was a TOY that did this to him, and I HAVE seen, several times, how a “ghost” ( lack of other all inclusive term) can inhabit inanimate objects and make them move and talk. Although I have never seen anything physical (like spit) appear from such an object, i have no doubt it happens. If they can tap the living, pin them down, throw objects, remove items, manifest voices, and apparitions, why would they not be able to take control of a toy? Its probably ALOT easier to do than to possess a living person, and they only have to do it for a minute or two to achieve their desired effect. Come on people, lets be real and honest, not scared little chickens who squawk about nothing.

Justin says:

March 1, 2011, 2:06 pm

New Hope to find a ghost hunt!!

Join the Ferrymen Ghost Hunters as they investigate 3 haunted locations in New Hope, one of PA’S most haunted towns. March 26th. In Hopes to find a ghost or two!! Starts 10 Am. 

Visit the Van Sant Bridge, 63 Ferry St & investigate and sleep in one the towns top haunted locations…Logan Inn. 

Guests MUST book a room at the Logan Inn to participate in this hunt as they require it for us to investigate there.
Guests may book online at their site if you are interested in attending.

Also must RSVP by sending the name of attendees and contact information to

HOPE to see you soon!!

Hendershot says:

March 5, 2011, 6:00 pm

Hmmm… I would be Interested in this location. I live in towanda and do enjoy ghost hunting. Ive been to the Borden House and its an amazing experience. I would like to prove paranormal activity exists to the Super Christian Rednecks of this Town

chomper says:

June 15, 2011, 9:32 am

I had worked in Towanda back in the late 80s to early 90s, cleaning office buildings for PennDot and Penelec ; and I have never seen nor have heard of this incident. Plus, how can a toy , shaped like a kangaroo, spit and kick a toddler? The only two things i can possibly guess is: 1. The toddler’s friend must’ve picked – up the toy himself, and actually hit the little boy in the face; then spitted in the boy’s eye ..or 2. That the toy kangaroo was actually a real baby kangaroo, that attacked the toddler.

Tj says:

July 23, 2011, 5:00 pm

Wow this is interesting I would love to check this one out it seems close to where I live and it would be pretty cool to check this out

Anita head says:

July 7, 2012, 1:31 pm

Did any of you happen to read the part that said it was a toy kangaroo? I am LMAOOOOO at you Aussie! You read ghost stories, first of all, and with no sense of imagination, want to become an expert on kangaroos. Get a life please.

Gene says:

April 27, 2015, 10:28 am

Anyone want to go ghost hunting ?. prove it to me that paranormal activity exists… I live here in Bradford country…e-mail me At

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