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Lizzy’s House

Exeter, Pennsylvania

Lizzy and her husband were a happy, and well-to-do couple many years ago, as the story goes. This all changed once Lizzy discovered that her husband was having an affair with their housekeeper. After being confronted about his infidelity, the husband decided that he did not wish to stay with Lizzy. He pushed her down the stairs, and she plummeted to her death. Hauntings include sounds of thumping on the stairs, lights flickering on and off, and loud screeches in the night. One night, a teenage boy was walking in front of the house, and a group of boys drove up to where he was. They jumped out and proceeded to beat him up, rob him, and eventually kill him. One of the boys looked up at the house and noticed a white, floating figure coming towards him. He called to his friends, and they left. The person that reported the murder to the police only identified herself as Lizzy.

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Renee says:

October 1, 2005, 10:44 pm

is lizzys house open this year?

Kayla says:

October 9, 2005, 7:05 pm

Is there any way of visiting this house and witnessing Lizzy?

Mike says:

October 11, 2005, 4:21 pm

Has anybody really confirmed any of this or what proove do we have that pple are not just clowing around trying to pull our legs

Me says:

October 15, 2005, 4:12 pm

I’ve been to this house 2 years in a row. I have every intention on going agian tonight. You can take a tour of the house. It’s a nice set up, I’ve never been to a scarier place. I don’t think it’s real but they do a great job with the affects and the crew. If you’re looking for a good scare I would def. reccomend going here!

Jessica says:

October 24, 2005, 11:42 am

Where is this house located? I am from Shippensburg, Pa, and a few of my friends and I would like to visit it. If anyone can give me directions, please e-mail me at Thank you.

chicky says:

November 15, 2005, 12:46 am

There’s more to the story then that I live across the brigde from Exeter in Pittston. There was a movie made “The Smrills”. I’ve been to the house and I had a friend who lived in the house. If u would like to know what really happened in the house e~mail me at and ill tell u the real story it’s much more grim…….Mr. Smrills reported that he would hear grwals and snorts that sounded like a dieing pig and it was acompanied by a horriable smell and when he looked into the hall way he seen a half man half pig runing at him ……………….if u want to know the rest and waht really happened e~mail ok

Daneen says:

February 9, 2006, 8:18 pm

So I’ve been to this house around Halloween one year. For anyone looking for a ‘true’ (if there is such a thing) haunted experience this isn’t the place. There may be a ghost here but with all the acting done by the crew and the darkness of the inside, there’s really no way to tell if its haunted or not.

brittany says:

February 15, 2006, 9:30 pm

htis story is sad yet good even though Lizzy died and a boy died she tryed to help out i would love to see the house & Lizzy but not desterb her

Paul says:

February 21, 2006, 9:28 pm

I lived just a few miles from this house and can tell you that the stories are true. There was also an incident one time when a group of kids thought it would be cool to spray paint grafitti on the house well that didn’t work, somehow the nozzles got turned and they sprayed themselves…Way to go Lizzie!

jessiw says:

February 24, 2006, 12:33 pm

it this true or is it just like the amtivele house wich is fake

Marisa says:

March 6, 2006, 8:13 pm

My dad and his best friend grew up in that area and my dad says its not haunted and his best friend says it is. I have been here during the haunted house, years ago. and it was weird because there was no one behind me and i felt a cold hand touch my arm for a second. so i would say this place is haunted and there is alot of stories of people seeing her. they no longer have a haunted house i think because the house is in bad condition. if you want to know more about the house there is a story about it in ghost county of berks county by charles adams. this will give u an detail description of what exactly happened at the house.

YouPeopleAreIdiots says:

March 26, 2006, 9:44 am

You people that posted comments sure do like to make up stories, for attention or whatever reason you do, you could atleast learn to spell if you’re going to make things up. Idiots, go back to Elementary school and learn how to spell.

Morons says:

March 26, 2006, 9:46 am

The comments on here are pathetic, and are obviously made-up, learn how to spell.

Me says:

May 8, 2006, 11:29 am

Live a few blocks away from Lizzy Lincoln’s house. It is run down and people live in a trailer on the property now. They don’t open it for Halloween anymore. The story about Lizzy is true – but the place isn’t haunted. And it isn’t anywhere near Pittston. It is actually in Birdsboro, PA – but in Exeter Township near Reading. We used to break into it as kids – and there was nothing there. Just an old rundown house. Even Halloween wasn’t scary. It does scare the hell our of little kids, though. But is not a big deal. Sorry.

Turtle says:

May 15, 2006, 10:01 am

thats kinda creepy
could she kill them:)

Jessica says:

August 27, 2006, 12:28 pm

My uncle lives right around the corner I know for a fact that houe is haunted my brother and step father went into that house a few year ago and they both had gotton locked in the basement…

ivy says:

August 31, 2006, 9:29 pm

wow! relly scary i hope she doesint come back

Critic says:

September 16, 2006, 12:29 am

Don’t you people read what you have written, you spell like 1st graders. morons!! hauntings am reelly. i used tu beleave in tehm toe. my neads to kno if dems tru. tru dat biiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaatch

Bella says:

September 18, 2006, 4:56 pm

Here is what is pathetic. People who search comment forums as the spelling and grammar police. Clearly you are very tired and bored individuals. Oh no, the english police are out again. It’s not too obvious that YouPeopleAreIdiots, Critic, and Moron is the same person. Maybe you should spend more time in coming up with more original critical comments so they don’t all take on the same tone. Also it would help if your two comments you posted were not done a minute apart- twit! And you last comment posted on Saturday night, well actually Sunday early morning at 12:29? Maybe you should spend more time trying to invest in some type of social life on your weekends instead of worrying about people’s grammatical expertise. Actually though, if my life were as clearly as empty and lacking as yours, I would be angry too. You go get them! It must be all you have.

The house may be haunted, but it was more for dramatics then anything else in its day. Like a previous poster said it is no longer up and running; even for Halloween.

Missie says:

October 17, 2006, 12:54 pm

Me and a bunch of my friends have been trying to figure out what happened and why it is haunted. If you have any information let me know. I am dieing to find out. My boyfriend lives really close to their and I drive by all the time and I might say that it is the scariest looking place ever! Please someone fill me in on all the details!

Danielle says:

October 25, 2006, 4:54 pm

Read the stories in Charles Adams’ book The Ghost Stories of Berks County…the story is in there.

Kiely says:

October 28, 2006, 1:13 pm

Would we be aloud in lizzy’s house to see her and try to talk to her? i would love to go see her and try to help her pass over.

MikEY! says:

October 31, 2006, 11:55 am

I live right down the street from Lizzie’s haunted house on Littlefield Ave. and one night me and my friends were walking past the house and they decided to go lOOk at the house and go inside..and so i walked in the house with them.. and when we got in we saw an upstairs and decided to go up the steps and all of a sudden the lights start flicking on and off and then we heard a noise was really scary..i was like we should leave and they were like we were at the back door where we came in and it was locked!!! we don’t know how it was locked? so there was a window broken and so we broke it even more and just jumped out the window!!and when we got back on the street i lOOked at the window we jumped out of and i saw a figure standing there!!some say it was Lizzie and some say it was just a reflection!!cOme find Out fOr yourselF!!

Joey says:

November 4, 2006, 11:10 pm

If this is true who can i contact to investigate this house from a skeptics point of view, i am a ghost hunter and looking for a adventure in local NEPA E mail me at

ty Joe

Tj walters says:

November 24, 2006, 11:05 pm

when i was coming back from new jersey it was about 8 pm when i looked over and saw a white figure standing in the window..

charles says:

November 24, 2006, 11:08 pm

7pm an we were leaving walmart an we all saw a figure out in front of the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!

its true just like my freind tj said

BlaBleep says:

December 11, 2006, 6:12 pm

I know I’m a tinsy bit behind the curve on this story… but my friends and i went on a ghosthunting extravaganza this past summer… and we hung out on lincoln road many nights… this place really has history in Berks County simply because many generations of families have thier own stories…

My family in particular has had a lot of history there… like a lot of families around here… i mean my parents broke in as kids and have thier own stories and experiences there… Generations have broken in there so the cops CONSTANTLY watch it (not even joking… if you go… park in the parking lot like two blocks down the street and walk, cops look for cars and the authorities at the factory across the way are not too keen on people parking there.)
ANYWAYS… i was waiting with my friend one night, and while my other friends bypassed the fences he went into the field to “relieve” himself. I sat down on a fire hydrant across from the house… but after a few moments he sprinted back to be grabbed my arm… when he didn’t stop i turned to see what was going on. He was completely pale… and all of a sudden i got really cold… (need i remind you this was summer… and there was no wind nor any thing else which would catch you attention like this.) My friends meanwhile were up at the house flashing pictures. Suddenly they stopped and a slender white figure emerged from the knee high grass behind us and shot across the street. (Personally, i tried to dismiss it at first as headlights turning onto the road, but no cars came) My other friends were up at the house suddenly stopped. My friend who was with me yelled once for our friends, saying “I think it is about time to leave guys.” and about three minutes later they emerged. When they crossed the street they said they had been fine until i had yelled for them. Then the camera had turned off and it got frighteningly cold. We told them what we had seen and they said they thought they had seen something white push between them on thier way to the gate. They also said they had heard me yelling something along the lines of “You’d Better Leave” but we informed them i had not yelled nor said anything. They had not even heard my male friend yelling for them, just the female voice, assumed to be me. We left and went to Exeter diner. A lot of the shots they had taken toward the end were very blurry, and some even had strange white lines.

If you do go to Lizzie please be respectful, honestly, if there is something in that house, it probably should not be disturbed. I actually read all of Charles Adam’s, Ghost Stories Of Berks County, and i believe the Lizzie Story in there to be the most realistic regarding our area.

Please be nice… and watch out for cops… it is private property…

Critic says:

January 18, 2007, 1:29 am

Bella, It seems to me that you have as Little time as I, and that you are some what the Hypocrit. Had you not been a part of the class of which you so prudently defended, You would not have had the time to put so much effort into doing the same to me as you so convincingly(to yourself, I’m sure) accused me of. What is more pathetic than even what you claim as pathetic, is your ability to criticise me for my opinions when you blatently expressed more of your own opinion than I did. And You question my social life, Well I unlike many people have an intellectual response to that: I am most likely more active than anyone you know, (not sure, but usually correct), I am a musician of 31 years, have recorded for Epic records and was in Cream Magazine Oct 1993. I race snowmobiles. I fish in FLW semi Pro and Pro Am Tournaments in my Bass Boat when I am not riding My Vulcan 800(not an awesome bike, but a nice ride) And I dedicate as much time as possible out of my 85 hour work week to playing with my children and spending time with my wife. Now… what inspired me to break off into my fun little comment previously was the simple fact that I, having only a high school education, work in excess of 15 hours a day(my choice, not bitching)and I come onto a site like this because I also have a personal and familiar interest in the paranormal and I have to read a bunch of illiterate nonsense that only a retard believes he/she can understand. Thus giving me the impression that the person who wrote it is probably less educated than I am (their Choice)and probably sits at home on public assistance (that I pay for, Not my choice)and types on a computer(that I’m sure I contributed to them owning) like a retard at 4:56 pm when her fat *** could be supporting herself. Then has the audacity to criticise me with a whole paragraph calling me pathetic as she researches the times of which I posted two seperate comments. Then wonders why I (no acquaintance of hers) am on My Computer(that I worked 20 hours that day to pay for) at 12:29 on a Sunday morning or Saturday night depending I guess on what you were doing at the time. And then accuses me of being angry because my life is empty. How smart are you? hmmmmmmm Lets see, it is now around 12:29 am Thursday and I am on my computer again!!! It seems we have a pattern here. Aside from all that well spoken grammar(I’m not just the Grammar police, I’m the Captain), I thought I had fun the first time, but thank you for a totally hysterical and hypocritical mass of fun that was truly unexpected. I take back everything I said about those other retards, You are by far the Queen. I commend you for your small minded but eager challenge…. Bravo, Bravo!!

Critic says:

January 18, 2007, 1:40 am

My Dearest Bella, I forgot one little thing, I served My country at Desert Storm in the US Navy to maintain your freedom and your right to criticise me. So please continue to excercise your rights. Otherwise I fought for nothing !!!!! What have you done? lol

Critic says:

January 19, 2007, 11:01 pm

Oh by the way, my comments were 6 months after the other persons, and mine were at almost 1 am , their’s were shortly before 10 am, so you in fact, are the twit my dear Bella! Although I do agree with that person about the grammar and spelling and after a tiny bit more research I also agree with you, that YouPeopleAreIdiots and morons is the same person. But YouPeopleAreIdiots was on the money, You in fact are a hypocritical, nosey, pontificating reject whose opinion was fun to critique but I am now bored with you. But once again thank you for the mindless challenge. AYDIOS BIAAAAAATCCCHHHH

pam says:

February 4, 2007, 8:09 pm

why do you bother giving a lengthy speach no cares this is a place about haunted houses not your acomplishment dont brag because some day you could have nothing

Talia says:

March 16, 2007, 1:17 pm

I used to live on Shockley Drive. I think the house down the road from me was Lizzy’s house, but i was just a young girl when I moved so I dont remember. If it is the same house, which i think it is, its an old beat up house on a hill, with a crappy white picket fence thats falling down. The windows have boards that say KEEP OUT on them and there is supposedly a crazy old man with a shot gun that lives in the back yard in a trailer. If you try to go near it he will shoot you. I dont know if its true, I never tried. But I do know that there are creepy vibes that come from the house and ever since I was little, it freaked me out. Now i am in my 20’s and I took my husband past there and he said it was creepy and weird. I dont know…

leynie says:

April 4, 2007, 12:18 pm

interesting….i may be to small but i want to check this out , how come theres no address? my aunt lives in exeter ..if i do not getthe adress she might know

loco says:

June 22, 2007, 5:15 pm

Lizzie’s got a gun… the whole world’s come un-done… Oh Wait!.. Critic has a gun…he may just come un-done…la,la,la-lala!! LOL!

curious says:

July 2, 2007, 11:32 pm

i onnly have 1 thing to say….. if the tennager saw a white ghost how did a real person turn the murder in if it was a girl named lizzy (her)??????????? what did she do turn to human?! hahahaha

Susan says:

July 3, 2007, 2:37 pm

I live near this house as well. It is called the Lizzy Lincoln house and while is looks run down and a bit creepy from the outside, the “haunted” house that they put on at Halloween is just for fun.

However, some of the people that work there have claimed to have had experiences that could not be explained. I cannot think of a good example right now, but I am sure when October rolls around the stories will crop up again!

Happy hunting :)

Diana says:

August 17, 2007, 4:29 am

i dont think that the husband would kill lizzy if he was the one cheating if i was her i would have pushed his *** down the stars and fired the housekeeper! but its a very creepy story.

mikael says:

October 10, 2007, 12:07 pm

I might go there on hollowwen with my whole family exept my little brother.The place sounds kinda creepy by judging it too.

mikael says:

October 10, 2007, 12:13 pm

I might go there with my dad on holloween.It sounds creepy just by reading it.

pj cwalina says:

October 13, 2007, 6:40 pm

where is lizzy’s house located and is it open

anna says:

October 18, 2007, 3:28 am

I heard about a haunted house on Lincoln Ave. In Exeter. That’s probably it

pj cwalina says:

October 18, 2007, 5:40 pm

could you please tell the street addressin exeter pa.

Devans says:

October 29, 2007, 1:28 pm

I grew up in Exeter, PA its in Luzerne co. Northeastern PA. I went to school with Heather and Donna Smurl. They made a movie based onn their experiences called “The Haunted” But they actually lived in West Pittson which was a town over from Exeter. I have no idea abbout that Lizzy house though, or about a haunting on Lincoln Street which was few blocks from where i grew up.

Peace says:

October 29, 2007, 1:45 pm

I can not believe what a bragart that guy is. This is supposed to be about ghosts not idiots. I bet that guy who brags is a Bush supporter.

hello says:

October 29, 2007, 6:17 pm

i know that people have been saying things about others spelling and to me i don’t really care if you shorten your words or use abbreviation, but can you just reread what you write to make sure that it’s understandable because sometimes i’m not quite sure what you’re trying to say. thank you!

Crystal says:

November 10, 2007, 8:41 pm

Ok Someone please tell me if theres a haunted house in NJ!!!!!!! I really want to prove to my mom that goshts are real but i dont know how I’m gonna do it if there isnt ANYTHING in NJ. Trust me its true nothing ever hapens in NJ. I want to visit a haunted house! Please tell me it you know one close to or in NJ :)

Skeptic says:

December 3, 2007, 5:14 am

It’s been about 15 years since I’ve been to the Lincoln rd. house and almost as many since I’ve talked about it. A recent conversation at work between an employee of mine and an associate from another department leads me to believe that all the theories I came up with to explain what happened might be wrong. I chose the name Skeptic because I firmly believe everything can be explained by natural phenomena which is why this is such a hard pill to swallow. As much as I have tried, I could not explain this by any means of science. As best as memory allows, I will explain. I can not remember the time of year,(though it was not around Halloween) but, there was a period of several months that quite a few friends and I would go to the house. We actually went all over the county using Charles Adams’s book as a guide but made many trips back to the “Lizzie house”. We really weren’t ghost hunting, just bored and looking for something to do, though it did get addicting after awhile usually playing off of each others fear to scare the heck out of one another. At any rate, the one trip that stands out… There was 6 of us, packed in a smaller sized car. We pulled into the driveway only far enough to get off the road. I can’t remember if the old rope and post fence blocked us from driving up further or if that’s all the further the driver wanted to go. The driver never got out of the car. The rest of us got out and walked around for a while when three decided they were going to go in. Me and a friend of mine since childhood stayed outside, I’m not one for breaking and entering. They went through a window in the back on the driveway side which I always assumed led to the kitchen. Once they went in, I could no longer enjoy this trip because I was to worried about getting caught because they made quite a racket breaking in, so I pretty muched stayed outside ready to run if the wrong people showed up. My other friend went into the spring cellar which is detatched from the house toward the back end of the driveway. He was probably in there for less than 5 minutes. I just paced back and forth looking at the house then looking for headlights. At a time when looking at the house a blowing curtain in the window on the top level toward the front of the house caught my eye. The curtain almost looked as if it was starting to swirl to the right, from my point of view. I was momentarily distracted by my friend coming out of the spring cellar but quickly turned back to the window and it was there, just staring. I motioned for my friend to come over and when he got beside me I asked if he could see it. It was a firm yes with amazement in it’s tone. This was not a quick look and done deal. We continued to stare and it continued to stare back. It was facing us but it was more like it was looking through us. Better yet, like it was waiting for some one to arrive. I don’t know how long we watched it but, It was definitely atleast 2 minutes. At this time, while we were still staring, the other 3 friends started yelling and came bursting out the window they had entered. Start the car, start the F____ing car! Well of course we took off toward the car also and left in a hurry. The staring at the window and my friends rushing out of the house screaming are burned in my memory and I can see it as clearly now as I saw it then. And I could see IT till the moment they came out of the house. I think till this day the other 3 friends either scared themselves or thought it would be funny to scare us by yelling and running. I will never say what I saw was a ghost and will always try to explain it some other way, but to date, I have not been able to. My closest friend talked about it later that night but refused to ever since. I do remember that other than our friends scaring us, there was no fear. It was more of a shock at trying to figure out what it was. It was simply something holding back a curtain and staring in our direction and I could see through it like a very thick fog. That is a description of it’s density, not color, it was to dark for eyes to see true color but if I had to guess, I would say a dirty white due to the blackness of the room behind it. There are some details left out because I would like to see if anyone else has a similar story and if the missing details show up, it would help validate that story in my eyes. 2 other incidents did happen on a seperate trip but I feel that I was able to explain them. Again, some one may have these too in there story. This is the only thing like this that has ever happened to me. Other than those several months with friends, I have never held a strong interest in the subject nor have I pursued the issue any further. It was all a chance conversation that I was really not a part of that made me decide to try to find something on the internet which led me to stumble upon this site. I do not ask anyone to believe but I do welcome all comment and apologize in advance for any errors in grammar.

Curious =] says:

December 31, 2007, 7:26 pm

I would really really like to know more about this Lizzy girl. If you could leave a comment telling me more that would be awsome! Thanks alot!

By the way, all this dramitic stuff about SPELLING really doesn’t matter! People write, talk, walk, and type the way that they want to. Nobody can help that. I may only be a child, but I think that I may know quite a bit already.

Happy New Year [two double oh eight]
We’ll miss you 2007!

jim says:

February 8, 2008, 2:53 pm

This is just a story I have been in the house many times, it is near the landfill, it is just a rundown house.I was there at night many times with many people and we never saw a thing we were there drinking and partying ,the state of mind we were in if there was a ghost it should of showed itself because it might of scared us straight.

missyngangel says:

February 29, 2008, 7:47 pm

you know i came in to see if there were any people with real stories but all of the comments are on grammar -shut up !!- if u dont like what people are saying get the—- off this site.(bella)
anyway i live near the smurl house and they lived in west pittston not exeter and now they live next door to my sister inlaw in wilkes barre –nice people and great neighbors but…..
i heard they still have spouts off paranormal every once in a while.. ive talked to them personally and they just would like the past to be forgotten..

Skeptic says:

March 3, 2008, 1:29 am

My earlier apology for grammar was intended to be a bit sarcastic but, you are correct. Who cares about spelling?
I mean no disrespect to Jim but, if, and I do mean if, ghosts are real, I doubt they decide to appear because you are drinking. Not to mention drinking affects your perception of your surroundings.
If what I saw was real, I believe it was just a matter of right place right time. I have been informed of the place by others who have been there many times and have not seen anything. I don’t believe it is a common event.
I don’t think missyngangel is refering to the same place as this does not involve anyone living today. I could be wrong though.
The fact is as an astronomer and enthusiast of physics (NOT psychic) you must understand there are things that defy our understanding. This does not mean something is supernatural it just means we can only understand what we experience as reality. What I saw may not have been an apparition of a person who has passed away. There are other explanations that are at the present beyond grasp. I will spare you the details as it may get boring but if you are interested, while you are on your computer, do a search for string theory, parallel worlds, or extra dimensions. Believe it or not, they are real things and you may also exist in another one at another time.
My motive for writing this was to see if someone else had a similar experience and intentionally left out certain details so I would have a chance at seperating fact from fiction.

robert says:

March 5, 2008, 12:20 am

if there are any ghost hunters in wilkes barre pa or plains area contact me if you are interested in investigating the paranormal around this area ive been investigating for 4 years now looking for a new crew contact me

The says:

March 18, 2008, 3:18 pm

OK well I live nearthis place and ever since i was a kid when i moved in to birdsboro and passed that house on the way to walmart it freaked me out and wel i was on the rounds of the house one night but not to close to the house maybe 300 fet anwe saw figures walking threw the woods making no sound at all its kindaweird and we have heard stoires of some kids breaking and one ieng killed and the only found the finger not the body, now i have no idea if its real or fake ut if anyone has any pics or stories e-mail me at plz dont be rude and e-mail junk only real stuff

Kyle H. says:

March 24, 2008, 10:15 pm

I was at this place with friends in the 80’s. We left running. One was hit by something that fell from the ceiling. It was Alec, Dianna and another girl that a can not remember. Something is certainly there. What? I don’t know. Maybe just imagination. Maybe the power of the mind? I never returned even though I lived only 15 min away. When I visit mom and dad I still drive by and say “Hello Lizzy” as I pass. They never could keep the fence up. She kept tearing it down. The last person that lived in the house actually lived peacfully with the ghost. It woudl unplug the organ and play tricks here and there. But nothing really bad.

Wickedgirl says:

March 30, 2008, 11:08 pm

The House Is Really Haunted I Seen It With My Only Eyes.We had 5 People With Us And They All Took Off .I And My One Friend Still There At The house,She Was Right In The Room With Us.And For That Haunted House They Had For Halloween So Fake They Should Have Learn More About The House And The History On It.The People Who Worked At The Haunted House For Halloween Well Put It This WAy Their Acting Was Really Funny,Do Know How Anyone Would Get Scare Going Into That FAKE HAUNTED HOUSE FOR HALLOWEEN.And I Beat Lizzy Was Not Happy To Have Them There.I Know If I Was A Ghost I Would Not Want Anyone Turning My House Into A Fake Haunted House For Halloween.Also Want Makes Me Mad U Got House’s That Are Abandoned,And Kids Go In There To Party And Mess It UP.And U Got People Like Me That Want To Go To Place And House’s That Are Abandoned To Learn About The History And Take Pic’s But We Can Do To THe Kids That Messed It Up.Yea U Can Go If U Want To Get Fined And Have The Cops Come After U .

Wickedgirl says:

March 30, 2008, 11:14 pm

sorry i spell some words wrong.

Joe Masiak says:

April 22, 2008, 10:47 pm

I have a cousin in Paterson, NJ who swears her house is haunted. No one else who went there heard anything;
she called me~The guy with the open mind~When my Dad
was there, thinks she needs psycho-evaluation. She
came to me for help, as she feels cold spots, hears footsteps in the kitchen & on the stairs… I’m asking ANYONE who reads this for advice. I want to go there with my camera, and maybe catch an ‘orb’ which we see in e-mails from my wife’s family who just lost a 46 yr. old brother & their dad in a 2 yr. period.
I’m so glad I found this site of believers and the possibility of helpful advice. Thank you all in advance. Sincerely, Joe M.

john charles garcia says:

April 25, 2008, 1:47 pm

that story about lizzy is freaky but not scary.but if i went there i’ll probaly pist myself.lizzy’s husband is a *****.

tim wents says:

April 25, 2008, 1:50 pm

that story is ok. lizzy’s husband can go suck a **** and die,what a *****!

veedeebee says:

June 21, 2008, 12:32 am

I can totally back up your story Kyle H! I definitely remember driving past w/ friends in the 80’s. We were a bit obsessed & drove there various times in one summer. That damn fence was in a DIFFERENT state of disrepair every single time! There was large red stains all over the road one night, but we had each other so freakin’ scared no one was crazy enough to get out to identify the substance. (knowing my friends, we would have locked that person out of the car just to mess with their head!)The next time we drove by the stain was gone.

Bob says:

July 29, 2008, 2:58 am

me and a few friend were just at the lincoln house about 3 weeks ago. we got there and it is now completely boarded up and as we were standing there we all of the sudden heard a dog start barking then chains rattling then very bright lights. these lights turned out to be the lights on a van behind the house. there is a freak who lives on the propert in a trailor behind the house and he chased us in his van after we got back into the car and he tried knocking us off the road multiple times and he also was pointing a shotgun at us. do not go here for some of my friends who i have talked to said they went there and he did the same thing to them tis guy is a freak and will kill someone someday. My mother is a ups driver and one day for the first time in 17 years there was a package that this guy ordered so my mom had to deliver it and wen sh got there this guy told her to get off the property or he will blow her f****** head off

jamie says:

July 29, 2008, 10:00 am

my sister is a UPS driver, and delivered a package to this address. there is a crazy man living in a trailer behind the house. he forbids any trespassing onto this property. i sincerely advise anyone who might be thinking of entering onto this property to think otherwise. he has every right to shoot to protect his property. i would hate to see anyone get hurt. just leave well enough alone. from the stories i have heard, this guy is itching to fire his gun. STAY AWAY!

Wendy says:

August 22, 2008, 2:32 pm

Souns like a different take on the Lizzy Borden story,She killed her family and lived to be a very old lady,she was NOT killed by her husband.Do more research and get real FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzy says:

September 21, 2008, 10:23 am

Oh my gosh, my friend sent this to me as i live in pennsylvania also! I was so shocked to read this story. Whoa.

anthony says:

September 27, 2008, 11:14 pm

where is this place in exeter

Anel says:

October 1, 2008, 1:23 pm

Is Lizzie’s open this year?

McBanes says:

October 4, 2008, 10:35 pm

i drove past there one time, and the house had completely transformed into a sperm bank. the strange thing is that all of the people going in to donate were retards! then, i drove past again the next night, and to my shock, the house had transformed into a blood bank, and there was a van in the front dropping off patients, and the side of the van read “Berks AIDS Network”!!! the horror!
the strangest thing about this place was that when i went inside one year, there was a torture chamber inside. the guards were all US soldiers, and all of the prisoners were chained up naked with black hoods over their heads. some prisoners were being waterboarded by the soldiers. others were locked up in small cells with loud music blaring and strobe lights flashing. others were locked up in even smaller cells with ear muffs and bandannas over their eyes. the guards said that the purpose was to deprive the prisoners of their senses, rob them of their individuality, just to give up information that isn’t even true. the horror!!!

mark says:

October 7, 2008, 7:15 pm

ok people…..exeter, pa and exeter township, pa are 2 different places. this house is in exeter township. its in birdsboro, on lincoln road across the street from arkema. i recently learned about this house and went to check it out. i put my 3 kids in the backseat of my car. i didnt tell them where we were going. as soon as i pulled into the stone driveway, 2 of them started crying frantically…..they are 8 and 7. it was really freaky. the house is boarded up and there are construction vehicles in the back yard. im not sure if anyone is living on the property because we got out of there quick. i am really interested in seeing this house again, maybe really early before work. but i dont want to get shot !!!! if i find anything, i will write more.

interested says:

October 14, 2008, 9:43 pm

is this house opened to the public this year? whats the address and how much is it.

BOBBI says:

October 31, 2008, 11:08 am


ashley says:

January 6, 2009, 10:30 am

my aunt was going to buy this house a while back and she made fun of the fact that the kitchen and living room are switched so there is a sink in th living room (or was). She then left and something pushed her on the ground leaving big scratches of nails down her legs! It was later found out the lizzy had switched the kitchen and the living room!

Michelle says:

May 5, 2009, 1:32 am

I live one block from Lizzie’s and have lived within one mile of the house all my life. The house in no longer open to the public for Halloween. It is boarded up and the property is private. I am in my late 30’s and new of at least 4 different families that lived there, one family I am close with. At one time it was extremely beautiful but not any more. There are numerous stories, some fabricated, some true. There is a book written by Charles Adams III about haunted houses in Berks county, with Lizzy’s being in one. The one owner’s that I knew were never believers in paranormal until they lived there. I have personally witnessed stuff while visiting. Nothing major, just slamming doors and loud thumps and bangs. Sometimes you have to see it to believe it……

hahahaha says:

May 9, 2009, 11:40 pm

You people crack me up. Fighting over the fact if a place is haunted or not. Lizzy’s house is haunted or else it would not be in the haunted registry of Berks County. Everything that happened to her is true. I live about 5 minutes from Lizzy’s in Exeter, driving by the place just gives you the creeps. But if you guys wanna see a real haunted place try sneeking into Pennhurts i’ll guarantee you you’ll never experience anything like it.

sara says:

May 11, 2009, 9:40 am

Hey my name is Sara and im in ISS right now in oley valley high school, right near exeter.The lindsey house is very haunted…its old and beat up one night last summer me and my friends got bored and we all decided as a group we were goin to sneak in the house when we got there i kid you not as soon as we pulled in we saw a light come right from the top left window thank god we werent ottaa the car only 3 vof us saw it and i was one of them i mean every time i drive past that house it gives me a strange feeling crazyy yo peace

kristy s says:

June 2, 2009, 7:32 pm

for the ones who like to know if it is open the lizzie house yes it is but at halloween it is closed off to the public all season long the last person that lived in the house movies because of the spirits in the house if you come to reading pa look this up but be warn you may be scared.

kristy s says:

June 2, 2009, 7:39 pm

lizzy’s haunted house
1211 Lincoln Rd
Birdsboro, PA 19508

(610) 404-4678â??

open fall months only

local to the berks county area and knows well about all the haunted houses and who has them a hauntes house buf.

anthony says:

July 20, 2009, 2:03 pm

Where is this house in Exeter located? How far from Scranton is the house.

Ashlie says:

July 20, 2009, 5:22 pm

If anywhere knows where this house is, please email me the address; oh, and don’t say “you can’t go there!” or something. I’ll do whatever I please.
Here’s my email for anyone who knows the address.

dan mccormack says:

September 26, 2009, 10:44 am

i used to live up the road in a trailer park ,the house may not be haunted but when you go in it has a really creepy feel to is actually outside of birdsboro,pa on lincoln rd and everyone knows of it.the story is pretty consistent over the years.

kristy s says:

September 26, 2009, 12:51 pm

For the rude people commenting on others learning to spell that is not called for people have a right to leave a comment that is not only childish but acting like a immature child your self, what is wrong with immature pathtic people who cares about the grammer or spelling this is not school plan bullies you are and for the ones that want to learn about lizzy’s haunted house it is open every year at this time and personal tours can be taken by appointments
they have address on verizon big book just type it in and they have a website that will list days and times open and it will list prices as well.

there is no need to act like *** cracks posting comments mocking other people shows how much Iq you all have posting nasty comments about others like you been doing plain rudeness it is and hope the comments get deleted for being rude.

here is the address of the Lizzy’s haunted house in Berks county pa
Lizzie’s Haunted HouseLizzie’s Haunted House
1211 Lincoln Rd
Birdsboro, PA 19508-1806
(610) 404-4678â??
prices for children 4.50 ages 6-117 with school id present for discount
seniors rate : 5.00
adults 18 -50 6.00 to 9.00 to get in
also there is other activities to be done
like arts and crafts and a hay ride
group rates available
groups of 4 or more get a discounted rate

steve says:

October 5, 2009, 7:00 pm

wendy this a real story dumbass. I lived there almost 32 years and the Lizzie story is real look it up at Reading Pa library.

Lynn Kerper says:

October 29, 2009, 12:25 am

I literally lived in the neighborhood down the street from this house. As kids we always rode our bikes over to the house and would walk around the property trying to find out if the stories were true. I think its sad that the house was turned into a haunted house… if there really is a spirt in there its being tortured more than it deserves by the crowds of people who are walked through there during the halloween season.

Chelle says:

October 29, 2009, 11:51 pm

I grew up in the Ohio Valley hearing the stories of Lizzy and various other places not mentioned on this site. I have been by this house years ago and was saddened by the condition of the house which was once a home. I’m glad Lizzy is dead because the state of her house would have killed her!

Brian says:

November 28, 2009, 3:02 pm

This area needs to be investigated. I got the means. Who owns the property?

MissBBS says:

December 2, 2009, 12:17 am

PLEASE NOTE: Lizzy’s house in NOT in Exeter, Luzerne Co. it IS in Exeter Township, Berks Co. It’s NOT near Pittston, PA…it IS in Birdsboro, PA. Also, it’s near the OLEY Valley, NOT Ohio Valley.

If anyone wants to know the current owners name, they can contact the Berks County Prothonotary for information on 1211 Lincoln Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

If your interested in this or other hauntings of Berks County, buy Charles Adams books. He won’t give you exact locations, but it’s a start.

michele says:

March 26, 2010, 2:04 pm

The Smrills in west pittston, pa..what’s the real story here, saw this on tv. Very Scary

jake says:

May 24, 2010, 11:49 pm

if anybody knows of any haunted places near reading, PA let me know, i am trying to do a little hunt of my own, so email me at if u know of any places, thanks!

Jannette says:

July 3, 2010, 11:46 am

Jannette says: I agree with Bella (09-18-06) about the two comments being from the same person, whom ever that is needs some honest friendship in their life, someone to talk to freely without the fear of being insulted and put down. If you can not relax on line and not worry about people putting you down then as race we are in bad shape. I could not read all the comments and for that I am sorry but I do not have that kind of time. As far as some place being haunted or not, everyone has a right to their own feeings and beliefs. Too many things have happened to me in my life time that no one has ever been able to explain in a normal way. If something can not be explained away as a normal situation then we have to classifiy it as a paranormal situation. No one actually knows what is really going on until it happens to them. I believe in God, Christ, the existance of spirits and the knowledge that if I see it than it actually happened. Everyone relax have fun and stay safe always.

jarett says:

July 10, 2010, 2:50 am

i wittnesed her last night wile we were at her house

Ashley says:

August 13, 2010, 5:43 pm

My parents live right around this house and I have heard that it is haunted but never experienced it for myself. I know it was open for Halloween a couple years but had been closed for the longest time. I have always wanted to go inside to see for myself but now there are people who live on the property in a trailer behind the house. They don’t look like they’d be friendly, but more like a murderer from a movie. I’m not one to judge, but they are kind of grungy, mountain men looking.

Erik says:

August 14, 2010, 1:26 am

Go there between 3 and 4 ( the time evil comes out to mock jesus, the “witching hour”). my buddy went there with some friends. while walking up the driveway there cameras completely went dead. so they dececided to leave and as they were leaving, my buddy turned around to look at the house and he saw a figure standing on top of the house with its head cocked to the side as if it looked like they were being hung. and a couple other people reported whatever haunts the place following them home and creating chaos in their house. not fake, real f*cked up stuff. more stories to tell about the place, not enough patience to type it all

Tiffany says:

September 19, 2010, 3:50 pm

i would like to see lizzy house and spend the night in it i live by exeter pennsylvania i would record it to iam not scared of ghost i have seen a few before but they were loved ones who passed on who can i talk to about being able to stay a night in the house just to do some reserch on it? if it is indeed empty? or if someone is living in the house to get thier permission thank you

charee says:

October 10, 2010, 5:18 pm

wht r the hrs for sun? wht is the address?

Kimberly says:

October 20, 2010, 11:22 pm

where is Lizzy’s House i don’t live far from Exeter,I would love to visit this home and perhaps do a ghost hunt(research there if possible.

Andrew says:

November 30, 2010, 6:45 pm

This home is private property. When I was a teenager, my friend and I went inside and it was abandoned at that point, although it is on the edge of a tree farm called The Buddies Nursery. Donald Peiffer used to own the property, but he died about 4 years ago. When my friend and I went inside it was very run down and spooky looking. If anyone wants to see where it is, Id be willing to show them, email me at
It would be fun to see the old place again.

denise says:

February 19, 2011, 12:32 am

the story i kown is elizabeth was her name they called her lizzy.had a husband named sammal lizzy telled her husband her was going out for some food.lizzy come home calling out her husband name whet up stairs open her bedroom door and seen her husband in there bed with the housekeep.she cry out and said sammal get her out of my houes,he telled he wife he was in love with mary is the name of the houeskeep.and she was haveing he baby sammal said to hes wife.he was leveing her she said yes you well stay here he got very mad and pushed hes wife down the stair and she deid. a follw weeks pass mary lived with him. as hes lover lizzy spirit hauned them evernight at 10.oo at night that when lizzy died. the story is in a called true haunts of the usa

dick shiner says:

February 22, 2011, 10:26 pm

lizzie lizzie you think you scard us away??? no one was scard i will be back that was me and my friend with the flash light and you said go go go away and had you dumn ******* dog bark so scard WE WILL BE BACK SOON! see you soon izzie lizzie you think you scard us away??? no one was scard i will be back that was me and my friend with the flash light and you said go go go away and had you dumn ******* dog bark so scard WE WILL BE BACK SOON! see you soon

Jenng says:

August 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

Anyone have the street address?

candace says:

September 3, 2011, 6:33 pm

this house is supposidly really haunted. ive lived in the area my whole life, my grandmom lives right down the street. lizzy was never murdered by her husband, she died an old woman sick. i dont know how or why anyone would start the rumor of her being murdered, but the story of her house is in ghost stories of berks county. it is a scary house, all the windows are boarded up, and have been for a long time. but thats because of people breaking them. there was alot of vandilization on the property. my grandmom knew lizzy, and said she was a polite, and respectable woman.

Andrew says:

October 2, 2011, 7:14 am

Anyone wanting more information on this house can call my cell: 484-336-9272. I am planning to go there again soon.
Take care.

Ron says:

January 2, 2012, 9:49 pm

This story is incorrect. Also, the house is located in the school district of Exeter, NOT the town. Exeter, PA is a few hours north of the “Lizzie Lincoln” home.

The real story (summarized of course) is slightly less intriguing. Lizzie became ill, and her husband hired a live in nurse to care for her. However, he fell in love with the nurse and later ran away with her. Lizzie remains to this day, waiting for her husband to return.

There have never been any deaths on the property. I can vouch for this, along with both of my parents, who grew up in the area during the beginning of the stories.

Andrew says:

January 22, 2012, 6:15 pm

@Ron, sorry to disagree with you Ron, but their was a murder just up Lincoln Rd in the 1990s a mans body was found in the field near the Lincoln house on Lincoln Rd. He was living in the old boarding home just down the road and was found beaten to death….I know it wasnt exactly on the property but very very close! And i have been in the house in the 80s when I was a teenager and been on the property many many times.

crystal says:

March 28, 2012, 7:14 pm

this house is not what people think it is …. read the link above

maritza says:

February 1, 2013, 8:28 pm

this story is not accurate. you can find the REAL truth in Ghost stories of Berks county Book 2 i believe. im from that area. n have also been in the house before they demolished it.These books were written by a relative of mine. He has more than a dozen books out now. And he is also a great investigator and a reliable souce.

Lori (Weidman) Bell says:

September 3, 2014, 12:15 pm

My EX husband & I were married in this house on October 31, 1998. We thought it would be awesome to get married in a haunted house on Halloween. We and our witnesses wore costumes. Unfortunately we have no pics of our event because the film was mysteriously exposed and ruined even though it never left the camera until it was developed. Also we were supposed to be filmed by a local TV crew but they were experiencing problems with their equipment to the point of the lense falling off the video camera and it only recorded static. We were married in the living room and heard thumping noises during our very quick ceremony. Needless to say we are now divorced but it still was a memorable experience.

Aubrey says:

December 27, 2014, 11:53 pm

I lived right around the corner from this house. Being sensitive, I would feel as if something was peering outside at me, kinda like someone was watching. Very sad.

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