Barn Haunting in Woodbury, PA
I moved to Woodbury 20 years ago when I bought a 200 year old stone house with the intention of restoring it. I'm told that an ironmaster had the house built;I have found reference to an iron ore furnace downstream from me.
I have had 2 experiences surrounding this property. One concerns the barn which dates from the 1850's. Everytime I was in the barn I got the urge to look up at the center beam and I felt as if someone or something was in the barn. I didn't think anything of this until one evening just before dusk I went down to put some tools in the barn. The barn door is one of those big ones that you slide shut. As I was doing so I saw that I had not switched the lights off. I reached in to flip the switch and felt a hand on top of mine. Needless to say I jerked my hand back so fast I whacked it on the barn door. I stood there with my heart pounding. There was no way I was going to finish closing that door so I walked quickly up to the house. I made a point of never going to the barn near or after dusk after that. The story does not end here. Several years after this happened I was told that a man that had lived in the house back in the 1940's or 1950's hung himself from the center beam in the barn at dusk. My heart stopped. I hesitated about telling them of my experience. After that the next time I was in the barn I stood there talking out loud to this man. I assured him that I was going to take care of the house and property and fix it up. I no longer have the feeling that someone is in the barn but I also still don't go down after dusk.