Haunted Family Homestead House in Gallitzin

by Susan Gargon Centineo
(Frederick, MD)

Well, I can't believe I stumbled upon this website of yours! My sister and I were born in Altoona, and although we moved away when we were 10 and 6, our parents eventually relocated back, and we have been exploring nooks and crannies and side roads and abandoned houses and caves and all KINDS of things in the Altoona/Gallitzin area for years. Even before they moved back, we were still constantly in touch with the area because we have so many relatives there, including my grandparents in Gallitzin. They lived in a house built by my Grandmother's parents and I could write a book about the hauntings there, things experienced by five generations of our family. I *dream* of this house! It was recently sold by my sister, the last family person to live in it. I will tell you all about it when I have more time. It's QUITE the story! Hint: everything "came out" at night, at twilight ... by day, you could always sense things, but it was calm, quiet, benign ... not at night! More later.

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Gillen House
by: Amelia

I just bought the old Gillen house on Church street in Gallitzin. It was said to be an old hotel built in 1900. There used to be a speak easy in our basement and a chapel in the attic. If anyone has any information on our home, please let me know. I have not noticed any "hauntings" but I do know that Mr. Frances Gillen's sister died in the house.

by: Anonymous

I was born and raised in Gallitzin. I would love to hear more. There is many a curious things in the Gallitzin area!!!

Haunted Gallitzin Homestead
by: Patricia

Hello Susan,

Oh, you are such a tease!:) I'm so glad you stumbled upon my website. It sounds like you love the area as much as I do.

Gallitzin, PA is such a beautiful scenic area, I was just there two weeks ago. Isn't it wonderful to explore that area?

I'm looking forward to reading your ghostly tales of your Grandma's house.


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