The Tales of Manns Choice are (for the most part) True
by Matthew Bockhouse
(New Kensington, PA, USA)
As a former resident of the town of Manns Choice,I grew up in my grandparents house built in the 1860's (used to be the Mullen Tavern). I can attest to MANY of these things. The horse thief can be seen through the 3rd floor window swinging at times when you turn onto Rt31 from Rt30. I have seen the man walking on the old floor(walking on his knees) and have had MANY friends that have worked at the Jean Bonnet.
The Metropolitan Hotel is another wild place! I was sitting drinking a beer with a friend that lived in one of the rooms above the bar in the metro. It was 3am and we heard what sounded like a live show in the third floor ballroom. Well, having grown up around this we were not frightened but intrigued. As we entered the ballroom it was TOTALLY empty. However, there were clean spots on the dusty floor that looked like feet sliding from dancing(they covered the ENTIRE floor). As we entered the room a microphone stand fell over, there was no one on stage.
Couple this with the happenings that have taken place at my own family's home(dog barking in the attic 5 years after our dog died) things "disappearing " i STILL have not found a pair of glasses that i left in a case sitting on my sister's dresser during a visit only to wake and find them gone. The activity there has heightened since the remodeling in which the interior walls were torn out to expose the HUGE chestnut logs inside that make the house. It is a full log house under the siding.
Any skeptic i would invite to spend a night at the jean bonnet or the metro hotel...see if you are still a skeptic in the morning. If you have a portable mp3 player erase all data on it and let it record all night(you will cringe at what you hear when you play it back).....