Pennsylvania Ghost Towns; The Mystery of Clairton's Abandoned Lincoln Way
Lincoln Way at first glance gives the feel of being dark and diabolical. The ugly ruins and debris make the entire neighborhood an eyesore and the perfect location for any red eyed beast to call home. Rumors concerning the abandoned and haunting neighborhood have resulted in many paranormal investigations that have varied results, depending on who you ask.
- A Creepy Eyesore Filled with Mystery and Paranormal Activity
- Ugly Ruins Appear Dark and Diabolical
- Billowing Smoke and Toxic Fumes Might Be the Answer to the Abandoned Neighborhood
- Flickering Lights, Disembodied Footsteps & Unexplained Phenomena
- Eerie Silence, Dangerous Sinkholes and Remnants of Days Gone By
A Creepy Eyesore Filled with Mystery and Paranormal Activity
The mystery of the abandoned neighborhood of Lincoln Way in Clairton, Pennsylvania has been the subject of speculation since the early seventies, just after the first residents moved out, leaving all of their worldly belongings behind, including one vehicle, and then they simply disappeared without a trace. It is evident that something is amiss the second that you turn onto Lincoln Way. It isn't the dead calm that is laced with eerie nothingness or even the homes that were once filled with families that are now completely void of all signs of life. The deprived yards, high weeds and belongings scattered along the entire length of the street are very real reminders that there is a history here that appears to be nothing more than a memory in time that offers not one clue as to what the past dealt to the people that once resided here. Records from the tax assessor's office show details that the homes have had the same owners since the seventies, yet paid taxes have only occurred steadily with three of the homes to date.
Ugly Ruins Appear Dark and Diabolical
Over the years, many people have questioned the sudden abandonment of Lincoln Way, and the answers have very from paranormal activity that includes a beast that dwells in the woods that surrounds the residential community from the now barricaded dead-end section of the street and the entire right side of the neighborhood. Lincoln Way at first glance gives the feel of being dark and diabolical. The ugly ruins and debris make the entire neighborhood an eyesore and the perfect location for any red eyed beast to call home. Rumors concerning the abandoned and haunting neighborhood have resulted in many paranormal investigations that have varied results, depending on who you ask.
Billowing Smoke and Toxic Fumes Might Be the Answer to the Abandoned Neighborhood
Coke piles emitting toxic fumes are situated directly across from the neighborhood awaiting workers to load the black solid carbonaceous material into railcars for delivery to the local steel mills, and located catty-corner from the Clairton steel mill on 837, the USS sign can be seen just across the Monongahela River from the entrance of the abandoned neighborhood. Many people speculate that the poor air quality back in the 60s and 70s could have led to declining health in the people and pets who lived so close to the valley's main source of income, making it a no-brainer to put this toxic neighborhood in their rear-view mirror.
Running along 837, just across the street from Lincoln Way, USS Steel's brightly painted green pipe is a constant reminder that the largest coke manufacturing facility in the United States is located just up the road. The steel mill has come under fire with the Environmental Protection Agency for violations concerning deadly pollution that posed health risks to local residents. The billowing white smoke coming from the stacks is always a source of concern for the town's people who live nearby even though clean air standards have been met and satisfied the strict requirements of the EPA.
Flickering Lights, Disembodied Footsteps & Unexplained Phenomena
The most recent paranormal investigation in March of 2015 gave mixed signals as to who or what has caused so many families to suddenly leave the place they once called home. Despite nearby 837 being a constant source of traffic, on this night, Lincoln Way was eerily quiet other than a few unexplained noises that emanated from the thick woods, just behind the homes. Unexplained phenomena took center stage as the investigation progressed with flickering street light that continued in a foreboding pattern, snapping on and off as the group advanced closer to one particular house. Once entering the home at 149 Lincoln Way, disembodied footsteps quickly became evident and the temperature dropped 15 degrees when standing in front of the home located directly in the middle of Lincoln Way. The investigators found that the second house located on the right side of the street sent the EMF monitor into a flux of activity that never ended until they completely walked off of the property.
Eerie Silence, Dangerous Sinkholes and Remnants of Days Gone By
What lies awake, lurking in this desolate neighborhood is anyone's guess. Looting and vandalism has added to the deeper elements of what you would expect to see in such extreme conditions where nothing is left except for the exposed remnants of days gone by. The dangerous sinkholes welcome unsuspecting strangers to come in closer for a look at what the deepest depths of hell has in store for them. The silence sits heavily like a weight on your chest, beckoning those who enter the realm of of happy place that exists no more. The dark, eerie silence envelopes Lincoln Way, leaving unanswered questions as to what or who stands behind the deafening madness that drove sixteen families from their homes.