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Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 26, 2010 10:48PM

Have you ever been to Centralia? I was thinking about taking a road trip there one day. Is it as creepy as people make it out to be? Is it worth seeing?


The setting for Silent Hill was based on that town; just curious.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: succubus ()
Date: September 26, 2010 10:57PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Have you ever been to Centralia? I was thinking
> about taking a road trip there one day. Is it as
> creepy as people make it out to be? Is it worth
> seeing?
>
>
> The setting for Silent Hill was based on that
> town; just curious.


I think you'll be fine eesh.

Creepy is right "up your alley"

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:13PM

Not familiar with it. Too lazy to google it right now.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 26, 2010 11:23PM

My family drove through it once when I was like 12. I saw smoke coming out of the found in the middle of a field, but don't remember too much else about it. There was a radio program on NPR today and they were talking about it to some people who used to live there. I'm guessing that is where you got this idea? It does sound pretty interesting, as long as you don't fall through one of those flaming sinkholes they mentioned.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 27, 2010 12:01AM

tomahawk Wrote:
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> There was a radio program on NPR
> today and they were talking about it to some
> people who used to live there. I'm guessing that
> is where you got this idea?




No, I don't listen to NPR. I've just been looking up ghost towns and this one sounded interesting.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: September 27, 2010 06:03AM

I've been there twice; once as a kid and then again with friends when I was in college. I wouldn't call it creepy. Sad is a better description. There's not much to see actually. The old road is closed because it started to break apart and there are places where you can see smoke/steam coming out of the ground. There were still a few sad-looking houses the last time I was there, overgrown properties where homes once stood, and garbage everywhere. I'm not sure I'd drive all the way up there just for that- there's probably less than ten houses there nowadays and the roads might be closed down. I remember feeling like I was invading people's privacy at their expense, like I was there to gawk at the depressing results of a disaster that ruined people's lives. It's also in the middle of nowhere, so there's not much to see or do along the way. There used to be a coal mine in Ashland that had a train tour open to the public, but that was long ago and it's probably closed.

Like I said, there's not much to see, and what is there isnt really creepy, it's more pathetic and depressing than anything. It's also small- don't expect a "town"- just a handful of houses out in the middle of nowhere. Blink and you'll miss it.


eesh Wrote:
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> Have you ever been to Centralia? I was thinking
> about taking a road trip there one day. Is it as
> creepy as people make it out to be? Is it worth
> seeing?
>
>
> The setting for Silent Hill was based on that
> town; just curious.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 02, 2012 04:08PM

bump



Anyone ever explored the abandoned turnpike in Breezewood?


I was watching The Road, and most of the filming location takes place on the abandoned turnpike, seems like an interesting place to visit.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: March 02, 2012 04:43PM

eesh Wrote:
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> bump
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>
>
> Anyone ever explored the abandoned turnpike in
> Breezewood?
>
>
> I was watching The Road, and most of the filming
> location takes place on the abandoned turnpike,
> seems like an interesting place to visit.


Is that what the Penn turnpike used to be? I know that's a dumb question, just curious. I was on the turnpike, just left breezewood and was supposed to take the next exit and I missed it. Couldn't turn around for 40 miles. The few exits there were were locked (I assume emergency personel have keys?) and there was a barrior with no "authorized vehicles only" cut throughs either. That state is the pits! All because of the BS toll road.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Ghost town trail ()
Date: March 02, 2012 04:44PM

PA has a recreational trail linking abandoned mining towns.

http://www.indianacountyparks.org/trails/gtt/gtt.html

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 02, 2012 04:46PM

Ghost town trail Wrote:
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> PA has a recreational trail linking abandoned
> mining towns.
>
> http://www.indianacountyparks.org/trails/gtt/gtt.h
> tml





That's pretty cool. thanks

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:03PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Ghost town trail Wrote:
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> > PA has a recreational trail linking abandoned
> > mining towns.
> >
> >
> http://www.indianacountyparks.org/trails/gtt/gtt.h
>
> > tml
>
>
>
>
>
> That's pretty cool. thanks

Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare breed.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:05PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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>
> Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> breed.

Not to be a corrector but those are hillbillys out there. There's a difference.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2012 05:06PM by Stones.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:08PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> breed.






Worse than Virginia rednecks?

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:10PM

Stones Wrote:
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> MrMephisto Wrote:
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>
> >
> > Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> > breed.
>
> Not to be a corrector but those are hillbillys out
> there. There's a difference.

Rednecks, hillbillies, hilljacks, yokels... It's like a melting pot of white trash.

I've seen things, man. Things.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: dika-dika ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:21PM

Isn't that where the Oatmeal eaters come from? Can't stand oatmeal.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: March 02, 2012 05:34PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Worse than Virginia rednecks?

I've hung out in some dives in Front Royal, I'd say they're similar to central PA rednecks. Southern VA rednecks are a different breed though.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 02, 2012 06:35PM

eesh Wrote:
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> MrMephisto Wrote:
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> > Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> > breed.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Worse than Virginia rednecks?

Yes. The worst ones have no reason to be rednecks, but try as hard as they can to be one. The end result is every negative stereotype embraced and personified. I remember one kid in high school driving around with a full-sized confederate flag flying from the back of his truck. I asked him once if he realized that Pennsylvania was not part of the Confederacy and he called me a fag.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Cetralia ()
Date: March 04, 2012 08:22AM

Hey eesh,

Last year, I went up to PA for the sole purpose of checking out Centralia. I wouldn't recommend going unless you are going somewhere else and stop there along the way.

The first thing you see when you enter Centralia is their time capsule which is scheduled to be open sometime in this decade. I only saw two or three houses standing. They seemed to be occupied (1 person per house probably). There was phosphorous (smelled horrible) coming from the coal mines below the ground. There were numerous signs posted alerting people to not trespass and that the ground was extremely unstable due to the coal fire in the mind 1900s. My friend and I parked our car and decided to take the no trespassing roads by foot. Nothing much to see there but lots of trash. The place is most likely a dumping ground for the people that live in that area. Trash and tires really. There is also a cemetery, That sucked.

That's all.

Not worth the time unless you are driving by!

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: itchy ()
Date: March 04, 2012 10:25AM

The only reason that I haven't gone there yet is because of the "no tresspassing" signs that other visitors noted all over the place.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: marcus from manassas parkus ()
Date: March 04, 2012 10:32AM

eesh Wrote:
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> MrMephisto Wrote:
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> > Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> > breed.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Worse than Virginia rednecks?


The old prison at Moundsville WV will scare the bjesus out of you if you do the saturday night 11pm to 6 am tour. A guide shows you around for about an hour then you are free to roam this old prison where hundreds of people were murdered or put to death. If you go be sure to bring two or three flashlights with you. This is NOT a good place to be in the dark!



http://www.wvpentours.com/page/category.detail/nav/5411/Tours---Events.html

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Les ()
Date: March 04, 2012 10:46AM

They were buying out the remaining residents of Centralia as late as the middle 00's in preparation for demolishing the town. If you're looking for towns that are vacated but the buildings intact, you have to look for more recent abandonment.

Coal production is rapidly declining in WV and PA.

Braddock, Pa is featured in the video "Pennsylvania Town on the Brink" in this link.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/26/news/economy/west_virginia/index.htm

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 06, 2012 05:14PM

Maybe you should consider a road trip to Detroit...just make sure you remember to pack some heat.

"Detroit is not just fading away gracefully, but noisily sick and dying, expiring as spectacularly as it once lived. Fifty years ago it was the fifth-largest city in the United States, with 1.85 million people. Now it is eleventh, with just over 700,000 people. It is likely to fall further behind as it shrinks, and as more Americans head for the Sun Belt and the flourishing South West, away from this blighted, dingy Rust Belt.

Each year at Halloween more of it is burned down in a mixture of wild destruction and insurance fraud. You can walk right through its majestic downtown in the middle of the morning and meet nobody at all. There is no danger of being mugged, as a mugger in this part of town might have to wait hours for a client.

Most of the great buildings are ghosts: hotels that haven’t seen a guest in years, department stores where the last customer left decades ago, abandoned dentists’ surgeries where the elaborate Forties chairs moulder in echoing solitude. Where there was optimism, there is now nothing but melancholy"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012971/From-Motown-Ghost-town-How-mighty-Detroit-heading-long-slow-road-ruin.html

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012971/From-Motown-Ghost-town-How-mighty-Detroit-heading-long-slow-road-ruin.html#ixzz1oNSihzww




http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/20-things-we-can-learn-about-the-future-of-america-from-the-death-of-detroit

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: PAgetoutwhileyoucan ()
Date: March 06, 2012 06:52PM

PA is the most boring, dull, depressing state full of backwater towns and blue collar germanites. And lots of KKK there and skin heads. Its like some places in West VA, only without the Southern charm.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 06, 2012 08:42PM

Thanks Hay Zeus for that post.....Detroit is a great place for urbex with all the abandoned factories and warehouses and such.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 07, 2012 06:26PM

I've been through some of those ghost towns out in the Rockies of Colorado, and they really are otherworldly. I know Alaska has quite a few towns like that as well. As for closer such places, WV has its share of once booming coal towns that fit the bill. Appalachia has towns like the aforementioned as well, full of abject poverty. I know some more urban areas, but they're not safe.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: March 07, 2012 10:13PM

There are ghost towns in Pennsylvania, former oil drilling or coal mining towns that emptied a century ago. Some of them are out in the middle of the woods with nothing but building foundations or old wells left. If you hike the AT northeast of Harrisburg there are signs telling you to watch out for mine shafts, and there are cemetaries in the middle of nowhere where the townies used to bury their dead before the town packed it in.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: arrogance ()
Date: March 08, 2012 03:10AM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> breed.


You would fit right in.

Why don't you post another video of a kitten being tortured......................

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 08, 2012 03:36AM

arrogance Wrote:
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> MrMephisto Wrote:
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> > Be careful... Pennsylvania rednecks are a rare
> > breed.
>
>
> You would fit right in.
>
> Why don't you post another video of a kitten being
> tortured......................





You know Alias, I looked through the old threads to find what you were talking about, and Mephisto posted, then deleted that pic on May 9, 2009.

It's almost been three years......get over it.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 09, 2013 01:11AM

Anyone been on the Johnstown Inclined Plane? Pretty cool looking.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: YGLNh ()
Date: September 09, 2013 05:38AM

I grew up in the "T" and it isn't that dangerous. Yes, it is a bit Appalachian. There does seem to be a communication barrier at times with the locals if you aren't used to the dialect.

Y'all hain't fixin' to be goin' to Columbia, are you's?

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: September 09, 2013 07:30AM

eesh Wrote:
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> Anyone been on the Johnstown Inclined Plane?
> Pretty cool looking.


The incline in Pittsburgh is really cool. Great views of the city skyline and three rivers from the top. One of the nicest skylines in the country, IMO. Plus there's alot of other stuff to do there, unlike crummy old Johnstown.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: just me ()
Date: September 10, 2013 01:04PM

I agree the incline has a nice view of Pittsburgh. Night time can be cool too. Been to Johnstown but never on the incline. But they do have a museum about Johnstown which they talk about the flood I believe around 1898.

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
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> > Anyone been on the Johnstown Inclined Plane?
> > Pretty cool looking.
>
>
> The incline in Pittsburgh is really cool. Great
> views of the city skyline and three rivers from
> the top. One of the nicest skylines in the
> country, IMO. Plus there's alot of other stuff to
> do there, unlike crummy old Johnstown.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: September 10, 2013 05:32PM

just me Wrote:
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> I agree the incline has a nice view of Pittsburgh.
> Night time can be cool too. Been to Johnstown
> but never on the incline. But they do have a
> museum about Johnstown which they talk about the
> flood I believe around 1898.


Flood stuff eh?

But do they have the Andy Warhol Museum and Gallery?

Tough to beat cans of soup yanno.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: September 10, 2013 06:07PM

I've heard that Flood Museum was pretty neat, but that was coming from some locals, YMMV. I guess it could make for a short day visit if you're interested in the incline and museum. Afterwards you could wander the streets of Johnstown pretending you've been transported back in time to some dystopian nightmare. Or go get drunk in some dive bar with working class people who haven't actually worked in ten years.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: just me ()
Date: September 11, 2013 08:56AM

They say the Alleghany Cemetary is huanted. I think they used the location for a movie.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: September 11, 2013 10:40AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> The incline in Pittsburgh is really cool. Great
> views of the city skyline and three rivers from
> the top. One of the nicest skylines in the
> country, IMO.

Speaking of the Pittsburgh skyline: the Fort Pitt Tunnel is one of the coolest entrances to any city anywhere. You have no clue you're so close to the city from the other side, but then WHAM there it is.

I'M A FIVE-STAR MAN!!


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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: September 11, 2013 12:21PM

jhey Wrote:
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> Speaking of the Pittsburgh skyline: the Fort Pitt
> Tunnel is one of the coolest entrances to any city
> anywhere. You have no clue you're so close to the
> city from the other side, but then WHAM there it is.


That's exactly how I've described it to others. You feel like you're driving in the middle of nowhere then suddenly, wham, there's a big city right in front of you, and only a few hundred yards away. It's pretty stunning when you're not expecting it.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: just me ()
Date: September 11, 2013 02:53PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> jhey Wrote:
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> >
> > Speaking of the Pittsburgh skyline: the Fort
> Pitt
> > Tunnel is one of the coolest entrances to any
> city
> > anywhere. You have no clue you're so close to
> the
> > city from the other side, but then WHAM there it
> is.
>
>
> That's exactly how I've described it to others.
> You feel like you're driving in the middle of
> nowhere then suddenly, wham, there's a big city
> right in front of you, and only a few hundred
> yards away. It's pretty stunning when you're not
> expecting it.


How can I forget about that. I remember has a child when you would see the trolley cars which you don't see any more. The old train station which now is a bunch of shops I think its' called Station Square, I think there was an museum of old cars at one time. Not sure if it's still there. But who wants to look at antique cars. Facebook has an interesting site about abandoned places in and around Pennsylvania.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: This is for you eesh ()
Date: November 10, 2013 03:23PM


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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 22, 2014 03:36PM

Anyone been to Fairview Township? lol



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/kkk-neighborhood-watch-group_n_5186525.html


In response to a string of recent break-ins, the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has given a local Pennsylvania chapter the go-ahead to form a neighborhood watch group.

“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” read fliers promoting the neighborhood watch group in Fairview Township. The leaflets appeared on the doorsteps of homes along Ridge Road on April 18, PennLive reports.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: April 22, 2014 08:53PM

LOL google maps says that's right outside of Harrisburg.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: fairviewunderground ()
Date: April 22, 2014 10:45PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Anyone been to Fairview Township? lol

I think Alias has a summer cabin up there with all her lily white pro-confederate friends. She's probably the head hood maker.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: betterview ()
Date: April 23, 2014 03:10AM

fairviewunderground Wrote:
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> I think Alias has a summer cabin up there with all
> her lily white pro-confederate friends. She's
> probably the head hood maker.

I think Obama and Al Sharpton have a cabin up there, too. The one with the green door and satellite dish in the front lawn. (front weeds, actually)

With their black hatemonger friends, they eat chicken and talk about ways to destroy whitey.

Then they all suck dick.

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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Penis trail ()
Date: April 23, 2014 05:15AM

World famous penis trail is in that area.
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Re: Question for the Former Pennsylvania Residents
Posted by: Not PA ()
Date: April 23, 2014 09:35AM

betterview Wrote:
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> I think Obama and Al Sharpton have a cabin up
> there, too. The one with the green door and
> satellite dish in the front lawn. (front weeds,
> actually)
>
> With their black hatemonger friends, they eat
> chicken and talk about ways to destroy whitey.
>
> Then they all suck dick.

No, the alleged "educated" black white-hating elitists have part of Nantucket Island.

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