Schambacher’s Tavern: A Real Ghost Story

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17 Responses

  1. hunter schambacher says:

    send me a picture of dis dude he might be my dad…..

  2. Charlee Brady says:

    I found this story very interesting & would love to learn more about the tavern.

  3. Katherine Ranum says:

    If the author of this article still checks this page, I would love to know where you got the information about Schaumbach being buried upside down. I have read Hawks Aloft and have ordered The Mountain and Migration. I haven’t seen the stories anywhere. I am a Ph.D. candidate working on burial in North America. Thank you!

  4. malden says:

    dear friend..i cant find info…jacob gerhard..he bild house on same spot where his familly killed or different place..thanks

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      The tavern was not built on the same spot where the Gerhart family was killed. It is a short distance away up the mountain.

  5. JIm B says:

    Im wondering how they obtained water on top of a mountain by the original owner.

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Hi Jim. They likely had a spring house or a well that filled with spring water. They wouldn’t have had a well dug to the water table, given the depth needed to access this via a traditional well.

  6. Jack Oat says:

    Hi Andrew, I won’t give my name here, but if you wouldn’t mind emailing me, I will tell you my own first hand experience on the property. I have my own beliefs about the afterlife, but what I saw and experienced there… I can barely understand what happened to me myself. I used to live in the area, and I know one of the residents that lived there.

  7. Jack Oat says:

    My apologies wrong email

  8. malden says:

    please..anybody can locate house of reichenfelder familly…….i search this place before visit but…..difficult to find…………greetings from croatia

  9. Michelle says:

    I enjoyed the read, thx for sharing.

  10. Jessica M Farrell says:

    Thank you for the information. Although I have read everything I could find about this infamous property and the Schambachers, I am curious as to why some souces refer to Matthias’s wife as “Becky”? On the 1870 cencus, she is listed as “Margaretha Shambacher”. Also, I cannot find her listed in the records for burials at New Bethel Union Cemetery where Matthias was buried. Thanks in advance.

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