Flight 93 Crash Site

Posted on: Tue, 07/15/2008 - 15:15 By: Mike

This was the field in which Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew, having realized the nature of the terrorists' plan, attempted to retake control of the aircraft. During the ensuing struggle, the aircraft crashed. The attempt, even though it ended in failure, succeeded in keeping the terrorists from using the aircraft to kill hundreds more.

Shannopin Mine

Posted on: Tue, 07/15/2008 - 15:15 By: Mike


Opened in 1926, this mine covered an area of approximately 8,200 acres. The mine closed in 1993 owing over $87,000 in taxes for the property itself, and with the parent company owing over $700,000 overall.

Currently there is a problem with acid drainage from the mine into the nearby river.

Personal Commentary: 

Haunted Funeral Home

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2008 - 15:15 By: Mike

I'm not sure how this location got the title "haunted" exactly. But then, I'm not sure how it got the title "funeral home" either. According to the fellow mowing the lawn across the street, this property belonged to a doctor. For whatever reason, he had a house built elsewhere and moved his practice along with him.

What I find interesting is the number of personal belongings that were left behind. Records, photographs, etc., that I would have assumed anyone would have taken along with them.

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