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    Centrlia PA.

    My father-in-law lives not to far from this "modern" ghost town. Mostly abandoned since 1969 due to an uncontrolable coal fire that still burns to this day underground. Has anyone PA. treasure hunters out there detected this site? Seems to me that most of the coins would likely be silver. Rich M.

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Re: Centrlia PA.

    Jeff, thats awsome. Is there a follow up on the trip, pics and finds etc.? I was in Pa. on that day last year, wish I had known. Have you ever hunted another "modern ghost town" called Celestia? Apparantly a cult following where people sold all their belongings to give to this Guy who had them believe there would be a "second coming". They moved to this mountain and set up their own town, after the "second coming" never came, most abandoned the town and finally the Government took the land for failure to pay taxes. There is no mention of what happened to all that money that he took from his followers!! I think he went insane and died. Could be a good candidate for a cache hunt. I believe the place is now an obscure tourist attraction. I don't know if I have all the details correct, maybe you know more about it. I will be visiting the area (about a half hour away) this summer. My father-in-law lives in Lincoln Falls, a bourogh of Forksville, about an hour from Williamsport. Do you know the area? Rich M. Connecticut.

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    Dec 2003
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    Re: Centrlia PA.

    Was A fun Day, Would like to get up again
    only followup i remember of off hand

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,164422.0.html

    don't remember if anyone else posted



    Celestia was to be a Religious Utopia. in Sullivan county
    Built by John Armstrong, in the late 1800's.
    The land was deeded to God. but you have to
    go to the Historical Museum, or County Court House
    (In Laporte Borough, Rte. 42)
    before you can visit the lands, they are private.
    so hunting them would most likely be out.
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pa.../Celestia.html

    No I have never been to the Forksville area Either.




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    Jul 2009
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    Re: Centrlia PA.

    Hey Rich,

    Yep, they made a movie very loosly based on the town- or at least based on the setting. Silent Hill, it was also a video game.
    "Steady like a train. Sharp like a razor."  - J.C.C.

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    Aug 2013
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    Isn't this the town where the underground coal accidentally caught fire?
    I think several people still reside there in the rural areas, but it's 99% abandoned.
    Also something about the underground fire has been burning somewhere between 40-60 years?

 

 

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