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13 bends
Harmarville, Pa

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There was an orphanage that burned down with all the kids still in it, and when you go up the hill all the bump you go over are the buried children. When you go up the hill there are 13 bends, when you come down there are only 12. If you stop half way up the hill, turn your car off, put baby powder on the windows, then turn your car back on after a few minutes there will be little hand prints all over your windows. Sometimes at night you can hear screaming children

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9715     2/18/2008 11:58:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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how do you get to this place, is it on campells run road?

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me and a few buddies went for the first time tonight, and it was freaky. we started walkin on the trail from old indian trail im not sure if thats the beginning or the end? but after the 2nd bend all of us heard little girls talking, we kept walking and endend up at a chained up fence and there was a building behind it. this is where it got freaky, we decided to turn back and all of us heard a car flying up the trail so we ran behind a bush then a second later the sound went away. walking back this growling noise followed us until we got off the trail. we didnt see antything but this place is for real and freaky.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25012     12/25/2008 1:06:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

you can get to it but theres a jersey barrier blocking the road so u gotta get out and walk

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25364     1/4/2009 2:59:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

ive been there a few times. the first time was scariest(roks fell!) but now im used to it n it jus seems lik im walking in the woods. other people ive been with say they see and hear stuff but i dont.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26548     1/29/2009 8:48:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I am looking for info on the history behind 13 bends my email is kraus1990@comcast.net if you know anything such as names etc.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 29306     3/22/2009 12:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Yeah I just went the other night and we drove up the 13 bends and got to the top and got out to start walking up to the mine place and the cops busted us. There were two cars with us and each car could have gotten a 500 dollar fine plus if you walked you got a fine. Luckily the cop let us off. if you go BE CAREFUL. dont make it obvious when you drive by the houses on the road to get there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 30051     4/3/2009 6:40:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i was wondering which side you went too. i was at both sides of the road and i went to the old indian side and there is a no trespassing sign so we didnt go. there is no way you drove on the road cause both sides are blocked off email me and we can talk more portiaharvey@hotmail.com i might be going back there tomorrow

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35069     7/2/2009 8:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went for my first time a few days ago with some cousins. When we got to the top, we turned the car off for about 20 seconds and when we turned it back on, the high beams wouldn't work. We even tried turning the car off again, but they kept flicking off after a few seconds. We didn't use flour or baby powder on the car, but we could make out some small hand prints. We had just came from a party where there were children present so that may explain it. Also, on the way up, there was a family outside on their porch. There were maybe 8 people, including kids running around. When we came back down maybe 5 minutes later, we were going to ask them if they ever heard the rumor. To our surprise, there was nobody to be seen. There were lights on in the houses, but absolutely nobody was outside. It was kind of weird. We assume they went inside to call the cops or something.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36766     7/29/2009 7:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I was just there 7-27-09 it was stupid when you drive on guys run make a left to cambells keep going till the barries then yo have to walk which is stupid cuz have of its woods and then the last half if oad with a bunch of nice houses not scary at all took 10 minutes to walk just dumb dumb dumb


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38219     8/20/2009 1:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


ok some of you people are crazy. i went last night for my first time & i got out and walked. after the frst bend is when you start hearing shit. i was walking with my two friends and we stopped & heard a girl screamin for bloody murder, i mean like 10 minutes straight. my one friend said hey do u see that light far up ahead, it was hard to seee but i kinda found it & then not even a secon later i saw a humanly shaped figure. as i tried to look close i saw him more & he was wearing a white tee shirt & i kept lookin, i about lost it because he was right in my face...my friend took a video of us just walking, when we got back to his car to watch it the website said to look for orbs. & man did we see atleast 2. we checked his car before we got into it & they were scrathes from what seemed like a little kid all over his hood. we only got passed the first bend & were going back tonight...i dont know bout you guys..but i didnt even go that far & found some freak crap.


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Me and my friends to a ride up the other night for the first time. 8/28/2009

We didn't use baby powder but could see handprints on the windshield where the wipers don't hit. When we got to the end of the road we were going to turn the car off and walk but as we were about to get out we tried turning the car on again and it took us about 3-5 minutes to make it stop stalling before we could get to to start again. After that we decided it would be a better idea to drive back but the ride back was worse. As we rounded (I think) the second bend back we could make out some faint screams and then when we got closer to the entrance my friend thought he saw a kid in a t-shirt sitting on the side of the road. It was pretty creepy up there and I do believe that the place may legit be haunted. Oh and afterwards we stopped to get gas and the car started gear-shifting on its own before we pulled out. Hope we didn't curse my bro's car lol   =P


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43681 ReplyTo# 38735     11/2/2009 12:30:00 AM     Edit          

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YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! my username ps WAHDEY the place is cursed! believe me whatever you dont use a Quija board there about six years ago i can say this with absolute certainty that me and afew friends went there and were talking to a young boy until a cop that to me and my friends was also the spirit the man that wrecked his copcar on one of the bends which in turn blocked the road from the firetrucks trying to get there. i swear it was the creepiest encounter i have ever had with apolice officer. when the cop asked what we were doing there we told him the truth and he said with the eeriest response "haunted huh" i didnt have my drivers licence on me or my registration or insurane info and told us to leave and not to comeback the patrol car was unmarked and looked kinda vintage when we started to drive down the hill we all looked at each other and said was that a ghost i stopped my truck about two bends past were we where and the lights seem to just fade out and tha car never came down the hill. worst thing was that we never closed the quija board to say goodbye and i honestly believed it possesed my quija board and my vehicle. a FEW DAYS LATER i was bummed because i always had abunch of junk in my vehicles those days i noticed something had smashed and bent my quija board in half. ABAUT 3 WEEKS after 13 bends, i was in potter twnship near a place called THE CLIFFS partying with my friends and we passed pout in the truck in the woods. only to wake up to my keys being missing, funny part about it was i dont even remember leaving the drivers seat or the vehicle for that matter. we looked everywhere for the keys for about 5 hours until just before dark all over again. and MYSTERIOUSLY the keys turned up in a place i had looked five times and so had everyone else. we left and about a half mile down the road from there i lost control of my truck coming around a bend a we rolled over a cliff i had my seat belt on which i rarely did those days and the windshield was smashed inches from my face, and one of my friends flew out the window unharmed he actually just walked up to my window as i was hanging upside down from my seatbelt it was like he was never even in the car very odd. my other friend was a little banged up but all of us were ok,the cops came whom i did not call because none of us had our drivers licenses. when we at the the ambulance the cop asked me for my driversL i told him i didnt have it and gave him my id i guess he assumed i just didnt have it on me. they never checked to see if we were drinking which we werent tho, and the cop actually gave us a ride somewhere and nothing ever came of me not having a license very strange to me that he didnt figure it out. the next day i went to the junk lot see if my truck was salvagable and they tried to make me pay $300 to get my totaled truck back and forced me to sign over the title just to get my belongings from it. as i was digging through the trashed truck GUESS WHAT I FOUND! my quija board in perfect condition even though it was destroyed just a few weeks prior to this day i believe the little boy in the board either caused this accident or prevented a worse one i like to believe the latter. i hope you enjoyed this true story that i have no reason to make up

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38812     8/30/2009 5:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


okay idk what other people saw or heard but the place is freaky! Now i will say it is a long way to just get to the bends but if you are a thrill seaker it's worth it!

Ive been to 13 bends three times and stufff happened all three times. But the first time was the scarriest!!!! My friends Timmy and Joe Bailed out after the 3rd bend, so me and my friend Dave kept goin. Around the 10th bend this really bright light was up ahead and then it just dissapeared. So we finally made it to the top and we were jumpin around, just happy that we made it. Then out of nowhere the flashlight went out then came back on and there was a little girl standing next to me and i was standing in the center of a 6 on the ground. So after that we headed back down and the mine doors started banging and we heard other noises but it was pretty kool!All i got to say is GO HARD OR GO HOME!    <3 BoO BOo


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39464     9/11/2009 2:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

im goin tonight i guess illhave to find out for myself.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40846     10/6/2009 7:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


I went up Guys Run Road then turned left onto Campbell's Run Road.  The road eventually says "Do Not Enter", but we did anyway -- by car.  It ends up at a dead end with big white stones in a circle.  Was I in the right place?  Can someone tell me exactly how to get there?  Saw many gates with "No Trespassing" on Guys Run.  I'm not sure which one it is.  I really want to go--- please?  email me at pranallo@ptilabs.com



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42837     10/27/2009 7:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


Yes, all you guys are in the right place. I just went up their again, but still havent heard or seen anything. I going up again, but this time me and some people are going to go check out the buildings.



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44036 ReplyTo# 42837     11/7/2009 1:03:00 AM     Edit          

i have been there on so many occasions with my dogs with people in the day in the night with baby powder and yet nothing has happend

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43423     10/31/2009 8:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i went to the bends last night for the first time with 4 of my buddies and let me tell you it was the scariest expierrence of my entire life. We started walking to get to the thirteen bends and one of my friends had candy, well he sat it down for about 5 seconds and then we heard what appeared to be running in the woods torward the candy we immediatly ran for our lives. Nothing else happened until we reached the barriers for the first bend, this had to be the most amazing paranormal expierience ive ever had we heard music in the distance and then it kept getting closer and closer until a little girl was singing night next to us very loudly! It disssapeared out of nowhere well my friend Joe decided tht he couldnt go any farther so he started walking to the car well the cops stated flying up at us we saw the lights of the cars so we dipped up the thirteen bends well we hid for 30 seconds and a little girl figure walked upto me and started hiding with us i ran for my life torwards the cops (stupid and scared) and they just told me to leave so me and my budddies walked back to the car but the weird thing is the candy on the way back was opened and like half gone it was tryuly a thilling time i reccomend everyone goes just dont get caught by the piggys

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43522     10/31/2009 7:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Im beggin ppl to go wit me but no one will go ): chickens.DONT GO ALONE!!!!i read somewhere that the last person to go alone died.he told his friend to stay somewhere down by campbells run rd he he went alone.well an hour later he never came back.his friends called da cops and all the cops found was a torn shirt wit cuts that only can be done by knife cuts...he and his body was never found

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45136     11/28/2009 4:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

we might go tonight all my friends are very near to 13 bends my friend Dlyan is the closest person to thirteen bends and my athor friend shiloh walks with him all the time they told me all the legends they see stuff all the time my mom dont believe in this stuff but i tell her all the time that its real she said she went when she was a little girl and went in a car and didnt see anything at all i still wish i could take her to 13 bends and let her see all the wierd stuff

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46234     1/2/2010 8:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

we were there 2night and nothing happened at all. We walked the whole way

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46811     1/18/2010 11:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i want my friend leah to go with me to thirteen bends we been waitig to go forever my mom dont beleive in this crap i try to tell her that it is real but she wont believe me

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i have been to 13 in harmarville many times in the past 2 years, nothing has happened personnally for me yet that i can confirm actually happened, being caught up in the moment and just seeing things cause i want to see them may have been the case. But, my friend who i have gone with many times went one night in the fall of 2009 and walked up the trail past the barriers with another kid/ 2 other kids, idk, but It was late fall, and still decently warm, she said that after going up the trail for a long time she came to a flower that was very distinct and around nothing, and then she said it started snow but just around that area. she said they left immediatly and nothing else happened except that but felt like somethin was right behind them the whole way out/


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49515     3/13/2010 3:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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What exactly is the history of the Harmarville 13 Bends?  Only recently have I heard of a 13 bends up that way.  The ONLY 13 Bends I know of, and can verify some of the background story, is located in Coulters, a few miles south of McKeesport along the Youghigheny River.  If someone could fill me in, I would appreciate it.  I prefer to have a working history of a particular area that I wish to venture to or in.  That way, I can be better prepared for what may occur.  Thanks.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67303 ReplyTo# 49515     2/21/2011 10:15:00 AM     Edit          

you probably already heard the story but here it is anyway ok so somewhere around the late 1800s and early 1900s there was an old orphange sorry if i spelled it wrong so it caught fire with all the children still in it so they all died and when you go there you can sometimes here them screaming and the bumps you go over are their graves and when you turn your car off somtimes you can find handprints on it all over your car on the windows handles doors ect. its called 13 bends because when you go up there are 13 bends but when you come down theres only 12

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67304 ReplyTo# 49515     2/21/2011 10:15:00 AM     Edit          

you probably already heard the story but here it is anyway ok so somewhere around the late 1800s and early 1900s there was an old orphange sorry if i spelled it wrong so it caught fire with all the children still in it so they all died and when you go there you can sometimes here them screaming and the bumps you go over are their graves and when you turn your car off somtimes you can find handprints on it all over your car on the windows handles doors ect. its called 13 bends because when you go up there are 13 bends but when you come down theres only 12

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49675     3/18/2010 8:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

its real i have experianced it. something spit on me.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52887     6/7/2010 12:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

this place is the weirdest place on PA or even on the east coast, you go through harmerville, past the fun fest a little and then you'll see this dark creepy road, called guys run road, you turn down that road and keep on going until you find cambells run road, its a short street but be extremley quite, there are speed bumps the whole way down that road, and try to drive without your car lights on cause sometimes the people will call the cops. youll come to a road that says do not enter, its about a half mile long, we took our car, and try to to put you lights on until about 2 mins of driving, you'll come to a gate, and then road blockers, i don't know where the road blockers lead to cause i didnt go that way, i climb around the fence, and theres a creeper looking factory and then its the bends, all uphill, we only made it to the first 3 because it was soo muddy, but my friend and i heard girls crying and someone follow us and it was just the 3 bend! but i'm going up sometime again this week when its nicer out and less muddy, want to join?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53598     6/27/2010 4:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

goin up tonight! anybody else??

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 54686     7/20/2010 9:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


are there like people that chase you?



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56990     8/22/2010 9:08:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

90% of you are idiots. I'VE LIVED IN THIS AREA NEARLY MY ENTIRE LIFE. I KNOW the TRUE history of "13 Bends," and have relatives old enough to recount everything. I've been up the road countless times, both alone and with friends. The bottom line is: YES the place is haunted- but NO not ALL that sh*t happens that most of you say does.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56991     8/22/2010 9:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Oh and BTW, "13 Bends" is in ALLEGHENY COUNTY, NOT NOT NOT Washington! The moderator or creator of this site needs to correct that!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58349     9/20/2010 4:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

IF people wanna think it is haunted.. LET THEM THINK IT.. it is funner that way.. gives life more to think about.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58708     9/26/2010 8:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

do you stilll have to stop and walk? or can you drive through it now?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59955     10/12/2010 3:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I live about 10 mins from it.  I went up and down it many times when i was a kid in highschool.  it used to be opened for trucks to go on.  It was never a well maintained road, and I don't think the cops really LET people on it, but it was useable.  I never once got out of the car at night to listen for ghosts, but this is the first time I have ever heard it called 13 turns.  Now I want to go back, and check it out a bit more.  I know there were some side trails off the main gravel road, and I think there was a factory or some old houses maybe.

For some reason I doubt the "orphanage" deal is true.  I have never heard that before ever.  I think people make that up. 

On many times the people that live on the bottom yelled at us, and even threw stuff at our cars before.  I think they don't like people going up there for some reason.  I would have liked to have asked them, but they are scary hillbillys/

Anyone have any REAL input on the past of the hill? Gotta be some info somewhere...



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60031 ReplyTo# 59955     10/13/2010 9:31:00 AM     Edit          

I have lived in the area for 32 years and this is the first I have heard of the orphanage. I have traveled the road numerous times before it got closed off. Never experienced anything weird but I never got out of the car. I was cautioned that devil worshipers used to sacrifice animals in the woods so I never stopped on the road, just used it for a cut through.

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The legend of the 13 Bends orphanage has nothing to do with the Harmarville location.  I don't even know how Campbell's Run Rd. became known as 13 Bends.  The only 13 Bends legend I knew about is located along Coultersville Rd., in Coulters, PA.  There used to be an orphanage/summer retreat home located at the edge of the village, along the Youghigheney River.  Legend has it that the home burned down, killing the children, mainly young teens.  Google map Tourman St., Coulters, PA.  Today there is an empty lot where it once stood.  Next door to the lot is a small cemetery and church, which is private property.  To read more information on this site, go to the 13 Bends listings under Elizabeth, PA, White Oak, PA, and McKeesport, PA.  I have photos of it under the Elizabeth listing.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62490 ReplyTo# 59955     11/11/2010 1:53:00 PM     Edit          

Hillbillys? In Harmarville? LMFAO. Priceless!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60535     10/19/2010 1:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

How did you know this hapended?

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has anyone else had a creepy long train go by when they went?

right after the train went by we looked at the back window and there was a handprint.

and is there a rope that you have to go past before you actually get to the entrance?


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DONT GO HERE PLZZZ!!!! my name is jonathan and me and my friend peter went herer thinkin' it would be fun you know.....man we're we wrong. When we pulled up to the barriers of coarse you gotta get out and walk so we did...about when we reached the 5th bend my friend peter was push down and had his clothes ripped off and the n he was sexually abused by what appeared to be a ghost i grabbed him and we started to run back to the car, but we got to the 3rd bend it happened again but this time we both got it!!!! but in the middle of all this baby powder fell all over us and what appeared to be little kids finger prints....we ended up getting back to the car after getting raped at each bend. So what im trying to say is dont go unless yo uwant to be brutally raped...P.S this is a true story!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69672     4/19/2011 9:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

so what your saying is that he was brutally raped by a ghost... if so that sounds awesome....

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yes i was raped by a ghost it was messed up....so messed up that after all this had happened my friend peter went crazy and was put in western penn for crazy people...he spent a long while here and pretended like he was getting better until they let him out. he had sliced his wrist and now his ghost roams 13 bends raping all the people that go there so they will end up like he did....R.I.P peter we miss you man

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73157     8/23/2011 10:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

when you pull up get out of the car walk on the other side of the gate and on the electrical box there is a OPEN BUTTON. PUSH THE OPEN BUTTON AND THE GATE OPENS

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74988     11/18/2011 9:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I would like to visit this place in Harmarville.  I've had 2 odd experiences myself doing my externship at a Chemical place (not sure if it's ok for me to say the name of the place or not) BUT just after Halloween it was a little after 8 a.m., typical morning checking my work email then all the sudden my keyboard flipped and hit the monitor. I completely froze. I moved my mouse around to see if that could have cause it...wasn't it. Moved my feet around to see if that caused it...Nope. So then I moved the keyboard back into position but because the wires are long enough it did not effect the keyboard to flip again. Besides, I know I wasn't moving except for clicking my mouse to change my desktop image.  So then about 3 hours later me and the chemist heard a mans voice say her name. We both looked up and no one was there. She said oh my goodness I must be hearing things. I said to her yeah I hear a man say "***" (reapeated her name). I told her how prior to that my keyboard flipped and what happened. She was weirded out for the rest of that day.

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Location is Coulter. Four of us went there one July night in the 80's. We tried checking out the graveyard (fenced) but a shepherd was inside guarding it. As we were drinking beers a fire flared up nearby. We walked up to it and peed on it and stamped it out (shingles). Then another one lit about 20 yards away. This happened five times (all were shingles). We couldn't find anyone or anything that started them. We were fired up and wanted to catch and kick the ass of who was doing it. We had sticks and were running around trying to see if we could catch somebody. We stopped and went back by the graveyard, and then all of a sudden it got extremely cold on the back of our necks, so we headed for the car, which wouldn't start. The one guy was good with cars and got it to fire up, so we left. Never heard kids or saw ghosts but couldn't explain what happened.




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