WARNING: THIS LOCATION IS VERY REACHABLE BUT THE PARKING AREAS ARE PATROLED BY STATE POLICE AND RESIDENTS TO INSURE NO ONE IS IN THE CEMETARY. BEARS HAVE BEEN SITED IN THE AREA. BE CAREFUL WHEN ON THE TRAIL.
From research this place was in fact a bussling railroad town in the 1800's. The legend states that there was a suspected witch living in the town. They burried her alive and she cursed the town with a spell that would cause a massive flood. They say on the anniversary of her death there was indeed a great flood that killed all the people and lead Livermore to its fate...an sunken, underwater town.
-Truth Behind The Legend-
The Army Corps of Engineers evactuated the town, dismantled most of the town and then flooded it. They did this in order to build the Conemaugh Dam which is a state park. The railroad grade had to be moved back onto the surrounding hillside in order to make safe from the flooding. The old railroad grade became West Penn Trail. The cemetary also was moved from the vulnerable valley onto the hillside near the new railroad bed. I firmly believe that it is haunted because of all the people who previously perrished in all of the flooding before the Engineers flooded it. Along with the bad decision to move the cemetary. Moving the resting place of loved ones is not the best idea...
I have never seen anything paranormal at all in the cemetary, although it is extremely spooky. I have heard many stories about peoples experiences. Red eyes from the keepers two dogs will follow you back to your car. There has been a blue lady pushing a baby carridge seen. It is also alleged to be one of the 7 gates to hell. There is in fact many tomb stones that appear to be comming directly out of tree roots There is a tomb stone that reads Micheal Myers. Most of the tomb stones are from the 1800's. Lots of wierd unexplained noises have also been heard from up at the cemetary.
I have been to Livermore more times to count.... I would highly recommend going there. Go all the way to the end of Livermore road and park there. It is an entrance to West Penn Trail. Once you make your way past the gate and to the trail make a left, and at the next bridge I have personally experienced alot of paranormal activity on many visits. The wierd part about makeng the left instead of a right is that the sunkin town is actually to the right and the grave yard sits up on top of the hill to the right. This is where alot of people say they have experienced activity, all the times I have been there I have never experienced anything in that particular location on the trail. The best time to go is late at night (midnight or later), stand in the middle of the bridge scanning the lake, its banks, and islands with a flashlight and listening around you. We usually go with a decient size group of people and stay in that spot for about 30 minutes. Most of the activity happens right when your about to leave. I have experienced Orbs, pillers of light with something standing in the middle of them on the lake itself moving, unexplained noises, shadow figures (also could be known as shadow demons, shadow people) that follow you even when your in your car the whole way back to route 22. I last went there in September of last year, and all 6 of us seen a full body apparition of a woman (aleast we think it was a woman) about 200 yards away her eyes would change color from white to red to blue and she was floating on top of the water standing up! All six people I was with seen this, and most of them refuse to go back now. It was not a fisherman, or a person because their was no boat engine noise and no boat on the water. It was too far from the bank for it to be someone fishing from the bank. There is no explaination for it. Two people that were with us, were so curious about it that they went back the next evening and there was nothing there that could have been mistaken for the sighting at all. No reflectors, no logs, trash or anything.
I would say about 60% of the time we have experienced some activity. I would reccomend being careful police do patrol the parking area, but will not confront you as long as you do not go up in the cemetary. It is no trespassing and the locals also patrol that. Also bring multiple flashlights.. batteries tend to die on the bridge.