Many journalists and researches have referred to the house on Welles Street to be not only haunted but also dangerous in nature much like the Amityville House. The livescifi.tv investigated the home in October 2013 and had many terrifying experiences. Many of these experiences they believe could be attributed to the tragic history of the house.
If any house is believed to be dangerous in itself it is the house on 46 South Welles Street. Locals in the area constantly refer to the house as Pennsylvania’s very own Amityville Horror, but why?
The House built on 46 South Welles Street, in Wilkes Barre PA was erected sometime around 1860 by Augustus C. Laning. Augustus Laning (1808-1875) was on the first industrialists tolanning shocking death welles come to Wilkes-Barre until he sold his company in 1869. Soon after the home was built, there seemed to be a number of odd deaths that occurred both on Welles Street and to the Laning’s fortunes. Laning’s factories burned to the ground in 1850, and he lost his nephew in a terrible death on welles street lighting accident in which he died in a fire. There are even reports of man during the mid 1800′s who suddenly dropped dead in front of the house for no apparent reason.
The house through late 19th century to the mid 20th century was primarily used as a rental house, however this did not mean that its owners did not encounter any hardships. The house during these times went through 3 sheriff sales, and had 2 confirmed suicides and 4 deaths on its premises. Even though the house was mostly used as a rental since it was built most of tenants reside in the house for long. Over its 160 year history it is believed that house changed over 50 or so time. Is it that the house develop a “demonic” personality or has it always been there. It seems quite apparent that its past inhabitants have noticed its destructive effects, which include; many forms of psychiatric illnesses, unknown physical illnesses, alcoholism and persistent chain smoking on the property.