Pittsburgh, Pa: One of the most haunted cities in America and the perfect location for the continued exploration, discussion, and investigation of ghosts, psychic energy, extraterrestrial life, cryptozoology, and all manner of paranormal activity.
Haunted Pittsburgh: "There's just so much vitality here. But also what people don't understand is, or they don't really think about this stuff at all. This was the greatest Union City in the history of America. The AF of L was founded right near where Mellon Square is. The CIO was founded right across the bridge in Northshore. The Steel Workers Union was founded in the Grant Building. The Iron Workers was founded a block away. There's just all this vitality. You had all this labor strife. The railway strike of 1877, 26 people died...It just is a fantastic history.
"We had some of the wealthiest people in the world. Henry Clay Frick, in today's dollars, would be worth $47 billion. That's Warren Buffett money right there. Andrew Carnegie made Frick look poor. Andrew Carnegie would be worth $301 billion. There's nobody with that kind of money. Only one person in history had that kind of money. It was John Rockefeller. It's great history, and if you look for the ghost stories through the history, you'll find them. It's just another way of looking at Pittsburgh through this dark lens of the great ghost stories...
"The more you research, the more fascinating it becomes. And just learning, again, what a major player Pittsburgh was at the time. It's pretty amazing.
"What interested me the most was the Henry Clay Frick story. He said his life was saved by the ghost of his deceased daughter ... who had died tragically the year before. He says it was her ghost that thwarted the attempted assasination on his life, and he was convinced she came to save him so that he could crush the union. Very strange.
"It's the most important ghost story in history, if it's true, because it set the union movement back, historians agree, by many years. At least two decades. You talk about a significant ghost story. It happened right down on Fifth Avenue here, not too far from where the Warner Center is."