The Sun Inn in Bethlehem has been known for its paranormal activity for several years. It was mentioned in the book Bethlehem Ghosts published in 2007 and has been featured on the television show Ghost Hunters TAPS.
On Tuesday night, The Sun Inn hosted 26 travel writers and the Greater Lehigh Valley Paranormal Investigation Team for a paranormal investigation of the building.
The night began with a brief video of the history of the Inn and then The Sun Inn Preservation Association Secretary Richard “Bucky” Szulborski showed the audience photos and let them listen to several recordings of paranormal activity within the building.
Szulborski took the writers on a tour of the building and explained the paranormal sightings that have occurred in each room. When he reached the attic, the audience was stunned at the sight of toys and candy placed in the center of the room.
Szulborski explained that the Ghost Hunters TAPS investigators found evidence of a spirit of a young girl in the attic. Her voice has been recorded multiple times by the Greater Lehigh Valley Paranormal Investigation Team. Szulborski said that visitors leave toys and candy for the young girl in the attic, but he has never seen any of the toys move as if the spirit was playing with them.
However, he has experienced the presence of the young girl. He mentioned how once he called out to her to join him and some investigators and within a few seconds, the investigators’ K2 device went from green to red.
A K2 device used by paranormal investigators starts out with a green light and when the energy in the room changes it can light up orange and red lights. Investigators use this device to determine if there is a spirit in the room because the spirit is entirely comprised of energy.
After the tour of the building, the audience was split into three groups and each group went with one investigator and explored different rooms in the building.
Some groups experienced slight activity on the K2 devices being used and one man took a photograph that showed a cloudy image in one of the windows. Kevin Hojecki, an investigator from the Greater Lehigh Valley Paranormal Investigation Team, was confident that the figure in the man’s photo was that of a spirit at the Inn. However, when he did a live EVP session in the room where the photo was taken, he got no response on his K2 device or on his digital recorder.
Szulborski was disappointed in the lack of paranormal activity throughout the evening, but he mentioned how the Inn will be hosting Ghost Hunting Tours in October for the general public and he hopes for more activity then.
“The ghosts here, they like it here. They like to talk,” said Szulborski explaining that the spirits at the Inn are not angry about having visitors and there is no reason for people to be afraid.
The public tours will be held on Fridays and Saturdays throughout October and on October 27, the Inn will be hosting an overnight tour.
“They say that the best time to see ghosts is 2 or 3 a.m.,” said Szulborski.
The cost of these tours is $35 and the finalized schedule will be posted on the Sun Inn’s website.