089 Most Haunted: Betsy Ross House

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Is the Betsy Ross House Haunted?

Is the Betsy Ross House haunted? One of Philadelphia’s most famous residences is also considered one of its most haunted. America’s first flag-maker had an interesting life. But does she now have an active afterlife? Listen and vote!

Questions Explored in this Episode

Who was Betsy Ross? Did she create the first flag for the United States? Where is the Betsy Ross house? How was it preserved? What ghosts do visitors and workers claim to see in the house? Did George Washington visit the house? Is it haunted?

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Depiction of Betsy Ross in 1893 H.A. Thomas & Wylie.; Weisgerber, Charles H., artist 
Depiction of Betsy Ross in 1893 H.A. Thomas & Wylie.; Weisgerber, Charles H., artist 

History of the Betsy Ross House

Pat explores the history of this haunted location in Philadelphia, PA. Betsy Ross’s family believes she lived in this house and made the first flag here. But not all historians agree. But all agree that her story is fascinating and so is the story of the house itself.

The Debate

Pat and Rebecca debate the paranormal evidence found in the house. Does a murder man haunt the basement? Does Betsy haunt the basement? What made a former director climb out the window?

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross_flag and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross_House
Historic Philadelphia Betsy Ross House: https://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/what-to-see/
Visit Philly: https://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/most-haunted-attractions-in-and-around-philadelphia/
Philly Ghosts: https://phillyghosts.com/the-betsy-ross-house/
Ghost Hunters Fandom: https://ghost-hunters.fandom.com/wiki/Betsy_Ross_House
Thrillist: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/philadelphia/most-haunted-places-in-philly-haunted-houses-in-philly

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles”by Lowell Liebermann

Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb

Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann

“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo

“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com