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Ghosts at PGH’s Community College

Byers Hall - Wikipedia image by Lee Paxton
Byers Hall – Wikipedia image by Lee Paxton

Something strange happened at what is now Community College of Allegheny County, PA. The campus is located on Pittsburgh’s historic north side along Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

The college,  located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore is surrounded by scenic PNC Park, West Park, and Heinz Field. The  grounds contain about 10 acres and officially opened as an educational facility in 1966.

Of particular paranormal interest, the campus has Byers Hall which includes the Byers-Lyon House located at 901 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. In 1974, the Byers-Lyon House was added on to the National Register of Historical Places. Today it serves housing the offices of the President; and the Visual Arts Center.

The mansion was built in 1898 along what has been called Pittsburgh’s Millionaires’ Row, which includes homes of many wealthy and influential individuals of the City of Allegheny now part of the City of Pittsburgh.