HERE ARE some notable reports of hauntings throughout the years in Philly:
Benjamin Franklin: Founding father, randy ghost. Franklin's ghost is said to roam Library Hall on 5th Street near Chestnut and he's reportedly thrown back pennies that were tossed on his burial site at 5th and Arch streets for good luck. The ghost has also been accused of pinching a cleaning woman's buttocks at Library Hall.
Boo at the zoo: America's oldest zoo reportedly has several haunted areas, including the Solitude House, built by William Penn's grandson, and the Penrose Building. People have reported seeing lights and apparitions - but no animal ghosts have been reported.
Mrs. Physick is sick: The Physick House on 4th Street near Spruce is said to be haunted by Mrs. Physick, who was allegedly fed opium during her scandalous divorce in the 1790s from Dr. Philip Physick. Doped up, Mrs. Physick enjoyed sitting by her favorite tree in the back yard. Rumor has it that when Physick cut the tree down, his wife died soon after. She now reportedly haunts the estate, and people have allegedly seen her weeping near the tree's former location.
Ghost of history past: The ghost of Albert Edmunds, a cataloger at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania until 1936, is said to haunt its halls on Locust Street near 13th. Edmunds was enthralled with the paranormal and allegedly said he'd haunt the society after he died. Staffers have reported hearing the sounds of typewriters come from his former office.