Ask anyone in Palmerton about Oliver Sommersby and they’ll tell you about what happened that gruesome night in 1929. The night he stole the lives of everyone inside the Hotel Waldorf and then disappeared into thin air. But…ask the folks of Forest Inn about Oliver and you’ll get a different story, one you won’t forget.
In 1955 a seemed to be wealthy gentleman, from California, builds an establishment along Route 209 in Lehighton. A pub and restaurant with rooms to rent, calls it the Waldorf Hotel, a place for the middle class people to be merry and rest they’re souls, but rest, their souls never will. Over the next 10 years this “gentleman” from California tortured and killed at least 25 innocent people, woman, children, whomever he could get his hands on, the ones he thought no one would miss until… he picked the wrong little girl. Ella, sweet, beautiful. The prized possession of her father, Thomas, the town’s new butcher. Thomas just wouldn’t stop until he found out what happened to his little girl, he searched night and day for 2 weeks before he ended up here. Fatherly intuition told him this was the place he would find his daughter. He tore into the pub, searching every room until he came across the “gentleman” from California crouched in the corner of the attic with a grin on his face. In that moment Thomas realized that the man before him was none other than Oliver Sommersby!! He lunged at Oliver but came to a sudden hault when he saw what was lying beside him. It was the remains of his beloved daughter, maimed and nearly unrecognizable in death. Before Thomas had any time to react, a flash of pain ripped through his chest. Oliver had stabbed him in the heart. But Thomas refused to be taken down so easily, he would avenge his child. With this thought came the strength enough for Thomas to rip the blade from his own chest and plunge it into Oliver’s. There they both die in mixing pools of blood on the floor.
This tale of good versus evil should have ended there, but it doesn’t. It will live on forever, as all who enter will come to witness on their own, for the souls of all killed remain here still, restless and looking for revenge! You may even come to witness the ghost of Oliver Sommersby himself! Will he come to steal your soul too? Think you’re brave enough to find out? Come inside, we’re all waiting!!!!