Harrisburg home with underground cave goes viral
On TikTok, Stephen Agyeman leads Maya Moody through a 10 meter underground cave in the Harrisburg Bellevue Park neighborhood, but then the expected happens.
HARRISBURG, PA. – It was like a scene from a horror movie. Creepy noises. Dark lighting. Something is lurking.
In TikTok, Stephen Agyeman leads Maya Moody through a 10 meter underground cave in Harrisburg’s Bellevue Park neighborhood, but then the expected happens.
Moody falls. Her fall into the stone cave, also known as “Cave Hill,” went viral on TikTok and has garnered over 20 million views.
“I couldn’t have seen this a mile away. I mean, I wasn’t a huge TikTok user before and now it’s – um, it just knocks me out, ”Moody said.
Agyeman and his neighbors said the house was connected to the subway.
“People came through this cave and took everything up to Font Street on the train tracks and the trains could take them anywhere – almost anywhere they wanted,” said Agyeman.
Historic Harrisburg Association executive director David Morrison said the connection is possible but cannot confirm it. He said there are many places in Harrisburg that have been suggested as locations for Underground Railroad activities.
Morrison and Agyeman both said the cave was used to store drinks in the alcohol industry in the early to mid-19th century. The temperature of the cave would keep beer cold in kegs.
“It was almost as cold as a modern refrigerator,” said Morrison. “This was used a lot not just in Harrisburg, but in many places,” Agyeman said of the house also being used as a bar during Prohibition.
Agyeman and his wife decided to buy this historic home after construction was delayed with another home on Camp Hill. He said the cave was crucial to the purchase.
“I was really blown away when I saw the cave. I had no idea what to do with it, but I wanted this house,” said Agyeman.
Since the TikTok went viral, inquiries and questions about tours and raves have been received. Future plans for “Cave Hill” are a potential TV show and event space.
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