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The Mystical Early Pennsylvania Settler Who Lived in a Cave

Wissahickon Creek, Pennsylvania. Johannes Kelpius' cave was located near Wissahickon. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-24881) In the mid-17th century a religious mystic, seeker, and occultist named Johannes Kelpius laid in his bed in Transylvania, and he dreamt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And so, he went. Today in the neighborhood of Germantown, a few miles north of Center City, you can see where Kelpius would eventually live and die.
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