The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg Note/disclaimer: I consider myself a historian and folklorist who collects Pennsylvania's legends and lore. However, every now and then while out getting pictures I have had an experience that I cannot explain and this is one of those stories. Everyone knows that Gettysburg is haunted. Right? The landscape has to haunted … Continue reading The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

Curse of the Stone Couch

The Stone Couch “If you ever get out to Hazleton, you have to visit the Stone Couch,” Deb, who calls Hazleton home, informed me. “It’s on top of Buck Mountain near the Luzerne-Carbon County line. Legend states that those who sit on it will have bad luck follow them.” One morning I set out to … Continue reading Curse of the Stone Couch

Along the Way: The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

Cassie Foster rests in an unmarked grave in Elimsport Cemetery I walked among the older stones of Elimsport Cemetery scanning the stones, reading the engravings that told the stories of those interred on the sacred piece of land. Countless flags flapped lazily in the breeze as I paused at the graves of those who had … Continue reading Along the Way: The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

The Schnae Harsh

The road through The Scotia Pine Barrens I drove slowly along the dirt road that leads to the Scotia Shooting Range, scanning the woods in search of a mythical creature that is supposed to roam the region known as the Scotia Pine Barrens, or just The Barrens to locals. The leaves were changing, decorating the … Continue reading The Schnae Harsh

Gaston Bushong: Clinton County’s Other Headless Frenchman

The stretch of the West Branch of the Susquehanna haunted by Bushong The first article about the Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley had barely been posted when the emails started arriving to ask when I was going to do the story of Lieutenant Bushong. Bushong is Clinton County’s other headless Frenchman – yes … Continue reading Gaston Bushong: Clinton County’s Other Headless Frenchman

The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow

Could this unnamed hollow be the mysterious Halfway Hollow? The moment the car slowed I knew I was going to have company. I watched as the car turned onto the cemetery grounds and stepped away from the camera set-up to wait for its arrival. Though I was set up on the hillside above the Card … Continue reading The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow