Blackbeard’s Treasure in Pennsylvania?

“Have you ever been to Gardeau?” I asked, though I had already knew the answer. The day had been spent searching for elk in Benezette and then across the Ridge Road (located in Elk State Forest on the ridges between Routes 120 and 873) to enjoy the numerous vistas along the road before heading back … Continue reading Blackbeard’s Treasure in Pennsylvania?

Along the Way: The Spirit of Spangler’s Spring

I want to start this entry with a note: If you choose to explore this area, remember it is a battlefield and it does deserve respect, so please give it the respect that it deserves. I arrived at a small parking area along Colgrove Avenue – just across the roadway was Spangler’s Spring. Located on … Continue reading Along the Way: The Spirit of Spangler’s Spring

The Strange Death of Dr. Bentley

The journey that brought me to Galeton on this trip started while talking a to friend after a presentation on Pennsylvania folklore. “You mentioned Mary Reeser, but have you ever heard of Dr. Bentley?” “Of course, who hasn't?” “You know he's buried in Galeton?” “No, he's not.” “Yes, yes he is, look it up.” “Are … Continue reading The Strange Death of Dr. Bentley

Along the Way: Haunted Hastings Mansion

Please note: This is private property, so please be respectful of the land owner and please, no trespassing. The building can be viewed from Allegheny Street. One of the most interesting historic buildings in Bellefonte is the Hastings Mansion located at the corner of North Allegheny and Lamb Streets. The mansion takes its name from … Continue reading Along the Way: Haunted Hastings Mansion

Johnny Morehouse: A Boy and His Dog

“Where are we headed to next?” Zech asked. “Woodland Cemetery, Dayton,” I replied. The two of us had were eastbound after spending the weekend exploring eastern Indiana and western Ohio, but I knew we still had a couple stops before reaching our destination for the night. “So whose grave are we looking for?” he asked … Continue reading Johnny Morehouse: A Boy and His Dog