Ghosts of the Garman

Note: Before I start this article, on September 9, 2012, the historic theater burned to the ground. A new building has been erected on the ashes of the ruined theater. The Garman stood along East High Street, across from the Centre County Court House. It has been replaced with an office building. After being closed … Continue reading Ghosts of the Garman

Trotter’s Curse: Part Two

Note: The first part of this article can be found here: Part One It was freezing outside as I huddled in the warmth of the vehicle that was buffeted by the wind. My initial plan was to get out of the vehicle and wait for the spectral rider, who according to legend, rides from Erie to … Continue reading Trotter’s Curse: Part Two

Trotter’s Curse: Part One

It was hot. It was humid. Neither one of us wanted to step out of the comfort of the air conditioning. The vehicle's thermometer was reading ninety and it was not even noon yet. Zech and I sat studying the historic burial grounds of the Beulah Presbyterian Church and Cemetery. Nestled along the northern edge … Continue reading Trotter’s Curse: Part One

Along the Way: The Sad Spirit of Swamp Church

Note: The Bethesda Evangelical Church is on private property. Please respect it and no trespassing. Tucked away on a small dirt road, deep in the countryside between Penns and Brush Valleys, is a small church that maintains its pastoral setting despite the world modernizing around it. Though it is still open for special services and … Continue reading Along the Way: The Sad Spirit of Swamp Church

Mary’s Mysterious Demise

Note: I’ve been asked a number of times if and when I was going to do Mary’s story. Her story originally appeared almost ten years ago and had been pulled to be a part of Histories and Mysteries of Pennsylvania: Volume I. For this Halloween season, I’ve pulled the original article out, dusted it off … Continue reading Mary’s Mysterious Demise

Along the Way: The Burial of Allen Ketlaw

As most of are aware, I love walking cemeteries. I enjoy looking at the artwork that covers many of the stones. I find the sayings chiseled into the stones interesting as I read what their families thought about the fate of their loved ones. I am fascinated by the interesting pieces of history that can … Continue reading Along the Way: The Burial of Allen Ketlaw