The Power of P. Noel’s Name

The P. Noel Rock, Gettysburg Note/disclaimer: I consider myself a historian and folklorist who collects legends and lore of Pennsylvania. However, every now and then I have had an experience that I cannot explain and this is one of those stories. Everyone knows that Gettysburg is haunted. Right? It definitely has to be haunted because … Continue reading The Power of P. Noel’s Name

The Siren of the Loyalsock

I followed the Loyalsock Creek deep into the mountains north of Montoursville as Zech and I explored the wild landscape, wondrous vistas, and beautiful waterfalls of the region. We had already visited a number of waterfalls, but the next location on the list was the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge. We parked along Covered Bridge Road and … Continue reading The Siren of the Loyalsock

The Giant Ghost of Brush Valley

“Do you know the cemetery at Yearick’s Church is haunted?” Brenda, a former co-worker asked one day while we were on break. I admitted I was not familiar with the story and eagerly listened as she spoke. “My grandpa used to tell us about a large, black figure that roamed the cemetery. When he was … Continue reading The Giant Ghost of Brush Valley

The Boos of New Bethel Cemetery

On one of my trips to Hawk Mountain, I had the opportunity to meet up with a former college classmate, Dan, who lived in the area.  The two of us hiked the trails while swapping stories of where life had taken us over the years. During the conversation, he asked if I still collected folklore … Continue reading The Boos of New Bethel Cemetery

The Haunts of Hawk Mountain

The view from Hawk Mountain on a clear day “It doesn’t look too promising up there,” Mike spoke as we approached our destination. I had to agree with his assessment - it had rained the night before and now a thick fog clung to the mountaintop. We were headed to Hawk Mountain and while Mike … Continue reading The Haunts of Hawk Mountain

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