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

The Boots of Amandon Baker

Grave of Amandon Baker, Fishing Creek Cemetery. Note the age on his stone is wrong - he was 57 when he passed. I was visiting the Fishing Creek Cemetery in search of a baseball player who rests among the stones. The small rural cemetery in north-central Pennsylvania was one of the last places I would … Continue reading The Boots of Amandon Baker

The Masked Woman of Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany, near Zion When I was researching the story of the ghost that haunts old Yearick’s Cemetery, the main written resource was an article I had uncovered many years ago in the Centre County Historical Library. The article was written by Ron Bracken, was undated and lacked a source, though I believe it was … Continue reading The Masked Woman of Mount Nittany

The Bloody Ghost of Brush Valley

Brungart Cemetery Note: The cemetery itself is not haunted - at least I have no ghost stories involving it - and is used as a reference point to where this story takes place. “Have you ever heard anything about the area around Brungart Cemetery being haunted?” Brenda, a former co-worker, asked during a recent meet-up. … Continue reading The Bloody Ghost of Brush Valley

The Smethport Airship Mystery

Looking east from Smethport I had spent the day crossing the northern tier of Pennsylvania, searching for the hidden stories known only by locals. Having spent the morning touring a couple cemeteries along Route 6, I arrived in the town of Smethsport. Parking on the eastern edge of town, I scanned the distant mountains. While … Continue reading The Smethport Airship Mystery