The Secret of the Neversink Skeleton

The Berks County Potter's Field The name “Potter’s Field” often gives a negative impression upon the burial grounds set aside for those who are buried within the plot of land. Many of those fields have been forgotten and have not received the proper care, leaving the identities of those interred there forgotten to the modern … Continue reading The Secret of the Neversink Skeleton

The Baffling Baver Murder

Note: Numerous modern sources spell the victim’s name as Adaline or  Adelina. Her name, as spelled on the tombstone is Adeline, which is the spelling I’ll be using in this article. It had been six years since I had last stepped foot on the sacred grounds of Salem Belleman’s Church and Cemetery near Mohrsville. I … Continue reading The Baffling Baver Murder

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

The Mystery of Miss Eugenia Martineau

A feeling of sadness lingered in the air as I paused at the open spot in the fence where a gate once existed to keep vehicles out. The setting sun cast eerie shadows across the small field located on the western side of Cedar Top Road, just off of Route 724, east of Shillington. The … Continue reading The Mystery of Miss Eugenia Martineau