I arrived at the Shenandoah Memorial Cemetery, situated south of Winchester, Virginia along the Front Royal Pike, as fog was beginning to settle on the landscape. Stepping out of the vehicle, I opened my notebook and was in the process of reading the information for the grave I sought when a car pulled up next … Continue reading Along the Way: Patsy Cline
“So who are we looking for this time?” my father asked as I drove slowly along the roadway that meandered through the Newport Cemetery. “Billy Cox,” I responded. “Ever hear of him?” A glance towards my father told me he didn’t have a clue who I was talking about. “He was a baseball player.” “And … Continue reading Along the Way: Billy Cox
They were paving the parking lot of the church when I arrived at the Third Creek Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, North Carolina. With the lot unavailable, I pulled into the grass along the road and got out. I felt bad for the men laboring on the asphalt – it was barely eight and it was … Continue reading The Mystery of Peter Ney
“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?
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
The sun was rapidly vanishing behind the row of pines at the rear of the Laurytown Road Cemetery. It was already later than planned, but I convinced myself to take a “little detour” from Interstate 80 to search out the cemetery to pay my respects to the two unidentified victims of a brutal, unsolved murder … Continue reading Beth Doe