Who Murdered Louise Carroll?

“Are you sure you know where you’re going?” My father asked as I turned off Route 144 and immediately turned onto the narrow road that went uphill to the old cemetery located just west of Renovo. The walls of green that bordered both sides of the roadway made the road seem even narrower than what … Continue reading Who Murdered Louise Carroll?

Marion’s Mysterious Merchant Stone

  Zech and I had spent most of the day exploring the rolling hills of central Ohio, before arriving at the Marion Cemetery in search of an odd memorial amid the stones covering one hundred and fifty acres. We started our visit with a stop at the grand memorial to President William Harding, located at … Continue reading Marion’s Mysterious Merchant Stone

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

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

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