Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike

Along the Janesville Pike Note: The name Tanya is not the person's real first name - it was changed at her request. I entered Tyrone’s Reservoir Park and immediately saw Tanya sitting at the pavilion waiting for me. I had met Tanya years ago when we worked together at one of my first jobs. It … Continue reading Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike

The Hounds of Hans Graf Cemetery

Haunted Hans Graf Cemetery I had spent the morning exploring Dauphin and Lancaster Counties. Glancing at the clock, I knew I would have to soon start towards Lancaster if I didn't want to be late, but I had enough time to make one more stop. “Where are we stopping now?” my mother asked as I … Continue reading The Hounds of Hans Graf Cemetery

The Phantom of Fishing Creek

Logan Mills Covered Bridge, Sugar Valley One of my favorite drives in Central Pennsylvania is through the alpine valley known as Sugar Valley. The rolling hills of the valley are covered with a mixture of farmlands and woodlands which remind me of a much simpler time. One of my favorite stops in the valley is … Continue reading The Phantom of Fishing Creek

The Laying of A Ghost

Fog lingers in the hollows of north-central Pennsylvania Over the years, I've read numerous stories about how to "lay a ghost" - that is, how to put the spirit at rest. Most of these stories often have a religious overture to them with the blessing and cleansing of the home or building. However, there are … Continue reading The Laying of A Ghost

The Phantom of Five Locks

The water filled canal along Five Locks Road - note the green heron in the foreground Having spent the majority of the morning bouncing around Berks County, I took a moment from my journey to visit the grave of Adeline Baver, whose unsolved murder has become a part of regional lore. After I stopped to … Continue reading The Phantom of Five Locks