The Strange Death of Dr. Bentley

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

Along the Way: Haunted Hastings Mansion

Please note: This is private property, so please be respectful of the land owner and please, no trespassing. The building can be viewed from Allegheny Street. One of the most interesting historic buildings in Bellefonte is the Hastings Mansion located at the corner of North Allegheny and Lamb Streets. The mansion takes its name from … Continue reading Along the Way: Haunted Hastings Mansion

Johnny Morehouse: A Boy and His Dog

“Where are we headed to next?” Zech asked. “Woodland Cemetery, Dayton,” I replied. The two of us had were eastbound after spending the weekend exploring eastern Indian and western Ohio, but I knew we still had a couple stops before reaching our destination for the night. “So whose grave are we looking for?” he asked … Continue reading Johnny Morehouse: A Boy and His Dog

A Haunting in Hickory Run

Hickory Run State Park, located a stone's throw south of Interstate 80 at the western edge of the Pocono Mountains, attracts countless visitors each year who come to explore the natural features of the park. The park’s 15,990 acres has more than forty-four miles of hiking trails for those seeking adventure. The most common destination … Continue reading A Haunting in Hickory Run

Route 19 Overlook / Young’s Monument

I was glad to see the sign for the scenic overlook. Having been on the road for the past six hours, I was ready to get out and stretch. Of the six hours, the majority of it had been spent in construction zones or in rain, except for the half hour of being detoured through … Continue reading Route 19 Overlook / Young’s Monument