The Ghosts of Ole Bull

A recent journey took me northward, into the wilds of north-central Pennsylvania to explore one of my favorite parts of the state. The goal of the day’s journey was the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and I was joined on this trip by two classmates, Lindsey and Evie. My traveling companions for the day did not realize … Continue reading The Ghosts of Ole Bull

Potter County’s Phantom Hitchhiker

The peacefulness of the early morning was broken only by the sound of wind blowing through the trees. Fog still clung to the mountaintops as I explored the Black Forest region of north-central Pennsylvania. At the moment, I was enjoying the quietness of Ole Bull State Park, straining to hear the sound of Ole Bornemann … Continue reading Potter County’s Phantom Hitchhiker

The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

It all started with a ghost story. But then again, some of the most interesting pieces of forgotten history I have stumbled upon start this way. I first encountered the unsolved murder among a listing of haunted places, legends and lore of Centre County. There was not much to the story presented. It mentioned a … Continue reading The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Note: If you choose to visit, please remember that this is a cemetery and those buried here should be paid the respect they deserve. There is something about abandoned cemeteries that causes people to think they are haunted. Even when confronted by facts, many maintain the facts are wrong. They insist the cemetery must be … Continue reading Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Along the Way: Legend of the Sulphur Spring

Please note: This story was first recorded by Henry Shoemaker, so take it as you will. Though this story may have very well originated from his mind, it has become a part of regional lore. Also, the Indian names he uses are italicized in the story. Henry Shoemaker had a story for almost every place … Continue reading Along the Way: Legend of the Sulphur Spring