Note: Although most modern accounts of the murder spell the victim’s name Louisa, I am using the spelling Louiza, the spelling as it appears on her tombstone and in most of the histories of the region. “Do you purposely find the roughest roads for us to travel on when you plan out our journeys?” Zech … Continue reading The Murder of Louiza Fox
I was talking with a friend the other day and the conversation turned to some of my recent travels. “I really enjoy reading where you’ve been and what you’ve experienced. It is like a game trying to figure out why you visit the places you do and where you are headed to next.” I humbly … Continue reading The Ballad of Frankie Silver
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?
I want to start this entry with a note: If you choose to explore this area, remember it is a battlefield and it does deserve respect, so please give it the respect that it deserves. I arrived at a small parking area along Colgrove Avenue – just across the roadway was Spangler’s Spring. Located on … Continue reading Along the Way: The Spirit of Spangler’s Spring
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