Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge I followed the winding Humbert Road southward from the collection of buildings known as Kingwood towards one of Somerset County's covered bridges. Having rarely visited Somerset County, the beautiful day beckoned me to head southward into the Laurel Highlands to explore. The day had been spent searching for pieces of regional … Continue reading Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

The Ghost in the Jail: The Restless Spirit of Ralph Crossmire

Does Ralph Crossmire still haunt the old Smethport Jail? Roadwork was the thing on Route 6 west of Smethport. By the time I arrived in Smethport, I was ready to get out a stretch my legs – I had definitely been sitting too long. Parking near the courthouse, I wandered about the lawn reading the … Continue reading The Ghost in the Jail: The Restless Spirit of Ralph Crossmire

King’s Covered Bridge and Doc Moore’s Ghost Story

King's Covered Bridge, New Lexington I drove west on Route 653, also known as the Scullton Road, headed to one of Somerset County’s ten covered bridges. Located next to Route 653, King's Covered Bridge is one of the easiest bridges to visit. With parking at both sides – there’s a picnic area on the western … Continue reading King’s Covered Bridge and Doc Moore’s Ghost Story

The Cherry Springs Ghost Light

Cherry Springs Tavern/Hotel Every year Cherry Springs State Park brings people to this remote location in Potter County. Located along Route 44 in the heart of Pennsylvania's Black Forest region, its remoteness allows visitors and astronomers to gaze into the heavens without light pollution. There were already visitors setting up for the night sky watch … Continue reading The Cherry Springs Ghost Light

The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg Note/disclaimer: I consider myself a historian and folklorist who collects Pennsylvania's legends and lore. However, every now and then while out getting pictures I have had an experience that I cannot explain and this is one of those stories. Everyone knows that Gettysburg is haunted. Right? The landscape has to be … Continue reading The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

Cassie Foster rests in an unmarked grave in Elimsport Cemetery I walked among the older stones of Elimsport Cemetery scanning the stones, reading the engravings that told the stories of those interred on the sacred piece of land. Countless flags flapped lazily in the breeze as I paused at the graves of those who had … Continue reading The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster