The Church That Wasn’t

Not a haunted church, but one I came across during my journeys I first met Kerry in 2014 at a program I was giving on the legends and lore of Central Pennsylvania. After the program had finished, she approached me and introduced herself. "I have a story you'd be interested in. It was something that … Continue reading The Church That Wasn’t

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 Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

The remnants of an old road near Tea Springs The first time I had ever heard of a “spook wolf” was in the mid-1990s while doing research at the historical library in Bellefonte. On one of the trips I was talking to another researcher about our subjects of study. When I mentioned I was looking … Continue reading The Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

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

The Gray Lady of Haag Cemetery

The Fahrenbach Memorial stands guard in the early morning rain Over the years I have collected hundreds of ghost stories and haunted places within the borders of Pennsylvania and when I’m in the area, I like to stop and visit these haunted locations. What brought me to Berks and Lebanon Counties was a haunted tour … Continue reading The Gray Lady of Haag Cemetery