Janesville Pike is just one of Pennsylvania's haunted stretches of highway I’ve always been fascinated by the phantom, or vanishing, hitchhiker phenomenon. Usually categorized as urban legend rather than ghost lore, the phantom hitchhiker is a common ghost story shared across America. Over the years, I’ve shared some legends and lore which fall into the … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Phantom Hitchhikers
Hollenbeck Cemetery: Haunted?
Memorial in Hollenbeck Cemetery Note: I need to place a warning on this article. When I first visited Hollenbeck Cemetery it was in 2008, during the daytime, and done with respect for those buried there. I do not encourage trespassing, after-dark visits, or ghost hunting on sacred pieces of land. Hollenbeck Cemetery has been heavily … Continue reading Hollenbeck Cemetery: Haunted?
A Motel Mystery and Ghost Story
Fog hangs in the hollows of North Central Pennsylvania When I received the first email from Lisa, I was immediately intrigued. In an attempt to unravel the memories she had from years ago, she asked if I would share her story with the readers of the blog. I do need to say, before I share … Continue reading A Motel Mystery and Ghost Story
Ghosts of Woodland Cemetery
Grave of Johnny Morehouse, Dayton Among the earliest articles written for The Pennsylvania Rambler was the story of Johnny Morehouse and his beloved dog. When five-year-old Johnny Morehouse drowned in the Miami and Erie Canal in August 1860, his tragic death would be the basis for a legend that is still a part of Ohio … Continue reading Ghosts of Woodland Cemetery
Spirits of the Sloan Fine Arts Building
Sloan Fine Arts Building, Lock Haven It seems every college and university has its own folklore that is passed down through the students, helping to create an interesting aspect of campus life. Examining the stories I’ve heard and collected over the years, there are two buildings that almost always seem to have ghost stories associated … Continue reading Spirits of the Sloan Fine Arts Building
Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike
Along the Janesville Pike Note: The name Tanya is not the person's real first name - it was changed at her request. I entered Tyrone’s Reservoir Park and immediately saw Tanya sitting at the pavilion waiting for me. I had met Tanya years ago when we worked together at one of my first jobs. It … Continue reading Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike