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 haunted … Continue reading The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

Along the Way: 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 Along the Way: The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

Gaston Bushong: Clinton County’s Other Headless Frenchman

The stretch of the West Branch of the Susquehanna haunted by Bushong The first article about the Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley had barely been posted when the emails started arriving to ask when I was going to do the story of Lieutenant Bushong. Bushong is Clinton County’s other headless Frenchman – yes … Continue reading Gaston Bushong: Clinton County’s Other Headless Frenchman

The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow

Could this unnamed hollow be the mysterious Halfway Hollow? The moment the car slowed I knew I was going to have company. I watched as the car turned onto the cemetery grounds and stepped away from the camera set-up to wait for its arrival. Though I was set up on the hillside above the Card … Continue reading The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow

The Boots of Amandon Baker

Grave of Amandon Baker, Fishing Creek Cemetery. Note the age on his stone is wrong - he was 57 when he passed. I was visiting the Fishing Creek Cemetery in search of a baseball player who rests among the stones. The small rural cemetery was one of the last places I would have thought to … Continue reading The Boots of Amandon Baker

Along the Way: The Masked Woman of Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany, near Zion When I was researching the story of the ghost that haunts old Yearick’s Cemetery, the main written resource was an article I had uncovered many years ago in the Centre County Historical Library. The article was written by Ron Bracken was undated and lacked a source, though I believe it was … Continue reading Along the Way: The Masked Woman of Mount Nittany