Along the Way: The Bloody Ghost of Brush Valley

Brungart Cemetery Note: The cemetery itself is not haunted - at least I have no ghost stories involving it - and is used as a reference point to where this story takes place. “Have you ever heard anything about the area around Brungart Cemetery being haunted?” Brenda, a former co-worker, asked during a recent meet-up. … Continue reading Along the Way: The Bloody Ghost of Brush Valley

Along the Way: Pinetown Covered Bridge

Note: Before I share the legend of the Pinetown Covered Bridge, I strongly advise against attempting the dangerous steps "required to make the ghost appear." Parking in any covered bridge in the middle of the night and turning off the vehicle’s lights is extremely dangerous. “Ever hear of the ghost of the Pinetown Bridge?” Kelly … Continue reading Along the Way: Pinetown Covered Bridge

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

The Kettle Creek Reservoir Note: The first parts of this article can be found here Part One  and here Part Two. I arrived at Hammersley Fork and stepped out into the heat of the July afternoon. Parking in the area of the bridge was non-existent, so I grabbed a couple items and made the short walk to … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Two

The Kettle Creek Valley Note: The first part of The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley can be found here: Part One As I stood looking over the Kettle Creek Reservoir, I knew I had more questions about the restless spirit the roams the valley. H. Cranmer, who was the “expert” on the ghost of … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Two

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One

The Kettle Creek Valley I stepped out of the vehicle and took in the view of the Kettle Creek Reservoir. Nearby, the Alvin R. Bush Dam continues to serve its function of flood control. The dam forever changed the valley as it flooded former homesteads. Note: More about how the erection of the Alvin R. … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One

The Ghost of Gordon Mountain

Fog covered the mountaintops as Mike and I made our way southward towards the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in northern Berks County. Although we both knew finding any birds, raptors or otherwise, was nearly impossible due to the fog and rain, we were not about to let the bad weather keep us from our goal. Between … Continue reading The Ghost of Gordon Mountain