Leighton “Whitey” Gibson

Leighton "Whitey" Gibson, Lancaster Cemetery Having stopped at Lancaster Cemetery to pay my respects to Charles Demuth – Lancaster’s noted artist – I set out to look around the area between the Demuth family plot and Park Avenue. While I did not know exactly where the next grave was, I had been given general directions … Continue reading Leighton “Whitey” Gibson

Charles Demuth, Artist

The Demuth Family Stone, Lancaster Cemetery. A separate monument for Charles also stands in the family plot Lancaster Cemetery is another of those cemeteries I wished I lived closer to as every time I think I’ve visited all of the notable people resting within the hallowed grounds, I manage to find another grave or two … Continue reading Charles Demuth, Artist

Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge

Hunsecker's Covered Bridge Note: Before I go into this entry about Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge, I strongly advise against attempting the dangerous steps that one is supposed to do to contact the ghost. Parking in any covered bridge in the middle of the night and turning off your vehicle’s lights is extremely dangerous. This covered … Continue reading Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge

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 Pinetown Covered Bridge

Vanished: John Wise: Balloonist

I never would have thought that reading a book about the mysteries of the Great Lakes would bring me to the center of Lancaster.  Hidden within the book was a mention of the disappearance of John Wise. The mention was barely a paragraph, but it caught my attention and a search revealed he was a … Continue reading Vanished: John Wise: Balloonist

Augusta Bitner: Lancaster’s Walking Statue

Grave of Augusta Bitner, Lancaster Cemetery The story sounds like something out of a horror movie. The large cemetery, which sits in the midst of a city, is home to countless memorials – small, simple stones rest among the grand memorials, yet one statue seems to be watching over all the stones within the sacred … Continue reading Augusta Bitner: Lancaster’s Walking Statue