The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

Fog lingers in the hollows of northcentral Pennsylvania Note: This was originally posted on September 10, 2014, in an earlier version of The Pennsylvania Rambler. This article has been edited and updated as Part One of Two. Pennsylvania's Black Forest is a region of northcentral Pennsylvania that mostly is as wild today as it was … Continue reading The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

Haunted Highways: Route 44

Cherry Springs State Park Certain roads just seem to be haunted. In the past, I’ve written about some of those stretches of highway rumored to be haunted. Maybe that’s why I like traveling those remote roadways – maybe there’s a desire deep inside to experience the same things others have experienced in the past or … Continue reading Haunted Highways: Route 44

Margaret Sutton and the Judy Bolton Mysteries

When Jessica emailed me and asked if I had ever heard of the Margaret Sutton, I had to admit that I had not. After a couple emails back and forth – in which she sent me rough directions to the cemetery where Sutton was buried - I decided to visit the grave of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading Margaret Sutton and the Judy Bolton Mysteries

Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald

Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their lives for the … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald

The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs

The hollow I believe to be Halfway Hollow Almost immediately after posting the article about Halfway Hollow, I received an email from Jon about the mysterious hollow. “Hello I just read your blog about Halfway Hollow. You say Dabold Hare buried a small fortune in gold coins near his home. I’ve heard the treasure buried … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs

Unsolved: Who Killed Lillian Wager?

Area where Lillian Wager was killed I was returning to the stretch of road on Route 6 between Roulette and the Potter-McKean County line. The stretch of road has ghosts, lost treasure, and the possible lost Halfway Hollow. Note: more about these legends can be found here: Halfway Hollow. However, it was nothing in the realm … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Killed Lillian Wager?