The Disappearance of Henry Schall

Cherry Springs Tavern/Hotel While I explored Cherry Springs State Park, my mind drifted to a real mystery that may have been the basis of the story shared by Henry Shoemaker and Robert Lyman. According to them, the Cherry Springs ghost light was connected to the murder of a young girl who was buried on the … Continue reading The Disappearance of Henry Schall

Along the Way: The Cherry Springs Ghost Light

Cherry Springs Tavern/Hotel Every year Cherry Springs State Park brings people to this remote location in Potter County. Located along Route 44 in the heart of Pennsylvania's Black Forest region, its remoteness allows visitors and astronomers to gaze into the heavens without light pollution. There were already visitors setting up for the night sky watch … Continue reading Along the Way: The Cherry Springs Ghost Light

Along the Way: Clay’s Covered Bridge

Clay's Covered Bridge, Little Buffalo State Park Zech and I arrived at Little Buffalo State Park, located west of Newport, before the crowds arrived. The cool morning air, mixed with the warmth of the sun, promised perfect weather. From the appearance of the empty parking lot, we would have time to photograph the covered bridge … Continue reading Along the Way: Clay’s Covered Bridge

The Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Grave of Joseph and Samuel Cox The drive along Monument Road was a beautiful one as the forest was no longer shades of green, but filled with splashes of red, yellow and orange. When I arrived at the parking area, I was surprised how much colder it was in the remote hollow. I had on … Continue reading The Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Swamp Ruby

Pymatuning State Park Zech and I arrived in Linesville after spending the morning at nearby Pymatuning State Park. The foggy morning had not stopped people from coming out the place where “ducks walk on the backs of fish.” The massive school of carp in the spillway was an odd sight and watching visitors tossing bread … Continue reading Swamp Ruby

Trotter’s Curse: Part Two

The Antes Schoolhouse at Black Moshannon State Park. Located along Route 504 - the Philadelphia-Erie Turnpike Note: The first part of this article can be found here: Part One It was freezing outside as I huddled in the warmth of the vehicle that was buffeted by the wind. My initial plan was to get out of … Continue reading Trotter’s Curse: Part Two