The Great UFO Chase: Part Two

Picture of the object in The Akron Beacon (April 19, 1966). Top one is as it appeared in the newspaper. Bottom picture has been lightened to make the object stand out. Note: In researching this, I used the statements made in the newspapers immediately after the event happened. To help clarify some of the conflicting … Continue reading The Great UFO Chase: Part Two

The Great UFO Chase: Part One

The route of the UFO chase in The Akron Beacon, April 18, 1966. The route in red aligns with Dale Spaur's interview. Note: In researching this, I used the statements made in the newspapers immediately after the event happened. To help clarify some of the conflicting information, I used some interviews with Dale Spaur, recorded … Continue reading The Great UFO Chase: 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

The Smethport Airship Mystery

Looking east from Smethport I had spent the day crossing the northern tier of Pennsylvania, searching for the hidden stories known only by locals. Having spent the morning touring a couple cemeteries along Route 6, I arrived in the town of Smethsport. Parking on the eastern edge of town, I scanned the distant mountains. While … Continue reading The Smethport Airship Mystery