The Haunts of Hawk Mountain

“It doesn’t look too promising up there,” Mike spoke as we approached our destination. I had to agree with his assessment - it had rained the night before and now a thick fog clung to the mountaintop. We were headed to Hawk Mountain and while Mike would normally be scanning the sky for birds, seeing … Continue reading The Haunts of Hawk Mountain

The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two

This is part two of a two part article. The first part can be found here: Part One. As I stood before the simple stone in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, located on the western edge of Centre Hall, that marked the resting place of Josiah Dale, I had to ask myself two questions that were … Continue reading The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two

The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

It all started with a ghost story. But then again, some of the most interesting pieces of forgotten history I have stumbled upon start this way. I first encountered the unsolved murder among a listing of haunted places, legends and lore of Centre County. There was not much to the story presented. It mentioned a … Continue reading The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

The Lamb’s Gap Murders

Resting near the rear of Evergreen Cemetery in Duncannon is a simple grave that gives no hint of the tragedy that befell the young lady resting there. Buried next to her parents, the stone only states her name and her birth and death dates: “Leah E. Ellenberger - 1902-1924.” Roughly fifteen miles south of here, … Continue reading The Lamb’s Gap Murders