In the Line of Duty: The Murder of William Whiteman

William Whiteman, Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona I had finished paying my respects to Robert Cox, a Medal of Honor recipient, before scanning the nearby stones for another grave I sought within the borders of Rose Hill Cemetery. I knew the grave was close to Robert Cox's burial site and I studied the stones as I … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: The Murder of William Whiteman

Unsolved: The Murder of William Phillippi

Grave of William Phillippi - nature was crying the day of my visit The journey to Silbaugh Church and cemetery took me along some narrow roads and through heavy rain storms in the southern portion of Somerset County. After the GPS attempted to take me across a farmer’s field, I found the correct entrance to … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of William Phillippi

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?

Unsolved: The Secret of the Neversink Skeleton

The Berks County Potter's Field The name “Potter’s Field” often gives a negative impression upon the burial grounds set aside for those who are buried within the plot of land. Many of those fields have been forgotten and have not received the proper care, leaving the identities of those interred there forgotten to the modern … Continue reading Unsolved: The Secret of the Neversink Skeleton

Unsolved: The Amber Lantern Massacre

Marker near intersection of Marinnier Street and Lincoln Drive, Hometown I arrived in Hometown – yes, the name of the community is Hometown – in search of a simple marker telling of an event that happened there in the summer of 1938. After making a couple of wrong turns and detours, I finally saw the … Continue reading Unsolved: The Amber Lantern Massacre

Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated

Carroll Family plot, Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery (A.K.A. Drury Run Cemetery) “Have you figured it out yet?” The email read. It had been almost six months since I last heard from my mystery writer. I sighed as I set my glasses on the desk and scratched my head at the simple email my mysterious correspondent … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated