Lancaster’s bizarre treasure hunting superstitions

Finding buried treasure in Lancaster County isn't as simple as grabbing a good metal detector. It…

Art: ‘Doodle-Bug’ motor car of Mountville

"Doodle-Bug" motor car of Mountville pulls in on a cold winter morning with the day's mail.

‘Colonel’ John Mead: the enigmatic ‘Gentleman Bum’ of the River Hills

The discover the mysterious life of "Colonel" John Mead, a man who spent the last 25…

Side Quest: Survey the Ruins of Mill Creek

These crumbling foundations were once part of an old mill found along the aptly named Mill…

Groundhog Day’s ancient origins

As with many holiday traditions, the history of Groundhog Day is shrouded in lore, and deciphering…

Haunted Lancaster: The White Werewolf and the Full Moon Curse of Shock Graveyard

Invoking the cemetery's curse is devilishly simple. Those foolish enough to walk the perimeter of the…

Haunted Lancaster: All aboard! The Rock Point Tunnel Railroad Ghost

Even if you don't believe in ghosts, Chickies Rock is a place of death. At least…

Haunted Lancaster: The Laughing Ghost of Gonder Mansion

Behind the walls of the Strasburg's most beautiful home lies a dark secret. More than 100…

Haunted Lancaster: The midnight ride of the Engleside Phantom Buggy

Lancaster legend speaks of a spirit horse and buggy that travels New Danville Pike near South…

In the 1700s no one ever accused Lancaster’s constables of being soft on crime

During the 1700s, no one ever accused Lancaster’s early constables of being soft on crime. Records…

Haunted Lancaster: The Witch Sisters and Chiquesalunga’s Curse

Three witch sisters once lived in a small house atop Chiques Hill. Rather than leave their…

Haunted Lancaster: How a doomed ferry crossing, dynamite, and grief lead to watery deaths on the Susquehanna

At its peak before the completion of Columbia's first bridge in 1814, 15 different ferries were…

Haunted Lancaster: The sad tale of Lover’s Leap at Chickies Rock

Even if you don't believe in ghosts or spectral apparitions, Chickies Rock is a place of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Legend of Ironville’s Headless Horseman

Legend says that on cold autumn nights in the five minutes before midnight, the sounds of…

Haunted Lancaster: The ‘White Angel’ of Shenks Ferry’s Haunted Tunnel

Local lore hangs heavy at Shenks Ferry. Stories vary but most center around the death of…

Was Lampeter named after handicapped tavern keeper Peter Yeordya?

Legend has it Lampeter was named after an early resident and disabled tavern keeper, Peter Yeordya.…

Haunted treasure lies hidden in Safe Harbor; chaotic spoils of the French & Indian War

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Under the cover of darkness, they searched for…