Category: Folklore

Etienne Brule and the Lost Cave of Silver

Etienne Brule and the Lost Cave of Silver When most people think of western Pennsylvania, they may think of its scenic countryside, its diverse outdoor recreational activities or even its championship-winning sports teams. But stories of lost treasure seem a

Green Man

Green Man This is one legend that turned out to be true. Residents of the South Park area near Pittsburgh during the 1950’s often spotted a strange figure walking along Route 351 at night. The figure was a man without

The Storm Hag

The Storm Hag Though Pennsylvania is land-locked, we do have access to Lake Erie, a member of the Great Lakes which are notorious for their violent, unpredictable storms. Presque Isle is an area of the lake notable for the large

Axe Murder Hollow

Axe Murder Hollow Susan and Ned were driving through a wooded empty section of highway. Lightning flashed, thunder roared, the sky went dark in the torrential downpour. “We’d better stop,” said Susan. Ned nodded his head in agreement. He stepped

Whiskey Rebellion

What started as a tax in 1791 led to the Western Insurrection, or better known as the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, when protestors used violence and intimidation to prevent federal officials from collecting. On March 3, 1791, Congress instituted a

Morley’s Dog 

MORLEYS DOG (Johnstown, Cambria County) Cast in iron in 1886, the statue of Morley’s Dog has stood guard over his master James Morley’s mansion, got washed away by the 1889 flood, returned to guard duty, been beaten by vandals and

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