Mysterious People Who Drove off the Face of the Earth

There are plenty of cases of vanished people who have seemingly stepped off the face of the earth to leave abandoned vehicles behind. However, even more curious is those cases where the disappeared have gone off to take a drive and completely vanished along with their vehicles, never to be seen or heard from again. It is one thing to have a person disappear, but for them to just melt…

Exploring American Monsters: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, one of America’s thirteen original British colonies, is a treasure trove of important points in United States history. Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the building in which the Declaration of Independence, as well as the U.S. Constitution were signed. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American independence. Author, inventor, statesman, and founding father Benjamin Franklin died and is buried there. More modern famous residents…

The Adena Giant Revealed: Profile of Prehistoric Mound Builders

In the 1800s, reports began to surface of the discovery of very large skeletal remains in the burial mounds of North America. These skeletons were described as reaching seven to eight feet (2.4 meters) in length, with a lower frequency of discoveries spanning nine to 11 feet (3.3 meters) in length, and having very large skulls and gigantic lower jawbones. Historians often detailed these remains in early local historical records,…

330 Years of Unknown History: The Oldest Road in America Finally Surfaces

Often, there are hidden truths and old tales that get lost with each generation.  As such, there is an untold story about the United States that begins in the 1600s.  Prior to English entrepreneur and Pennsylvania founder William Penn’s arrival to the New World, this continent was inhabited by various Indigenous Indian tribes.  Once the Swedes and the Dutch began settling in the area they bartered for land (and fought…

Unknown North American Artifact Unearthed in Pennsylvania

An artifact recovered from a hilltop site overlooking the Delaware River in Eastern Pennsylvania, along with other artifacts recovered during a ten-year investigation reveals there is much to be learned about the history of the region. The white Kaolin clay vessel serendipitously appeared one day in 2013 outside the entrance of a ground hog hole according to the property owner and researcher. With a professional background in art restoration, pottery…

1873: Spirits Attack at the Huckleberry Strip

Here’s a strange account clipped from the Savannah Morning News – August 30, 1873: All Cumru Township, over in Berks County, is agitated from the fact that a spirit settlement has taken up its abode in a narrow strip of wood about five miles from the city of Reading, on the road leading out to Kohl’s Mill. It was a raw, damp night when your correspondent alighted at the roadside…

Vintage ‘Missing’ Mystery

Here’s an interesting story forwarded by a reader. First of all, I’ve included a transcript from 1898 that was published in the Bucks County Gazette that was forwarded to me: The Little Wanderer Alice Rachel Peck, aged 3 years and four months, wandered away from her home in Burn’s Valley, Thursday August 25th 1898, in search for her mother, who went on an errand. The little girl traveled an old…

Pennsylvania Man Claims Lost Ancient Native American Civilization in His Backyard

In Berks County, Pennsylvania, the forces of pseudoscience are descending on Richland Township as a result of one man’s deep-seated belief that he has discovered a lost civilization in his backyard. Last month, Rick Zimmerman, 55, told the Morning Call newspaper that he made this momentous discovery while exploring a new property he had purchased in 2013. When he asked for help in analyzing what he uncovered, it opened a…

Unusual Human(?) Remains

Several human skulls with horns protruding from them were discovered in a burial mound at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the 1880’s. With the exception of the bony projections located about two inches above the eyebrows, the men whom these skeletons belonged to were anatomically normal, though at seven feet tall they were giants. It was estimated that the bodies had been buried around A.D. 1200. The find was made…

The Pavia Monument

The Legend: A picture of the monument,taken around 1910.  A stone monument stands near the town of Pavia in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Erected by public subscription, it commemorates an event that is still unexplained today.On the morning of April 24, 1856, the two young sons of Samuel and Susannah Cox vanished. The boys, George (seven) and Joseph (five), had wandered off into the woods near the family shack, and they…