Tag Archive for Pennsylvania

Boom reported on New Years Eve on NY-PA border

Several search hits on “explosion” “New York” and “Pennsylvania” encouraged me to check to see if any new mystery booms were reported. And, sure enough, as frequently happens on the last day of the year or New Year’s Eve, we have a big boom reported: People from Owego to Broome County reported feeling an explosion…

Burning down the house

News Short: This guy needs some help. Maybe he will get it in prison for 5 years or more. Joshua A. Witman, 34, told police he set fire to the home because aliens were living in the walls of the home and a basement was a portal for demons. Source: Lancaster County man sentenced for…

Psychic swindle targeted older woman in PA

Stop me if you heard this one before… a woman is talked into paying for psychic services and loses a cartload of money. Source: ‘Psychic’ siblings in Bucks County face trial over swindling elderly woman | PhillyVoice A brother and sister in Bucks County who stole more than $17,000 from an elderly woman under the…

What happened to Thomas Curry’s body?

In 1925, a runaway from a boys reform school met an untimely end. When researchers tried to find out how he died, they found a disturbing surprise. They opened the casket… and it was empty. New Dozier mystery: Investigators find dead boy’s grave empty (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times. […] University of South Florida forensic…

Haunting evidence spooks local news crew — Would it spook a real investigator? (UPDATE: Shenanigans)

UPDATE: (30-Jul-2014) The homeowners have refused an investigation by objective researchers – me and Kenny Biddle. Suspicious? Yes. It gets better… see below. Another claim of an extremely haunted house. Who do they call? Paranormal investigators, mediums, priests and TV show producers, then the local news team. Ghost attacks in Hanover haunted house | WPMT…

Hiding dead babies. It’s happened before.

This is a shocking story. How and why did she do this? Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths – SFGate. Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman’s life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns. Utah investigators are examining DNA from the…

Dangerous imitation: Razor blades in Pennsylvania playground

As suspected, there has been copycat activity of the razor blades on playgrounds. More razor blades found on playground equipment – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL. Police say razor blades were found duct-taped to playground equipment at a park outside Philadelphia. Police in the Delaware County town of Brookhaven say the blades…

This ghost hunter went into a haunted house and you WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!

Well, I don’t really believe it. I think there is more to this. The reputation of the Welles house in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is being enhanced by big name paranormalists. Something spooky is going on here. After just one night at 46 S. Welles St., John Zaffis is convinced. “There is definitely paranormal activity that transpires…

Another Hell House, book and website. Honestly, this is getting old…

Another “Hell House” story. This one was previously investigated and popularized by Ryan Buell’s Paranormal Research Society group (who called it the “HellMouth“). [Buell recalls] “I saw a metal crucifix bend right in front of us, and there was a blood-like substance that materialized on the walls,” he says. (A forensics team confirmed that it was…

What leveled the wind turbine in Western PA?

It’s a bit of a mystery so far. A wind turbine collapses in Western Pennsylvania, startling residents. What happened? The wind turbine, the last of four that stood along the ridge in a line on what used to be Wayne Steyer’s property, fell to the ground. It now lies in a twisted mass near where…

Black widow spiders among the grapes

A Pennsylvania woman finds black widows in the grapes she bought at the local market. And this isn’t the only case of the venomous critters getting into our food supply. York County woman finds black widow spider among her refrigerated grapes – The York Daily Record. Among the grapes she spotted what appeared to be…

Gruesome animal find in New Jersey driveway

This disturbing crime seems more complicated than just not liking cats. Mullane: Mystery of the decapitated cats. In a twisted mystery that has spooked a quiet Pemberton Township neighborhood, two black cats were decapitated, their intestines yanked out and wrapped around the animals’ hind legs. Then they were carefully placed in the driveway of a…

Link between ghost hunting groups and historical societies can get tricky

A local news source documents that a person affiliated with a paranormal investigation group, the Pennsylvania Underground Paranormal Society (PUPS), allegedly stole money from a historic preservation society. Ghost Hunter Steals Nearly $2,500 from Norristown Preservation Society, Police Say –  Norristown, PA Patch. According to the police report, Steven Foersch – a case manager with PUPS – collected…

Boom heard across New York-PA border on Sunday was explosive

Loud boom jolts Southern Tier | WIVB.com. What was the “loud boom” numerous Chautauqua County residents say they heard Sunday evening? News 4 received several phone calls and Facebook messages from viewers in Jamestown, Lakewood, Busti, Kennedy, Delevan, Ashville and elsewhere in Chautauqua County, describing the strange phenomena they experienced. Our viewers report seeing and…