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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:23 pm

Admin wrote:Bigfoot sightings in North Park.

Mrs. Bigfoot called. She said "Please send him home, dinners on the table."
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Willie Kool on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:40 pm

Admin wrote:Bigfoot sightings in North Park.

http://www.pabigfootsociety.com/recent-added-sighting-reports.html
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:56 pm

One of kenny the kangaroo's favorite subjects: Are there mountain lions in pennsylvania

http://www.letsgopens.com/scripts/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=54798&p=2121462&hilit=mountain+lions#p2121462
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby pensfan1989 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:01 pm

The bomber crash in Homestead
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:04 pm

pensfan1989 wrote:The bomber crash in Homestead

Yep... right in the middle of the Mon, and they never found a single trace of it.

http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articl ... hela-river
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 pm

This is an extremely interesting thread. :)
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Geezer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 pm

quote="Geezer"]http://www.ncnewsmedia.com/archive/2011/Halloween_11/STORIES/SPOOKY/Green_Man/image1.htm
The link is kind of archaic since you have to keep clicking for pics and to continue reading.
Actually people(mostly kids) visited this guy on his walks back in the 30's and 40's also. Guys used to take girls with them to scare them(sadly for Mr Robinson). I saw him with a several buddies when I was about 15. When we came around a bend and the headlights hit his face I think I went into a slight case of shock.The guy's face did have a light olive tone to it(the story states the headlights caused this color).The best way I can describe him is that it looked like a plastic doll's face that had been melted and slid into a big smear.. The guy driving had worked on some nearby farms and talked to this guy several times; he'd given him, smokes,pop,sandwiches before. He stopped and talked with him, gave him a cigarette and lit it for him. He did that just to highlight the guy's face with the purpose of yanking the chains of those who'd never seen him before. Mr Robinson talked about how much walking he did and said some number of how many thousands of miles he had walked over the years.

Seemed like such a sad fate for someone and it made me wonder how awful it must be to have people seek you out like some sort of carnival freak.[/quote]

Here's the story of Mr Robinson if the link still works. I saw him in 1963 or so with some buddies; one of whom had talked to him several times and had given him smokes,pop,etc before. He was ghastly; I sort of looked at him out of the corner of my eyes.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Geezer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:42 pm

posting.php?mode=quote&f=5&p=1895569
can't get the link to work again.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Geezer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:46 pm

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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Geezer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:57 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:This is awesome - thanks for all of the leads so far! I've been to Livermore and Burkittsville. Lots of the others are new to me though. Did you know that the "Green Man" was a real guy? I found a pic of him online once. He was electrocuted and it burned his face off so they gave him a face mask like Richard in Boardwalk Empire. Everyone said he was a really nice guy.

I've read about a place called the Murder Swamp around New Castle where they found dismembered body parts back in the 30s. Would love to check that out some time.

I've read most of the "Weird" books. Their PA edition focuses heavily on the eastern side of the state, unfortunately. I love reading about stuff like this. :lol:

I saw a documentary about the headless bodies / torsos fond near New Castle (West Pittsburg I think) and also in Cleveland in the same era. The theory is that theses murders were committed by a railroad worker or a vagrant who hopped trains since the bodies were often found near railroad tracks. I'll try to find a link. They were never solved and the victims often were never identified. The Cleveland cases gained even more publicity because the Cleveland public safety director was none other than(the overated) Elliot Ness.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Geezer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:02 pm

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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Rylan on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:03 pm

whoa is that a geocities sighting? I thought those were legends in their own right!
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby mac5155 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:03 pm

a six-peat for Geezer...got to be some sort of record.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby nocera on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 pm

mac5155 wrote:a six-peat for Geezer...got to be some sort of record.


Geezer is LGP's local legend.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Cagsjr724 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:49 pm

KtK mentioned the fourth river, what is the story behind that??
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby LeopardLetang on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:10 am

Hockeynut! wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I live about 15 minutes from Burkittsville MD. Blair Witch

Did you ever visit coffin rock? 8-)


I did. ;) Took me 2 tries to find it. It's rather unimpressive in real life, haha.

Has anyone ever been to the Jean Bonnet Tavern near Bedford? It's supposedly haunted but I've never seen/experienced anything there. They do make amazing bacon wrapped scallops though. :D

There's a place called Baughman Rock's in Salisbury PA (near the MD line and Mt. Davis) where a boy was killed by his father and it's said his spirit haunts the woods.


interesting about jean bonnet. didn't know it was supposedly haunted. fun dining experience though.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby LeopardLetang on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:14 am

Rylan wrote:Lover's Leap legend states that a settler and a Native American were forbidden from being together so they hurtled themselves over a cliff edge into the Narrows below. The end.


don't you mean:

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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 am

lol I mean it has been a popular suicide destination, so I guess the question mark would be warranted :scared:
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:48 am

Cagsjr724 wrote:KtK mentioned the fourth river, what is the story behind that??

I was wondering this also.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby Twisted Wrister on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:44 am

North Hall in Slippery Rock:

Emma Guffy Miller, the ghost of Miller Auditorium, was also said to have haunted North Hall at night. She has been seen by some crossing the sidewalks over to the hall, and watching over people in their rooms as they sleep. Many people have also inexplicably had their doors open in the middle of the night, despite them being locked. It is thought to be good luck if she watches over you.

and its been "investigated": http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/03/update-investigators-reveal-slippery.html
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:35 am

Stumbled Upon this yesterday:

http://strangeusa.com/#sthash.U0TifyyL.dpbs
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby jimjom on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:33 am

I knew the Green Man was real, but never knew he lived near Beaver Falls...thanks for sharing the links. I guess the legend of him living near Library Road/Brownsville Road is just that - legend. Sad existence for the guy but the Wiki article made it out to seem as if he had family in his life which is good.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:39 am

Geezer wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer

one of my favorite video games of all time (of all time) took portions of this case and the elizabeth smart murder.

Black Dahlia

This game absolutely rules.
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Re: Local legends, myths, etc.

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:51 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Cagsjr724 wrote:KtK mentioned the fourth river, what is the story behind that??

I was wondering this also.

its called the Wisconsin Glacial Flow.
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