Culture

November 13, 2019

PJ Piccirillo and ‘The Indigo Scarf’

If you’re interested in historical fiction, Pennsylvania, or good stories, you have to read “The Indigo Scarf” by PJ Piccirillo.

November 6, 2019

The journey of a lifetime through the Pennsylvania Wilds

Experiences and memories serve as reminders of the good times we've had. In this article, writer Ed Byers reflects on his various memories of spending time at his family camps in the Pennsylvania Wilds while growing up.

November 2, 2019

National Adoption Month: Two brothers in the Pennsylvania Wilds

There are two brothers who each live in a corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Though not geographically close, they are very close emotionally, and they get together occasionally throughout the region. For National Adoption Month, Lou Bernard chose to write about them.

October 31, 2019

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: The Ghostly Music of Ole Bull

Happy Halloween! "Ghosts of the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog featured a new ghost story from the region each Thursday of October leading up to today. "The Ghostly Music of Ole Bull" looks at the history of Ole Bull State Park and claims of ghostly music emanating from the mountainside.

October 24, 2019

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: The Haunted Portrait

"Ghosts of the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog will feature a new ghost story from the region each Thursday of October leading up to Halloween. "The Haunted Portrait" looks at stories surrounding a portrait of a young girl, which has been known to reenact the girl's fate long after her passing.

October 20, 2019

3 big changes to hunting regulations to benefit hunters this fall

Beau Martonik, a seasoned hunter and outdoorsman, offers his take on recent changes to hunting regulations and how he believes they will benefit hunters.

October 17, 2019

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: The Ghost of the Hanged Man

"Ghosts of the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog will feature a new ghost story from the region each Thursday of October leading up to Halloween. "The Ghost of the Hanged Man" tells the story of a haunted jail in the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

October 10, 2019

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: Paranormal Activity at the University

"Ghosts of the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog will feature a new ghost story from the region each Thursday of October leading up to Halloween. "Paranormal Activity at the University" reflects on the stories of paranormal activity at Clarion University, a state school located on the border of the I-80 Frontier and Cook Forest & the Ancients landscapes of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

October 3, 2019

Ghosts of the PA Wilds: Henry Shoemaker and the Haunted Caves

"Ghosts of the PA Wilds" is a series of ghost stories written by historian Lou Bernard, who revels in folklore and the paranormal. The PA Wilds Are Calling blog will feature a new ghost story from the region each Thursday of October leading up to Halloween. "Henry Shoemaker and the Haunted Caves" looks at the story of a man who allegedly encountered spirits while hiding in a cave along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

September 24, 2019

Black Sunday: Darkness falls in the PA Wilds

Usually, there’s nothing unexplained about darkness. It happens every night. But on September 24, 1950, it happened far too early---in the early afternoon. And it was a mystery, one that covered the Pennsylvania Wilds in darkness.