December 9, 2019
The legend of the thunderbird goes back to the Native Americans. These oversized birds were said to hide out in the forest, and if one was spotted, it meant there was a storm on the way. Over the last hundred years or so, there have still been sightings along the I-80 Frontier, Pine Creek Valley, Dark Skies, and Elk Country landscapes of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
May 24, 2019
Bigfoot, a bipedal, humanoid land mammal, with shaggy hair and huge feet, known for leaving tracks wherever he goes, is popular because he’s so often sighted. Bigfoot is spotted all over the country. And of course that includes the PA Wilds.
April 29, 2019
In Clinton County, very near where Elk Country meets the I-80 Frontier in the Pennsylvania Wilds, there’s a spot in the forest. It involves old ruins, history, and even a lost treasure. It’s now a part of Sproul State Forest, but once it was a busy mining town, and it was called Revelton.
December 23, 2018
Henry Shoemaker -- an environmentalist, historian, writer and folklorist -- was a big fan of the holidays, often loaning his antique sleigh for Santa to make a big entrance to local events. And only Henry Shoemaker would have written a piece about a local legend entitled “The Animist Churchwomen of Black Snake Mills: A Christmas Story.” Here, Lou Bernard relates the Christmastime legend involving mannequins and an old shop in the PA Wilds.
April 6, 2018
In this piece, PA Wilds Contributor Lou Bernard looks at legends and stories surrounding the Giwoggle, the 'official monster of Clinton County.' This creature, described as a mishmash of several animals, has been allegedly spotted in two counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds and stories of it date back to the mid-1800s.
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