Category Archives: Haunted Hawleyville

Haunted Hawleyville: The Guest Who Never Came

The Cabin   Most families have that special gathering place where so many of their treasured memories occur. For mine, that place is my parent’s cabin in Pennsylvania. Since they bought the property and built the place in my early … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville: Visits From Jason and Freddy

There’s something about us cluster-dwelling humans that makes us want to leave our cities and sprawling suburbs behind. Whether we head off for a hike in the park or an overnight camping trip, many of us seek out the woods … Continue reading

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A Bump in the Night or a Fells Point Haunting?

Baltimore’s Fell’s Point is the perfect place to live for someone who enjoys the bustle of city life but at the same time wants to be surrounded by history, quirky shops, and mouth-watering eateries, all topped off with beautiful waterfront … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville #2: Norman and the Newcomers

He was always larger than life to me, even though I only knew him through his childrens’ stories and old family pictures. My Great-Grandad Norman Ruggles died before I was born. But when I visited my Great-Grandmother Katie in Tunnelton, WV, he … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville 1: The Night I Was A Ghost

Throughout October, Mondays will be dedicated to Haunted Hawleyville, a series of sometimes silly and fun and sometimes downright spooky memoirs. Check out the full lineup here. I’m not sure I believe in ghosts. But I’m also not sure that I … Continue reading

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First the Poe Toaster. Now the Baltimore Poe House in Peril?

In Baltimore, even those who aren’t aspiring writers or horror fans like myself feel a unique attachment to Edgar Allan Poe.  In the early 1830s, the writer lived briefly in Baltimore with his cousin and wife-to-be Virginia and his aunt. … Continue reading

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Fall, Festivities and Freakitude

In my neck of the woods, there are cool crisp breezes in the air. Going out at night means wearing a sweatshirt or a jacket. The weather is perfect for sitting by campfires with glasses of wine and long weekend hikes. … Continue reading

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