Category Archives: Weird and Spooky Stuff

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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You’re Never Too Old or Too Broke For Halloween!

I’ve always loved Halloween, from carving pumpkins to trick-or-treating to growing up and being the one to sit on the porch handing out candy to all the ghouls and goblins. As a kid, I always had the coolest Halloween costumes. … 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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Rocking and Waiting

Last week, Marcia Richards posted a series of wonderfully inspiring photos of abandoned buildings. She invited readers to pick the photo that most sparked their imagination and post at 200-1,000 word story inspired by the image. Below is my attempt. … 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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