Praise for Weird Pennsylvania:
“Fun, amazing, and arrestingly illustrated.” —Booklist
“…a real fine read and can serve as a travel guide for a trek among the unusual, odd and scary parts of our “weird” state.” —Pennsylvania Magazine
Table of Contents
|Foreword: A Note from the Marks||6|
|Local Legends and Lore||10|
|Fabled People and Places||50|
|Local Heroes and Villains||104|
|Roads Less Traveled||178|
|Quaker State Ghosts||200|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
First, there was "Weird New Jersey." But we Pa. residents knew that our local tales and legends could rival any Pine Barrens camper's story about the Jersey Devil. As if to confirm this, the "Weird" team assembled Pennsylvania's most memorable quirks in a most entertaining book. The books covers oddities, legends, rumors, monsters, aliens, gates to hell, ghosts... Pa. is big, but who knew there was room for all this crazy stuff? Reading this book will have you itching for a road trip.Featured people and places get the personal touch through brief personal accounts from those who've been there. Some accounts sound more reliable than others, but it's left up to the reader to make judgments. My edition is a few years old, and some things are a little out of date, most notably the deserted mental hospital known as "Byberry" is now torn down to make way for condos. But the piece on its sordid history is a good account of how spooky the place was, and how it became a mecca for the homeless and urban explorers. For those who love reading about weird stuff, or for Pennsylvania residents who will cackle at recognition of local oddities, this book is sure to please.