Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402766862
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: Weird Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 206,832
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Note from the Marks6
Introduction8
Local Legends and Lore10
Ancient Mysteries34
Fabled People and Places50
Unexplained Phenomena70
Bizarre Beasts88
Local Heroes and Villains104
Personalized Properties126
Roadside Oddities150
Roads Less Traveled178
Quaker State Ghosts200
Cemetery Safari222
Abandoned Places242
Index264
Acknowledgments270
Picture Credits271

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Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
StoutHearted on LibraryThing 24 days ago
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 My edition is a few years old, and some things are a little out of date, most notably the deserted mental hospital known as "Byberry" is now torn down to make way for condos.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.
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