Fear and panic gripped the residents of rural Chautauqua County during the summer of 1946. Over a dozen documented sightings of two large Panthers/Cougars, roaming within an area of less than 10 miles, culminated into an attack of a young boy on August 14, 1946 in Busti, New York. Little did the residents of the […]
Taking into account the unfamiliar territory and the unknown reaction of the native people to English settlement on nearby land it would seem that the Roanoke Island settlement was doomed from the start. So why has this story persisted over the years as one of the most intriguing disappearances of American history? In 1584 the […]
Over the years lighthouses have served the purpose of keeping those at sea safe from crashing against rocky outcroppings or running aground when approaching land. In recent time the lighthouse has gone the way of the great sailing vessels of yesterday. Now with the advent of GPS and radar the lighthouse has very little use but […]
Reader Submission August 4th 2010 I lived in the house that James Prendergast once owned and every night he would appear he liked knocking pictures off the wall and open my kitchen cupboards.
The Unexpected Disappearance of the Peddler It is well known that in the days of the blooming rural communities there was not much of a source from where the settlers could purchase necessities. The basics were available maybe miles away and would take the day to travel into town to just shop. At this time […]