Jamestown Post Journal August 17, 1946

1946 Panther Attack

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 […]

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Black Panther

Over the next several weeks, Chautauqua Ghost will be featuring a three part series about the Black Panthers of Chautauqua County:  Past and Present.  Find out the folktale that originated from the actual event that spurred over 67 years of sightings of this predator. Read original 1940’s -2013 newspaper articles, interviews from eyewitnesses, photographs of […]

Charles Dickens Beyond the Grave

In his prime Charles Dickens was a man who churned out novel after novel that instantly became classics. At times he would release these in chapters and the avid reader would have to wait for each subsequent chapter to come out. His last book The Mystery of Edwin Drood was released in installments to readers from around […]

Ghost Stories

The Kennedy Peddler

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 […]

The Red House

Just south of Salamanca is a little town called Red House where no more than forty people reside. Small by any standard there still persists a folklore about the origins of the town and its namesake, a crimson red Civil War era house built in the early 1800’s. The Frecks family resided in the Red […]

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Black Panther

Over the next several weeks, Chautauqua Ghost will be featuring a three part series about the Black Panthers of Chautauqua County:  Past and Present.  Find out the folktale that originated from the actual event that spurred over 67 years of sightings of this predator. Read original 1940’s -2013 newspaper articles, interviews from eyewitnesses, photographs of […]

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The Ghost Cattle of Camp Onyahasa

In 1942, three young teenage boys were excited to be camping at Camp Onyahsa. Little did they know that this would be an experience that would have a lifetime effect upon them. Camp Onyahsa is located on Lake Chautauqua in Dewittville, NY and is one of the oldest summer camps in the country. The boys participated in a number of activities […]

James Prendergast Home

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.