A headless woman is said to haunt the area near Rushcreek and Berne Union High School. She has often been seen carrying her head under her arm while walking through the woods at night. The sightings of her began to take place in the 1920s, but no one knows who she is.
Archive for September, 2009
Ghostly bells and shotgun blasts can be heard as you drive down New Lexington Road. It is said that many years ago, a boy walking down the road with his unloaded shot gun and pasted a church with no bell. Minutes later, his mother heard the blast of a shotgun followed by church bells ringing. She hurried down the road, only to find her son dead with a gunshot to his stomach; his shotgun was still unloaded. It was never known if the boy somehow shot himself or if some more sinister act was committed. From that day forward, she sound of a shotgun followed by church bells ringing can be heard almost nightly.
This story dates back to the 1850s when a man named John Ornsdorf disappeared. His horse arrived at his home in Lancaster with his blood and pieces of his body on it. A search party traced the blood trail to a man’s house named Crowley. Upon inspecting the home, neither Crowley nor Ornsdorf were anywhere do be found. The search party did report finding a dead yearling calf in a back room and the smell of sulfur was strong. Ever since, sightings of a human-like calf have been reported, sometimes even jumping on the back of the horse and riding along. These sighting especially occurred between the years of 1850 and 1880, when Foglesong Road closed. Since the closure, the hauntings seemed to have been subdued.