Beaver Creek State Park

Some part of and 1830’s canal system, known as Gretchen’s Lock, is named for the ghost of a young Dutch girl.She died of malaria on August 12,1838 and on the anniversary of her death, her ghost is said to walk the towpath of this lock.

Jake’s Lock is haunted by the charred phantom of a lock keeper who was struck by lightning while patrolling the canal.A ghastly ghost walks the ruins of Spruceville,a deserted settlement within the park.Esther Hale was be married in August 1837, but her lover never showed up.

Her badly decomposed body was found in her cabin four months later, still dressed in her wedding gown.Ever since, her white skeleton,wearing a dirty wedding gown,is seen darting in front of cars or jumping out to touch the living.

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