Sylvan Beach Amusement Park’s Invisible Guests


[] Carnival rides, roller coasters, fun houses, arcades, sparkling lights on warm summer nights reflecting off the lake, these are the sights and sounds of Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake in central New York. For over a century, vacationers flocked to Verona and Sylvan Beaches in the summer, leading the area to called the “Coney Island […]

Ghosts of the Past Haunt Tinker Swiss Cottage


Disembodied footsteps, a rocking chair that moves on its own, and phantom figures would be enough to spook anyone. For Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, however, it’s just another day on the job. Located at 411 Kent St. in Rockford, Illinois, Tinker Swiss Cottage is rich in local history […]

Interview with Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage


Steve Litteral is a native of Rockford, Illinois and he is currently the Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. He spent two enlistments in the US Army as an airborne infantryman (paratrooper) until he started his academic career in 2000. Currently, Steve has earned an A.A., B.A. in history, and an M.A. in military […]

Ghost Hunters Benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital

I have to give the boys and girls at SyFy’s Ghost Hunters credit for raising $61,100 for a children’s hospital on a special Halloween edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Event though there is a lot of in-fighting and jealousy among paranormal groups, there is a lot of doing the right thing as […]


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