This is a list we ran last year. I'm hoping this year, we get a little more reader input. Do you have a favorite Easton area ghost story? It doesn't have to be something famous. Maybe it's a family legend, or just something odd you witnessed once.
Here's three of the more well-known Easton places:
1. The State Theatre. Probably the most popular Easton ghost story on the list.According to the theater's website, people have spotted a mysterious figure in the building since the 1970s, believed to be the spirit of J. Fred Osterstock, who managed the State between 1936 and 1965. The theater is hardly bothered by his presence; they've named their Freddy Awards in his honor.
2. Getter's Island. A gruesome history with this one. In 1833, a man named Charles Getter was convicted of the murder of his wife. When it came time to hang him, he was executed on a small island in the Delaware River in Easton, and subsequently began haunting the place where he died. The story is that Getter chose to slowly strangle to death, rather than the faster neck-break method of hanging.
3. Hexenkopf Rock. OK, so this technically isn't in Easton -- it's a few miles outside the city, in Williams Township-- but it's my favorite entry on this list. Mainly because there doesn't seem to be a specific legend attached to it; rather its reputation as a haunted place goes way, way back, with everything from witchcraft to Native American shamans to UFO sightings tied to the rock.
To me that's a lot more fascinating -- and more fun -- than something like the State Theatre ghost. It allows us to use our imagination a bit more.