Megan Borchert

June 2, 2016

A Chance Meeting at the Oregon Caves Chateau

Built in 1934, the Oregon Caves Chateau is like stepping into a time machine.  Located adjacent to the Oregon Caves National Monument, the six story chateau […]
June 2, 2016

The Pigman of Northfield, Vermont

In 1971, a small town Vermont school dance started just like any other.  Like many teenagers, one group was enjoying some drinks in a sand pit […]
May 30, 2016

The Condemned Cottonwood Paper Mill

The Cottonwood Paper Mill, or the Granite Paper Mill as it was later called, was built in 1883.  Located in the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon […]
May 30, 2016

Ottie’s Bluff Mountain Monument

The Appalachian Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the eastern United States.  Running through Virginia, it is the longest hiking only foot […]
May 30, 2016

The Creatures of Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a cascade range in Southwest Oregon.  The cistern holds bright blue, pure rainwater spanning over twelve square miles.  The crater was formed as […]
May 30, 2016

Hutchinson’s Ghost House Trail

In a gorgeous stretch of forest that was part of the first western frontier lies Big Ridge State Park in Tennessee.  Lying in the Cumberland Mountains, […]
May 29, 2016

Bad Humor at Bad River

South Dakota was admitted into statehood in 1889.  Pierre has been the capital since 1889 due to its geographical center.  Pierre is named after Pierre Chouteau […]
May 28, 2016

Diana of the Dunes

Alice Marble Gray was born in 1881 to a cultured, well-to-do Chicago family.  At sixteen years old, she enrolled at the University of Chicago, studying math. […]
May 27, 2016

The Bride of the Tularosa Basin

Located in Tularosa Basin in White Sands, New Mexico, the name of the National Monument could not be more fitting.  Glistening white sands in wave-like dunes […]
May 27, 2016

Carolina’s Curious Circle

Campers looking for lovely scenery, adventurous hiking, and a chance to meet the Devil himself will find no better spot that Harper’s Crossroads in Bear Creek, […]
May 27, 2016

Something Sinister at Summerwind Mansion

Deep on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, in West Bay Lake, lies the remains of a once beautiful Victoria mansion.  Summerwind Mansion was built in the early 20th […]
May 27, 2016

Beware the Bridgewater Triangle

Located deep into the southeast corner of Massachusetts, on 5441 acres, lies Fall River State Forest.  Known as Freetown State Forest, current ownership lies with the […]
May 25, 2016

Horrors of Haynesville Woods

In northern Maine, off US Route 2, hides the Haynesville Woods.  The route was previously the most used route for truckers hauling potatoes out of Maine. […]
May 24, 2016

What’s Lurking in Lums Pond?

Lums Pond State Park contain the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Boasting nearly 1,800 acres, the park is located near Bear in New Castle county.  The park’s centerpiece, Lums […]
May 24, 2016

Good Fortune in the Bonaventure Cemetery

Italian for “good fortune”, Savannah Georgia’s Bonaventure Cemetery was built in the 1800s and purchased by the city in 1907.  The cemetery is located ten minutes […]