“In a normal world, there are no mysterious blinking lights darting around in the night sky. Fields of wheat and corn grow straight up, and never flatten spontaneously into strange patterns overnight. People do not suddenly explode into flames for no readily apparent reason. And brown mud and red lizards do not fall from the sky. That is how things are in a normal world. Aren’t you glad that’s not the world we live in?” — Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Autumn has finally graced us with its presence; the air is cool and crisp, vibrant red and yellow leaves are beginning to release their grasp from overhead branches, and the smell of bonfire seems to ceaselessly linger in the air. What better way to honor Pennsylvania’s most colorful season than to gather a few friends and embark on a weekend road trip to some of our state’s most bizarre locations and roadside attractions?
A hill that defies the law of gravity, a ghost town that has been spewing smoke from its cracked pavement since 1962, abandoned asylums holding somber pasts, apparitions routinely spotted on desolate roads, the 7 gates of Hell—this book has it all and will act as a travel guide from one location to the next. Not a fan of bone-chilling haunts? Then take a scenic drive on Route 30 toward Bedford and snap a photo in front of the giant coffee pot, head out to the small town of Hallam in York county to witness the colossal Haines Shoe House, or travel to Clearfield and attempt to tackle the World’s Largest Hamburgers at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub.
Regardless of your interests, there is something for everyone in this fantastic book that will not only provide an unforgettable adventure, but will undoubtedly rekindle your love for the wonderfully quirky Keystone State.