Saturday, October 24, 2009

Riverview Cemetery - Huntingdon, PA

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania called Huntingdon. The town grew around fort constructed back in colonial times called Fort Standing Stone. It is nestled in between several valleys and eventually became a railway stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad route to Chicago via the Allegheny mountains. On top of one of the surrounding hills is located Riverview Cemetery. Located near a large mausoleum in the cemetery, there is a large statue of a soldier. There is a legend that if you go to the cemetery on a moonlit night, you can see the soldier move.

The statue of a soldier is said to come alive in the moonlight at Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
The statue of a soldier is said to come alive in the moonlight at Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

One night, my friends and I decided that we would go to the cemetery and see if we could witness this event. We did not see the soldier move, however, as we were diligently sitting by the mausoleum waiting, suddenly we could all swear we heard something inside the mausoleum begin to move around. Needless to say, we were gone!

Mausoleum in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA
Mausoleum in Riverview Cemetery in Huntingdon, PA

1 comment:

  1. I live in Huntingdon,Pa.
    My Uncle, Charles Gardner
    is in The Mausoleum in Riverview.
    Maybe, just maybe I'll go up ( with husband )
    by the light of the moon and see if I
    can hear any noise from Uncle Charlie.

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