Pittsburgh Girl missing 50 + years no trace. But lots of theory's and another from Beaver County 4 years earlier never found as well
body near by but there has been so much ground movement there is no way to ever know.
Some one knows what happened that morning but this is another case where only time will tell if remains are ever found.
Whats even more interesting is the case of Rebbaca Triska who went missing in beaver County never knew about it till looking up Mary Anns case .
Haunted 13 Bends Road in Harmar twp is there any truth to it? or the other 13 bend road in Boston Pa.
in Boston towards Elizabeth. you turn left on to a road with 13 bends that's dead ended.
The story goes that an orphanage was located along the road and there was a terrible fire there and many of the children died and if you park along the road while dark and put baby powder on your vehicles windows that the children s hand prints will appear as will there images in your rear view window as drive away scared at your encounter of their hand prints and you will be chased down the roads by mysterious cars at night .
Even more bizarre is how the 13 bends road in Harmarville fits into the picture.
There was in fact an old orphanage which sat along Renzie Road way back off the road which burned in Boston area but it was well after it closed and fell into disrepair no children s or adults life where lost.
In fact a very similar type fire happened over in the McDonald / Burgettstown Pa area where old orphanage /Juvenile home vacant many years and back an impassable road burned down last summer.
It seems too many people have too much time on their hands to make up a bunch of hog wash intended to scare people like no face charlie the green man and others.
the 13 bends you go down you count 13 you come back up you count 12 also nonsense
Now other than the fact these roads are in dark isolated spooky areas there is nothing to it. The roads do not even have 13 bends look up the coordinates on Google earth.
Now whats weird about this whole situation is how 2 towns same 2 stories partial truth to both story's
just like the green man story he was only in one town yet he was supposedly in south park
now that's weird . Did some one like a story so well they made up the story and brought it to there own town? Appears so.
Ghosts of a deadly 1927 national labor strike which came to Harmar Coal Mine comes back to haunt crew building new Hulton Bridge
Oakmont a wealthy river town Harmarville a blue collar working town with a coal mine and small industry.
but in 1927 it became embroiled like many other coal mines across the nation in a bitter fight to unionize coal miners. and Harmar like other mines called in the Coal & Iron Police a private commissioned Police force
that was nothing more than legalized thugs and which would eventually turn into the Pa. State police.
|Harmar Coal Memorial near fire station|
|Typical Coal & iron badge and officers below|
That was till one cold December morning in 1980 then Police Chief Gregory Adams a family man and greatly loved by the town was found shot and bleeding to death in the Agway Supply company parking Lot and a notorious criminal is suspected of committing the heinous act but which has never been proved is still on the run .
So he might have been after the jewelry store.
But he could have also been there to scope out wealthy home owners as well for a burglary or even some of the local business if he suspected they had something of value but that would take extensive knowledge he did not have of the businesses in town all small and no payroll to hit and besides he was a burglar not a stick up man and by then business payed by check not by cash kept in a safe over night and burglarizing a commercial business was not his thing. He was looking for things he could easily fence or sell without question . If it even was him and since he is not talking know one knows for sure but he looks good for the crime as they say.
Why FBI and police have come to this conclusion has never been fully disclosed .
But near this town a young girl named Cheery Mahan Disappeared. a few years later in 85
40 Acres in Baldwin Boro a great place for young men to have fun and adventure and an area with its own 30+ years mysteries
This whole area is a hot bed for drug dealing a car wash on Becks Run road I put a security system into in 90's was often the site where junkies from suburbs would meet dealers from St. Clair Village section 8 housing up off Becks Run as the suburban kiddies where afraid to go up there we caught many a suspected drug transaction on the car washes cameras.
There is also another possibility at that time there where many Russian Immigrants who moved into and around the area and rumors of the Russian Mob operating in the area involved with drugs and if he crossed them.
2 young Tarentum boys go out to play in cold and disappear over 30 years and no clues Was it the River Hag / Witch?
and one day 2 young boys Jon Debkowski and Gabriel Meinarcin went out to play after school in December of 1982 and disappeared never to be seen again .
A woman claimed she saw 2 boys who matched the description playing among the river ice a very dangerous thing to do.
Blood Hounds traced the kids scent to the river but nothing was ever found of them not one trace to say they where their and fell in or where abducted.
But one Psychic claimed they would be found under the ice near where Bull creek enters the river.
Divers looked and nothing was found ,how ever Bull creek it self has a legend of an Old Hag or River Witch who has the power to attract children to the creek where she grabs them and drowns them. Now most people will poo poo this or say they never heard such a bizarre thing. But I personally meet a woman named Rose who lost a young brother in the creek near the old tour ed coal mine entrance many years ago in 60's when he slipped under the very fast and strong waters and she claims she saw the image of the Old Hag in the creek ,who grabbed and kept him down under the creeks water and she could not rescue him. No one believed her then saying it was her imagination and hysteria playing games with her .In the 70's as a boy scout I helped with a stream improvement project in the upper section of Bull Creek and can attest to the strong currents . But plenty of dead body's have shown up in that part of river and the creek as well as drownings over the decades.
is there anything to the Hag probably not but the rumors persist and the creek and river have always been an attractive nu-sense.
|Bull Run and Allegheny River|
Now there is a very strong under tow in the Allegheny River which is very deceiving and can grab and drag you down in its current I know I swam in the upper river as a young boy scout and 2 different times did the 150 mile boot & paddle canoe trip from Tionesta to Pittsburgh.
I will never forget going thru one of the locks at one of the dams higher up the river and when we came out the hat of a young man hanging on a branch stuck in a small island below the dam this was all they ever found of him that summer when he was swimming and got too close to dam while on a fishing trip in 1974. and people who do drown in the 3 rivers around here are often found miles down in Ohio and W. Virginia if their lucky to be found at all. but 3-4 body's a month show up in the 3 rivers around this area month after month be it accident ,suicide or murder.
So I have a very healthy respect for the rivers and I am always on my guard around them.
Just like the river men tell you beware of snakes on the deck.
Where the kids kidnapped by a pedophile that's also a possibility as well plenty of known sex offenders reside in the area. I have long suspected a pedophile or serial killer in the area.How hard would it have been for some one to pull up looking like a detective and take the kids away . Just like in the movie " Mystic River" There are plenty of cases of motorists being pulled over by phony cops in this area and I see plenty of suspicious looking detective /security like vehicles which I check out who they are because of the problems we have had in the past.I Call 911 when I see detectives pulling people over and it does not look right so it can be checked out .
We have a case going on right now in Indiana county where some one claimed to be a detective was shaking down a gun shop owner over an illegal lottery and killed him in his gun shop.He also was recently charged with assault when he tried to detain a young men in cuffs for throwing corn kernels at him .
thou at time I thought he was just some one being kind but then good thing I did not because you never know.
But dozens of people go missing in this area of Pa yearly never to be seen again.
Because Stanley Hoss Jr. had killed a Verona Officer many years ago. in September 19 of 1969 along Plum Street on the Verona Oakmont Line on Plum Street after escaping from the now gone Allegheny County Work House Jail now RIDC Industrial Park.It would close a couple years after the escape. I still remember the work house and its towers and guards with shot guns walking the wall's riding by as a kid in the family car . I drove up and down Plum Street many years and shopped in very lot where Stanley killed the Verona officer and never realized it till my friend Grizzly told me the story. Apparently Hoss escaped stole a car came over Highland park bridge up Allegheny River blvd passing the jail on opposite side of river maybe to thumb his nose at them then was spotted by the Verona Patrolman who stopped him in the parking lot and was then shot and killed.
|AVR & Plum Street|
Ironically while working at the Bank Centre as a maintenance man the gentleman who would re-leave me in evenings worked at the work house as the stationary engineer and often told of the day Stanley escaped and caused general chaos in the place as it was locked down . I would also make life long friends with my 12th grade biology teacher Barbara Novasol whose family owned property next to the jails apple orchards inmates maintained and I often got to explore the old no longer used orchards when I stayed with Barbara's family during the summer and took care of there property as a young man and her cousin Tony Skotak who owned property next to them on a couple different occasions had caught escapees trying to get away from the orchards and marched them by shot gun back to the jail.
|Pa.910 & Saxonburg Blvd.|
So it only seems appropriate a book titled "Born to Lose " which was also the tattoo Stanley sported would some day be written about him before his name was lost to history.
When I was a young child in 69 ,Stanley Hoss was like the bogie man as people would say his name to scare you and as this was a time when racial tensions where high and riots in city's was going on it just intensified things.
Yes they would catch Stanley and he would die in prison but not before revealing what he did with a woman and her daughter he kidnapped in Maryland and surely murdered and dumped there body's some where
before he was captured. But the memory's are fading and any one who had any interaction with him are now well into there 70's-80's and or have passed on so chances are the Mother and child remains will never be found or if they are it will be many years from now and hopefully they will be able to be identified and given proper burial and rest as for Stanley B. Hoss Jr. I am sure he is roasting some where in the bowels of Hell .