I remember hearing about the green man in Allegheny County's South Park clear back in the 60's when I was a young kid he was supposedly a utility worker who got severely shocked and skin turned green and he
would hang out around a tunnel off Piney Fork Road
Only problem there is absolutely no truth to him hanging out there or in north hills or anywhere else in Allegheny or any other county except Beaver County in the town of Koppel
He was a real person named Raymond Robinson
He was also known as no face Charlie and in fact was severely disfigured by an electric shock when he climbed a trolley bridge and struck a power line as a kid .
|My friend Joe Mallack 2nd from left with the green man Raymond Robinson|
|Greenman's Tunnel South Park|
I traveled sections of Koppel/New Galilee road many times as a kid both days and nights as a short cut to Ellwood city where our family stayed with friends along Conequenessing creek and never ran into Raymond until one nght when we where on our way home from new castle and I still use the road as I have customers in Beaver falls and Ellwood City and I travel down Wallace run Road Pa 551 and go over the bridge on Pa 18 which replaced the trolley bridge where Raymond was hurt and never knew this is where The Green Man legend came from till I started working with an older electrician from beaver county Joe Mallack 73 who personally knew Raymond and would protect him and one time he and his biker buddies took Raymond to Ohio for a beer I found this out while researching this article on Raymond .
So another legend busted unfortunately. But he did exist but no where outside the Koppel area but still fun to tell your grand kids or scare a girlfriend so she holds you tight as you go check his tunnel