Friday, November 27, 2009

Rehmeyer's Hollow in Pennsylvania

Shortly after midnight on a chilly November night in 1928, one of York County's most infamous murders was about to occur. A local farming neighbor with his two teenage accomplices were about to burn a man alive. All for a book, a book of spells. Mr Rehmeyer was going to become a man that legends are built around.

Rehmeyer was a Pow Wow doctor or a witch. His neighbor Mr. Blymire was having trouble on his farm and blamed Nelson Rehmeyer for these troubles. What ensued that chilly, rainy night on November 28, 1928 was sure to change history and become one of the most prominent murders in American history.

{For directions to Rehmeyer's Hollow and more information, along with 3 other stories, check out the Outta the Way Zine, Volume 7: Southern York County. }


LittleGemsbyKari said...


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Anonymous said...

There was a movie made on this I think it was called "Apprentice To Murder" had the Sutherland dad playing a character. It's interesting, but a very old movie.

David said...

I've driven past the house through Rehmeyer's Hollow, and felt the oppressing sense of horror. I never rode through that way again