On November 27th, 1928, Nelson Rehmeyer, a Pow-wow doctor, was murdered by three men who believed he had cast a curse upon them. 83 years later, his home still stands in much the same condition as it was then; maintained by his grandson as a tourist attraction. Attempts to open the house as a museum have met countless obstacles and, to my knowledge, the idea has been scrapped. I would be very interested to see the house become a historical landmark simply because this is such a part of our culture here in Pennsylvania. However, I tend to think the grandson has greedy ideas in mind, and so for that reason I'm glad his plans have fallen through...
My friend and I visited the Rehmeyer house a few months ago and got several good pictures of the place. There is a lonely feeling to the house; probably because it is so isolated along Rehmeyer's Hollow Road. But the structure and the grounds are very well maintained.
Many people claim the place is haunted or that they've experienced spooky phenomena. Of course this is completely ridiculous. Nelson Rehmeyer was a Christian man and a Pow-wow; one couldn't be more harmless. His murder was fueled by fear of the unknown and superstition; inflamed by the rantings of a local 'witch'.
Here are some pictures I took while at the Rehmeyer house.