Join author and historian Thomas White as he explores the history and cultural meaning behind some of our region’s supernatural legends. Hear the story of whispering dead beneath the Black Cross, the ghostly woman of Summit Cut Bridge, the phantoms of Pittsburgh’s steel mills, and the ghosts and cults that stalk Blue Mist Road. Learn the truth about the curse at the old Quaker Church, Judge Reddick’s contest with the Devil, and many other spooky tales.
Thomas White is the University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne. In addition to maintaining the University’s manuscript and artifact collections, he has been actively documenting the folklore of Pennsylvania with particular interest in the relationship between legends and history. He is the award-winning author of 10 books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), A Higher Perspective: 100 Years of Business Education at Duquesne University, Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore and Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles (editor).