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March 31, 2014

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March 21, 2014

A tale from Punderson’s past…

Forty years ago, a band of gypsies used to camp for the summer at Punderson State Park, but they haven’t been seen since 1978.  They left early that year.  As the caravan of old trucks and cars headed toward the park exit, the Chief Park Ranger stopped the procession and approached the Gypsy leader. “Why are you leaving early this year?” the Chief Ranger inquired.

“Something scared the old folks,” the leader replied. “I don’t think we’ll ever be back.” Then he told the Ranger exactly what had frightened them.

A group of elders had been sitting around their campfire the previous evening when a young woman covered with seaweed emerged from the darkened waters of Punderson Lake. The figure walked alongside the lake for a few yards then headed back into the water and disappeared beneath the surface.

In an interview five years later, the Ranger said, “A teenage girl did drown in the lake in 1977.”

“Perhaps the Gypsies read about the event in the newspapers and imagination was responsible for the rest?,” he was asked.

“Highly unlikely,” the Chief Ranger replied. “The Gypsies were all from other states. The drowning happened after the Gypsies had left for the year and only a small item about it appeared in one the Cleveland newspapers. Most Clevelanders never heard about the drowning, let alone people from out of state.”

Several reports of supernatural activities have been reported at Punderson.  The sighting by the Gypsies is the only one we heard of that took place anywhere in the park other than inside the Manor House.


March 14, 2014

  • COMING SPRING 2014 – A new boardwalk is being constructed on site, and will start from Punderson Manor and wrap around the lake to the cottages. Take a look at this artist’s rendering of what you and your family will be able to enjoy soon!
  •  We’re pleased to announce starting April 6, 2014 – every Sunday from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, in conjunction with Ladybug Carriage Tours, we’ll be offering horse drawn carriage rides! Watch this space for more details soon.