All cities and towns have ghosts stories – our ancestors told stories to explain the unexplainable, to scare children away from dangerous situations, or for just pure entertainment. The idea of the “ghost story” is part of our human history. The Williamsport Legend is different. This is a story of mass disappearance. Other Web sites that talk about the legend have a list of some conspiracy theories about what “actually” happened – a cult, Communism, mass murder, etc.

The only thing that we know for sure is that 33 people have vanished, the only thing they having in common is The Grand Hotel. In situations like these, where it is clear that we will probably actually never know what happened to those 33 people – the object of their disappearances no longer standing –I feel as if writer Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes books) says it best:

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”