The Pig Lady Festival (2021)
Welcome to the 2021
Pig Lady of Cannelton
Fall Folklore Festival
October 22, 2021
Local Tales & Storytelling
Food & Games for the Kids
Close Encounters in Beaver County & Other Strange Tales
Specializing in obscure paranormal and anthropological topics, Tony Lavorgne is an accomplished researcher, author, and public speaker on the subject of local legends and lore throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.
Tony is the author of Astonishing Tales of Pennsylvania, co-author of Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania, and he is also featured in Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles.
Tony also hosts Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, produced in Beaver County by The Social Voice Project.
Along with his wife Terrie, Brian Seech is an experienced investigator and researcher of local paranormal and unexplained events.
For over thirty years the Seech family has investigated the paranormal through their Center for Cryptozoological Studies focusing on the study of unknown or hidden animals, and the Center for Unexplained Events gathering local and national research on UFOs, aliens, ghosts, and other strange phenomena.
East of Enon
The Foster Family of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania make up East of Enon, a traditional bluegrass, country, and gospel musical group.
“We are a family that enjoys singing together for the joy and the glory of the Lord! We sing mostly gospel music and bluegrass!”
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More Stories about the Pig Lady of Cannelton & Other Local Legends and Lore
On episode 26 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends and Lore Podcast, we go on-location to Darlington, Pennsylvania to cover the 2019 Pig Lady Festival, hosted by Tony Lavorgne and featuring the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team.
On episode 21 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony presents one of Western Pennsylvania’s most haunting, criminal—and declared true—legends of all time: The Pig Lady of Cannelton.
On episode 27 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends and Lore Podcast, we go on-location to Cannelton, Pennsylvania with the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team (OPIT) in search of Barbara Davidson (aka, the Pig Lady of Cannelton) and other spirits lingering on the 18th century log cabin homestead where Barbara was murdered and beheaded.
On episode 18 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with public historians David Holoweiko, Mark Grago, Michael Kishbucher, and Tony Lavorgne about the complicated cultures and histories of Native Americans in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
On episode 14 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast recorded and broadcast live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration, guest host and noted paranormal investigator Tony Lavorgne talks with Darlington native Michael Kishbucher about his latest book Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek, an entertaining and factual investigation exploring the origins and history of a variety of local tales including the legends of Esther Hale, White Lady of Sprucevale, Gretchen’s Lock, Indian Rock, and the Pig Lady of Cannelton.
On episode 13 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony learns about the Ghost of Danny Chabot with Michelle Long of the Rochester Area Heritage Society and Melissa Rhodes Hornbeck of the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team. The O.P.I.T. crew investigates and makes contact with Danny Chabot at the old high school, in Rochester, Pennsylvania.
On episode 17 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony talks with James Madonna (Mason Road Podcast) about a yet to be solved–or explained–mystery of a severed head found along Mason Road in Economy, Pennsylvania.
On episode 6 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with paranormal investigators Brian and Terrie Seech and discuss researching unexplained events and creatures using evidence and an open mind. For over thirty years the Seech family has investigated the paranormal through their Center for Cryptozoological Studies focusing on the study of unknown or hidden animals, and the Center for Unexplained Events gathering local and national research on UFOs, aliens, ghosts, and other strange phenomena.
On episode 4 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with Dan Hageman of the Butler Organization For Research of the Unexplained (B.O.R.U) about UFO sightings and other unexplained paranormal activity in our night skies.