On August 13, 1887, Adam Volkavitch and Stanislas Bioski were seen together. The next day, Bioski was found with pistol wounds, lying on the train tracks. He died two days later.
Volkavitch was convicted of murder and then hanged in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on April 3, 1888.
But the man’s wandering spirit was said to linger in the prison.
Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.