Isle of Que and the Penn’s Creek Massacre
The Isle of Que is a peaceful peninsula along the Susquehanna River, separated from Selinsgrove, PA by the small tributary known as Penn’s Creek. In October of 1755, the 25 families living above Selinsgrove were slaughtered by the Delaware Indians. Up until then, the settlers and the Native American tribe had maintained relatively peaceful relations. The French encouraged this and other attacks and raids on English settlers. In the end, 14 people were killed and 11 captured, and in the days following the massacre, English settlers and Native Americans met up several times to fight each other. One of these battles, which took place on the Isle of Que, ended in many deaths on both sides.
Today, multiple locations along Penn’s Creek are said to be haunted. Houses at the sight of the original massacre experience frequent and occasionally violent poltergeist activity. The bloody and injured apparitions of slaughtered settlers and Native Americans are seen along the creek and on the Isle of Que. Local lore states these apparitions are most often seen in the dark of night, when flashlights and car lights are turned off and all is quiet.