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Goblin of Easton

A Pennsylvania Ghost Story 

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

There was once a monk at the mission who loved money and power more than he loved God. He would hear the confession of the good folk who attended the mission, and then would blackmail them into giving him gold and silver to keep their darkest secrets. He turned many a wayward sinner's feet towards the fires of hell rather than the gates of heaven, encouraging their crimes in secret while he reviled them in public.

It was after he beat one poor old woman to death that the evil monk was imprisoned and sentenced to hang for his crimes. But just after he was cut down from the noose and pronounced dead, his corpse began to transform before the horrified eyes of the people. The face twisted and small tusks sprang from either side of his nose. His shock of white hair grew long and greasy, and two pointed canines emerged from his slit of a mouth. The goblin-monk opened eyes that glowed yellow even in the light of noon-day, and sprang to feet that now ended in claws rather than toes.

The people screamed and fled, and no prayer of his former brothers-in-faith could banish the goblin. It disappeared deep into the forest, only to return at night and prey upon the monks of the mission who had been responsible for its death. After five of the brothers had fallen to the goblin, the rest of the monks abandoned the mission and moved to another part of the country. Since that time, the mission-house had slowly fallen into ruin.


A troop of British soldiers encounter the Goblin of Easton in Spooky Pennsylvania by S.E. Schlosser!


It's not bad i like this story

wha! That's creepy

How could a monk be evil, I mean, he is a religous person? It is not, and I mean NOT scary.

cool story.

Not bad...I like this one .

it shows how money and power can take over i love it!

Cool story bro

good story, but God will always beat evil little goblin thingies


i need help

Cool story I loved it

Not bad!

not a good monk........god is better than muneez.


Poor old woman. God can EASILY beat that crazy monk!


It made me laugh,not because it was bad,but because i know God wouldnt let something horrible like that happen.

haha its kinda ironic tht the monk is all and works for god yet hes evil

cool. i luv it

wow this is creepy...noy scary but creepy

The one we Mustn't Be Named was leading him to this...It's obvious,because a real monk cannot love money more than God,that happens only if Devil lead his soul...Creepy...

i think it scary..

it's kinda scary for me!!!

"he loved money more than god"....hmmm, sounds like a regular guy, lol,what am i saying?!that was clever though, to threaten to reveal their secrets if they dont pay up =/


Not scary just a little funny! LOL ;)


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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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