Welcome back to “Legends of Lancaster,” sponsored by the Lancaster Barnstormers. This exclusive LancasterOnline video series goes in-depth into the lore and legends of Lancaster County. These mini-documentaries touch on everything from intriguing history, to colorful myths, to various tall tales that have been passed down through generations.

In this episode, videographer Tyler Huber explores the haunted history at Rock Ford Plantation. Rock Ford was the former home of revolutionary war general Edward Hand and his family.

Four members of the Hand family passed away in the home. John Hand, Edward’s son, tragically committed suicide there in 1807. Because of that fact, the house quickly became rumored as haunted. Huber talked with Rock Ford’s Sam Slaymaker to learn about the dark history of the home and to hear stories of the strangest things people have experienced there over the years.

Have a local legend story you’d like us to look into? Email thuber@lnpnews.com to submit your ideas.

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