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 visits the Lancaster Cemetery to explore the myths surrounding the iconic Augusta Bitner statue which, for years, has been the subject of various ghost tales. Legend says Augusta died by breaking her neck after tripping on her wedding gown. Her statue is said to wander the cemetery at night. Huber talked to local researcher Cynthia Douts Roth to discover the true tale of Augusta Bitner.

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

'Legends of Lancaster': Exploring the myths and ghost stories of Lancaster County