West of Owego, old Route 17c rises to crest a large hill. For over two hundred years, this road has served as a vital artery of trade and travel. At the top of this hill, there was once a sharp curve in the road – known to locals as the Devil’s Elbow.
The Devil’s Elbow has been the site of a number of paranormal tales. From the time of horse drawn carriages to today, travelers along this highway have reported encounters with a phantom hitchhiker in white who seems to wander this section of road for eternity.
In this web exclusive clip, Thomas McEnteer discusses a prank from the 1950s, that helped solidify the myth of the lady in white at the Devil’s Elbow in Tioga County.
Photographs courtesy of the Tioga County Historical Society.