Bear Paw Meanderings

A good Halloween story is one that ends like no one ever suspects it is going to.

A case in point is the dreadful Christler murder where Rev. Christler was shot dead by his girl friend in front of his wife at the church rectory where they were living.

There were always stories going around about that murder for several reasons. Many people wondered if Rev. Christler’s wife had anything to do with the murder and others knew that the church rectory was haunted from that day forward.

That Rev. Christler had a girl friend was well known around town. In fact some old ladies reported to me that when...