Florida's Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore: South and central Florida

Author: Greg Jenkins

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643270

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 267

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The history and legends behind a number of Florida's haunted locations, including thorough background information on each locale and biographies of its ghostly residents, includes Key West's La Concha Hotel, the Everglades, Stetson University, and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Original.
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Haunted Places in the American South

Author: Alan Brown

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473583X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

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Before Alan Brown wrote Haunted Places in the American South, only the locals knew what was lurking in these locations. Slamming doors, eerie lights, and Confederate soldiers' ghosts kept some folks too scared to talk with outsiders. Above Peavey Melody Music in Meridian, Mississippi, children may be heard giggling and running down an abandoned hallway that turns icy cold. At the Jameson Inn in Crestview, Florida, an apparition appears on surveillance tapes after filling the lobby with sweet-smelling cigar smoke. Seldom told and rarely--if ever--printed stories such as these join tales from haunted inns, mansions, forests, ravines, and prisons to create Haunted Places in the American South. The book collects ghost stories from fifty-five historically haunted sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alan Brown gathered these stories from newspapers, magazines, museum directors, archaeologists, hotel managers, and many others who shared their disturbing experiences. Most of these stories have never appeared in book form, and some, such as the haunting of Peavey Melody Music, have never been published at all. Haunted Places in the American South differs from most other collections of southern ghost stories, for the featured sites include more than just haunted houses. Bridges, forts, governors' mansions, prisons, hotels, woods, theaters, cemeteries, and even a large rock are included as focal points for these tales. The book provides directions to the sites, notes, and a bibliography that will be useful to folklore scholars and to travelers seeking that cold and creepy brush with the supernatural. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. His books include Literary Levees of New Orleans, The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories (University Press of Mississippi).
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Haunted Massachusetts

Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Bay State

Author: Cheri Revai,Cheri Farnsworth

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811732215

Category: History

Page: 119

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An entertaining survey of unexplained phenomena throughout Massachusetts presents more than sixty chilling tales of ghosts, hauntings, and other events, including the spirit of lost child Lucy Keyes, the Dover Demon, and hauntings at the home of Lizzie Borden, among others. Original.
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Haunted

A Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385515832

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
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Florida's Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore

The Gulf Coast and Pensacola

Author: Greg Jenkins

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643998

Category: History

Page: 234

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From ancient graveyards and monuments to modern restaurants and hotels, this book offers a delightful collection of uncanny legends and eerie folklore about Florida's beautiful west coast. Walk through the picturesque city of Pensacola in Florida's Panhandle, where the spirits of the dead are beckoned by an eerie lighthouse shining through the night, or stroll through Pensacola's Seville Quarter, where you may spot the specter of a long-dead bartender. Visit the Island Hotel and Restaurant in Cedar Key, where thirteen spirits are said to roam the building. Venture again into the unknown with Greg Jenkins, who will guide you through some of Florida's most frightening haunted locations. Prepare yourself for the spine-chilling and uncanny tales of specters and ghosts that inhabit Haunted Florida. See all of the books in this series
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The Haunted

Author: Danielle Vega

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 045148147X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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From Danielle Vega, YA's answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places. Clean slate. That's what Hendricks Becker-O'Malley's parents said when they moved their family to the tiny town of Drearfield, New York. Hendricks wants to lay low and forget her dark, traumatic past. Forget him. But things don't go as planned. Hendricks learns from new friends at school that Steele House--the fixer upper her parents are so excited about--is notorious in town. Local legend says it's haunted. But Hendricks isn't sure if it's the demons of her past haunting her ...or of the present. Voices whisper in her ear as she lays in bed. Doors lock on their own. And, then, one night, things take a violent turn. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don't take her first.
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Florida's Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore: North Florida and St. Augustine

Author: Greg Jenkins

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643289

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

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The history and legends behind a number of Florida's haunted locations, including thorough background information on each locale and biographies of its ghostly residents, includes Silver Springs National Park, Flagler College, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Original.
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Haunted Places

The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations

Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440673225

Category: Reference

Page: 496

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In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.
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Haunted Naperville

Author: Diane A. Ladley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561226

Category: History

Page: 157

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Established in 1831, Naperville is one of the oldest settlements in the Greater Chicago area. The city's rich and fascinating heritage has been carefully passed down from one proud generation to the next; however, nowhere has Naperville's ghostly oral tradition and haunted history been preserved until now. Most of Naperville's unique legends--compiled for the fi rst time ever in these pages--arose from accounts of actual historic events and from the lives of notable personages in the city's long history. As the tragic events and persons faded from living memory, all that might remain of them would be ghost stories whispered by fi relight and, later, by fl ashlight tucked under a teenager's chin at slumber parties. Some eerie legends in these pages have origins that are lost in time, and still other hair-raising ghost stories included in this work are chilling contemporary, firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters within Naperville's sprawling boundaries . . . perhaps from even just down the street.
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Haunted

Number 5 in series

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748108653

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Eve Levine - half-demon, black witch and devoted mother - has been dead for three years. She has a great house, an interesting love life and can't be killed again - which comes in handy when you've made as many enemies as Eve. Yes, the afterlife isn't too bad - all she needs to do is find a way to communicate with her daughter Savannah and she'll be happy. But fate - or more exactly, the Fates - have other plans. Eve owes them a favour, and they've just called it in. An evil spirit called the Nix has escaped from hell. She feeds on chaos and death, and is very good at persuading people to kill for her. The Fates want Eve to hunt her down before she does any more damage, but the Nix is a dangerous enemy - previous hunters have been sent mad in the process. As if that's not problem enough, it turns out that the only way to stop her is with an angel's sword. And Eve's no angel . . .
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