Mysteries of the South

Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533137555
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*Includes pictures *Profiles mysteries like the Lost Colony of Roanoke, ghosts like the Bell Witch of Tennessee, and more *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The American South has given birth to many of the nation's great stories and legends. From the earliest Colonial times, it's been a place of mystery, replete with disappearing colonies and strange apparitions in the woods, but the South's long and proud history has always had a darker, and stranger, side to it. One of America's most famous mysteries was its first. Despite the fact he had left over 100 colonists at the island of Roanoke in 1587, John White returned to literally nothing, with all traces of the settlement gone and no evidence of fighting or anything else that might have explained the disappearance of the inhabitants. White found the word "Croatoan" carved on a tree nearby, which he figured might mean the colonists moved to a nearby island, but he was unable to conduct a search expedition there. The Spanish also searched for the colony in hopes of wiping it out themselves, but none of the Europeans could find Roanoke's colonists or explain what happened to the "lost" colony. The fate of Roanoke has fascinated people for over 400 years, and there is no shortage of theories regarding the disappearance of the colony. In addition to the possibility that the settlers moved to Croatoan Island, most theories speculate that they were either wiped out by nearby Native Americans or assimilated among a tribe. Future settlements in the area would survive and start to flourish, and that would bring more mystery and unexplained phenomena. Tales of monsters and ghosts lurking in its woods and old houses, and strange monuments that may be from a forgotten civilization, puzzle local investigators. All the while, the early inhabitants themselves were always superstitious, whether in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and eastern Louisiana. Mysteries of the South: Ghosts, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in Dixie profiles a sampling of strange, unexplained, and just plain odd stories of the South that have fascinated people in and around the region for centuries. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the mysterious side of the South like never before, in no time at all.

Ghosts and Haunted Places

Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791093921
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Explores the history and folklore surrounding ghosts and offers case studies and personal experiences featuring different types of ghosts and possible explanations for their sighting.

Dixie Spirits

Author: Christopher K. Coleman
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581826715
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A compilation of authentic Southern "haint" tales journeys into the world of the unexplained south of the Mason-Dixon Line, with stories of ghostly hauntings and unexplained phenomena, past and present, in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Original.

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318429
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Curated with loving expertise, these thirteen tales showcase both Windham and Fighs masterful selection of stories and their artful and suspenseful writing style. In crafting stories treasured by children and adults alike, the authors tell much more than ghost tales. Embedded in each is a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. I dont care whether you believe in ghosts, Windham was fond of saying. The good ghost stories do not require that you believe in ghosts.

Werewolves

Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118279
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Are werewolves real? When the moon is full, do ordinary people under a supernatural curse transform into snarling creatures charging out of the fog, only to revert to human form? Throughout history, people have claimed to have seen weird beings that are part human and part wolf, dog, fox, or even cat. Modern-day eyewitnesses across the United States report strange encounters with dogmen and wolf-like creatures. And while theories abound to explain the stories, the only certain thing is that popular interest in the mystery of werewolves remains strong. Werewolves examines the lore and legends of lycanthropy throughout history and from around the world, describing the many types of werewolves and case studies, and offering readers information they need to conduct their own field investigation.Chapters include: The Mystery of Werewolf History; Will the Real Werewolf Please Stand Up? Did You See What I Saw? Hoax and Illusion; Celebrity Were-Mania - Howling with the Stars; and, Your Field Guide to Werewolves.

Mythical Creatures

Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791093948
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Examines ancient legends and myths, contemporary eyewitness stories and the latest scientific discoveries about mythical creatures.

Dreams and Astral Travel

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438128940
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Explores dreams and their interpretation and whether they occur on an astral plane of existence.

Haunting Experiences

Author: Diane Goldstein
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 0874216818
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Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts.

Campfire Stories of Western Canada

Author: Barbara Smith
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1772031127
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A fun-for-all-ages collection of over thirty spooky stories in settings across Western Canada. When friends and family gather around a campfire, good times and scary stories are sure to follow. In "Campfire Stories of Western Canada," Barbara Smith, the author of twenty books of true ghost stories from across Canada, presents a creepy collection of tales tailor-made for your family's next foray into the British Columbia or Alberta wilderness. Suitable for campers aged eight to eighty, these tales combine truth and local legend with truly bone-chilling results. From the phantom swimmer on a Vancouver Island beach to the lost lights of Waterton Provincial Park, these tales will keep the shivers running down your spine long after the campfire's last embers have died away.

Haunted Pensacola

Author: Alan Brown
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614231249
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Discover the ghostly legends of this Florida Panhandle city . . . includes photos! The sea port of Pensacola may boast the world’s whitest beaches, but there’s a darker history in America’s first settlement . . . It’s no surprise that one of the nation’s oldest cities is also among the most haunted, with culturally diverse spirits from the ages of the Spanish founders and British settlers through the turbulent era of the Civil War. Author and expert Alan Brown presents a survey of unexplained mysteries at Pensacola’s eerie landmarks. The infamous haunted lighthouse, the ghosts of St. Michael’s Cemetery, and the tale of the headless woman of Romana Street are just a few of the chilling stories recounted in Haunted Pensacola.