Mysteries of the South

Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533137555
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Spooky South Carolina

Author: S. E. Schlosser
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tales of hauntings, strange happenings and other local lore throughout the Palmetto state!

Explorer s Guide Ozarks Includes Branson Springfield Northwest Arkansas Second Edition

Author: Ron W. Marr
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581577907
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This in-depth, native’s-eye view of this varied region, which sprawls from Missouri to Arkansas, gives travelers the best of the Ozarks. The Ozarks has become the destination of choice for music lovers seeking bluegrass jams or classical , foodies of all stripes looking for down-home rib shacks or 5-star cuisine, culture mavens searching out the gems of Branson, and outdoor enthusiasts gliding along lazy rivers snaking among the rolling hills which make this area so beautiful. This in-depth, native's-eye-guide to this varied region sprawling from Missouri to Arkansas will give travelers the best of the Ozarks, flavoring discriminating information with anecdotes and historical facts.

Bitter im Mund

Author: Monique Truong
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406598388
Format: PDF, ePub
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Linda Hammerick has the unusual and burdensome gift of experiencing words as tastes. A personal tragedy brings her back from New York City to her hometown of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where she finds answers to some of the mysteries of her life.

Die Wissenschaftsl ge

Author: Ben Goldacre
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104003033
Format: PDF, Docs
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Der große Sachbuch-Bestseller aus Großbritannien: Endlich wird entlarvt, wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler belügen, um uns Medizin- und Kosmetikprodukte zu verkaufen »Von Zahnärzten empfohlen«.»Von Dermatologen getestet«. Doch mit welchem Ergebnis? Woher wissen wir, ob uns eine medizinische Behandlung hilft? Wie können wir überprüfen, was uns alternative Heilmethoden wie zum Beispiel die Homöopathie versprechen? Und warum glauben kluge, kritische Menschen hanebüchene Dinge, nur weil »die Wissenschaft« sie angeblich bewiesen hat? Ben Goldacre entlarvt mit so viel Witz wie Wissen die zweifelhafte Wissenschaft hinter vermeintlich geprüften und bewiesenen Fakten und zeigt uns, wie wir mit eigenen Mitteln schlechte von guter Wissenschaft unterscheiden können.

The Bell Witch

Author: Pat Fitzhugh
Publisher: The Armand Press
ISBN: 097051560X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A malevolent entity known as the "Bell Witch" terrorized a pioneer Tennessee family from 1817 to 1821, predicting the future, singing hymns, cursing the preachers, beating the children, and killing John Bell, the patriarch. The characters and events were real. People from all walks of life--farmers, doctors, lawyers, and even preachers--witnessed and documented the horrific Bell Witch disturbances. Culminating 22+ years of extensive research, "The Bell Witch: The Full Account" is an essential tool for those wanting to learn more about the world's greatest ghost story. Includes photos, footnotes, end notes, appendices, and a comprehensive index.


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787657550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.