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.
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.
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
On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
Author: Leo Braudy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Social Science
An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). Drawing upon deep historical and literary research, Braudy discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational riposte to the irrational world of the monstrous. Haunted is a compelling and incisive work by a writer at the height of his powers.
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.
The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations
Author: Dennis William Hauck
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.
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.
Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Constitution State
Author: Cheri Revai
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Thrilling stories of supernatural occurrences in Connecticut, including the curse on Dudleytown, the spirit of Hanna Cranna who causes car crashes in Monroe, the phantom black dog of Meriden, buried-alive Midnight Mary, the lost village of Bara-Hack, and many more.