Haunted Homeland: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories

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Macmillan, 19 de set. 2006 - 448 pàgines
Trapped miners from cave-ins long ago still calling for help.
Ghostly women lurking in the shadows of city streets.
Spectral holy men and outlaws from America's Spanish past making appearances in our modern age.

They are all citizens of Haunted America, and this is

HAUNTED HOMELAND.

From a haunted castle in the wilds of Alaska to phantom clergymen in the Southwest and mysterious bouncing lights on the East Coast, this latest volume covers the places, the people, and the things that belong to the earthbound realm of the fantastic. Michael Norman has gathered together spectral events of all kinds--apparitions of the famous like Mary Surratt, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Mad Anthony Wayne; haunted crime scenes in Chicago and along the Indiana byways; as well as banshees, poltergeists, and even a ghost named George who has become an accepted resident in a house in North Carolina.

Some of these tales date back to America's early days, such as the screaming woman of Marblehead, Massachusetts, while others rise from more contemporary sources, like noted mystery writer Mary Robert Rhinehart's encounter with ghost at a house on Long Island.

A ghostly Supreme Court Justice, a specter known as The Texan, an abandoned Canadian bride reminiscent of Dickens's Miss Haversham, and many others make an appearance in this latest chronicle of the Haunted American landscape.

 

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Continguts

Acknowledgments
11
Authors Note
15
UNITED STATES
17
1 THE LADY IN BLUE
19
2 ALONG THE SPECTRAL TRAIL
32
3 WATCH OUT BELOW
44
4 SOULS IN TORMENT
52
5 THE BECKONERS
69
13 DISTURBING DEEDS
274
14 THE HOUSE ON HANGING HILL
297
15 GRAVE SECRETS
311
16 TERRIBLE TILLIE
316
17 GHOSTS ALONG THE PECOS
324
18 THE UNINVITED
339
19 THE WIDE ROST OF GREENBRIER West Virhginia
350
20 KINDRED SPIRITS
365

6 OLD DEG
78
7 GONE WITH THE MIST
91
8 BLEAK ROADS
125
9 BETTER LEFT UNSAID
155
HAUNTS OF IVY
174
10 A STATELY PRESENCE
232
11 FIND MY BONES
242
12 THE WEEPING WOMAN
267
CANADA
385
21 WANDERERS
387
22 RARELY SEEN
399
23 THE UNPLEASANT DEAD
407
Selected Bibliography
433
Index of Place Names
441
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Sobre l'autor (2006)

Michael Norman has taught at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls for more than twenty-five years. He collaborated with Beth Scott on the five previous books in the Haunted America series.

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