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Shaker Ghost Stories from Pleasant Hill

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2005

    Secrets of Pleasant Hill

    I have visited Pleasant Hill Kentucky several times, and found it intriguing. Now I have a better idea of what drew me there...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2005

    Shaker Ghost Stories from Pleasant Hill

    I had the great honor and joy of reading Shaker Ghost Stories last weekend. I literally could not put the book down! 'I'll read just a few more pages,' I thought...I read the whole book in 1 sitting! I enjoyed the stories--they were simple and thought provoking. My attention was captured from the very first few pages. I wasn't terrified or horrified. I just kept thinking, 'What's going on there?' Thomas writes from his personal experience. He obviously enjoys spending time there at Shakertown. He has found a place where he is 'called' to as often as he can get there. I particularly enjoyed chapters 5&6. Chapter 5 explains the occurences at Holy Sinai's Plain. The description of Holy Sinai was awesome! Chapter 6 adds a spiritual and sacred facet to this already well-written book. The author offers some ideas as to how these occurences are spiritual in nature. I want to go to Shakertown! I have never been there. I want to go and stand on Holy Sinai's Plain and contemplate on the deep faith of these very spiritual people. I also want to hear the Shakertown singers! I also enjoyed reading about the author's background and experience. Janet B. Louisville, KY

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2005

    Shaker Ghost Stories from Pleasant Hill

    Thomas Freese has written an exceptional, accurate account of the 'Shaker experience,' told to him by those who witnessed ghosts personally. He respectfully combines the history and spirituality of the Shakers with chilling tales of active spirits present in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. This book should be at the top of any reading list. After reading the book, I and many others will want to visit Shakertown to experience ghostly encounters for ourselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    A fine offering of cultural ghost tales

    Mr. Freese has not only succeeded at giving his readers a healthy serving of ghost stories -- he has given them the full flavor of Shaker culture. As a lover of ghost stories, I found these Shaker ghost stories believable and was pleased that they were told to the author by those who live in, work in and visit Shakertown. Mr. Freese's literary skill, blended with his remarkable interviewing techniques, has resulted in a fascinating and easy-to-read book that you will want to keep on your bookshelf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    Shaker Ghost Stories from Pleasant Hill

    Reading this book you can tell right off that Thomas Freese has done extensive research into the spirits of Pleasant Hill. He gives you an indepth account of sightings and experiences from those that have had this experience first hand. Along with the accounts, he gives you back ground on the Shaker past. This book is very interesting for those interested in the spirit world and those interested in Shakers but is great for us who are interested in both. I recommend this book for both those who believe in the spirit world and those who do not. Very well written and insightful. This is a must read and reread because with each addition read you will pick up more insight. This book keeps you interested in continuing the book but once it is finished you are left with wanting more. I hope there is a sequel.

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