Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories

Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories

by Dan Gordon 2, Gary Joseph
     
 

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In their own words, forty Cape Codders describe ghosts who descend staircases that no longer exist, kiss sleeping women, flip theater seats, fold laundry, and join musicians onstage. Among those sharing their stories are the former National Environment Coordinator, a scientist from the United States Geological Survey, a retired West Point professor and a Wampanoag

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In their own words, forty Cape Codders describe ghosts who descend staircases that no longer exist, kiss sleeping women, flip theater seats, fold laundry, and join musicians onstage. Among those sharing their stories are the former National Environment Coordinator, a scientist from the United States Geological Survey, a retired West Point professor and a Wampanoag Native-American educator.

While seeking out only the mysterious, the authors of Cape Encounters instead met thoughtful individuals who related their stories with humor and insight. Enter Cape Cod's historic, soulful homes and discover a world in which the past is very much alive.

Editorial Reviews

Lawrence Brown
A marvelous collection of stories, some spooky, all interesting, and some unexpectedly touching.
Tony Lewis
What distinguishes this collection from virtually all other compendiums of bizarre encounters is the intelligence and sensitivity the two writers bring to their quest for ghost stories. What they were after in their interviews is personal history, the kind that Studs Terkel and Ken Burns have made so compelling.
Lee Prosser
A well-crafted book, this should be in your home library for ghost-reference material.
Mopsy Kennedy
The many people in this book who claim to have seen, heard, even been kissed by intruders from the gauzy past in their Cape Cod houses seem remarkably sane. If anything, they have an almost Puritan practicality that would suggest they'd never believe in such things as ghosts. The stair-tromping, door-unlocking, window-opening visitors described in these exciting, uncanny stories are mostly sympathetic, as are the visitees.
Maggie Kulbokas
The reader comes away with the sense that spirits are everywhere--old houses, new houses, cemeteries, restaurants, inns and offices. Don't be surprised if you find out you have eaten in a haunted Wellfleet tavern or strolled past a haunted sea captain's house in Yarmouth Port or Barnstable. And Brewster residents, there is a surprise for you in there too! Stoke the fire, make yourself a cup of tea and settle in for an entertaining read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012483386
Publisher:
Cockle Cove Press
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
884,204
File size:
268 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Gordon first experienced the magic of the Cape as a child vacationing two weeks each summer in Chatham. His admiration for the Cape's soulful homes inspired him to spend the last decade researching the Cape's ghost stories. He authored the national bestsellers "Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond" and "Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends & Eerie Events."

Gary Joseph, a lifelong Cape resident, has long been interested in accounts of ghost encounters. As a child, he enjoyed listening to adults tell these stories and observing the way people told them--their expressions, their mannerisms, and how they captivated an audience. He also writes about film, natural history, and the outdoors.

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