Ghost Stories of Virginia

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Virginia's history is as rich as it is long: the first English settlement was established at Jamestown; Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War; the Civil War ended only when Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, fell. With a history such as this, it is appropriate that the Old Dominion State has a wealth of supernatural folklore to go with it. The spine-tingling tales that make up this collection span the 400 years of ...
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Overview

Virginia's history is as rich as it is long: the first English settlement was established at Jamestown; Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War; the Civil War ended only when Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, fell. With a history such as this, it is appropriate that the Old Dominion State has a wealth of supernatural folklore to go with it. The spine-tingling tales that make up this collection span the 400 years of Virginia's past to its present:
• The spirits of two young lovers torn apart by tragedy but reunited in death reside at the bottom of a well on one of Virginia's first plantations.
• Blackbeard may not have come back to haunt anyone, but the same cannot be said for 13 of his fellow pirates who died on Gallows Road.
• Ghosts of Union soldiers killed in one of the first battles of the Civil War cannot leave the place where they died.
• An encounter with a witch in the Virginia Appalachians spooks a group of campers.
• The origins of the Wampus Cat, the mysterious, cat-like creature that roams the wilds of Virginia, form the basis of much speculation.
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Author Dan Asfar specializes in the abnormal. His bibliography includes such spooky stuff as Haunted Battlefields, Ghost Stories of Florida, Ghost Stories of the Old West -- you get the picture. In Ghost Stories of Virginia, Asfar probes the Other Side of life in the Old Dominion State. Keep the nightlight on.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789768200198
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing International Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/18/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 974,561
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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