Ghosthunting Maryland

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Maryland, with its role in the War of 1812 and the Civil War, is a ghost-hunter's dream. This handy guide divides the state into six regions, and profiles the best destinations in each. The USF Constellation boasts three ghosts, including a sailor executed for dereliction of duty; the Gridiron Club is haunted by an old woman kidnapped and murdered by her slaves; Ellicott City is considered the most haunted town in America, with an embarrassment of spooks to choose from. These are just a few of the exciting places...

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Overview

Maryland, with its role in the War of 1812 and the Civil War, is a ghost-hunter's dream. This handy guide divides the state into six regions, and profiles the best destinations in each. The USF Constellation boasts three ghosts, including a sailor executed for dereliction of duty; the Gridiron Club is haunted by an old woman kidnapped and murdered by her slaves; Ellicott City is considered the most haunted town in America, with an embarrassment of spooks to choose from. These are just a few of the exciting places profiled in this unusual guidebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578603510
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 811,159
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to America's Haunted Road Trip xi

Introduction 1

Baltimore City 9

Chapter 1 Ghost Ships of the Inner Harbor (Baltimore/Inner Harbor) 10

Chapter 2 Fells Point (Southeast Baltimore) 20

Chapter 3 Old Baltimore Shot Tower (Baltimore/Jonestown Neighborhood) 28

Chapter 4 Westminster Hall and Burying Ground (West Baltimore) 34

Central 47

Chapter 5 Druid Ridge Cemetery (Pikesville) 48

Chapter 6 Historic Ellicott City (Ellicott City) 57

Chapter 7 St. Mary's College (llchester) 66

National Capital 79

Chapter 8 Beall-Dawson House (Rockville) 80

Chapter 9 Bladensburg Dueling Grounds (Colmar Manor) 87

Chapter 10 Exorcist House (Mount Rainier) 94

Chapter 11 Surratt House Museum (Clinton) 109

Chapter 12 Mount Airy Mansion (Upper Marlboro) 119

Chapter 13 St. Mary's Cemetery (Rockville) 130

Chapter 14 University of Maryland (College Park) 138

Chapter 15 Waters House (Germantown) 147

Eastern Shore 155

Chapter 16 Ghosts of the Shore (Eastern Shore) 156

Chapter 17 Furnace Town (Snow Hill) 167

Chapter 18 Patty Cannon's House (Finchville/Reliance) 174

Chapter 19 White Marsh Church (Talbot County) 181

Southern 189

Chapter 20 Ghosts of the South (Southern Maryland) 190

Chapter 21 Point Lookout (St. Mary's County) 203

Chapter 22 Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House (Waldorf) 213

Chapter 23 The Passion of John Wilkes Booth (Southern Maryland) 220

Western 227

Chapter 24 Antietam National Battlefield (Sharpsburg) 228

Chapter 25 Burkittsville (Frederick County) 236

Chapter 26 Church of Saint Patrick (Cumberland) 247

Chapter 27 City of Frederick (Frederick County) 252

Chapter 28 Gabriel's Inn (Ijamsville) 261

Chapter 29 Monocacy National Battlefield(Frederick County) 269

Chapter 30 Schifferstadt (Frederick) 279

Additional Haunted Sites 292

Information about more than fifty haunted sites not covered elsewhere in this book.

Further Reading/Bibliography 308

Ghostly Resources 310

Web sites, radio shows and podcasts, and listings for several Maryland ghost tours.

Visiting Haunted Sites 315

Acknowledgments 333

About the Authors 337

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