Ghosts across Kentucky

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"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights,
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"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."
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"Pour yourself a cup of brew, sit back in your easy chair and enjoy getting a few homegrown chills down your spine with Montell's book." — (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era

"It is a delightful book and is both entertaining and a stunning revelation of generations of stories that will introduce you to some very frightening creatures of the night." — Bourbon Times

"Offers a valuable glimpse of rural society in an era when storytelling was a vital part of daily life." — Cincinnati Enquirer

"Spans the spectrum of hauntings, including the predictable tales of graveyard ghosts, unusual stories of animal ghosts, and an unexpected touch of the contemporary in 'Haunted Dorms, Fraternities, and Sororities.'" — Filson Club History Quarterly

"Guaranteed to chill the bones of even the most skeptical, or at least tickle them." — Kentucky Monthly

"Next time the wind starts to blow, turn off the lights and the television, gather the kids around the fireplace and read these stories aloud." — Lexington Herald-Leader

"For those who love the unreal and revel in a good scare, this is the ideal bedside table book.... It's positively spooky." — Louisville Courier-Journal

"280 stories from across the Bluegrass State — reports of phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers and executed criminals as well as tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories and vanishing hitchhikers." — Publishers Weekly

"A lively, fascinating opening of the doorway into one aspect of the folk underworld." — Ray Browne

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813190075
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 8/24/2000
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,368,321
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Very highly recommended - a must read

    This is another excellent book by a very talented writer. If you like Kentucky folklore, this is a must read along with all of his other books.

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    A good starter book about Kentucky hauntings.

    A good book for anyone wanting to read about Ky ghosts . Covers all of Ky , not just in one small area . Not overly drawn out like some books are. Told thru the author in the way people told it , not interruped and filled with ramblings. I will be getting more from this author.

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