Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts: Haunted Lighthouses, Plantations and Other Historic Sites

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Taken from real-life occurrences and from Carolina Lowcountry lore this collection introduces 32 ghost stories that will make your hair stand on end.
Why did Joe Baldwin's headless body once roam Maco's train tracks? What happened to grave robbers and curious kids when they came too close to the cursed crypt? Why do drops of blood continuously appear on the floorboards of the Cape Romain Lighthouse? Discover these tales, and many more.

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Overview

Taken from real-life occurrences and from Carolina Lowcountry lore this collection introduces 32 ghost stories that will make your hair stand on end.
Why did Joe Baldwin's headless body once roam Maco's train tracks? What happened to grave robbers and curious kids when they came too close to the cursed crypt? Why do drops of blood continuously appear on the floorboards of the Cape Romain Lighthouse? Discover these tales, and many more.

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The State
...Zepke's grouping will raise the hair on the back of one's neck, even more so if read alone at night.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561641758
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,366,938
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mysterious Light at Maco Station
Buried Alive
Deadly Duel
Stained Gown
Lady in Blue
Blackbeard’s Revenge
Cursed Crypt
Ghost in the Attic
Man in the Gray Suit
Body in a Barrel
Murder at Cape Romain
Voodoo Woman
514 Market Street
Jealously Doesn’t Become Her
Keeper’s Daughter
Spirit of Theodosia
Cry of the Wounded Soldier
Poisonous Fruits
Presence at Hampton Plantation
Seven Sisters
Tree of Life
Buried Treasure
Crossing the Drawbridge
Whimsical Harpist
Weeping Arch
Sunset Lodge
Lost Colony
Abandoned Bride
Horses’ Hooves
Blazing Fury
Miss Mary and the Marines
The Glass-Topped Casket
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Introduction

I love the South. It’s filled with Palmetto trees, wild magnolias, stately old rice plantations, and lots of ghost stories.I heard my first one at summer camp when I was nine years old. The counselors told us one hair-raising tale after another, trying to scare us silly. Instead, I hung on every word, begging for more. I was hooked.I’ve lived in many places, but have spent most of my life in the Carolinas. Storytelling is a favorite pastime around here, especially in the Low Country, and I still love to hear a good yard about things that go bump in the night with no rational explanation. I’ve spent years listening to and compiling some great tales, and I even learned a few new ones when I was working on Lighthouses of the Carolinas, my first book.Love, greed, murder, and mayhem are the things great stories are made of, and plenty of these elements can be found in the stories collected here. some of the tales are grounded in library research of old newspaper clippings; the rest are retold as they were recited to me. Some are well known, with many adaptations, and some have seldom, if ever, been heard. I have been told several of these narratives by locals, ranging from young to old, matrons to fishermen. I’ve included some of my favorites, and the only change I have made is to adapt some of the language and dialogue to be more contemporary. As to whether they’re true or not is an individual decision. I choose not to explore logical or rational justifications, but to savor the tales as they were meant to be. I hope you will also enjoy them. And, if at night after you’re tucked into bed, reading by the light of your night-table lamp, you hear something in the attic, a not-so-faint creaking or rustling sound, it’s probably just the wind sneaking in through a gap around the window, or the effects of an old house settling.Or is it? Maybe it’s the Ghost in the Attic, seeking revenge for his wife’s betrayal. Or, maybe it’s the spirit of the keeper’s wife who was brutally Murdered at Cape Romain by her husband. Maybe she’s come looking for him...Or maybe it’s a young woman, also known as the Lady in Blue, who is said to appear on particularly dark and stormy nights, warning others to go back, go back... It could also be the man who was Buried Alive calling to you, trying to get you to open his coffin...
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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Ghost Stories

    I recently relocated to South Carolina and am exploring (via books) all things "Carolinian" and this book was very interesting. Short ghost stories that were intriguing. A good, very quick, read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    Good stories!

    I have read all the author's ghost books. She has written four so far but I hope that more are on the way. This book, however, is my favorite. I just really like the stories she included and they are well written too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    Great!

    Great book for all ages. Good old- fashioned ghost stories.

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