Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky

( 3 )

Overview

" An all-new collection of amazing ghost stories from the author of the bestselling Ghosts across Kentucky . Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghostly visitations. Lynwood Montell has harvested dozens of tales of haunted houses and family ghosts from all over the Bluegrass state. Many of the stories were collected from elders by young people and are recounted exactly as they were gathered. Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky includes chilling tales such as that of the Tan Man of Pike County, who trudges invisibly through a house accompanied
... See more details below
Hardcover
$24.81
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$27.50 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $8.86   
  • New (5) from $17.53   
  • Used (6) from $8.86   

Overview

" An all-new collection of amazing ghost stories from the author of the bestselling Ghosts across Kentucky . Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghostly visitations. Lynwood Montell has harvested dozens of tales of haunted houses and family ghosts from all over the Bluegrass state. Many of the stories were collected from elders by young people and are recounted exactly as they were gathered. Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky includes chilling tales such as that of the Tan Man of Pike County, who trudges invisibly through a house accompanied by the smell of roses, and the famed Gray Lady of Liberty Hall in Frankfort, a houseguest who never left. Montell tells the story of a stormy night, shortly before Henry Clay's death, when the ghost of the statesman's old friend Daniel Boone calls upon him, and then recounts the more modern story of the ghouls that haunt the rehearsal house of the band The Kentucky Headhunters. Included are accounts of haunted libraries, mansions, bedrooms, log cabins, bathrooms, college campuses, apartments, furniture, hotels, and distilleries, as well as reports of eerie visitations from ghostly grandmothers, husbands, daughters, uncles, cousins, babies, slaves, Civil War soldiers, dogs, sheep, and even wildcats. Almost all of Kentucky's 120 counties are represented. Though the book emphasizes the stories themselves, Montell offers an introduction discussing how local history, local character, and local flavor are communicated across the generations in these colorful stories. William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Ghosts across Kentucky, Killings, Kentucky Ghosts, Singing the Glory Down , Kentucky Folk Architecture, and Tales from Kentucky Lawyers . He lives in Oakland, Kentucky.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Offers an amazing glimpse at just how many people claim -- and truly believe -- they have had paranormal experiences." -- Appalachian Quarterly

"Likely to be a popular read around the fire at Halloween time." -- Bourbon Times

"These eyewitness accounts of Bluegrass State residents who just can't say goodbye also include downright spooky stuff as close as Second Street in Covington." -- Cincinnati Enquirer

"Now -- if you're brave enough -- you can explore the haunted houses of Kentucky." -- Cincinnati Post

"A ghoulish companion with which to celebrate the Halloween season, as well as providing a good scare throughout the rest of the year." -- Kentucky Monthly

"What's compelling about these ghoulish tales is the drama of their too-close-for-comfort settings." -- Lexington Herald-Leader

"A fascinating look at Kentucky, its people and its history." -- Louisville Courier-Journal

"Another exciting collection of tales from the Commonwealth, told to us as they were told to him." -- McCormick (SC) Messenger

"A book that can be enjoyed by all age groups and one that doesn't have to be started at the beginning and read through to the end in any particular order." -- Paintsville Herald

"Family tales as-told-to coming from all over a state which has never book on a ghost-hunter-list but should be." -- Rockland (ME) Courier

"Contains real gems that haunted me for days." -- Rockland (ME) Courier-Gazette

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813122274
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 9/21/2001
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,390,161
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Ghosts across Kentucky, Killings, Kentucky Ghosts, Singing the Glory Down, Kentucky Folk Architecture, and Tales from Kentucky Lawyers. He lives in Oakland, Kentucky.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part 1 Haunted Houses 1
Part 2 Family Ghosts 225
Notes 275
Index to Stories by County 287
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Louisville Resident and lover of ghost stories

    If you're in Louisville, KY go to the Waverly Sanatorium it is so popular that it was aired on Syfy's Ghost Hunters

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    GREAT STORIES FOR LATE NIGHT READERS!

    I've read this book TWICE and found that I have a few of the short stories I really like, but they're all really good!! I've always had an interest in the supernatural, whether it has to do with ghosts, haunts (or 'haints' as the elders call them), and other things that just have no explanation. This book really gives the reader a clear picture of what could exist, and makes a person think twice about doubting what goes on deep in the hills of those mountains! This is a good book to read at home, alone, with only one lamp on (sufficient enough for reading). You will DEFINITELY start to feel as if you're not alone, or even hear strange noises in your house that perhaps you never heard before, or just never paid any mind to ... until now! :-)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    Awesome!

    Rattling chains. Coachmen dying in fires. My grandparents got me this book because I am obsessed with ghost stories. I live in Fort Thomas, and have fromally lived in Dayton. It has a story directory by county, and suprising enough, this book had stories from both Fort Thomas and Dayton. I reccomend this book for camping trips, sleepovers, and boating trips.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)