Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentuckyby William Lynwood Montell
" 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.
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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.
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If you're in Louisville, KY go to the Waverly Sanatorium it is so popular that it was aired on Syfy's Ghost Hunters
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! :-)
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.