Matthew P. Mayo's previous books include the Western novels Winters' War, Wrong Town, and Hot Lead, Cold Heart and the collections of gritty historical episodes, Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears and Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks. In addition to writing novels and non-fiction, Mayo has had short stories and poetry published in a variety of anthologies, and he edited the anthology Where Legends Ride: New Tales of the Old West. He is also a magazine editor and a member of Western Writers of America and Western History Association.
Haunted Old West: Phantom Cowboys, Spirit-Filled Saloons, Mystical Mine Camps, and Spectral Indiansby Matthew P. Mayo
Howling hauntings from the raw mountain passes and wind-stripped plains of the Old WestThe Old West is filled with enough phenomenal happenings, curious mysteries, and ghastly ghosts to send chills up and down any spine. Haunted Old West is the petrifyingly perfect collection for campfire gatherings and makes an eerily ideal guide for a ghost-hunting trip to the Old West. In these pages explore horror-filled mine shafts and outrun herds of stampeding spectral cattle. Stumble upon a supernatural saloon, investigate ghost towns teeming with residents of the afterlife, and feel phantom freight trains pass through your body. Haunted Old West provides the inside story on some of the most actively haunted spots in the great American West, including:Ghostly Garnet: In summer, visitors frequent this best-preserved ghost town in Montana, but it is winter when Garnet truly comes alive.Raucous music can be heard within the Kelly Saloon, and the blacksmith's ringing anvil punctuates the sounds of a busy 1880s street scene. Yes indeed, Garnet puts the "ghost" in ghost town. Bandit Ghoul of Six Mile Canyon: Respected businessman by day, bandit gang leader by night, Big Jack Davis amasses a fortune robbing trains, stagecoaches, and bullion wagons in 1860s Nevada. Shot in the back while robbing a stagecoach, Big Jack is now a shrieking white demon, flapping wings sprouted from his wounds and driving off anyone who gets too close to his buried loot.
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