Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina

Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina

by Randy Russell, Janet Barnett
     
 

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For centuries, the mountains of western North Carolina have inspired wonder and awe. It was only natural that man, after gazing at such scenic wonders, would turn some of the mystery he felt into legend. Sometimes these legends attempted to explain natural phenomena, sometimes they attempted to explain an occurrence that appeared to be supernatural, and sometimes they… See more details below

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For centuries, the mountains of western North Carolina have inspired wonder and awe. It was only natural that man, after gazing at such scenic wonders, would turn some of the mystery he felt into legend. Sometimes these legends attempted to explain natural phenomena, sometimes they attempted to explain an occurrence that appeared to be supernatural, and sometimes they grew up around the eccentric characters that were drawn to the isolation of these mysterious hills.

This collection of eighteen stories presents some of the mystery and awe that the mountains convey, and it may alter your perception of the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains forever. You may never stand atop Roan Mountain during a storm without thinking you hear a ghostly choir. You may gaze at the top of Chimney Rock during a hazy summer afternoon and wonder if it really is a ghostly cavalry fight you see. If you spend the night near High Hampton, you may find yourself listening for the call of the lonesome white owl. If you stand at Wiseman's View, you will probably think that you, too, can see the Brown Mountain Lights. Standing atop Clingman's Dome, you may wonder if there really is an enchanted lake where animals flock to heal their wounds somewhere in the valley below. And you will always wonder if the fly you hear on your mountain walk means that Spearfinger is lurking nearby.

Locations and settings included in <i>Mountain Ghost Stories</i>:

Rutherfordton
Rumbling Bald Mountain
Hickory Nut Gap
Chimney Rock
Cashiers
Whiteside Mountain
Highlands
Judaculla Rock
Eagle Nest Mountain
Franklin
Nantahala Gorge
Clingman’s Dome
Big Bald Mountain
Roan Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Gingercake Mountain
Brown Mountain
Blowing Rock

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016199306
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
109
Sales rank:
1,025,054
File size:
0 MB

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