Mysteries and Legends of Texas: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Overview

Is the "Navidad Wildman"-aka Bigfoot-alive and well in Texas?

Was the creature in one Texas woman's freezer the legendary blood-sucking beast known as the chupacabra?

Just what are the mysterious Marfa Lights? Manifestations of otherworldly beings? Can they be explained scientifically?

Is Jefferson the most haunted city in Texas? Or should the title go to San Antonio, which ...

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Overview

Is the "Navidad Wildman"-aka Bigfoot-alive and well in Texas?

Was the creature in one Texas woman's freezer the legendary blood-sucking beast known as the chupacabra?

Just what are the mysterious Marfa Lights? Manifestations of otherworldly beings? Can they be explained scientifically?

Is Jefferson the most haunted city in Texas? Or should the title go to San Antonio, which has enough ghosts to warrant at least three advertised ghost hunt tours?

From rumors of Jean Lafitte's buried treasures to the hanging of Chipita Rodriguez and the love story of Frenchy McCormick, Mysteries and Legends of Texas makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

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Professional storyteller Donna Ingham knows how to snag our attention and keep us rapt. In Mysteries and Legends of Texas, she pokes into the underbrush of strange events and paranormal occurrences in the Lone Star State. A fine tossed salad of history, folklore, and tall stories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762758746
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,380,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Ingham is the author of 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas and You Know You're in Texas When . . . (both Globe Pequot Press). A professional storyteller, she performs throughout her home state.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Jean Lafitte's Treasures 1

Chapter 2 The Lost San Saba Mine 13

Chapter 3 Return of the Ghost Buffalo 27

Chapter 4 The Pacing White Stallion 39

Chapter 5 Bigfoot in Texas 52

Chapter 6 Chasing Chupacabras 66

Chapter 7 Legends of Enchanted Rock 78

Chapter 8 The Lure of the Marfa Lights 89

Chapter 9 The Haunting of Jefferson 103

Chapter 10 Spirits in San Antonio 116

Chapter 11 The Hanging of Chipita Rodriguez 129

Chapter 12 The Love Story of Frenchy McCormick 142

Bibliography 155

Index 171

About the Author 179

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