Spooky Virginia: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

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Pull up a chair or gather 'round the campfire and get ready for twenty-six creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the state of Virginia, From Goggle-Eyed Jim, who keeps stealing horses long after his death, to Rupp, the vampire who plagues Big Stone Gap, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Virginia folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert ...

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Overview

Pull up a chair or gather 'round the campfire and get ready for twenty-six creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the state of Virginia, From Goggle-Eyed Jim, who keeps stealing horses long after his death, to Rupp, the vampire who plagues Big Stone Gap, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Virginia folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and through artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations. You'll meet ghosts and evil beings, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on die back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and dreary night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

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Editorial Reviews

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State-specific ghost guides never fail to raise our paranormal spirits for two reasons: they sell well and they promote local tourism. Each book in this batch of edgy, spine-tingling paperback combines dramatic accounts of eerie historical incidents and information about haunted places in your state. Sleep tight.
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What People are Saying About the Spooky Series... "If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, or felt an unseen hand brush against you on a mountain in Maine, you will love Spooky New England. And if you don't believe in ghosts--you will." - Michael Carlton, Editor, Yankee Magazine "Spooky New England is one of those books that you cannot put down until you reach the end...This is the ideal book for curling on the couch on a rainy afternoon and enjoying an entertaining read." - Rambles: A Cultural Arts Magazine "The author lets the stories speak for themselves which is virtue not possessed by many folklore books... " - Dennis Phillips, Top 1000 Reviewer, Amazon.com "If preparations for Halloween have put you in an eerie frame of mind, S.E. Schlosser has the perfect book for you..." - Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, Ridge Writers "The great thing about this book is that, like most folklore, it seems like you’ve read or heard most of the stories before. They exist in the periphery of our memory, and reading them again is like coming home to hear familiar stories from a favorite grandmother..." - Matt Staggs, Skullring.org
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762751259
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Spooky Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 768,684
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of “let’s pretend” quickly built themselves into full-length stories. She created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 states, some dating back to the origins of America. Paul Hoffman illustrates books of many genres—children’s titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and cookbooks. For the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.
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Table of Contents

Map x

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Ghost Stories

1 Goggle-Eyed Jim: Great Dismal Swamp 2

2 The Convert: Coeburn 9

3 The Finger Bone: Lee County 16

4 Shep: Shenandoah Valley 25

5 Old House Woods: Mathews County 32

6 A love Betrayed: Williamsburg 39

7 Elbow Road: Virginia Beach 45

8 Shower of Stones: Newport 53

9 Angel: Fredericksburg 61

10 The Horseman: Bowling Green 70

11 Phantasie: Jamestown 80

12 Old 97: Danville 88

13 Bunny Man Bridge: Clifton 94

Part 2 Powers of Darkness and Light

14 The Witch's Shoulder: Big Laurel 100

15 The Fiddler and the Wolves: Grayson County 107

16 The White Dove: Danville 113

17 The Black Dog: Bedford County 121

18 Jack Ma Lantern: Front Royal 129

19 Kitty: Smyth County 138

20 Fire!: Richmond 145

21 Foul Smell: Alexandria 153

22 Trail of Blood: Gloucester 158

23 Rupp: Big Stone Gap 167

24 Devil in the Flour Barrel: Amherst County 178

25 Consecration: Mount Vernon 185

26 The Honest Wine Merchant: Richmond 192

Resources 198

Additional Chapter 202

About the Author 209

About the Illustrator 210

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    Good and scary

    Works well on little brothers

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