Stories from the Haunted South

Stories from the Haunted South

by Alan Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578066603

ISBN-13: 9781578066605

Pub. Date: 08/25/2004

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

When Alan Brown published his well-received Haunted Places in the American South, a kind of seance swirled around him. Locals who knew ghost stories began haunting him with ghoulish reports from houses, schools, libraries, sanitariums, inns, battlefields, train depots, radio stations, and bridges. Following these leads, he uncovered even more ghost-ridden

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When Alan Brown published his well-received Haunted Places in the American South, a kind of seance swirled around him. Locals who knew ghost stories began haunting him with ghoulish reports from houses, schools, libraries, sanitariums, inns, battlefields, train depots, radio stations, and bridges. Following these leads, he uncovered even more ghost-ridden southern locales.

In Kentucky's White Hall, the ghost of Cassius Clay's first wife Mary Jane roams the upstairs in a black dress, and the night air smells of candle wax, perfume, and bourbon. The spirit of a boy who died in a tragic accident half a century before plagues Mississippi's Cahill Mansion.

Written in the vein of its successful predecessor, Stories from the Haunted South contains fifty-three accounts from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Balancing the history with the legends of each supernatural locale, Brown focuses on personal stories of ghostly encounters. From folk archives across the South, Brown also includes nearly forgotten legends, such as the Headless Horseman of Hobkirk. With directions to each place, Stories from the Haunted South will be an important addition to the ghostlore of Dixie.

Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. His books include Haunted Places in the American South and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories (both from University Press of Mississippi).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578066605
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
08/25/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Alabama
The Alabama Theatre3
The Homewood Public Library7
The Julia Tutwiler Learning Resource Center, University of West Alabama11
Radio Station WZPQ19
Huntsville Depot23
Arkansas
Henderson State University31
Hornibrook Mansion (The Empress of Little Rock)35
Old State House40
Booneville Tuberculosis Sanitarium44
Florida
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum51
Anderson's Corner56
Boston House62
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge, Hutchison Island66
Georgia
17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant73
The William Kehoe House77
Magnolia Place Inn80
Factor's Walk83
Tunnel Hill of Chetoogetta Mountain87
Kentucky
The Bodley-Bullock House93
The Old Talbott Tavern98
The Hunt-Morgan House102
White Hall105
Louisiana
The 1891 Castle Inn113
The Old State Capitol123
Destrehan Plantation129
St. Vincent's Guest House133
Mississippi
Merrehope143
Corinth Battlefield155
The Old Cahill Mansion159
The Noxubee County Library165
Brikalo169
North Carolina
Helen's Bridge177
The North Carolina State Capitol Building182
Mordecai Plantation187
Bellamy Mansion190
Chowan College201
South Carolina
Hampton Plantation209
Poogan's Porch212
Hobkirk Hill218
The Court Inn222
Hopsewee Plantation228
Tennessee
Shiloh Battlefield235
Loretta Lynn's Ranch242
Hoskins Library, University of Tennessee246
Walking Horse Hotel249
Texas
Woman Hollering Creek255
DeWitt County Courthouse260
The Littlefield Home, University of Texas263
Excelsior House Hotel268
Virginia
Bunnyman Bridge275
Chatham Manor278
Kenmore Plantation and Gardens281
Bacon's Castle285
Bibliography291
Index297

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