Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains

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Charles Jordan has spent many years keeping his ear to the ground for stories of the weird and wonderful of northern New Hampshire. Now, in this singular volume, he has collected tales varying from Native American apparitions, witches, ghosts, local characters and cranks, to murder and even the apocalypse! As writer and editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine, Jordan has covered many stories concerning strange, eerie, and supernatural tales of the region. Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains ...
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Overview

Charles Jordan has spent many years keeping his ear to the ground for stories of the weird and wonderful of northern New Hampshire. Now, in this singular volume, he has collected tales varying from Native American apparitions, witches, ghosts, local characters and cranks, to murder and even the apocalypse! As writer and editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine, Jordan has covered many stories concerning strange, eerie, and supernatural tales of the region. Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains presents fourteen stories featuring unsolved mysteries, supernatural meanderings, and other tales of intrigue—some well known and the stuff of local legend, others newly unearthed and offered to the reader for the first time. Petrified yet? This collection is sure to put you into a granite state.
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"Charlie Jordan nailed it . . . [he] struck a cord for all who venture out of doors any time of year . . . Headstone hunting is a way to combine outdoor recreation with a little New Hampshire history . . . New England's cemeteries have a special attraction for the history buff or the curious biker."
—Valley News

"These are true stories, and Jordan has done the historical research to document their veracity. They are the kind of stories of which fiction writers say: 'You can't make something like that up; nobody would believe it!'"—Nashua Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584651086
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,426,456
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES J. JORDAN is the editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine. Since 2000, he has served as editor of the Colebrook Chronicle and also serves as the executive editor of the Lancaster Herald. He has written for a wide range of magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Old Farmer’s Almanac, and TV Guide.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 "Lightning Blast Your Crops!": Legends as Old as the Hills 1
2 Knock Knock, What's There?: The Spirits Move into Town 13
3 Of Prophets and Gatekeepers: Millerites Take Sugar Hill and Nazro Claims Mount Washington 26
4 From Out of the Blue: The Electric Lady and Apparitions in the Sky 37
5 Letters from the Dead: Spirit Writing in Stratford 46
6 Written in Stone: Carved Pathos and the Mystery of the Fingers Pointing Down 56
7 Was It Murder?: The Bugbee-Towne Mystery 68
8 Strange Brew: Witches of the White Mountains 83
9 Forbidden Waters: "Any Use of the Waters of the Great Spirit for Profit Will Never Prosper" 95
10 Mountain Characters: Jack the Hermit, Edward Norton, the Mollers, and Shiff the Gunman 115
11 Unnatural Attractions: Oddities in Our Midst 131
12 Northern Ghosts: Refusing to Take an Order to Go and the Guests Who Came to Stay 148
13 The Vanished Woman and the Mystery Girl: A Woman Who Disappeared into Thin Air and a Girl Who Appeared out of Nowhere 162
14 The Bleeding Jesus of Berlin: They All Came to See a Miracle 173
Index 181
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