The Haunting of Louisiana

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"To those who may be encountering Louisiana for the first time through these wonderful stories-prepare to be engaged and entertained to a degree to which you are certainly unaccustomed . . . Barbara's gift for storytelling holds in the written word just as it does before a television camera."
-Phillip J. Jones, former secretary, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

Louisiana has long had a reputation for its hauntings. This evocative book delves into ghostly escapades and unexplained ...

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Overview

"To those who may be encountering Louisiana for the first time through these wonderful stories-prepare to be engaged and entertained to a degree to which you are certainly unaccustomed . . . Barbara's gift for storytelling holds in the written word just as it does before a television camera."
-Phillip J. Jones, former secretary, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

Louisiana has long had a reputation for its hauntings. This evocative book delves into ghostly escapades and unexplained happenings at various historic sites throughout the state. In the confidential tones of a seasoned raconteur, author Barbara Sillery conjures the terror and mystery of the spectral South.
Based on the PBS documentary of the same name, The Haunting of Louisiana showcases many of the stories and behind-the-scenes incidents that would not fit into the one-hour television program.
Barbara Sillery is a television producer, writer, and co-owner of Keepsake Productions, Inc., which specializes in award-winning cultural documentaries. She has always been fascinated with death and the "ability of souls of the dead to return for the occasional visit" and continues to bring the past into the present through her tireless work. Her daughter Danielle Genter contributed photographs to this book.
Sillery's business partner and award-winning photographer, Oak Lea, was nominated for a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for directing The Haunting of Louisiana, which also received a national Telly Award and two WorldFest awards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549050
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 427,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Sillery is an award-winning and prolific producer and writer with a penchant for the paranormal. She earned a bachelor's degree in theater and speech from Marywood University. Among her many credits are a successful internship with the Actor's Equity Theater in New York and a stint working for the theater as its stage manager. Sillery's passion for antiques introduced her to the world of the paranormal. Her fascination with the story behind each piece led her to write The Haunting of Louisiana and The Haunting of Mississippi, both published by Pelican. After many years in the New Orleans area, she moved to East Falmouth, Massachusetts, near her childhood home in New York and is enjoying exploring the fascinating stories of her New England home.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 11
Acknowledgments 13
1. America's Most Haunted Home 17
2. Ghostly Lagniappe 27
3. Solitary Apparitions 33
4. What Else Do They Leave Behind? 41
5. A Finger-Pointing Ghost and Buried Treasure 45
6. The Ghost and the Real Scarlett O'Hara 55
7. Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem at Loyd Hall 65
8. The Rising Spirits of Woodland 75
9. A Capitol Ghost 87
10. Ile Phantom 101
11. The Haunted Blacksmith Shop 109
12. Little Girl Lost 117
13. Battles, Balls, and Bats 121
14. The Haunted House 137
15. The Ghostly Decorator 147
16. The Singing Monk 153
17. The Legendary Widow Paris 163
18. Celtic Love Triangle 177
19. Ghosts with a Four-Star Rating 189
20. The Madam Who Won't Lie Still 199
Epilogue 211
Appendix Selected Haunted Sites 217
Selected Bibliography 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2004

    Read it again and again!!

    The stories are of families from past and present who welcome you into the world of their home and the spirit's stories who reside in their home. Each story is of a place in its own world with a fantastic atmosphere of what life what like for the owners of these plantations and the lives of the spirits and entities left behind. Shorts stories, easy to read, hard to put the book down.

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