The Vermont Ghost Guide

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"What's So Scary about Vermont?" In The Vermont Ghost Guide, Vermont's Ghostmaster Joseph A. Citro teams up with award-winning artist Stephen R. Bissette to answer that question definitively. Organized alphabetically by town, this remarkable pocket-sized collection of lore and line art points travelers toward dozens of mystifying sites to discover — or perhaps avoid. Both a guidebook and a reference tool, The Vermont Ghost Guide contains over 100 entries with 39 illustrations of haunted houses, ghostly spots, and mysterious events from every

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Overview

"What's So Scary about Vermont?" In The Vermont Ghost Guide, Vermont's Ghostmaster Joseph A. Citro teams up with award-winning artist Stephen R. Bissette to answer that question definitively. Organized alphabetically by town, this remarkable pocket-sized collection of lore and line art points travelers toward dozens of mystifying sites to discover — or perhaps avoid. Both a guidebook and a reference tool, The Vermont Ghost Guide contains over 100 entries with 39 illustrations of haunted houses, ghostly spots, and mysterious events from every Vermont county. Many of the stories have never been published before.

Vermont's mysterious mountains, hills, and hollows are rich with timeless tales of ghosts, phantoms, and horrible haunts, and Joe Citro has been covering that "dead-beat" for over a decade. In The Vermont Ghost Guide you'll encounter:

- a poltergeist raining stones on a hapless North Pownal farm;
- Northfield's Phantom Gravedigger;
- a Ryegate ghostly door that appears and vanishes;
- Charles Dickens's ghost guiding a writer's hand in Brattleboro;
- a doppelganger's prediction of death in Cavendish;
- the Midnight Cow, haunting the highways;
- a miner's specter, embedded in stone;
- the mysterious Eddy Brothers who marked Vermont as "The Spirit Capital of the Universe";
- and many, many more.

But Be Warned! Citro's Vermont is not the idyllic New England wonderland of tourist bureaus and scenic postcards. These are shadowy haunts and whispered horrors, the ghosts, ghouls, gores, and mysteries of the Green Mountain State, rendered in eerie black-and-white by artist Steve Bissette. Perfect for visitors and residents, children and anyone else with an interest in or curiosity about Vermont history, legend, and lore, The Vermont Ghost Guide is sure to have a long shelf life and be of continuing interest for years to come.

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[Fall] is the perfect time to explore the more spectral side of our state by reading the works of Joseph Citro, our resident expert on the supernatural. Citro's most recent book, The Vermont Ghost Guide, is a gazetteer of haunted Green Mountain destinations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584650096
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Pages: 115
  • Sales rank: 686,815
  • Product dimensions: 4.53 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

JOSEPH A. CITRO is author of Green Mountains, Dark Tales (UPNE 1999), Passing Strange (1996), and Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls, and Unsolved Mysteries (1994). He has also written five novels on supernatural themes, including Lake Monsters (1991 as Dark Twilight, UPNE 2001), The Gore (1990, UPNE 2000), Shadow Child (1987, UPNE 1998) and Guardian Angels (1988, UPNE 1999). A popular lecturer and teacher, his commentaries are also heard regularly on Vermont Public Radio.

STEPHEN R. BISSETTE is best known for his award-winning collaboration on DC Comics' Saga of the Swamp Thing (1983 - 87). He founded, edited, and copublished the controversial Eisner Award-winning adult comics anthology Taboo (1988 - 95) and is currently at work on a serialized graphic novel.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Why Not a Ghost Guide? ix
Introduction: Why a Ghost Guide? xi
Albany: A Family Cursed 1
Bakersfield: Sporting Spirits 2
The Brady House 2
Barton: The 5-16 Ghost 3
Bellows Falls: Naked Natives 4
Bennington: The Bottle Monument 5
Bomoseen State Park: Three Men and a Boat 6
Brattleboro: The End at Last 7
The Bloody Tower 8
Club Dead 8
Bristol: The Ghost Shaft 9
Brunswick: The Cursed Springs 10
Burlington: Old Merchants Bank 11
Vermont's Educated Spirits 12
Hospital Haunt 12
A Ghost's Tracks 13
Two Stories 14
Cabot: A Ghostly Companion 15
Cambridge: Ghost Room 16
Castleton: Ghosts on the Fly 17
Cavendish: Sam Connor's Other Self 19
Charlotte: Disturbed Spirits 20
Chester: Inn Spirit 21
Chimney Corner: The Ghost House 22
Chittenden: Vermont's Spirit Captital 23
Colchester: Malletts Bay's Nuisance 24
Porters Point Road 24
Dover: The Mystery Woman 26
East Barnet: Inwood Oddities 27
Enosburg Falls: Operatic Attic 28
Fair Haven: The Maplewood Inn 29
Fairfield: The Orb of the Valley 30
Fairlee: The Ghost of Aunt Sally 31
A Long Wait 32
Grafton: The Unruly Ghost 33
Grand Isle: Turn Back the Clock 34
Hartford: A Railroad Disaster 35
Hartland: Sumner's Falls Phantoms 36
Heartwellville: Host to Ghosts 37
Holland: Riley's Ghost 38
Huntington: Black Ghosts 39
Island Pond: The Thing in the Cellar 40
Not Sheepish 41
Jericho: Burned Up! 42
Jonesville: Private Room 43
Kirby: The Simpson Farm 44
Lake Memphremagog: "Mad" Anthony's Ghost 45
Lincoln: Scared Stiff 46
Lincoln Gap: Native American Spirits 47
Ludlow: Nightmare on Depot Street 48
Lyndonville: The Spirit's Spirits 49
Invisible Tears 49
Beyond the Vail 50
Manchester: Equinox 51
The Blind Ghost 52
Middlebury: Haunted Office 53
X-Rayed 54
Milton: A Ghost With a Mission 55
Library Caretaker 55
The Spanish Shawl 56
Montpelier: Odors of the Grave? 58
Morrisville: Grandma's Ghost? 59
Moretown: Carrie's Orchard 60
North Montpelier: The White Spot 61
North Pownal: The Stone-Throwing Devil 62
Northfield: Graveyard Shift 63
School Spirit 63
Norwich: Good Spirits 64
Pittsford: Ghost Academy 65
Plainfield: Dawson's Creak 66
Plymouth: The Blue Ghost 67
Plymouth Notch: Achsa's Inspiration 68
Providence Island: Haunted Isle 69
Putney: No Vacancy 70
Richford: A Tidy Spirit 71
Rockingham: Disturb Not the Grave 72
Ryegate: Show Him the Door 73
St. Albans: The Baby in the Cellar 74
Band in St. A. 74
St. Johnsbury: The Kellogg House 75
Dog Lover 76
Salisbury: Shard Villa 77
Savage Island: Savage Haunts 78
Searsburg-Wilmington: Invisible Sisters 79
Shaftsbury: Seen by Daylight 80
Shelburne: Shelburne Farms 81
Museum Ghost 81
Library Prankster 82
Shoreham-Cornwall: Midnight Cow 83
Stowe: Emily's Bridge 84
Swanton: Nothing's Fishy 85
Thetford: What Are You Doing Here? 86
Waits River: The Photo Phantom 87
Waterbury Center: Green Mountain Seminary 88
Waterford-St. Johnsbury: The Trembling House 89
West Haven: Ghost Hollow 90
West Rutland: Whipple Hollow 91
Westminster: Fanny's Phantoms 92
Weston: A Premature Ghost 94
Wilmington: White House, Brown Ghost 95
Windsor: Watermans' Water Sprite 96
Winooski: The Phantom Walker 97
Haunted High School 97
Woodstock-Windsor: The Phantom Highwayman 98
Acknowledgments 99
About the Creators 101
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2000

    Spinetingling

    This is a wonderful overveiw of legends throughout our state. I read through this book one evening while I was on a work trip in Rutland and it raised my curiosity about these hauntings and some the author definately missed (ie: Arthur Dibden, Johnson State College.) I found several stories that were very new to me and am now reading another of Mr. Citro's books. Thanks for such great storytelling. I wish that these stories were a bit more detailed. Thank-you though.

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