The Big Book of Maryland Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Maryland Ghost Stories

by Ed Okonowicz


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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Old Line State
Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Ed Okonowicz shines a light in the dark corners of Maryland and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From footsteps and apparitions appearing at Fort McHenry, to reports of strange noises and phenomena at the battleground of Antietam, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811705615
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 08/16/2010
Series: Big Book of Ghost Stories Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,218,620
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ed Okonowicz is a freelance writer and former instructor at the University of Delaware. He is the author of over two dozen books on Delmarva and Maryland folklore, crime, and the unexplained, including Haunted Maryland and True Crime: Maryland. He lives in Elkton, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Eastern Shore

The Pit of Ashley Manor 3

Buggy Ghost 12

Holly Hall Hitchhiker 14

Deadly Black Cat 17

Wish Sheppard 19

Early-Morning Visitor 23

Lady at the Woodpile 25

Hessians' Hole 26

Pig Woman 28

Samson Hat 30

Unquiet Grave 32

Cellar House 33

Road Roamer 35

Headless Horse 37

Suicide Bridge 40

Restless Jailbirds 42

Plain Dealing 43

Kent Manor Inn 45

Bigg Lizz 46

Aunt Molly 51

Smith Island Specters 54

Hexed Coffin Handle 58

Chesapeake Island Tales 59

Proof of a Ghost 62

Headless Farmer 63

Keeper's Death Prayer 65

Central Maryland

Assassin's Birthplace 71

Legends of the Rocks 75

La Cle D'or Guesthouse 77

Currier House 83

Spencer-Silver Mansion 88

Impulsive Lightkeeper and a Strange Sailor 94

Baltimore County Ghosts 97

Todd's Inheritance 100

Old Fort Garrison 104

Hampton Mansion 105

Black Aggie 108

Belmont Ghost 113

Lilburn and Mt. Ida 115

Creepy Courthouse 117

Annie of PFI 118

Hell House 120

Montgomery's Mysterious Mansions 122

Haunted Bridge 130

Tommyknocker 132

Annapolis and Baltimore: Annapolis

Brice House 139

Hammond-Harwood House 144

Main Street Spirits 146

Table for Five? 149

St. John's 'Whistler' 150

Joe Morgue 155


Fort McHenry 159

Sentry Sighting 163

Gallows Ghost 165

Sequin 167

Haunted Chair 170

Piano Man 174

Poe Toaster 176

Secretive Spirits of Fell's Point 180

Baltimore's Ghost Ship 184

Southern Maryland

Glen Burnie Tales 189

Mount Airy Mansion 190

Juda of Salubria 193

Haunted Hospital? 194

Governor's Bridge 197

Faceless Lady 200

America's Lost President 201

Silver Buckle 204

Weeping Widow 205

Devil's Card Game 206

Cemetery Voices 209

Surratt House Spirits 210

Mysterious (University of) Maryland 214

Calvert's Mysterious Mansions 220

Drum Point Lighthouse 224

Haunted Barn and Church Ghost 225

Captain Macgregor 227

Devil's Woodyard 229

Nancy 230

Scent from the Past 231

Midnight Emergency 233

Charles's Haunted Homes 234

Blue Dog Ghost 239

Rose Hill 240

Jenifer Portraits 242

The Chamber 243

Solemn Promise 245

Deadly Civil War Prison 248

Point Lookout Lighthouse 255

Bothersome Brick 261

While on Guard Duty 262

Bloody Bladensburg 263

Western Maryland

Creepy Carroll County 271

Headless Tom 272

Opera House Ghost 274

Black Mattie 276

Starners Dam Bridge 278

Peddler Jack's Dog 279

Spirited Frederick 281

Veiled Lady 285

School Spirits 286

Wise's Well 289

Spook Hill 291

Phantom Flutist 292

Flag Folklore 294

South Mountain Spirits 299

Snarly Yow 300

Haunted Farmhouse 303

Antietam Battlefield 305

Pry House 309

Devil's Banquet 311

Dan's Rock 316

Braddock's Lost Gold 318

Deadly Apple 322

Lovers' Leap 324

Big Bill 326

Dog's Best Friend 329

Deep Creek Tragedy 331

Along the Mason-Dixon Line

Haunted Neighborhood 337

Fire Phantom 342

Ticking Tomb 345

Late- Night Initiation 352

Blacksmith's Revenge 353

Dancing Ghosts 357

Patty Cannon 360

Night Visitor 367

Cold House 369

Old Blackie 375

Red Rose Inn 379

Sudden Death 380

Headless Horseman 383

The Walker 387

Knocking at the Door 393

Selected Bibliography 401

Acknowledgements 415

About the Author 417

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Big Book of Maryland Ghost Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland around where most of Ed's stories take place. I know one of the persons he writes about and I can tell you Mr. Okonowitz does not exaggerate! These are great quick reads. It's great to be able to have access to him on my nook.
jeb1981 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A thoroughly researched and competently written book of Maryland ghost stories and legends.