Kentucky Hauntings

Kentucky Hauntings

by Roberta Simpson Brown, Lonnie E. Brown


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More than evoking chills down the spine and cautious glances over one's shoulder, spooky stories create lasting bonds and memories between friends and family. The tradition of storytelling ties generations together with exciting new tales and familiar folklore that has sparked superstitions and legends.

In Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History, beloved storytellers Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown present a thrilling collection of paranormal tales that will appeal to anyone looking for a friendly scare. Weaving together factual accounts of unexplained events, peculiar headlines, and local legends passed down from a time when most homes lacked electricity, Kentucky Hauntings combines stories with commentary on historic customs. From "telling the bees" about a death in the family, to a friendly "fool's errand" practical joke gone horribly wrong, and from terrifying haunted houses to the lifesaving "Bathtub Ghost," readers are transported to a world of age-old superstitions and paranormal experiences. Whether shared around the fire on a crisp autumn night or whispered in a huddle of close friends at a summer sleepover, these eerie stories will thrill and excite anyone who loves a good scare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813143200
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 09/04/2013
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,172,642
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roberta Simpson Brown is a retired teacher and an acclaimed storyteller. She is the author of T he Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories, Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales, and Scared in School.

Lonnie E. Brown is a musician and author of Stories You Won't Believe. He also coauthored Spooky, Kooky Poems for Kids and Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts with his wife Roberta.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Stories from History 5

Stories from Headlines 45

Stories from Homefolks 73

Conclusion 165

Places to Visit 167

Acknowledgments 171

About the Authors 173

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