Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire

Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire

by Matthew P. Mayo

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Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Granite State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about New Hampshire's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772278
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 580,230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matthew Mayo is the author of a number of novels and nonfiction books, including Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks (Globe Pequot Press). His award-nominated short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, and he has worked as editor on a number of magazines.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vi

Chapter 1 Abducted!-The Betty & Barney Hill UFO Incident … and Other Granite State Alien Tales 1

Chapter 2 The Presence-Dweller at the Summit of Mount Washington 21

Chapter 3 Death Cheater-Dr. Tom Benton, the Menace of Mount Moosilauke 3

Chapter 4 Mysterious Stones … and the Men Who "Discovered" Them 51

Chapter 5 Stony Structures-Mysteries of the Granite State's Megaliths… 65

Chapter 6 Crazy Killers and Unsolved Deaths-The Curious Murder of Dr. Dean … and Other Heinous Homicides 77

Chapter 7 Pirate Gold, Pirate Ghosts-Buried Treasures of the Isles of Shoals 94

Chapter 8 Witches of the Whites-The Hard Lives of "Goody" Cole, Granny Hicks, and the Walford Women 106

Chapter 9 Mountains of Misfortune-The Willey Family's Last Mistake and Other Calamities of the Notches 122

Chapter 10 Cryptic Creatures-Devil Monkeys, Thunderbirds, and Bigfeet … Oh My! 141

Chapter 11 The Lost Madonna … and Other Valuables Vanished in the White Mountains 155

Chapter 12 The Saga of Ocean-Born Mary A Baby, a Pirate, a House, and a Huckster 175

Bibliography 189

Index 194

About the Author 200

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