Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

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Overview

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night.

The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts.

In the tradition of Montell's previous Kentucky ghost books (Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of Kentucky's rich heritage of storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813168272
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/22/2016
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 770,354
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William Lynwood Montell, professor emeritus of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Tales of Kentucky Doctors and Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes.

What People are Saying About This

Thomas Freese

Tales of Kentucky Ghosts offers a wide range from possible and frightening to folkloric and improbable tales which both enriches the accessible collection of ghostly tales and provides compelling reading. Lynwood Montell successfully reports on family stories, bizarre creatures, urban legends, classic country ghost tales, strange glowing lights, talking cats and so much more. (Thomas Freese, author of Ghosts, Spirits, and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond)

From the Publisher

"Lynwood Montell is truly an icon in the field of Kentucky folklore. He continues to offer us Kentucky ghost tales that range from entertaining to spine chilling, whether it is the tale of a ghost chewing Moore's Red Leaf Tobacco in Patti's Restaurant or the shoes that miraculously stayed dry during a flood or any of the other stories in the collection. They are a wonderful form of oral history and a valuable addition to our Kentucky heritage." — James McCormick and Macy A. Wyatt, authors of Ghosts of the Bluegrass


" Tales of Kentucky Ghosts offers a wide range from possible and frightening to folkloric and improbable tales which both enriches the accessible collection of ghostly tales and provides compelling reading. Lynwood Montell successfully reports on family stories, bizarre creatures, urban legends, classic country ghost tales, strange glowing lights, talking cats and so much more." — Thomas Freese, author of Ghosts, Spirits, and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond

James McCormick and Macy A. Wyatt

Lynwood Montell is truly an icon in the field of Kentucky folklore. He continues to offer us Kentucky ghost tales that range from entertaining to spine chilling, whether it is the tale of a ghost chewing Moore's Red Leaf Tobacco in Patti's Restaurant or the shoes that miraculously stayed dry during a flood or any of the other stories in the collection. They are a wonderful form of oral history and a valuable addition to our Kentucky heritage. (James McCormick and Macy A. Wyatt, authors of Ghosts of the Bluegrass)

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