Ghosts Across Kentucky

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University Press of Kentucky, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 258 pages
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"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."
  

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I love to read 'true' ghost stories and I assumed that was what I would find in this book. It's wasn't at all what I expected. Some of the stories might be considered 'true' but most were old urban ... Read full review

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Contents

Graveyard Ghosts
1
Disappearing Ghosts
19
Ghostly Unnatural Sounds
45
Headless Ghosts
62
Animal Ghosts
73
Scary Tales
95
Hanged or Murdered Persons Ghosts
118
Ghosts of Persons Killed Accidentally
155
Haunted Spots on the Landscape
187
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
210
Felt Presences of Ghostly Beings
215
Civil War Ghosts
220
Haunted Dorms Fraternities and Sororities
232
Note
240
Index to Counties
252
Index to Cities Towns and Other Locations
256

Ghosts of Suicide Victims
166
Weird Eerie Ghostly Lights
173

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About the author (2000)

Montell is Emeritus Professor of Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University.

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