Haunted Providence: Strange Tales from the Smallest State

Front Cover
The History Press, Feb 28, 2008 - History - 121 pages
7 Reviews
Author Rory Raven has collected stories and tales drawn from the history and folklore of one of the oldest cities in the nation. From restless spirits and mysterious deaths, to vampires and shadowy strangers—including H.P. Lovecraft, one of the most influential horror writers of the twentieth century—Haunted Providence explores the events and untold tales that have made this capital city strangely unique…and uniquely strange.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
4
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Part ghost stories, part armchair history. Some of the entries were a little disjointed, but it was an entertaining read anyway. I don't miss living in Providence, though. Read full review

Review: Haunted Providence: Strange Tales from the Smallest State

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

This short easy to read anecdotal book brings history to life (or death) in a new manner. A little folksy, very Rhode Islandy it tells stories told around the state, perhaps more folklore than history ... Read full review

Contents

I
9
II
11
III
19
IV
21
V
26
VI
28
VII
30
VIII
32
XVI
73
XVII
88
XVIII
90
XIX
92
XX
95
XXI
97
XXII
99
XXIII
105

IX
34
X
40
XI
43
XII
55
XIII
60
XIV
63
XV
68
XXIV
109
XXV
113
XXVI
117
XXVII
123
XXVIII
125
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

A self-taught historian and folklorist, Rory is considered by locals an authority on the subject of ghosts, spiritualism and weird history. As creator of the Providence Ghost Walk, Raven leads graveyards walking tours through haunted Providence. In 2001, he was awarded an Independent Research Grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to further work on the Providence Ghost Walk. Rory is a mentalist who performs at colleges, clubs, corporations and private events throughout the United States. He offers fantastic mind-reading shows and lectures on esoteric subjects.

Bibliographic information