Haunted Maine: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Pine Tree State

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 117 pages
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Tales of pirates, witches, and other amazing denizens of the state of Maine. A fun look at spooky legends and stories of the paranormal, including the guardian spirit of Portland Head Light, the preacher and the cats from Hell, the ghost of Marie Antoinette, the ghost who toasts independence, and the logger who befriended the Devil.

Other titles in series:

  • Haunted Connecticut
  • Haunted Delaware
  • Haunted Jersey Shore
  • Haunted Massachusetts
  • Haunted New Jersey
  • Haunted New York
  • Haunted Pennsylvania
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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    Machine Sailors Superstitions
    2
    Childhood Witchcraft
    4
    Do Seagulls Contain the Spirits of Dead Fishermen?
    5
    The Luck of the House
    6
    Indian Sacrifice Rocks
    7
    South Coast
    9
    How to Deal with the Devil
    11
    The Ghost Who Likes Pets
    60
    The Phantom Fiery Infant
    61
    The Watcher of Monhegan Island
    62
    Laying the Library Ghost to Rest
    64
    The Curse of Captain Kidds Gold
    65
    Lost in Time and Space
    66
    Down East
    69
    Using Witchcraft Against a Witch
    70

    The Captains Peg Leg
    12
    The Legend of the LoupsGarous
    14
    How the Witch Rode the Skipper
    15
    The Legend of Old Trickey
    16
    The Ghost of Massacre Pond
    17
    The York Witch
    18
    The Mysterious Fires of Boon Island
    19
    The Preacher and the Cats from Hell
    20
    Inspected by a UFO
    23
    A Tale of Davy Jones
    24
    The Haunted Bracelet
    26
    Greater Portland
    29
    The Steamship Portlands Passengers Come Home
    31
    A History Lesson from a Ghost
    32
    The Triton Who Drowned the Sailor
    33
    Cliff Islands Wrecker Ghost
    34
    Haskell Islands Rats and Cats
    35
    The Dead Ship of Harpswell
    36
    Making a Desert Maine
    37
    Dont Bother a Treasure Seeker
    38
    Still Arguing
    40
    The Ghost Who Started a War
    41
    The Guardian Spirit of Portland Head Light
    42
    Making the Ghost Whole Again
    45
    Central Coast
    47
    How Hockamock Head Got Its Name
    49
    The Cursed Tombstone
    50
    Keeping the Ghost Happy
    51
    Dont Deceive the Dead
    52
    Marie Antoinettes Ghost
    53
    Castines French Indian Ghost
    55
    The Pirates of Pemaquid
    56
    Did a UFO Buzz the Goodspeed?
    58
    The Legend of Tom Cook
    71
    The Blue Rock and the Green Flame
    73
    The Ghosts of the Harbor Boys
    74
    Maines Own Paul Bunyan
    75
    A Dead Hand Rocks the Cradle
    76
    Remember to Bring the Bible
    78
    Dont Get Lost near Eastport
    79
    The Dutchess Knocks on the Door
    81
    The Blood Wont Wash Off
    83
    The Devil and the Painter
    84
    Worship Money Worship the Devil
    86
    North Woods
    89
    The Ghost Who Flinches at Gunfire
    91
    Big Squaw Mountains Eternal Flame
    92
    The Chief Who Spoke with the Birds
    93
    The Bewitched Axe
    94
    The Indian Princess of Lightning
    95
    The Son of the Magic Mountain
    96
    The Logger Who Befriended the Devil
    98
    Witching the Weather
    99
    The Disappointed Ghost
    100
    The UFO and the Preachers Son
    101
    The Drummers Ghost
    102
    God Rest His Soul
    103
    The Millinocket DevilFish
    104
    The Devil Builds a Barn
    106
    The Spirit of Robin Hood
    107
    A Dance with Death
    108
    The Phantom Train
    110
    Bibliography
    113
    Acknowledgments
    115
    About the Author
    117
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    About the author (2007)

    Charles A. Stansfield Jr. lives in Pitman, New Jersey, and was professor of geography at Rowan University for 41 years. He is the author of 11 books on the paranormal.

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