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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