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Title

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p. iii

Copyright

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p. iv

Contents

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p. vii

List of Illustrations

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p. viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

In compiling this collection of ghost stories from 103 counties across the Commonwealth, I was assisted by many people. l owe heartfelt thanks to students of all ages from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities around the state. Special thanks are hereby extended to students, professors, and archivists at Berea College...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xix

The central purpose of this book is to feature family and house ghosts, thus to have in print numerous narrative accounts that people feel reflect virtually two centuries of fact and fancy concerning themselves and their progenitors. These accounts that focus on the supernatural also describe an abundance of folk values that tend to...

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Part 1: Haunted Houses

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pp. 1-224

We call this old house Halcyon; it's where Joy and I live here in Elkton. The back part of the house was built between 1812 and 1815, and the front was built in 1837. It's been in the family for years and years. My parents and grandparents lived in this house. ...

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Part 2: Family Ghosts

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pp. 225-273

My aunt Ann worked at St. Mary's Hospital for some thirty-three years. During her last year there, my great-uncle Burl had to be hospitalized, and he nearly died before the doctors were able to determine what was ailing him. ...

Notes

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pp. 275-285

Index to Stories by County

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pp. 287-291