Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History
Publication Year: 2013
More than evoking chills down the spine and cautious glances over one's shoulder, spooky stories create lasting bonds and memories between friends and family. The tradition of storytelling ties generations together with exciting new tales and familiar folklore that has sparked superstitions and legends.
In Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History, beloved storytellers Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown present a thrilling collection of paranormal tales that will appeal to anyone looking for a friendly scare. Weaving together factual accounts of unexplained events, peculiar headlines, and local legends passed down from a time when most homes lacked electricity, Kentucky Hauntings combines stories with commentary on historic customs. From "telling the bees" about a death in the family, to a friendly "fool's errand" practical joke gone horribly wrong, and from terrifying haunted houses to the lifesaving "Bathtub Ghost," readers are transported to a world of age-old superstitions and paranormal experiences. Whether shared around the fire on a crisp autumn night or whispered in a huddle of close friends at a summer sleepover, these eerie stories will thrill and excite anyone who loves a good scare.
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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Are you ready for some smiles and shivers? The stories in this book will bring you both. In the tradition of Ken-this are we able to control whatever is frightening us. Sharing our lives. It is also comforting to know that others experience can’t explain. They aren’t interested in being published. They can take a “fear break” and gather your courage if our stories ...
Stories from History
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In our fi rst years of school, we thought history was boring. The teachers we had made us memorize dates and events, see in timelines and strictly factual accounts. Stories paint a toms that we did not read about in history books. This is one of her thrived in Appalachia until the end of World II. It took place in the early evening after a wedding. It was meant originally to scare ...
Stories from Headlines
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Our families were very interested in the news they heard. We did not get daily or weekly newspapers, but archives or on the Internet. To fi nd them, just type the subject A Kentucky death that made national headlines back in the 1920s area of central Kentucky is said to be haunted by Collins, an explorer who was trapped and died in the cave in 1925. This was exciting ...
Stories from Homefolks
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Stories from homefolks are the ones we like best. They take us back to times when we sat on the front porch in good told for entertainment. Most of the storytellers are long gone, Roberta’s great-grandmother Alley was an “herb woman” who helped treat the sick near her home in the Kentucky hills. She died before we were born, but her stories were passed on to her daughter, ...
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In our early years, we had no radio, TV, or computers to entertain us. All that has changed now, but the stories we ...
Places to Visit
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...40202—call 502-585-3200) are two of Louisville’s fi nest—and peculiar place.” He could add now that it is also haunted. To ...
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...we are writing. His sweet little spirit is always a delight and ...
About the Authors
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...his fi rst book, Stories You Won’t Believe. He later coauthored her work with the festival. She is also the author of seven oth-...
Page Count: 184
Publication Year: 2013