Paperback / softback
August 24, 2000
9780813190075
English
280
photos
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1 Pounds (US)
$19.95 USD
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Electronic book text
August 24, 2000
9780813137889
9780813190075
English
280
photos
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$19.95 USD, £12.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
September 12, 2010
9780813127842
9780813190075
English
280
photos
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$19.95 USD
v2.1 Reference

Ghosts across Kentucky

"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."

Reviews

"Pour yourself a cup of brew, sit back in your easy chair and enjoy getting a few homegrown chills down your spine with Montell's book."—(Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era

"It is a delightful book and is both entertaining and a stunning revelation of generations of stories that will introduce you to some very frightening creatures of the night."—Bourbon Times

"Offers a valuable glimpse of rural society in an era when storytelling was a vital part of daily life."—Cincinnati Enquirer

"Spans the spectrum of hauntings, including the predictable tales of graveyard ghosts, unusual stories of animal ghosts, and an unexpected touch of the contemporary in 'Haunted Dorms, Fraternities, and Sororities.'"—Filson Club History Quarterly

"Guaranteed to chill the bones of even the most skeptical, or at least tickle them."—Kentucky Monthly

"Next time the wind starts to blow, turn off the lights and the television, gather the kids around the fireplace and read these stories aloud."—Lexington Herald-Leader

"For those who love the unreal and revel in a good scare, this is the ideal bedside table book. . . . It's positively spooky."—Louisville Courier-Journal

"280 stories from across the Bluegrass State—reports of phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers and executed criminals as well as tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories and vanishing hitchhikers."—Publishers Weekly

"A lively, fascinating opening of the doorway into one aspect of the folk underworld."—Ray Browne

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280 Pages
$19.95 USD
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280 Pages
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Electronic book text
280 Pages
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Other Titles by William Lynwood Montell

Kentucky Folk Architecture

William Lynwood Montell, Michael L. Morse
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text

Tales from Kentucky Doctors

William Lynwood Montell
Jul 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes

William Lynwood Montell
Jul 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

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Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachia

Nancy Roberts
Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
$14.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD - Electronic book text

North Carolina Ghosts and Legends

Nancy Roberts
Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
$14.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Haunted South

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Oct 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
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