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June 23, 2017
9780813174464
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Phantoms of Old Louisville

Ghostly Tales from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood

Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation. When David Dominé moved into one of these houses, he dismissed local rumors of a resident poltergeist named Lucy. However, before long, unnerving, disembodied footsteps and mysterious odors caused him to flee his home in the middle of the night.

Since that night, Dominé has not only opened his mind to the idea of paranormal phenomena but also turned it into popular tours and a bestselling collection of books, which have brought new attention to this iconic neighborhood. In Phantoms of Old Louisville: Ghostly Tales from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood, Dominé recounts a horrifying encounter at the Spalding Mansion and the long history of the kindly spirit Avery, who guards the iconic Pink Palace. These tales of things that go bump in the night not only reveal why Old Louisville is considered the "most haunted neighborhood in America," but also help to preserve this historically and architecturally significant community.

About the Author

David Dominé is the author of numerous articles and books including Adventures in New Kentucky Cooking with the Bluegrass Peasant and Splash of Bourbon: Kentucky's Spirit: A Cookbook. He earned his MFA in Writing from Spalding University and teaches foreign languages and translation at Bellarmine University.

Reviews

"[A]s enjoyable as the first with lots of interesting accounts of ghosts. . . . Well written with first-hand accounts."—Haunted Travels

"This second book in David Dominé's series on local ghosts is a delightful, easy read."—Louisville Courier-Journal

9780813174464 : phantoms-of-old-louisville-domine
Paperback / softback
192 Pages
$19.95 USD

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Ghosts of Old Louisville

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Jun 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
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Haunts of Old Louisville

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Jun 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
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