A near-obsessive pursuit of ghost stories and odd superstitions cranks up this serious study of Appalachian tales of the supernatural and their origin in both old-world customs and real historical events. An effort to preserve and record one aspect of a dying way of life, the book relies on interviews and historic documents to search for the facts behind local lore of murder, witchcraft, and weird hauntings. Several campfire-worthy ghost stories are recounted in their entiretyaincluding qThe Swinging Gate of Fern Lake Hollowqaand an unexpectedly large number of stories about aliens and UFOs provide an interesting comparison of three-century-old mysteries and those stirred up in comparatively recent timesAndrus, Walter, Ed. MUFON Field Investigatora#39;s Manual. Seguin: ... Pediatrics. 101: 625-629, April 1998. Associated Press News, aquot;Lexington Occult Shop Angers Some, aquot; The Daily News, July 30, 2001. ... aquot;ISUR Case File #100020aquot; and aquot;ISUR Case File #100019.aquot; International Society For UFO Research Web site. Available at http://www.isur.com/ cases/case_fil.cgi?file=1ooo2, Accessed December I, 2000.
|Author||:||Larry D. Thacker|
|Publisher||:||The Overmountain Press - 2006-11-01|