The Haunted South - Where Ghosts Still Roam
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
The Old South comes to supernatural life in this classic collection of chilling tales from the “custodian of the twilight zone” (Southern Living).
Nancy Roberts, known as the “First Lady of American Folklore,” is a topnotch storyteller and one of the few who both write and tell their own stories. For more than two decades, Ms. Roberts has documented ghost stories and interviewed hundreds of people throughout the United States.
A nationally known author of twenty-three books, Ms. Roberts began her career with a series of ghost stories written for The Charlotte Observer. Carl Sandburg sent her word that her stories were good, suggesting “they should be a book.” Since then her books have won her a certificate of commendation from the American Association for State and Local History and a nomination for the Great Western Writer’s Spur Award.
The Haunted South includes tales about . . . An angel sighting in the North Carolina mountainsA poltergeist occurrence that drew trainloads of spectators to Jessup, GeorgiaA ghostly warning in Atlanta presaging a major plane crashA North Carolina tavern where unsuspecting travelers were murderedAn omen of death brought by South Carolina’s “Gray Lady”The apparition of an Alabama Railroad Robin HoodA ghost ship off North Carolina’s Outer Banks
Praise for Nancy Roberts
“Ghost hunter/author Nancy Roberts has put together as shivery a selection of other worldly tales as you’re likely to find anywhere . . . And whether you believe in ghosts or not, these tales are guaranteed to give you a chill, especially before you go into a dark room alone.” —Southern Living
Available since: 10/11/2019.
Print length: 81 pages.