Haunted Tennessee

Haunted Tennessee
Author: Charles Edwin Price
Language English
Pages: 129
ISBN10: 1570720371
Genre: Fantasy
Series Stackpole Haunted Series
Goodreads Rating: 3.58
ISBN13: 9781570720376
Published: January 1st 1995 by Overmountain Press

From the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains to the winding course of the broad Mississippi River, it seems Tennesseans are in a haunted state. Noting that "ghostlore is as intrinsic to Tennessee as corn bread and grits", the author proceeded to gather tales from across the Volunteer State. In the northeast, a high school has not only one ghost -- it has three. At Port Royal in north central Tennessee, furniture in a renovated building is mysteriously moved around and phantom footfalls are heard on the stairs. In the West Tennessee town of Dyersburg, a child returns from the grave for one last hug from her father. More than twenty tales are contained in this bicentennial offering, and folklorist Price includes some interesting sidelights on the nature of ghosts, witches, and the like, along with background information on the stories. Adults and children alike will enjoy the tales, superstitions, and traditions that have been included in this special collection for Tennessee's 200th birthday.