Mystery of Ghostly Vera: And Other Haunting Tales of Southwest Virginia

Mystery of Ghostly Vera: And Other Haunting Tales of Southwest Virginia
Author: Charles Edwin Price
Language English
Pages: 115
ISBN10: 0932807887
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.11
ISBN13: 9780932807885
Published: January 1st 1993 by Overmountain Press

The mysterious ghost of a young woman haunts the corridors of Virginia Intermont College. The only thing known for sure about the identity of the ghost is who she is not! One of the first things incoming VI freshmen hear is the tragic story of a young girl who died while a student there in the 1920s. Vera's scandalous love affair and suicide are described within these pages. While the author was researching known facts, there was a surprising development -- and he tells the rest of the story.No one knows for sure how many ghosts haunt the well-known Martha Washington Inn, but one regular visitor is a genteel, fiddle-playing shade from the past... The world-famous Barter Theater is haunted by the spirit of the man who founded it.... And a ghost (or two) could be lurking in a museum building that was once a tavern on The Wilderness Road. As noted in the Introduction by author Sharyn McCrumb, southwest Virginia abounds in legends and "the ghosts outnumber the people". You will meet some interesting members of this phantom citizenry in the two dozen tales that Price has included in this book of hauntings.