Spooky South Tales of Hauntings Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore Spooky Read ´ 9


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  • Spooky South Tales of Hauntings Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore Spooky
  • S.E. Schlosser
  • en
  • 15 April 2018
  • 9781493019175

10 thoughts on “Spooky South Tales of Hauntings Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore Spooky

  1. says:

    From that day to this the headless ghost of Blackbeard has haunted Teach’s Hole Whenever the wind blows inland you can still hear Blackbeard’s ghost tramping up and down It carries a lantern through the moonless night roaring ‘Where’s my head?’ Whenever folks see a strange light coming from the shore on the Pamlico Sound side of Ocracoke Island they call it Teach’s light''This lovely book contains folk tales from the fascinating saulty and mysterious area of the South of the United StatesIt is divided into two parts The first focuses on stories of ghosts haunting houses and fields and the second is dedicated to witches vampires werewolves and other menacing creatures of the dark Some of my favourite stories areThe Cut Off from Louisiana Atmospheric Mississippi foggy nights The Army of the Dead from Charleston South Carolina A tale about the tragic warriors of the Civil War ''The Death Watch from West Virginia A tale about a haunted coal mine Blackbeard’s Ghost from Ocracoke Inlet North Carolina Come on it's Edward Teach ‘’The Handshake from Goldsboro North Carolina A tragic story of a young bride and a horrible man Jack o’ Lantern from Alabama A lovely version of poor Jack's ordealThe Lady from Richmond Virginia An eerie dark tale of madness The Bell Witch from Adams Tennessee Who doesn't know this folktale? The collection becomes even beautiful and atmospheric by the black and white illustrations drawn in a very attractive style absolutely fitting to each story The writing is simple but very effective and captures the distinctive Southern speech and the haunting feeling of the region I enjoyed every page of this book and I look forward to try my luck with as many volumes of the series as I can findAnd sometimes” he continued looking at me “you can see Blackbeard’s headless ghost floating on the surface of the water or swimming around and around and around Teach’s Hole glowing just underneath the water searching for his head For Blackbeard is as proud in death as he was in life and he doesn’t want to meet the devil or his crewmates in hell without a head on his shoulders”


  2. says:

    Surprisingly enough these are not well known ghost stories The Bell Witch is familiar to me but not this particular version And I've heard of Plat Eyes and Wampus Cats but these tales are new twists too The book was just okay not as detailed as I was expecting I believe the author mainly got her information from books instead of enlisting local color which is a shame Stories come to life when recited by someone who was raised on them Oh well At least I didn't invest much time in the reading of it I won't be wasting my time reading any of the others The second half is believable than the first half maybe just because the devil always seems so close My favorite tale was probably the one about the fiddler though Oh and the map is wrong They have Maryville listed as West of Knoxville and Knoxville too far North Shoddy job How do books like this get printed? There's a whole series of them


  3. says:

    its fun to listen to ghost stories or to watch ghost story shows but its very hard to get that creepy feeling from reading ghost stories and i cant figure out why to this day i have never found a book of true ghost stories that creeped me out when i read it im starting to think that its impossible to get that scary feeling from reading true ghost stories i hope im wrong but this book had some horrible stories and some ok stories this would be a good one to read to children on a rainy night but other than that it didnt do much for me


  4. says:

    it was kind of neat reading about old haunts stuff I really hope to find books like this down at my library ;


  5. says:

    Several good stories several boring stories Like most anthologies But the good ones outnumber the bad ones so definitely worth the read Especially Wiley and the Hairy Man


  6. says:

    Most of the stories were just meh in my opinion but there were also some I really enjoyed like The Fiddler's Dram was a good one


  7. says:

    I like that the stories are all from the Southern US but most of them are silly than spooky


  8. says:

    This is exactly what I look for when I look for a book of ghostly tales There were some classics and some new ones and all were told as if they're the absolute truth from the mouth of a bonafide country storyteller Wait Til Emmett Comes has always been one of my favorites stories and it's retold very well here I also really enjoyed some of the stories about the devil himself that come from down south because we don't have many stories like that here For example I love how the story Christmas Gift starts Now the devil he was just plumb bored one day back when the world was a bit younger than it is today He'd started a war corrupted a politician and ruined an emperor's birthday party But he was still feeling restless Amazing I marked the best stories so that I can whip them out and read them aloud anytime someone asks for a good ghost story Definitely check this one out


  9. says:

    This book was a nonfiction I hope The purpose was to entertain the reader and perhaps to inform the reader about different cultures in the south The author achieved this well because I laughed a lot through the book and I learned about different cultures The books weakness was that there were some parts where I scratched my head because I was confused on some stories The strengths is that it was well written and it helped inform me about some of the ghost stories I have never heard My favorite uote had to be; 'I got him' Tabb cried 'But he got me too' pg 31 Yes I would recommend this book to others because there are some good stories in this book to tell around a campfire with friends


  10. says:

    The stories were really fun and succeeded in having a very southern atmosphere I liked some of the geographic elements in the stories living on the Mississippi River hey spelled it right on the first try exploring the swamps of Louisiana and in dense forest wilderness Many of them were told in ways that could be easily adapted to campfire settings if anyone needed ideas for Scout trips and stuff


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Spooky South Tales of Hauntings Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore Spooky

S.E. Schlosser ✓ 9 Characters

Rk and stormy night or in the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma's each expertly told tale is guaranteed to make readers look at the South and over their shoulders again and aga. This book was a nonfiction I hope The purpose was to entertain the reader and perhaps to inform the reader about different cultures in the south The author achieved this well because I laughed a lot through the book and I learned about different cultures The books weakness was that there were some parts where I scratched my head because I was confused on some stories The strengths is that it was well written and it helped inform me about some of the ghost stories I have never heard My favorite uote had to be; 'I got him' Tabb cried 'But he got me too' pg 31 Yes I would recommend this book to others because there are some good stories in this book to tell around a campfire with friends

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Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened and still do happen in the collective back yard of the Deep South states Accompanied by evocative illustrations these comp. Surprisingly enough these are not well known ghost stories The Bell Witch is familiar to me but not this particular version And I've heard of Plat Eyes and Wampus Cats but these tales are new twists too The book was just okay not as detailed as I was expecting I believe the author mainly got her information from books instead of enlisting local color which is a shame Stories come to life when recited by someone who was raised on them Oh well At least I didn't invest much time in the reading of it I won't be wasting my time reading any of the others The second half is believable than the first half maybe just because the devil always seems so close My favorite tale was probably the one about the fiddler though Oh and the map is wrong They have Maryville listed as West of Knoxville and Knoxville too far North Shoddy job How do books like this get printed There's a whole series of them

Review Spooky South Tales of Hauntings Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore Spooky

Elling retellings of 40 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts from fiddling ghosts to the story of the Jack o'Lantern Whether read around the fire on a da. Several good stories several boring stories Like most anthologies But the good ones outnumber the bad ones so definitely worth the read Especially Wiley and the Hairy Man


About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

Author SE Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child when games of let's pretend uickly built themselves into full length stories A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University she also created and maintains the website AmericanFolklorenet where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 states some dating back to the origins of Americasource