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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

Ghost Stories of New York State

by (author) Susan Smitten

Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2004
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2004
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New York State's rich and colorful history has given rise to a wealth of blood-curdling, spine-tingling tales of the supernatural. Spanning the entire length and breadth of the Empire State, this carefully researched collection of fright-filled folklore explores the unexplained phenomena, colorful spirits and haunted history that make up New York's paranormal legacy:

· Popper, a grumpy poltergeist with a tendency to pop open lids, causes a media frenzy on Long Island horses refuse to cross a bridge in the Genessee Valley--where a peddler was killed long ago

· Henrietta, a saucy widow with a penchant for the drink, haunts a hard-to-find speakeasy in New York City on moonlit nights

· a ghost soldier wanders Fort Niagara in search of his missing head slaughtered during the Revolutionary War

· Loyalist Jane McCrea returns to haunt her former home in Fort Edward

· a ghost pig, capable of splitting itself in two, chases away visitors to Fishkill

· in Nyack, a couple wins an unusual lawsuit, making it illegal to knowingly sell a haunted house in New York State

· Martha Mesereau, one of Staten Island's most famous spirits, waits patiently for her husband's return from the Civil War

· vehicles and hitchhikers disappear without a trace along Devil's Elbow, an ominous stretch of road in the Catskills

About the author

Edrick Thay is the author of almost a dozen books. Born in Edmonton, he holds a degree in English literature from Queen's University in Ontario and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. An avid traveler and reader, he currently lives in Toronto.An avid traveler and reader, he longs one day to write from a loft in New York City. In the meantime, he busies himself with expanding his CD collection, improving his skills in the kitchen and finding inspiration in the works of Lahiri, Chabon and Murakami.

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