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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

Ghost Stories of Virginia

by (author) Dan Asfar

Publisher
Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2006
Category
Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9789768200198
    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
    List Price
    $12.95 USD

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Description

Virginia's history is as rich as it is long: the first English settlement was established at Jamestown; Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War; the Civil War ended only when Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, fell. With a history such as this, it is appropriate that the Old Dominion State has a wealth of supernatural folklore to go with it. The spine-tingling tales that make up this collection span the 400 years of Virginia's past to its present: * The spirits of two young lovers torn apart by tragedy but reunited in death reside at the bottom of a well on one of Virginia's first plantations. * Blackbeard may not have come back to haunt anyone, but the same cannot be said for 13 of his fellow pirates who died on Gallows Road. * Ghosts of Union soldiers killed in one of the first battles of the Civil War cannot leave the place where they died. * An encounter with a witch in the Virginia Appalachians spooks a group of campers. * The origins of the Wampus Cat, the mysterious, cat-like creature that roams the wilds of Virginia, form the basis of much speculation.

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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