Mountain Mysteries: Investigating the Mystic Traditions of Appalachia

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A near-obsessive pursuit of ghost stories and odd superstitions cranks up this serious study of Appalachian tales of the supernatural and their origin in both old-world customs and real historical events. An effort to preserve and record one aspect of a dying way of life, the book relies on interviews and historic documents to search for the facts behind local lore of murder, witchcraft, and weird hauntings. Several campfire-worthy ghost stories are recounted in their entirety--including "The Swinging Gate of Fern Lake ...

Mountain Mysteries: Investigating the Mystic Traditions of Appalachia 2007, Overmountain Press

ISBN-13: 9781570723162

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