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Tar Heel Ghosts [Paperback]

John Harden , Sue Harden , Lindsay McAlister
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June 27 2002
An amazing assortment of twenty-three stories and ten "short shorts" comprise this popular selection. More than merely entertaining, Tar Heel Ghosts captures the "spirit" of North Carolina's past. North Carolina's ghost stories have infinite variety. There are mountainous ghosts and seafaring ghosts; colonial ghosts and modern ghosts; gentle ghosts and roistering ghosts; delicate lady ghosts and fishwife ghosts; home ghosts and ghosts that just want to be noticed. Mysterious signs and symbols appear--small black crosses, galloping white horses, strangely moving lights, floating veils, lifelike apparitions, skulls, dripping blood, and "things that go bump in the night." At least one North Carolina ghost got himself into a court record, and other ghostly phenomena have attracted scientific investigation. These stories have a marked realistic North Carolina flavor. The reader finds mountain cabins and antebellum mansions, Indian trails, water wheels, river steamboats, railroad trains, slave labor on plantations, revenuers and stills in the mountains, a burial in St. James Churchyard in Wilmington, Winston-Salem before the days of Winston, Raleigh in the 1860s, Fayetteville during World War II, and even a new suburb haunted by old spooks.

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Altogether, Harden's hants are a very entertaining collection, and . . . they make an excellent piece of Caroliniana.Raleigh "News and Observer"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride of Carolina tales May 16 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have loved this collection of ghost stories since I was a child--Harden has a gift for campfire storytelling that continues to give me chills every time I read a story. I highly recommend this book for any Carolinian with an interest in the paranormal!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of Carolina tales May 16 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have loved this book since I was a kid--Harden has a gift for campfire storytelling that never fails to give me chills. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the tales, myths, and legends of the great state of North Carolina!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Book Feb. 1 2008
By Texan d'Acadien - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are interested in ghostly tales of North Carolina, this is a good book. An excellent addition to anyone's paranormal library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Window Into Our Past Dec 8 2011
By Thorstein Veblen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I just love this book. I am a 50 something who grew up in the old north state. When I was coming along, just about everybody in the fifth or sixth grade read this book and The Devil's Tramping Grounds both by John Harden.

Both of these books are a collection of short descriptions of factual descriptions of the tales of Ghosts and mysterious phenomenon in North Carolinaa. Many of these tales have been handed down since the 1700's and 1800's. Others are historical histories of strange phenomenon that still are around today like the Brown Mountain Lights and the Devil's Tramping Grounds.

I really enjoyed them as a child so I decided to reread them again. In going back over them I discovered that the stories are taken from a radio show that John Harden had back in the fourties. This made the book all the more interesting as I am able to see these stories and North Carolina itself through the eyes of someone from sixty years ago when life was simpler and probably more enjoyable.

This book is kind of short and very easy to read. If you like this sort of thing you will not be disappointed.

Note I have written this same review for The Devil's Tramping Grounds
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of Carolina tales May 16 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have loved this book since I was a kid--Harden has a gift for campfire storytelling that never fails to give me chills. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the tales, myths, and legends of the great state of North Carolina!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride of Carolina tales May 16 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have loved this collection of ghost stories since I was a child--Harden has a gift for campfire storytelling that continues to give me chills every time I read a story. I highly recommend this book for any Carolinian with an interest in the paranormal!
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost stories and history in one! March 7 2013
By Camrymechanic53 - Published on Amazon.com
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This was one of the books in my elementary school library that I would check out over and over again. I've always been fascinated by "true" stories of ghosts, especially in my home state of NC. If you're a fan of the paranormal, North Carolina, or both then you'll probably enjoy this.
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