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Bluenose Ghosts Hardcover – 1957

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Ryerson P.; Bailey & Swinfen; First edition (1957)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0770000223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0770000226
  • ASIN: B0000CJWE4
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 15 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 789 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #826,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for anyone interested in ghost stories. Unlike the other ghost books that I've read, this one really seems to have some legitimacy. The author is was a respected folklorist who documented and recorded songs and stories from Nova Scotia, and would come across these stories during the course of her interviews. Although there is always the likelihood that the story-teller could have been unwittingly relating tall-tales, there is much to suggest that the majority of these stories are indeed authentic.
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<b>Dr. Helen Creighton</b> is an important figure who must have been formidable to meet. She was intelligent and down-to-Earth; our foremost folklorist who visited remote regions to preserve stories and songs. The outcomes were valuable. One anthem she recovered is their province’s theme: <i>“Farewell To Nova Scotia”</i>. Over twenty-eight years of research, her interviewees, put at ease, began unloading paranormal experiences onto her. Her two out-of-ordinary books became bestsellers and garnered my attention: <i>“Bluenose Magic”</i>, 1968 and “<b>Bluenose Ghosts</b>”.

This latter was in an advantageous position to catch tiny and major stories, in the most accurate form possible. Published in 1957, its pieces coming together since the 1930s; the tales we are reading now in 2015, weren’t ancient history then. When these phenomenon were told to <b>Dr. Creighton</b>; the speaker was the very witness, or a close relative or neighbour. She, herself, observed a few of them. As our tour guide, she is completely engaging and downright hilarious with some of her wry observations. She recorded facts precisely as she received them but included her flair in the telling. For instance, she lamented that male ghosts hover together in droves, whilst women’s ghosts wander inexplicably as lonesome waifs.

There are four stars because long fact-reporting can’t help resulting in dry spots. In particular, prairie girls aren’t wired to feel any connectivity to ships. I perked up whenever we were covering just about anything else. Her chapters are superbly organized into logical subjects: types of ghosts and hauntings. She described her pleasure at encouraging hesitant hosts to open up to her, befriending many of them.
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I purchased this book for my mom. I already own a copy of it. It is a great book with lots of stories.
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I've read this book many times, and it's always a good read. It's always fun to see places I know and old family stories in print.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c63d6d8) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0x9b82e4e0) out of 5 stars Excellent Book! Dec 16 2003
By K Scheffler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for anyone interested in ghost stories. Unlike the other ghost books that I've read, this one really seems to have some legitimacy. The author is was a respected folklorist who documented and recorded songs and stories from Nova Scotia, and would come across these stories during the course of her interviews. Although there is always the likelihood that the story-teller could have been unwittingly relating tall-tales, there is much to suggest that the majority of these stories are indeed authentic.
HASH(0x9b82e534) out of 5 stars A True Classic! Feb. 27 2013
By Tegnerfan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I first read this classic by Helen Creighton in the 70's and have loved it since!I have owned multiple copies and given away copies as gifts.As a born and raised Bluenoser,it is great to read stories from locales I know.Some of the stories are merely entertaining,while others are truly scary!The forerunner on all fours chasing the 2 young men still scares the hell out of me to this day!Anyone who has seen the lonely,desolate Devil's Island at the mouth of Halifax Harbour,could easily see the ghostly tales occuring there!Anyone,with even a passing interest in the paranormal,and ghost stories,will find it interesting-Bluenosers will love it!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b82e96c) out of 5 stars Excellent in it's depth of research Dec 13 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Ms Creighton did a very good job presenting the folklore of NS in a way that is very appealing, easy to read, and enjoyable.
Being a NS native, it is very nice to see especially the smaller localities noted. This has been a favourite book of mine since childhood.
HASH(0x9b82ed14) out of 5 stars It's just ok. Aug. 21 2015
By Tracey E. Mills - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Eh...some of these stories are pretty far fetched and sound like some kind of fireside camping horror story tales. I got about 1/3 of the way through. Lots of stories though, and the stories are old...from like the 17th-20th centuries. Entertaining if you like that sort of thing. I'm more into true more realistic ghost stories though.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b82ea08) out of 5 stars Spooky.... Jan. 2 2000
By Sheena - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Being a native of NS, i can say i like this book. Its perfect for a night when its raining, its dark, and you wanna be spooked. (^^) Well, anyway its a great read, and all the stories are true.(well, sort of) I definitely recommed this book to anyone. -Sheena

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