Restless Spirits and Supernatural Thrills More than 300 bridges with eerie phenomenon that span space and time Across the country hundreds of bridges harbor some of the creepiest paranormal activity known to man. Invisible hands reach out and touch unsuspecting travelers. Residual ghosts haunt scenes of murders, accidents, hangings, and suicides. At some bridges a voice cries out in the darkness that sends a chill down the spine of anyone who hears it. Haunted Bridges tells the kinds of stories that are told in hushed tones around hearths and campfires as we ponder the unknown late into the night. The stories are at once mesmerizing, unique, and unexpectedly familiar, as if we all know deep down that fate keeps some spirits bound to earth. If you can endure the fear and you don’t look away, you will experience the dread and mystery of the unexplained. Cities and states are listed for 324 public locations so readers can look up specific bridges.
Meridian once echoed with the high and lonesome sound of early country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers. With the right ears, that lonely wail may still be heard from the spirits that haunt this historic east Mississippi community. Now, for the first time, Meridian ghost expert and local author, Alan Brown, surveys the city's many sites of ghostly activity and recounts chilling tales of spirits past. From the Gypsy Queen's grave at the Rose Hill Cemetery to the phantom that haunts Stuckey's Bridge, this frightening collection offers adventurous readers a view into a side of Meridian's history that is rarely seen.
Tom Barlow and Virginia Thompson had a forbidden love that would be the envy of any couple. Tom and Virginia would sneak out of their houses and meet at their favorite place to gaze at the stars and share an evening of passion. Their secret place to rendezvous was this old wooden bridge known as the Old Mill Bridge that was in the middle of nowhere. It was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. Any passionate noises that came from both of them would go unnoticed. Not many of the town’s people would travel down to the Old Mill Bridge because the bridge was deemed unsafe and could collapse at any time. There was a sign next to the bridge that read "Beware Not Safe for Vehicle Crossing." Tom and Virginia were so in love with each other. They both knew there love was a forbidden love. In the back of their minds, they knew if their secret got out they would be dead. But their love was way too strong to let go. They didn't have to worry about getting caught because this would be the last time they would get to share a passionate kiss together.
Mr. Drew is on the trail of an international ring of jewel thieves and asks Nancy to assist him. The trail leads to a summer resort area. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale--in the dense woods nearby is an old wooden footbridge guarded by a ghost! Intrigued by the caddy’s story, Nancy decides to investigate. Several riddles confront the young detective as she attempts to solve the mystery of the haunted bridge and track down a woman suspected of being a key member of the gang of jewel thieves.
“Highlight[s] the numerous spirits which inhabit this charming Georgia town, while also offering a glimpse into the town's non-paranormal past” (Newswire). Few places have continued to grow, prosper, and maintain a small-town atmosphere and sense of history like Marietta, Georgia. Of course, a sense of community is not the only preserved presence from the past. Paranormal specialist and Marietta resident Rhetta Akamatsu combines her research with a passion for history to deliver a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the area's rich and, in some cases, undying spirit. Hear the whispers of Confederate generals still echoing in the Kolb Farm House; cozy up with the unsettled spirits of the 1848 House; meet the phantoms lurking throughout Town Square; and brush up on your local history if you dare summon the Ghosts of Marietta. Includes photos! “In her book, Akamatsu isn’t content to delve immediately into the paranormal, but is respectful enough of her adopted home to explore some of Marietta’s stately history first.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Situated along the Coosa River, Etowah County's history is intertwined with the twists and turns of this flowing water. And though the currents of the Coosa shift every day, some fixtures of the river cannot help but remain. It is said that famed riverboat captain James M. Elliott Jr. haunts the Coosa's banks, still blasting the whistle from the Magnolia, his steam engine more than a century old. But the river isn't the only part of Etowah County that remains populated by spirits past. Join local author and ghost tour guide Mike Goodson on a chilling journey through Gadsden, Attalla and the rest of Etowah County as he recounts the haunted history of the region. This eerie collection offers the definitive guide to ghostly activity in Etowah County.
Things that go bump in the night, disembodied voices, footsteps in an empty stairwell, an icy hand on your shoulder ... let your imagination run wild as you read about Texas's most extraordinary apparitions, sinister spooks, and bizarre beasts. You may know of Crazy Man's Tower or San Antonio's haunted railroad crossing, but perhaps you haven't heard about: the White Sanitarium, an abandoned mental institution in Wichita Falls plagued by ghostly forms and spectral noises; the Lady in Green of the McGloin house, who floats persistently over the lake, spurned from unrequited love; and Lake Worth's monster, a mysterious creature inhabiting the area that looks half-human but acts like a feral animal.
Prepare to be disturbed by the preternatural guests at the Green Mountain State’s most creeptastic lodgings—from the author of Haunted Burlington. Creaks and groans in the night remind guests that they might not be alone in Vermont’s inns. Discover the history behind some of the Green Mountain State’s spookiest places to spend the night. Loyal guest Mary Todd Lincoln enjoyed her annual respites at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester so much that death could not interrupt the tradition. Some still feel the presence of Al Capone in the underground bar he favored at Highgate Manor. The show goes on for the ghost of tap-dancing hero Boots Berry at Stowe’s Green Mountain Inn. Queen City Ghostwalk creator and author Thea Lewis shares chilling encounters and examines the spirits of the past that are not quite resting in peace. Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont is the only bedtime story for a night in Vermont’s eerie lodgings. Includes photos! “For Lewis, a gifted storyteller, a good story makes a haunted place all the more compelling.” —Happy Vermont
The hills have scares in this haunted history of the Ozark Mountains from the paranormal investigator and author of Missouri’s Haunted Route 66. Tourists flock to the Ozarks region every year to dip their paddles in the pure waters of its wilderness, or to lose themselves in the happy bustle of its theme parks. But the serene hills and hollows often hide something darker. The Civil War and the Trail of Tears left their marks on the region, as did the James-Younger Gang and the Baldknobbers. Ghosts linger in resorts and penitentiaries, while UFO’s and buried treasure rest in uneasy graves. Those startled by seeing a hellhound run through their backyard, however, might also catch a glimpse of author Janice Tremeear and her team of researchers in hot pursuit of the mysteries of the Ozarks.
Ghost stories from the Southwestern United States have never been so creepy, fun, and full of mystery! The haunted history of the Southwest comes to life--even when the main players are dead. Visit Fort Huachuca to catch a glimpse of the ghosts of Buffalo Soldiers. Or spend the night at the Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City, but don't count on getting much sleep while surrounded by restless spirits. Dive into this spooky chapter book for suspenseful tales of bumps in the night, paranormal investigations, and the unexplained; just be sure to keep the light on.
The author and folklorist examines Florida’s history through the lens of haunting tales of love. Wide eyes, sweaty palms and a racing heart. Are these the tell-tale marks of a love story or a haunted tale? If the story is set in Florida, there’s a good chance it’s both. From the infamous Bellamy Bridge to a haunted lighthouse in Key West, love is in the air—but it isn’t always a good thing. Author and folklorist Christopher Balzano follows lingering campus whispers and trails that vanish into the swamp to track down the urban legends and ghostly lore of Sunshine State love affairs that live on even after death.
In this Christian mystery, a locomotive engineer and union chaplain must keep the faith while investigating two suspicious deaths. On a day-to-day basis Ben Time fights to demonstrate Christian principles while working with modern-day railroad men. But the passage of a single night changes everything. Ben spots a ghostly apparition drop from the side of a railroad bridge known among the locals to be haunted. Much to Ben’s surprise, another body is discovered under the railroad bridge five miles West. With several friends and coworkers now suspects in a murder case, Ben begins looking into the deaths. But proving their innocence and solving his second mystery may prove more daunting than he ever thought possible… In this thrilling sequel to Murder and Misconception, T.A. Huggins once again compellingly depicts modern-day railroad life and the ensuing conflict experienced by men living with Christian principles in a secular environment as readers are drawn into Ben Time’s world and the mystery of the bodies under the bridges.