Pat Fitzhugh's "Ghostly Cries From Dixie" -- Front cover.

Ghostly Cries From Dixie

Pat Fitzhugh's "Ghostly Cries From Dixie" -- Front cover.Available at Amazon and most bookstores

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The Armand Press — 2009, 2012

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“This 22-chapter collection of ghostly yarns, with its essay of sources, invaluable index, and travel guide, brings to life many locations and ghosts that figure prominently into Southern culture. Featuring nineteen illustrations, Ghostly Cries From Dixie provides a virtual tour of the most haunted locations in Dixie. Many entertaining hours can be spent pursuing the ghosts and notorious characters enticingly laid out by the author.”

–Southern Folklore Archivist, October 2009

“Trust me. Even if you creep out easily, you have to read this book. It’s entertaining, educating, and just out and out good.”

–Amazon Customer Review

“If you are intrigued by tales of ghosts and the supernatural, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book.”

–Goodreads Review

“The stories are thoroughly researched and well told. The tales will hold your attention and keep you entertained.”

–Amazon Customer Review

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From the murky swamps of Louisiana to the misty hollows of Appalachia, the American South is enshrouded by a mystical element that rouses the senses and kindles the imagination.  For centuries, this aura of mystery has  inspired tales of ghosts haunting old houses, creatures roaming dense forests, and headless apparitions waving lanterns in the dead of night.

In this chilling collection of weird and ghostly tales from the land of moonshine and magnolias, Pat Fitzhugh meticulously recounts Dixie’s most terrifying tales and the frightening history behind them.

From an abandoned TB hospital in Kentucky where patients still roam the halls, to a New Orleans mansion where mutilated servants still roam the courtyard, your spine will tingle. From a Voodoo queen in New Orleans to a fiendish entity that tormented an early Tennessee family, Dixie’s most notorious characters will leave you spellbound. From a preacher who cursed a rural Georgia town into oblivion, to a West Virginia woman whose testimony from the grave helped to convict her killer, you will meet Dixie’s most intriguing people. From the Devil’s reputed playground in North Carolina, to a phantom light on a lonely Texas road, you will visit Dixie’s most bizarre locations. From a West Virginia prison where more than 80 men died, to the site of a fiery steamboat explosion in Arkansas, you will experience Dixie’s most horrific tragedies.

These stories will never go away or become outdated. They, along with the landscape of our region, are permanently etched into our human experience. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, you will be left wondering about–or perhaps admitting to for the first time–experiences of your own that you can’t explain. Come on a terrifying journey down the road less traveled, where ghosts, haints, and spirits stand vigilant watch over the dark swamps, creaky houses, and forgotten graveyards of Dixie. Pleasant dreams.  ♦

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