Meet the supernatural spirits that haunt this Southern town . . . photos included! Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque North Georgia mountains, Dalton is a city steeped in history and legend. The Cherokees called it their “Enchanted Land” before they were driven out through an American tragedy remembered as the Trail of Tears. As the gateway to the Civil War, Whitfield County hosted bloody battles and sacrificed many of its own. It is home to an array of spirits that, for reasons of their own, refuse to leave. The laughter of ghost children still echoes through the halls of the historic Wink Theatre. From the weeping girl of the former Hotel Dalton to long-dead marching ghost soldiers and beyond, Dalton abounds in paranormal activity. Join author Connie Hall-Scott on a journey through a host of spectral things that go bump in the night.
North Georgia is home to more than its fair share of ghosts, from scenic antebellum mansions to restaurants, mills and even an outhouse. Reverend Robert William Bigham of Coweta County received a supernatural visit from his wife after her untimely death. The night watchman at an Elberton cotton mill became acquainted with three haunting visitors in his four decades at the mill. Hikers on Lookout Mountain were surprised to discover a mysterious house eerily decorated with magical symbols and bones. Author Jim Miles reveals the most terrifying ghost stories from each county in the region.
Release on 2017 | by William G. Krejci and John W. Myers
Author: William G. Krejci and John W. Myers
Pubpsher: Arcadia Publishing
For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle's dark fa�ade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses swear to sightings of a woman in black and a young girl in white, believed to be the ghostly apparitions of the wife and daughter of the original owner, Hannes Tiedemann. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers finally reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland's notorious Franklin Castle.
Though it's quickly fading with the continued proliferation of highways, the folklore of American railroading is full of ghostly legends. This new book brings those tales together for the first time. Ghost trains, ghosts along the tracks, haunted tunnels and stations -- they're all here, 90 ghostly tales of the rails illustrated, with period photographs and specially commissioned artwork. The stories come from all regions of the United States and include such famous legends as the Maco light, the ghost train of Marshall Pass, Lincoln's train and the ghost train of the Arizona desert. No matter where the reader lives, they'll find a tale close to home.
Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists