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Folklore and ghost stories from the Piedmont area of North Carolina come to life as told by the region's favorite performer, Cynthia Moore Brown. Hear the sad tale of "The Gentleman Ghost of Uwharrie Mountain" in Asheboro; "Lydia," the phantom hitchhiker of Jamestown; and the real-life account of Lexington's very own hero, Valentine Leonard. Rediscover fan favorites, such Folklore and ghost stories from the Piedmont area of North Carolina come to life as told by the region's favorite performer, Cynthia Moore Brown. Hear the sad tale of "The Gentleman Ghost of Uwharrie Mountain" in Asheboro; "Lydia," the phantom hitchhiker of Jamestown; and the real-life account of Lexington's very own hero, Valentine Leonard. Rediscover fan favorites, such as the humorous "God in the Lake," the eerie tale of "The Woman with the Basket," and Old Salem's very own whistling "Little Red Man." Appearing for the first time in print, 21 spine-tingling ghost tales from the region's renowned storyteller, including four original tales composed by Cynthia herself, perpetuate the history of tradition in and around Piedmont. Each story is beautifully written out by co-author Theresa Bane to capture every blood-chilling moment of the story-telling experience. This book will delight readers of all ages and quickly become a family favorite.


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Folklore and ghost stories from the Piedmont area of North Carolina come to life as told by the region's favorite performer, Cynthia Moore Brown. Hear the sad tale of "The Gentleman Ghost of Uwharrie Mountain" in Asheboro; "Lydia," the phantom hitchhiker of Jamestown; and the real-life account of Lexington's very own hero, Valentine Leonard. Rediscover fan favorites, such Folklore and ghost stories from the Piedmont area of North Carolina come to life as told by the region's favorite performer, Cynthia Moore Brown. Hear the sad tale of "The Gentleman Ghost of Uwharrie Mountain" in Asheboro; "Lydia," the phantom hitchhiker of Jamestown; and the real-life account of Lexington's very own hero, Valentine Leonard. Rediscover fan favorites, such as the humorous "God in the Lake," the eerie tale of "The Woman with the Basket," and Old Salem's very own whistling "Little Red Man." Appearing for the first time in print, 21 spine-tingling ghost tales from the region's renowned storyteller, including four original tales composed by Cynthia herself, perpetuate the history of tradition in and around Piedmont. Each story is beautifully written out by co-author Theresa Bane to capture every blood-chilling moment of the story-telling experience. This book will delight readers of all ages and quickly become a family favorite.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    McGuffy Morris

    Theresa Bane is an acclaimed "vampirologist". She has been featured on the Discovery Channel as an expert in her field of interest and study. She has been consulted and has advised many on the topic of vampires and "the Undead". Theresa has traveled extensively, speaking and educating on both mythology and horror fiction, as well. Cynthia Moore Brown is a performer and educator, where she has combined her love of the arts, writing, and teaching for many decades. She is a co-founder of the North Theresa Bane is an acclaimed "vampirologist". She has been featured on the Discovery Channel as an expert in her field of interest and study. She has been consulted and has advised many on the topic of vampires and "the Undead". Theresa has traveled extensively, speaking and educating on both mythology and horror fiction, as well. Cynthia Moore Brown is a performer and educator, where she has combined her love of the arts, writing, and teaching for many decades. She is a co-founder of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild. Her passion and goal is to keep folktales alive. In this book the two women come together, using their knowledge and talents to entertain. They tell a variety of tales, both humorous and eerie. The stories are all based in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, arranged in sections and chapters accordingly. There are many photos to illustrate the stories, including footnotes explaining the photos and elaborating on the history. From graveyards to haunted houses, historical battlegrounds and Native American sites, the tales and stories will educate and entertain. Well written and easy to read, this book is one for most ages.

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  20. 5 out of 5

    Brian Jones

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