Myths and Mysteries of Kentucky

Myths and Mysteries of Kentucky

by Mimi O'malley, Susan Sawyer

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Myths and Mysteries of Kentucky reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Bluegrass State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about Kentucky's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772247
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,136,296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mimi O'Malley has written more than fifty articles for newspapers, magazines, and online publications and is the author of It Happened in Kentucky (Globe Pequot Press).A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Susan Sawyer worked as a magazine editor and communications consultant before establishing a career as a freelance writer and published author. Today, she writes full-time from her home in Tennessee, where she lives with her miniature schnauzer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vi

Chapter 1 The Mystery of the Welsh Indians 1

Chapter 2 The Search for Jonathan Swift's Silver Mines 16

Chapter 3 Who Really Invented Bourbon Whiskey? 30

Chapter 4 Secrets of the Old Talbott Tavern 40

Chapter 5 What Caused Livestock to Tremble? 51

Chapter 6 Mike Fink: The Legendary "Mississippi River Alligator Horse" 64

Chapter 7 The Ghosts of Liberty Hall 77

Chapter 8 The Ghostly Spirits of White Hall 90

Chapter 9 Where Is Daniel Boone Buried? 103

Chapter 10 The Curse of Anne Mitchell 118

Chapter 11 Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet 129

Chapter 12 The Haunting Death of Octavia Hatcher 143

Chapter 13 The Spirits of Waverly Hills Sanatorium 154

Chapter 14 The Mysteries of Mammoth Cave 168

Bibliography 183

Index 192

About the Authors 199

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