Take a haunted journey to discover the ghosts and legends of South Bend and northern Indiana. Meet the ghosts of football great George Gipp, that still haunts his old stomping grounds at Notre Dame University and the infamous Belle Gunness, who murdered over 40 people at her LaPorte farmhouse. Feel goose bumps rise as you learn of a ghostly girl, that hangs from the bell tower at St. Mary's College. Enjoy a meal at Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, where a ghost may pass right through you, and stay at the Inn at Aberdeen, where you may come face-to-face with the spirit of a playful little girl ghost! Haunted roads, unexplained lights on the horizon, a house that possesses those who dare reside there, and even phantom felines await you in South Bend and the surrounding area.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Stephen Osborne's writing is fluent and direct; yet it carries polical and socio-economic undertones that reflect and contrast the views of his generation to that of this new century. He has taken a subject with very little importance and added CONTEXT; beautiful and well thought, making his work a pioneering piece beyond typical midwestern folklore and setting a new and very high standard for future psuedoscientific literary endeavors.
A big fan of the 'Haunted Indiana' books, I simply could not pass this one up. I realized I had made the right choice when I put the book down, very satisfied, after reading it in one sitting. Stephen Osborne doesn't limit himself to the cliche, as he shares a wide variety of hauntings; from ghosts that guard their graves to the souls that are trapped in what was once their home. Osborne has actually visited haunted sites with professional ghost-hunters, and has encountered the paranormal first-hand! He also adds a touch of humor that you cannot resist smirking to, even if reading a book about ghosts. 'South Bend Ghosts' will leave you with some new knowledge of Indiana, along with legends you won't soon forget the next time you pass through. I highly recommend this!
South Bend Ghosts is very well written. I especially liked the chapters pertaining to people's personal accounts with the supernatural, although the legends and local stories are fun as well. Informative as well, as I had no idea that Indiana boasted one of the most famous female serial killers before reading this book! Highly recommended!