February might not be the scariest month, but Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee, by Christopher K. Coleman, is sure to leave you spooked. Released today, you can get your fix of Tennessee’s famous (and not-so-famous) spirits and spooks with this collection of 28 stories, spanning from the mysterious mountains of Appalachia to the haunted banks of the Mississippi River. (You might remember this book from the sneak peek and excerpt we shared with you in October.)
Those familiar with Tennessee’s most famous apparitions will find new thrills in Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee. Readers may have heard of the Bell Witch, but what of her sister, a vengeful spirit known to the folks on the eastern part of the Highland Rim as the Buckner Witch?
What about the phantoms of the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, a restless troupe of ghosts who perform for unwitting audiences?
And what about Hampton, the well-dressed butler of Oakslea Place in Jackson? He often greets visitors, but he’s been dead for years.
Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete without a look at the spirits of legends like Elvis Presley and the ghosts of famous music sites like Opryland and Music Row.
Want to get your copy of the book and meet the author himself? Then you’re invited to his book launch in Franklin, Tenn., next Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m. Chris will be signing copies of his book at Landmark Booksellers, Franklin’s haunted bookstore. We hope to see you there!