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Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories

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In this attractive 216 pg. trade paperback (the cover is by nationally-renowned jacket artist Wendell Minor), the authors have given voice to the many divergent--and equally passionate--points of view that surround ghosts and in the process created an intimate portrait of Cape Cod.


In their own words, forty Cape Codders describe ghosts who descend staircases that no longer

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 31st 2004 by Cockle Cove Press (first published May 2004)
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thewanderingjew
Jul 10, 2010 thewanderingjew rated it it was ok
I felt like reading this book because I live at the Cape in an area that the Wampanoag Indian Tribe dwelt and I thought it would be really enlightening. I thought for sure this area would be alive with spirits. Actually my area was covered very briefly in the book and most of the tales reviewed were anecdotal about very benign incidents and feelings that people had when they thought they encountered something out of the ordinary. Most people were not frightened and they looked upon the possible ...more
Jenny
Jun 16, 2016 Jenny rated it did not like it
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I thought this would be more compelling - it's supposed to be about ghosts, after all, and I've been to Cape Cod numerous times! I found this instead to be a book more about the people and homes of the Cape, and I found I didn't really care to read about creaks that an old house makes in the middle of the night that its inhabitants attribute to a ghost.
Diane Hamel
Apr 14, 2010 Diane Hamel rated it it was amazing
I love ghost stories so this was a great book. I live very close to the cape so I have visited many of the cities where the hauntings took place. The book kept my interest from start to finish.
Nancy
Aug 07, 2011 Nancy rated it really liked it
Very good book of true ghost stories, I liked the way the authors told the stories in the persons own words and didn't re-tell them, it makes the stories seem more real.
Vanessa
Jul 19, 2010 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-lit
Certainly nothing scary about this book, but very much endearing for the Cape Cod fans out there.
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