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Dixie Spirits: True Tales of the Strange and Supernatural in the South

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  14 reviews
There is something about the South that is particularly conducive to ghosts, hauntings, and assorted weirdness. From the dank bayous of Louisiana to the misty mountains of Appalachia, there is hardly a city, town, or whistle-stop that cannot boast of some resident spirit or similar unexplained phenomena.Dixie Spirits explores this uncanny aspect of the South in depth. A co ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 15th 2002 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published September 2002)
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Great book for some spooky fun reading about the haunted south.
Rachel Muldrake
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The worst thing I can say about this book is that it could use some editing. There were numerous typos and other errors throughout the text, which was very distracting. As a writer, I want to go through it with a red pen. Other than that, it was a great read! I really appreciate the author adding the addresses and contact info of many places discussed in the book, as I would like to visit some of them.
Willow Redd
A great collection of ghost stories from all across the South.

Some of the best tales of ghosts, mysterious lights, rumors of curses that seem to follow Southern families to their ruin, and even the exploits of Voodoo queens; Dixie Spirits travels through the South sharing the wealth of supernatural tales that make up the history of each state.
Dennis Phillips
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dixie Spirits is a collection of ghost stories from the American south. Some of the stories in this book are hauntings that are very familiar to anyone who likes to read this type of books. The gray man, the Brown Mountain lights, and the Myrtles plantation are found within the pages of this book and just about any book about southern ghosts that one chooses to read. However, there are also some hauntings to be found in this book that I was not familiar with. For example the Sloss Furnaces, the ...more
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, sort of. I really loved the stories, one of my favorite being the story of Martha Hill and her creepy painting. The stories are vivid with history and horror, but some times the writing felt a little repetative. The book was more like an ad for tourism than a passion for the paranormal. And I really hated it at the end hen it totally got off subject of ghosts and southern spirirts and began talking of UFO's (I can't stand aliens). So the last two stories I skipped altogether ...more
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Sandra Strange
I knew that there were a lot of ghost stories in the South, but never knew the extent until this book, which is almost a guidebook for travelers. It details stories in various southern (haunted) locations, then gives addresses, contact tourist information and suggestions for similar places to see and ghost tours to go on. The ghost stories are told in a factual manner, so the book's not overly dramatic or scary, though some of the stories really are weird! ...more
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
Some of these stories are good, but there are many that aren't really ghost stories, but more Native American legends. Also, being from St. Louis, although I appreciated the chapter on the Lemp curse, Missouri is not in Dixie! ...more
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book covering some of the history and a lot of the folklore of the south.
Caitlin B
VERY easy read. Interesting and spooky : )
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Comprehensive as far as a list for each state, but a book could probably be written about each site.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stories about haunted places in the south. With good details about where to go and see some ghosts yourself.
Michelle Wakefield-mauldin
Fun little quick read. I have visited quite a few of these places so I really enjoyed the book.
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Christopher Kiernan Coleman has written extensively on History, Folklore and culture, as well as military history; he has had articles published in both popular magazines and scholarly journals has six books currently in print. He has previously published books with Rutledge Hill Press, Cumberland House, Thomas Nelson, Source Books, Barnes & Noble, Fall River Press, John F. Bair and Schiffer Publi ...more

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