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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guest Post from J. L. Bryan

Today I have a guest post from J. L. Bryan - author of Jenny Pox and the newly released Haunted E-Book. He's having a lot of really fun giveaways to go along with the release of his latest book, and he's a great writer, as well as a terrifically swell guy. So enjoy his post, and check out his books.


Lesser-Known Ghosts of the Upper Midwest

For my Haunted E-book Tour stop today at Amanda’s blog, I thought it would be nice if I showed some research initiative and dug up some famous ghosts of the upper Midwest, which must have its share of them, with all those dark forests and desolate dairies.
But if they’re already famous, do they really need more press?  Instead, I decided to talk about some less well-known ghosts.  These ghosts are so little-known, in fact, that you probably won’t find much information about them, no matter how much time you spend researching them. 
So, here they are, in the order in which I invented them:

1.      The Polka Phantom.  Yes, he comes out at least once every Oktoberfest, playing his accordion and trying to lure the innocent out for a polka dance or two.  They say he’s the ghost of Johann Schnauzerhund, the worst accordion player in state history, who was driven from town to town and finally out into the arctic cold of a December night in Minnesota, because his accordion playing really was that annoying.  Late at night, when its more than twenty degrees below zero and you go out onto the frozen Minnesota tundra, if the wind dies down and the full moon comes out, you can still hear his ghost playing the accordion.  Badly.

2.       The Friday Fish Fry Fisherman.  He only comes on Fridays, and only if you’re having a fish fry.  They say the fisherman died on a cold winter night out, not because there was a storm or because he fell into the water and drowned, but because he was using a deep-fryer on the wooden deck of his ship, against the manufacturer’s warnings.  He became drunk and knocked over the vat of hot oil, and his ship caught on fire and sank beneath the water.  It remains there to this day, mainly because extracting it would be expensive and involve cranes.

Now, he wanders out on Friday nights in search of the deep-fried food he was denied in life.  To avoid being haunted by the fisherman, place a small piece of fried fish outside your front door every time you have a fish fry.  This will appease the fisherman’s ghost, but may attract cats.

3.       The Loonie Lumberjack.  This is alleged to be the ghost of Sven Thatguysson, a 19th-century lumberjack known for frequenting the rough “jack” bars in Minnesota and Wisconsin, where drunken shirtless wrestling fights often broke out.  Sven died rolling logs down a river to Lake Superior.  Sometimes he hurls logs at vacationers like that gorilla in Donkey Kong.  Sven’s body was never recovered, and they say that’s why the bottoms of the lakes in Minnesota stay cold all winter.  Because they’re haunted by his ghost.  Not because of the eternal lack of direct sunlight.

4.       The Mount Horeb Troll Ghost. The town of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin is full of trolls.  (I’m uncertain about its proximity to Förening.) Little-known story: one of these trolls allegedly tried to claim an interstate overpass as his own bridge, and got flattened by an eighteen-wheeler while attempting to shake it down for a toll.  Some nights, you can still see him on the overpass, still claiming that no one may cross the bridge without paying him.  If worse comes to worse, throw him a few coins and he’ll leave you alone.

I hope that this guide to very obscure ghosts has been educational.  However, I doubt it.
In the comments you below, you might mention some lesser-known ghosts in your area.  Or make some up.  I did.
Commenting on this post within seven days enters you for The Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes, including The Haunted Library and a Kindle (or two!).
It also enters you for the

***SPECIAL GIVEAWAY***

Today we’ll have a special triple paperback giveaway.  One person who comments within seven days will win three paperbacks: Jenny Pox, The Haunted E-book and Hollowland.
Be sure to leave an email address, blog URL or other way to get in touch with you in case you win. 
Thanks so much to Amanda for hosting today’s blog tour stop!

72 comments:

  1. I read some of Jenny Pox in the back of the trylle trilogy and I really liked it.I would love to win those paperbacks. I really loved the trylle trilogy. It's of the best stories I've ever read. I would love to see a 4th book. I have a great idea for a plot for it. If your interested in at least hearing it email me at alicia.deter@yahoo.com

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  2. In Indiana there is the gnome ghost. In the early 1800's a witch got her heart broken by her true love. He cheated on her with her much prettier sister. For revenge she killed her sister and buried her in the garden and turned her lover into a garden gnome to stand in the garden for all time. Anyone who enters the garden gets chased away by a garden gnome. alicia.deter@yahoo.com

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  3. I love this post! I live in Northern Virginia and we have a rich ghost/paranormal history. Two of my favorite are the legend of Bunny Man's Bridge, and of course Manassas Battlefield. I still can't drive through there at night, I always hear weird stuff. I've always wanted to explore the paranormal in other areas and this was a great start! I can't wait to learn more.
    bmassey9@gmail.com

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  4. Starlas@johnlscott.comFebruary 24, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    We live by the Bush house in Index WA. It is abandoned now, I heard someone wants to restore it. That would be awesome. Is haunted and deserves to be brought back to its orginal splendor. Love your books. On the last one of My Blood Approves series. Read the trilogy and Hollowland. Liked them all. Your writing has gotten better and better! Thx for inspiring me to write again.

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  5. In san Antonio tx there was this story about a bus full of children the bus had shut off just on top of train tracks and they all were killed. So now people will visit this road and the train tracks a person will put powder on their bumper, and the children are known to push the "stalled"/car in neutral over the tracks, and the handrints can b found in the powder on the bumper.
    The several yrs I've lived there my sister being the chicken she is would nvr go with me! She was afraid that she would c the children's wanderings. (Email:tperkins963@gmail.com)

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  6. I love all the ghost stories. My cousin used to terrify me with a story of a ghost who carried an ax and attacked girls having a sleepover in a tent. No surprise that he always told this story when I was having a sleepover at his house in a tent. He would have my other cousin shine a light behind him as he carried an ax next to the tent. I hated that ghost! (mnrmack@cox.net)

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  7. In Santa Clarita, California there is a little known fact about the ghost of a young girl, who passed too soon. Hannah was a single child who had very few toys, due to her parents were divorced and they had very little money. The ghost of Hannah visits children who do not care for their toys or do not appreciate what they have. A lesson Hannah tends to place a child's favorite toy in the toilet or trash can. So children next time you find your toys in the trash you know you were visited by Hannah and maybe you should think about how you treat your toys.

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  8. Really looking forward to your projects this year! Last year was full of amazing work and promise for future reads.

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  9. I live in Ohio and love the Haunted Reformitory. They have awesome tours and you can spend the night to ghost hunt. They say you can hear the ghost and maybe even see one on your over night stay....My daughter and I love all supernatural things that go bump in the night.
    ejkernodle@yahoo.com

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  10. Great post! I really like the idea behind The Haunted E-book.
    In Australia we have loads of true ghost stories, but one of the most famous would be Fisher's Ghost - the story of a murdered farmer, Fred Fisher, whose ghost alerted his neighbours to the fact he was dead, and pointed out where his body lay, incriminating his murderer. Spooky indeed!

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  11. In Kentucky we have some extremely haunted places. Some you can tour, others they wont allow people anymore. I would Love to win these books, I just picked up Jenny Pox on Kindle and I love what I've read so far! And of course Hollowland is a fav of mine. alevendacious@gmail.com!

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  12. We have a haunted prison where I live! Some movies have been filmed there!

    I am dying to read Jenny Pox and I loved Hollowland!

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  13. I love a good haunting story. Every year I try to look up the best places to go for a good haunting. I live near chicago and they have a few I found on line. Thanks for the great info. and I have read all of your books..Luv them all...alysiag1979@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks for the fun blog post, now give those books away! I loaned "Jenny Pox" to my best friend who lives in New Zealand. She told me she now hates me because she had stuff to do that is now getting left undone so she can finish the book. :)

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  15. In Sioux Falls, SD there is a certain road, called Spook Road, where 2 teenagers (boyfriend and girlfriend) had died after they jumped off the bridge in a Romeo and Juliet moment. Throughout high school you would hear of the stories of people seeing them standing by the bridge when you drive by slowly at night.

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  16. What about all of those new houses that are haunted... you mean you haven't heard about any of those? I lived in one down south in Louisiana. For three years we had noises from the walls (knocking from the second story walls), doors held closed by magnets opening and closing on their own (as in it opened, hung there, then closed), and footstep sounds all the time. I have to wonder if someone died building the place or if it was located on some sort of holy ground.

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  17. Ever where i go had some ghost stories my University was known for a quite a few.

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  18. I would LOVE to read your books! Jennypox is already in my wish list! Thanks!

    I hope I win!! Here goes! Peajhead@aol.com
    <3 <3 <3

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  19. There is a ghost in my house. I try not to think about him much, because I get the feeling he is a young boy. Sometimes when I am home alone I hear him calling "mama?" or "mom?" like he is looking for someone. I've sometimes thought that my own kids are home when I hear this. It's extremely unnerving when I hear it coming from the basement. There is no way that I would go down there after that!

    Ghost stories are the best! Especially true ones! Thanks for the blog and contest! misscrazej@gmail.com

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  20. Wow, look at all these ghost stories!

    Alicia - I'm so glad you liked the Jenny Pox excerpt! And I LOVED your gnome story :)

    Brenda - I live near Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield, which also has weird ghostly sounds at night. Though I think the Civil War reenactors might scare away the ghosts...

    Jennifer - Thanks for your ghost story :)

    Starlas - Restoring a haunted house is a whole story idea on its own!

    Tperkins - That's spooky about the children's handprints..

    Rosa - Ghosts and sharp tools are a bad combination!

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  21. A good scare is always fun! I live in Iowa and we have quite a few haunted stories floating around. A few hours south from me there is a place called Villisca, IA. Its said that the most haunted house in the state is there. In 1912 an entire family was murdered along with two neighbor girls who were spending the night. The axe murderer was said to have hidden all day in the family closet and waited for them to return from church and go to bed. The murderer was never caught and to this day the house is considered haunted. Even the guys from Ghost Adventures investigated and the owner of the home refuses to stay there at night. Its said that the murderer or murderers and the children of the home still roam the halls.

    mandiedestiny@aol.com

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  22. I love ghost stories! Though I never truly believed until I visited a supposed haunted park in Las Vegas. It was creepy and just didn't feel right. Totally looking forward to reading your books.
    Mrs.sticka@gmail.com

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  23. Anonymous - That Haunted Reformitory sounds scary, too.

    Rebecca - Thanks for sharing your Australian ghost story!

    Anonymous from Kentucky - The South is full of great stories, isn't it? Thanks for picking up Jenny Pox, and I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

    Lindsay - Thanks for loaning out Jenny Pox to your friend in New Zealand. I've heard the book has made people late for work and things like that before :)

    Alicia - Thanks for that romantic/scary ghost story :)

    Anonymous - Sorry about the ghost in your house!

    Melissa - We had a few at school, too..

    Peajhead- Thank you!

    Life Outloud- That sounds TRULY scary...

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  24. I read Dark Tomorrows and will definetly have to get your other books. I'm so addicted to my Nook it's not even funny! --Sara L

    My email is selayman@gmail.com

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  25. Great post! I love haunted ghost stories...even when made up! I read your book "Jenny Pox" back when Amanda recommended it...I loved it soooo much I lent my kindle out (which is something I NEVER do!) But I had to share Amanda's books and Jenny Pox!

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  26. I'd love to win! writtled@gmail.com. I've loved everything I've tead so far. :crosses fingers:

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  27. Utah - There is a story that the in the old hospital, at night you can see a nurse hanging from the flagpole. She was working late in the ward and a doctor went crazy and hung her. PS - I loved Jenny Pox!

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  28. Did I make it?? lol I have been wanting to read Jenny Pox because Amanda talks about it a lot and I know it's her favorite book! :) I also loved Hollowland, but it's on my kindle, so to have a paperback version would be GREAT!
    www.lara-lalaland.blogspot.com

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  29. Sounds like fuuuuuuun! I think you've just turned me on to a new kind of story...

    nrosario23@yahoo.com

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  30. It truly is an exciting time for a hard working self-published author! I am looking forward to reading your books!

    I am working on my first YA paranormal novel now and just learning about "book blog tours". I love it!

    As for ghost stories -- I am a huge fan of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. I hope I get to visit it some day. I lived in Salem, MA for 10 years... I never encountered any ghosts there, but there are quite a few witches. :)

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  31. Woops, sorry, I forgot my email: avalonia3@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  32. Great. Now I wanna go to a fish fry. :) Fun post!

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  33. Where I grew up we had a knocking grave. It was very creepy!

    Crossing my fingers and toes for a win!

    larafacit@hotmail.com

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  34. Hey! I love your books and Amanda's. I used to live in a house that felt haunted to me. I would be sitting in the living room and all of a sudden it would get really cold and a few times I swear out of the corner of my eye I would see a shadow pass by the doorway into the kitchen. Anytime I was alone I felt like someone was watching. Very creepy!
    My email is samairon@ gmail.com
    I'd really love to win! Thanks!

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  35. I love Jenny Pox!!! J.L., WHEN IS THE SEQUEL COMING OUT? I saw on your blog that it was done. I guess I'll read Haunted Ebook in the meantime but people are saying it's pretty scary. I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to my horror. Like Jenny Pox was scary but the romance and stuff sort of cancels that out. chyna_doll_84@yahoo.com

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  36. I like the Troll ghost! Thanks for the giveaway.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  37. The Polka Phantom reminds me of the Finnish Tango temptationist, a ghost we met in Jomtien, Thailand. Me and my husband walked along a street, looking for a place to eat, and bumpted into a place with a buffet. But before we got to sit down with our first helpings, the lights changed, and a Finnish Tango singer, with well-buttered voice, started tangoing among the tables, trying to tempt the people to tango with him, singing his texts from Finland about who know what, trying to look deeply into the eyes of all females to lure them away to whatever such tangoists can imagine. And yeas, it was accompanied by accordion. It was really scary.
    We went past the restaurant the next day, and then it looked quite normal. He just couldn't have been real.

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  38. Wow this is amazing! I would love to have the honor of winning these great books. Thank you for sharing your gifted talent of writting with all of us. Your books are unique and really stand out from the rest. They are appealing, creative and exciting! Wishing you the best and praying for more and more books to come! Thank you for the oportunity and hope to read them all! divinecherubs@hotmail.com

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  39. What a fun way to introduce us to your talents!

    I live in Savannah where the ghost population is rather famous! I love walking around in the downtown section, where its full of dark alleys, and beautiful historic homes. A great setting for a ghost story. Or two. Or if you ask the locals, two thousand or so...

    Fingers crossed that I win :)

    http://nicholechase.blogspot.com

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  40. I live in San Mateo, Ca (which is 20 minutes south of San Francisco). There is one ghost story that gives me goose bumps. Its the ghost of the new recycling center. Its said that after the last truck dumps the recycling off for the day this ghost comes out and has a temper tantrum when there is a non-recyclable in the mix! Its said that he can be heard for miles around.
    I've read and love the Trylle Trilogy and My Blood Approves series. Jenny Pox is on my list of must reads. Can't wait for the next book in the My Blood Approves series! Keep writing!!! Meeshs69Nova@msn.com

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  41. I don't have any ghost stories. I've been waiting to read Jenny Pox (saw it at the end of on of Amanda's books). I love her books and anyone else she's suggested I've liked as well. My ereader screen broke recently - I would love to win a new one :) In the 2 months I've had it I've read about 40 books.

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  42. My Dad use to work in the Sheraton (what it was called over 20yrs ago) in downtown miami. He would come home and tell us stories of seeing indians and such ghost. I think about 10yrs ago or so they were excavating the land to build a high raise and discovered ruins of indian village or something. I found it fascinating that there were sightings before they even knew the indian existed there.
    ford.melisa@gmail.com

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  43. I think most people who like Stephen King will dig Jenny Pox. I loved it!

    kcneal.author (at) gmail.com

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  44. On Monday i came across the first of your Trylle books. By Wednesday i had downloaded all of the books plus all of your others. Fantastic job, i rarely ever get excited over fantasy or paranormal genre anymore, even though its my favorite :(, because the industry in the past few years has almost all but ruined it for me. But as soon as i started reading your work i started getting excited all over again. So thank you so much for rekindling the passion i once had for this type of genre. hopeford@ymail.com

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  45. Truly loved Jenny Pox!! its definitely one of my favorite books I've read this year! can't wait for the second installment! I am hoping for some heavy romance from Jenny and Seth resulting in a little miracle baby???????? maybe?????? *fingers crossed!* lol, I know it will be great no matter what! you and Amanda have such a great talent for capturing the audience and sucking them right into the story!! Thank you both for your great stories!!.....aahampt86@gmail.com

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  46. I prefer to make some up! I especially like the Washing Machine Sock Ghost that is in my own basement!

    He lives in the basement's laundry room and he comes out on laundry day. Every now and then the correct pair of socks go into the washer and then only one comes out. The ghost loves to play games like that ...

    (ishanella_at_gmail)

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  47. Interesting that you had a post about ghosts today. I had just written a blog post yesterday...Letter To A Ghost...the one who has taken residence in my daughter's bedroom, doing things at 3 and 4 in the morning. It has been unbelievable. You can definitely add that to the list.
    peelingcheek.wordpress.com

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  48. @Amanda- I've been checking your blog regularly since I discovered your novels last summer. I have to admit that hollowland is my absolute favorite, ironic considering my typical tastes run toward romance not horror. I'm looking forward to a possible continuation of that storyline, but any book you release is on my must buy list!

    @J.L. Bryan since Amanda recommends you and I found your entry entertaining I'm off to download from amazon (although maybe I'll win a non-digital copy) I'm always on the lookout for a good read. Regarding ghosts, we have quite a few local candlelight ghost tours in the area...(Historic triangle/Williamsburg VA) The most memorable for me was one held at an old plantation. Nothing like slave quarters and a lost settlement to make for plenty of spooky tales....and goosebumps. ( slsheene@yahoo.com)

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  49. While working on my Masters in Public History I became obsessed with haunted tourism. Being a native San Diegan I visited the local haunts: the Whaley House, Star of India, El Cortez Hotel, The Horton Grand, Hotel Del Coronado and The Villa Montezuma once a house used for summoning spirits. I proceeded to do all my papers on haunted tourism and earned the nickname the ghost chick, and I loved it. Good stuff for sure, can’t wait to read your work J.L! Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessica
    Jleetaylor77@gmail.com

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  50. The Bayou Alligator Catcher. About 60 plus years ago it is said that an alligator catcher went out during a storm to check what he had caught. As he was looking at his catch lighting struck his airboat. Since he had one foot in the water and one in the boat, he was electrocuted and died right where he stood. Freak accident if there ever was one!! It is said that during warm summer thunderstorms, you can hear his old airboat cruising the bayou looking for his catch.

    Great post!!!

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  51. Interesting hauntings you have there. I know MO and IL are full of some just as unique! Especially for those brave enough to hunt, um, make them up.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  52. In Norway papers write about a haunted football-stadium: http://www.abcnyheter.no/node/126435. Last weekend Norwegian Ghost Hunters checked out Fredrikstad Stadion, and had some strange moments, but still cannot prove the ghost(s). For believers, though, it's quite clear!
    Among other things brooms have been moving around, lights have been put out and on, elevators start working in the middle of the night without people around, footsteps are heard, and it's reported technical disturbings in the electrical system.
    Modern ghosts don't stick to chains and sighing!

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  53. Funny, but it makes me miss home (WI)!

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  54. I live in Mt.Pleasant Michigan, and here we have a Chippewa Indian Reservation. There are tons of ghost stories about the Rez and things surrounding it, but the most haunted is the Indian Boarding school. If you don't know, that was where Native American children were sent to learn the "white man's" ways. They were pretty horrible places, and ours was one of the last in the US to shut down. Then our city decided to use it as an insane asylum...bad choice...The building has only been abandoned for about 10 years now. Most people say that you can still hear the crying of the indian children or the screams of the insane when you drive past.

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  55. So, I went to a small college in Farmington, Maine (University of Maine at Farmington). In the auditorium of the university (Nordica Auditorium), it is said that the ghost of Lilian Nordica, who was a famous opera singer in the late 1800s and early 1900s, roams the building and her voice can sometimes be heard like she is singing in the stage area. I have heard a million stories of sightings, auditory phenomena, etc, but my fiance was working on a song on digital turntables, a chaos pad, and garage band in a room right above the auditorium and he picked up a clip of a woman's beautiful voice, in which he started to manipulate on the chaos pad. He has yet to figure out where the clip could have come from, as he was using male voiced Hip Hop. Hoaky, but interesting.
    virginia.shannon@maine.edu

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  56. When I was five my father lost his job and we moved to KY to stay with my grandmother. When we moved I had a little puppy named Squeaky. Squeaky got her name because she would never really bark, but she would make these cute little squeaky noises when she wanted our attention. Not long after moving to KY, Squeaky became very ill. During this time my parents kept her in a room on the front of the house which was kind of like a sun room. Of course from this room we could always hear Squeaky whine when she wanted our attention. Not long after becoming ill, it was found that Sqeuaky had caught Parvo and she passed.
    For the remainder of the time that we lived in that house, (and this was for years) I could hear little squeaking noises coming from the front room of the house. Of course when the noises first began we would check to see what was making them, but there was never anything there. I always figured it was Squeaky reminding us that she was still around. Even though she had a short life, she was a very loved little dog.

    misbianca_22@yahoo.com

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  57. In 2009, I was walking along a festival in old town in downtown St. Charles, MO near the river when I felt a sharp tug at the bottom of my shorts.

    I had all three of my kids, and the tugging was identical to the way my two youngest would pull at me to get my attention. Well, no one was near me that could have tugged at my shorts. All three of my kids were, in fact, directly in front of me.

    I took notice of what street I was on, and the address of the buildig directly next to me. I went back and did a little internet research and learned that a little girl had been burned in a fire in that building back in the late 1800s.

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  58. My mother swears that the house we lived in from when I was 4 to 7 was inhabited by ghosts. On more than one occasion she would put my brother and I to bed just to hear a bunch of noise a few hours later and go up to find us asleep but all of the furniture in our rooms, including our beds (with us in them) completely rearranged and a mess...some even in each others rooms. We were dead to the world asleep and too small to move it and she was alone! There were a couple of other strange happenings but that was by far the strangest!

    Love your books Amanda...looking foward to reading some more!

    Thanks! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  59. Loved the troll ghost, a very fitting death after all, and thanks for the info about the coins. I will remember to have some on hand should I ever pass over that bridge.

    St. Louis has quite a collection of ghosts that are well known from The Lemp Mansion to Jefferson Barracks, but my mom and dad bought a house where a ghost frequently would appear in their family room. She was always in the same place, by a sliding glass door looking out for her dog I think, because ever once in a while they would hear it bark.

    Thanks for the giveaway. vonharzj@gmail.com

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  60. I've read Hollowland and Jenny Pox. I just need to read the Haunted e-book!

    cassandrarenee87@gmail.com

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  61. When I was 12 I lived in a house in Philadelphia that was over one hundred years old. It was definitely haunted as my parents periodically felt footsteps on the foot of their bed... Unexplainable occurrences like doors shutting, lights going off, and other spooky things happened. One night my sister and I slept out on the screened in porch and I awoke in the middle of the night to see a little girl in a whit dress standing on the stair. I closed my eyes and opened them. She was still there. I was so frightened, but I couldn't do anything! She stood there for what seemed like forever and then disappeared. We did research on the house and found that a young girl, the age of 11 had died in the house 90 years earlier of an illness. That isy true ghost story!!! Jenny Bates. jjbates26@yahoo.com

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  62. J.L Bryan... you have no idea!! Wish I could say I made that one up, but no. :)

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  63. What a fantastic number of ghost stories! Thanks to everybody for sharing. :) I also appreciate your kind comments about Jenny Pox! The sequel, Tommy Nightmare, comes out in April.

    Thanks again to Amanda for hosting the blog tour!

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  64. Jeff, there is a reason that you are a writer, and I am not. I could not come up with a ghost story, not even a short clever one like the ones you present here.
    Also, Jenny Pox should be made into a movie. Just sayin.

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  65. Just finished your Trylle Trilogy-they were fabulous!!
    I also read Jenny Pox sample in the back of your book, she looks really good, I am going to have to buy that one next...I don't have any ghost stories, i've never seen a ghost...that I know of! :) author@rtpaul.com

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  66. Illinois supposed to have several haunted sites. The one I hear about the most is Resurrection Cemetery. Resurrection Mary has been sighted in the cemetery since the 30's. She was supposedly hit by a car walking home from a dance and she's seen dancing in the cemetery. That's not terribly spooky though.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  67. Making up ghosts? Hmm well, I dunno about that, as my writing deals more with real world stuff, like book reviews and comments on posts like this. Hoping to get my review of The Haunted E-book up on my blog within the week. http://blogs.delphiforums.com/dragonviews

    Since I live in the southern state of Mississippi, I am sure there must be some ghosts here... they would likely date from the civil war era with all the fighting that went on back then. Unfortunately, I'm an import, not native to the area so rather unfamiliar with the stories.

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  68. Just downloaded the Trylle series on my Kindle yesterday... So far they are the most addicting books I have read since The Mortal Instruments series. I love that the storyline is so original and the characters are readable, but not predictable. Even though I'm entering kinda late I would LOVE to win your give-away. You can reach me at missniesaam@gmail.com

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  69. I love ghost stories. I think we would all be really really surprised if we knew how many unseen spirits were around us at all times!
    skisix@att.net

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  70. I am SO STOKED (OK, a bit passe perhaps but thrilled) to find you!
    There's a book waiting for me to find the way to get it to the (admittedly) rare person who wants it and my sis sent me to check out what you are doing for encouragement.

    It's working!

    Seeing someone who is doing their own own own thing and making a good go of it makes me skip around the house.
    And, yes, I would LOVE to get those copies of your work.

    Keep on keepin on,

    Thanks!
    MWadeWolfe

    mwadewolfe@earthlink.net

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  71. Hi Jennifer:

    I announced the winner on my blog & emailed her. It was Jessica (comment #48, I think).

    Thanks!

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