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Mobile Ghosts : Alabama's Haunted Port City Paperback – November 30, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Apparition Pub (November 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970338511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970338518
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,193,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

MOBILE GHOSTS: Alabama's Haunted Port City is the first book in recent memory to catalogue Mobile's ghosts and hauntings. Those who love Mrs. Kathryn Tucker Windham's statewide "Jeffrey" series will welcome this entry to nonfiction ghost story collections. Comprised of three sections -- Public Places to Visit, Haunted Offices, and Haunted Houses -- visitors and natives alike will recognize familiar landmarks and historical events that shaped the city. Black and white photos illustrate many of the stories.

From the Author

Mobile's ghosts and hauntings finally get the attention they deserve! It was quickly obvious, after I began interviewing, that MOBILE GHOSTS would be a series of books and not a single title. Mobile has just as many ghosts as her better known, haunted sisters like Savannah and New Orleans.

All the stories in the book were taken from interviews with Mobilians who had encountered these ghosts. I also researched the background of historical homes and buildings whenever possible, to add context.

With MOBILE GHOSTS getting a great reception in its hometown, MOBILE GHOSTS 2 is already in the works.


More About the Author

Since I was a little kid I knew ghosts were real, because I could see and sometimes hear them. And they scared me. I wanted nothing so much as to find a ghost, but at the same time I was afraid I would!

I didn't realize then that I'd be chasing ghosts, to one degree or another, all my life. Now I know that I'm drawn to ghosts because I want to tell their stories, and the stories of the people who encounter them.

I am a native Mobilian, and have lived here all my life. We have a family business and I write for it, too, as well as volunteer projects. I am always seeking new true stories of local hauntings.

My Mobile Ghosts series of books have gone from traditional paper publishing onto to the internet because it is so much quicker and easier to share the stories, and what a lifetime of studying ghosts has taught me. Please visit my blog for the latest and greatest of things ghostly in Mobile and beyond: www.mobileghosts.net

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a resident of Mobile I often wondered why with our rich history, no one ever talked about our ghosts. Now someonw has! Parker's book centers on the historical homes in Mobile and tells the lesser known tales that the tour guides don't like to talk about. Can't wait for the next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "heycallie" on December 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm from Mobile, and this is a great book. It is extremely well-written, and has a lot of interesting facts and stories. I never knew there was so much ghostly activity in Mobile. I would have given it 5 stars if it had been longer. I would also recommend it as a great Christmas present.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ms. Parker has a reporter's knack for relating tales. She approaches the stories with a sense of adventure and history and handles each one professionally and respectfully. I look forward to reading more Southern ghost stories from her.
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I've lived in Mobile all my life and am familiar with many of the stories told by Mrs. Parker. She was spot on for detail and very thorough in her coverage of each!! Not only is she well versed in the paranormal but she also has such a talent for story telling and writing! This is a MUST HAVE book for anyone interested in ghosts in general but also Mobile history & folklore.
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By TJW74 on January 14, 2013
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My son and husband love ghost stories. They loved the local flair of this book and found it interesting. My son wants to use the book for a ghost tour this summer.
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