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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466342110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466342118
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jonathan Moore was born at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV on December 30th, 1979. He is the son of Paul and Betty Moore who also reside in West Virginia. He and his brother Michael Moore grew up experiencing paranormal events throughout their life. Jonathan graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1999 as an honor student in both High School and Vo-Tech. He has education in computer programming, electronics, private investigating, horticulture, and in EMS. As a Ghost Hunter, he has been investigating paranormal events throughout West Virginia for the past 15 years. He has been mentioned in a number of publications for his efforts, including two books, “White Things” and “Ghosts from Coast to Coast,” and a magazine, Mountain Discoveries, along with mention on Sci-Fi, Sony Entertainment, Whispers Radio, Life’s Gift Radio, some local and national radio stations, the Animal Planet, and the Mystery Hunters television show. Jonathan founded West Virginia Ghosts back in 1999 before the “ghost craze” started. After witnessing several unexplained events himself, he decided to create the West Virginia Ghosts website in order to document accounts of paranormal phenomenon from other people. The website has grown to be very popular among people from around the globe with over 300,000 visitors a month. Feel free to visit WVGhosts.com and share your true encounter with the unknown.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pepper Kat zz7 on January 15, 2012
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This is one of the best collections of WV ghost stories I have had the pleasure of reading. I rank it no. three beneath The Tell Tale Lilac Bush and Coffin Hollow both by Ruth Ann Musack sp.
There were many stories I had not heard/read before and some old favorites such as mothman and big foot sightings. Quite a few of the ghost stories will give you the creeps as any good ghost story should.
My least favorite chapter was the one on UFOs which I think did not belong in a book of ghost stories.
There is much to glean from these stories of the Appalachian culture of the past and present.
If you want a good read to chill you as you relax by the fire on a cold winter's night, then this is the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Old EnglishMajor on January 24, 2014
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The author/editor didn't really say where these came from, but I'd imagine he just asked people (or his students) to write him about any ghost/paranormal things they may have experienced or heard of and this is what he got. The stories certainly aren't edited for proper grammer, etc. But they seem sincere in their unsophisticated presentation and that makes for fun reading.

I don't suggest reading the entire book at once. After a few stories, they all seem to "run together" with very similar themes and often predictible endings. It's just a great little collection to have on your Kindle when you want to waste a few mintutes while needing to pass the time (hopefully not in traffic!) or reading a few before you turn off the bedroom light.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Siever on March 21, 2013
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Good stories, reminded me of the ones my grandmother used to tell. Not repeats like most of the other books I have gotten.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Huffman on January 5, 2013
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Bought this book to take camping in my home state. There are other books of ghost stories from WV out there but not yet on Kindle. That is very handy, no holding the flashlight to read. This is good though some stories read a little awkward.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TheresaHPIR on November 18, 2011
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True West Virginia Ghost Stories is a compilation of over 400 tales of ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, and all manner of creepy things from every corner of the Mountain State. These tales, which have been submitted to the WV Ghosts website over a period of 12+ years, and archived by founder, Jonathan Moore, are now available in print format, or in eBook format for your Kindle.

This book makes a perfect addition to any library of paranormal literature, especially those concentrating on West Virginia based phenomena. It is also a great read for anyone with only an armchair interest in the spooky side of things...the stories are told from the point of view of the witnesses, who come from a wide array of religious and cultural backgrounds. Their tellings make the stories come alive and accessible to those who don't necessarily want to be burdened with a scientific analysis or dissection of the story on a critical level. In short, the stories represent a good ol' fashioned tradition of story-telling that once flourished in the Appalachians, and is now being diligently recorded for future generations.

Some of the stories are told in-depth, while others only offer a fleeting glance condensed into the size of a paragraph, making this book the perfect format to read a little at a time...and at a length of over 300 pages, that's the best way to enjoy this book. I personally love the print format because it allows for the stories to be enjoyed on the readers' own terms. There's nothing I love more when the electricity goes out than to curl up under the candlelight with a good ghost story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel H. Lantz on January 2, 2015
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I absolutely LOVED this book not only were most of the stories believable except for two of them which I found to be a little far fetched. It is also about the state in which I live. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into the paranormal or strange happenings.

Daniel
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By awesome 3030 on October 4, 2014
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I live in West Virginia. I have experienced some of these stories. The first one, on the fourth of july, I experienced that one. That means these are real. I recommend this for ages 11-26
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More About the Author

Jonathan Moore was born at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV on December 30th, 1979. He is the son of Paul and Betty Moore who also reside in West Virginia. He and his brother Michael Moore grew up experiencing paranormal events throughout their life. Jonathan graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1999 as an honor student in both High School and Vo-Tech. He has education in computer programming, electronics, private investigating, horticulture, and in EMS. As a Ghost Hunter, he has been investigating paranormal events throughout West Virginia for the past 15 years. He has been mentioned in a number of publications for his efforts, including two books, "White Things" and "Ghosts from Coast to Coast," and a magazine, Mountain Discoveries, along with mention on Sci-Fi, Sony Entertainment, Whispers Radio, Life's Gift Radio, some local and national radio stations, the Animal Planet, and the Mystery Hunters television show. Jonathan founded West Virginia Ghosts back in 1999 before the "ghost craze" started. After witnessing several unexplained events himself, he decided to create the West Virginia Ghosts website in order to document accounts of paranormal phenomenon from other people. The website has grown to be very popular among people from around the globe with over 300,000 visitors a month. Feel free to visit WVGhosts.com and share your true encounter with the unknown.