Ghosts, Spooks, and Spirits of South Texas Paperback – July 17, 2006
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- Publisher : PublishAmerica (July 17, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 111 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1424141362
- ISBN-13 : 978-1424141364
- Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.27 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,026,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ghosts, Spooks, and Spirits of South Texas by Carol Riley Cain, is a short collection of true accounts of ghostly and other paranormal activity experienced by people living in South Texas. The author also gives her own personal accounts of encounters with the spiritual world.
It's been quite a while since I read a collection of true ghost stories and I looked forward to reading this book, as Texas is considered a paranormal hotbed. Being an avid fan of everything that goes "bump in the night", I found Cain's book quite enjoyable to read. There were some truly chilling tales and Mrs. Cain told them in a unique style similar to Stephen King's earlier works. One story in particular struck an unnerving chord with me and when you read it, an eerie, tingling sensation crawls all over your body. The story is as follows: three boys, Reggie, Sam and Bill, are dared by other college students to go to an abandoned airplane hangar to take numerous pictures inside of it. Unfortunately for the boys, they get more than what they bargained for. As Sam and Reggie go up a ladder to the first floor, they hear a boy laughing and crying and decide to investigate further. What they found will haunt them forever. Here's the description by the author of the events that followed, "They saw a boy about 12 years old, hunched down in a corner, crying one minute and laughing the next, and cutting his wrists with a piece of glass. Their instant reaction was to stop the boy but both realised at the same time that they could see through him!" The spectre looked up and when he saw the two boys, he screeched at them and followed the trio as they fled from the haunted place. Truly terrifying stuff! There are other spine chilling tales like this one and after reading them, it would be quite arduous to sleep with the light off. The book's only flaw is its actual length, 111 pages in total. It's a bit too short for this genre with most books ranging from 150 pages to 200. But with this aside, Carol Cain's short collection is a great read.
Overall, Ghosts, Spooks and Spirits of South Texas, is a fascinating book and will grip you from start to finish. If true stories of the otherworldly kind are your thing, then you'll love this!
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Congratulations to the author! Great Work!