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Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State Paperback – March 19, 2012
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About the Author
Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cotter is at her best when she is putting telling sensory details into her ghost story segments. The coffin factory chapter is especially spin-tingling, well-drawn and disturbing! Unlike most paranormal books, this work makes a compelling read. Cotter includes images, dialogue and real-time descriptions of investigations. Her writing voice is well-honed and her self-deprecating humor makes the reading speed by! Towards the end, she offers "supernatural" section, brief encounters from short vignettes, and this brings in the voices of others who have encountered the Unexplained. The resources section at the book's end,full of websites with links that work, is a treasure for other ghost hunters who want more.
At times, Cotter relies too heavily on the experiences of her Uncle, and at least from my perspective, I wasn't sure if he was really a "reliable narrator" or not. What a character!
One stand-out, for me, was the fact that Cotter encourages other investigators to be safe, responsible, even donate to local community organizations. Too many hunters are plundering local communities, and Cotter shows she's an engaged and enlightened person as well as a talented writer.
I'll recommend this book to others.
This quote from Shakespeare seems appropriate in describing `Maryland Ghosts'. The book is presented with first-hand experiences as well as startling interviews that Ms. Cotter has done. These give the book an authenticity that make you turn the pages even more quickly. Be it a believer or skeptic, these tales are extraordinary and will leave you with questions of your own. There is also reference information provided at the end of every chapter, so you can do your own research. I adore Maryland and the next time someone speaks of the beautiful state, I may have to say, "Maryland? I hear the place is haunted." Enjoy the state, devour this book, and hope that Ms. Cotter isn't done sharing the extraordinary with us.
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I basically bought it to back up my daylight sighting of a, I believe, female Sasquatch up close and personal.Read more