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Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Hardcover – May 6, 2008
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For starters, did you know about the "blue people" in Perry County, Kentucky? Heck, I live just a few miles from there and I didn't. But some investigation on my part, and the book facts are dead on. The blue people did exist!!
Did you know that Kentucky has their own versions of Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil and the notorious "Goatman"? We also have our own version of AREA 51 in Bluegrass Depot. Amazing scary stuff.
There are giants and secret midget villages. Ghosts and lost cities, both above and underground. Secret societies abound, along with mysterious mounds.
This is really good stuff!! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning poring over the photos and all the nifty factoids. After reading this volume I know my summer vacation plans have changed. I want to go exploring my mysteriously fasnicating state.
Jump into WEIRD KENTUCKY with both feet. You're gonna to love the swim:)
Then there are some things that are 'astonishing' when you don't drill too deep. There is an entry about the disease outbreak that killed so many thorobred foals that likes to play it up like a great, unsolved mystery. That makes for good entertainment...so long as you ignore the painstaking research that so many professionals put in getting to the bottom of the problem. Season your story with hints and speculation and, so long as you don't throw in a reference to chupacabra, you've hooked your readers and we're off on a ride through the funhouse.
Don't get me wrong - I enjoy folklore and I definitely like a good ghost story or urban legend. Weird Kentucky can occupy a distinguished spot on any coffee table and guarantee you some fun. Just take it with a block of salt.
Weird Kentucky covers so many fascinating subjects, making it difficult to pigeonhole. Old wive's tales? Check. Urban legends? They're here. The paranormal? Fox Mulder would be proud. And you'll meet a wealth of local characters from all corners of the Commonwealth, from the 18th century to today.
This is one of the most unique and interesting books I've ever had the pleasure to read. Weird Kentucky is a celebration of the many wonderful things that make the Commonwealth special.
If you know how to read, you'll enjoy this book immensely, even if you have no connections to Kentucky.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT book. Have bought several to share with friends. Fun to see places i've been and want to visit.Published 1 month ago by patricia devalk
Fun coffee table book. When we have friends/family over someone always picks it up and starts flipping through it and we end up talking about all the strange things in KY.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was a complete waste of money. The stories are far-fetched and insult an average persons intelligence. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christoph K.
Came with the cover ripped, but won't mark it down a star because I'm not sure if that was from shipping or handling. It's a book; what more is there to say?Published 8 months ago by cembry90
Good wide range on information with lots of pictures. Good solidly built book of over size.Published 13 months ago by Roy Kubik