Elk River Ghosts
This little 82 page book is a
collection of both ghost stories
that have been passed along over the years, or factually based
incidents that have occurred in the Elk River Valley. Some of
the incidents occurred during the lifetime of the author.
In some cases names have been changed and the incidents altered
slightly to protect the innocent (and the guilty). One of the
stories concerns the "Porter’s Creek Ghost"
which tells the story of an American Indian who purportedly
drowned in one of his boats in a “big tide” on the
Elk around the turn of the 20th century. His splashings and
struggles to get out of the water were heard by horses and people
for the century that followed. Is this a ghost story or true
story? Another story recounts the hysteria created by the Northern
Lights back in the 1930’s. Elk River Pentecostals thought
the end had come.
Hunters will enjoy "The Mystery Buck" and musicians
will appreciate "Clem’s Old Fiddle. "
The stories are all short and the author has been told that
Elk River Ghosts makes “excellent bathroom reading”.
The little book has sold well into the thousands.
Where to Get The Book
West Virginia Book Co.
1125 Central Avenue
Charleston WV 25302
or The Author
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