True Tales of the Strange and Supernatural in the SouthBook - 2002
Dixie Spirits explores this uncanny aspect of the South in depth. A collection of authentic Southern "haint" tales and other accounts of the unexplained, the stories are set in the land below the Mason-Dixon Line -- Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky (Transylvania), Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Old North State (North Carolina), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Covering both the past and the present, these stories recount some of the most famous hauntings of all times as well as an assortment of anomalies that continue to defy speculation.
The 62 stories in Dixie Spirits are organized into sections by state. Although the tales are about the dead (and undead), theyare as much about life and living as they are about death and dying. Love's labor lost, the futility of war, crime and punishment -- these are eternal themes that speak to us about the human condition, regardless of their supernatural setting. Moreover, these stories are based on factual, historical incidents involving real people and places.