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10/06/2005  

New Ghost Stories from American Folklore

The Screaming Tunnel
There is a tunnel under the old railroad tracks just to the west of the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls. It is known locally as the Screaming Tunnel. A path wanders through the tunnel and then up to an empty field on the hill. But the field was not always empty... (Ontario)

Blackbeard's Ghost
The nefarious pirate Blackbeard (who's real name was Edward Teach) was a tall man with a very long black beard that covered most of his face and extended down to his waist. He tied his beard up in pigtails adorned with black ribbons. He wore a bandolier over his shoulders with three braces of pistols and sometimes he would hang two slow-burning cannon fuses from his fur cap that wreathed his head in black smoke.

High Hat (mp3 file)
The last of the man-eating Stone Giants stalks a local farmer in this excerpt from Spooky New York.

The Phantom Lovers of Dismal Swamp
He couldn't believe it when she fell ill just a few short weeks before their marriage. His betrothed was beautiful, strong, and healthy, but she just faded away before his eyes. He held her in his arms as she gasped out her last breathe, and was inconsolable long after her body lay buried beside the Dismal Swamp.

The Vampire Hermit (mp3 file)
A vampire chases a young mother and her baby through the woods in this excerpt from Spooky New York.


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