Indiana ghost folklore

by Tom Baker

Publisher: Schiffer Pub. in Atglen, Pa

Written in English
Published: Pages: 192 Downloads: 32
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Includes a bibliographical references.

StatementTom Baker
LC ClassificationsBF1472.U6 B346 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24467535M
ISBN 109780764333347
LC Control Number2009926430

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Tom Baker lives in Indiana and is the author of Haunted Indianapolis and Other Indiana Ghost Stories with Jonathan Tichenal, as well as numerous other books. He has long been interested in paranormal and occult topics and folklore.1/5(2).

Overall, interesting folklore and ghost stories from the Hoosier state. I was interested because we live in Indiana and some of the locations and stories were familiar. There were some grammatical errors and flaws, but the writing was solid. The ending felt drawn out and took away from some of the nostalgia feelings of the rest of the book/5.

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He has long been interested in paranormal and occult topics and folklore. Written just prior to the latest explosion of interest in ghost stories and the paranormal, this book retains the folksy, historic quality that a lot of the more recent books in this genre lack.

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