[Suggested Reading Material] Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries

A book that has influenced my thinking about local spookiness since a teacher used it as a source for campfire ghost stories on school camping trip in 1994, Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries by Joseph Citro is a buffet of Vermont ghost stories and weird tales from real life.

Take, for example, the section entitled “The Hubbardton Horror,” relating how Hubbardton villagers marched to the Castleton medical school to take back the body of Mrs Penfield Churchill, stolen from its grave by “resurrectionists.” That could either as the base for a ghost-oriented story or a more prosaic horror thriller set in the nineteenth century.

Citro’s made a cottage industry of cataloging New England oddities with follow-up books including Passing Strange and Weird New England, so you’ve got plenty of titles to search out in your local library or bookstore.

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