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At East Tennessee State University, theghost of the university's first president roams Gilbreath Hall like a fussy custodian, closing windows and doors at the first sign of an approaching thunderstorm.At Rotherwood Mansion near Kingsport, a terrifying "Hound of Hell" wanders thegrounds on stormy nights. .In Jonesborough, the ghost of AndyJackson can sometimes be seen walkiAt East Tennessee State University, theghost of the university's first president roams Gilbreath Hall like a fussy custodian, closing windows and doors at the first sign of an approaching thunderstorm.At Rotherwood Mansion near Kingsport, a terrifying "Hound of Hell" wanders thegrounds on stormy nights. .In Jonesborough, the ghost of AndyJackson can sometimes be seen walking along Main Street, heading in the direction of the old courthouse where he once served as judge_In Bristol, a little, grandmotherly woman once felled an apple tree with the power of prayer alone_Upper East Tennessee is a rugged placewith a rich history_ It is also a place with more than its share of ghosts and unexplained happenings. In Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales from Upper East Tennessee, Charles Edwin Price has collected twenty stories from Sullivan, Washington, Greene, Carter, Unicoi, and Johnson counties. The stories run the gamut of the supernatural, from troublesome poltergeists and magical animals to evil witches and ghost lights. They span the years from an historic contact between whites and Native Americans in 1673 to a tragic fire in Johnson City in 1989.As Price notes, -Upper East Tennesseansare neither fearful nor cowed by the supernatural." But they do have an active, longstanding interest in their native ghosts, witches. and poltergeists. which they de-scribe with colorful terms like "haints," boogers." and -manabees." Most local people have heard tales of the supernatural since they were in swaddling clothes. Their attitude is one of enjoying their rich ghostly heritage and passing it along to future generations. often in traditional oral form. With this collection. Price seeks to preserve some oldie best tales from the upper East Tennessee tradition....

Title : Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales from Upper East Tennessee
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ISBN : 9780895870933
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 104 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales from Upper East Tennessee Reviews

  • Katie
    2018-09-28 15:40

    My dad worked with the author of this book - somewhere I have an autographed copy.

  • Chrystal
    2018-10-06 14:41

    I'm a huge fan of historical information any day and enjoyed the combined history and legends in this book. I love as actually sad when I got to the end. Short stories tell of haunting a in East Tennessee & the histories of the tales. Bonus added, each story is packed with local history and even some that ultimately affected the history of our nation. Fun read!