Charleston's Ghosts - kindle ebook by James Caskey

"..when he tackles the stories of pirates, crossed lovers, fatally flawed friendships, and murderers like Lavinia and John Fisher, he often peels away much of the folklore that has accrued over the years and uncovers the true facts, which may be quite different; but in Charleston, the result is often even more interesting than the tales, and the Fisher tale is a perfect example of that."
Review by Rhetta Akamatsu, BLOGCRITICS ORG

In Charleston, South Carolina, the dead never truly depart…
Simply walking down the ancient cobblestone streets or the palmetto-fringed waterfront, one can sense the crackling, uneasy history of this sultry, romantic city. Unearthly presences gather beneath flickering gas lanterns, and mysterious visions come swimming out of misty alleyways; pale mourners gather in headstone-choked churchyards, only to fade away in the pensive night’s gloom. The ghosts are thick on evenings such as these, full of unrequited love and business left unfinished.

Why is Charleston so haunted? Historian and tour guide James Caskey takes you on an in-depth exploration of her gruesome history in this engaging book. Join him as he unravels the chilling details of 40 of Charleston’s most infamous ghost stories and Gullah hoodoo, in a setting famously described as “not only bloodstained and wicked but continuingly unrepentant.” The preeminent authority on Southern ghosts, Caskey combines exhaustive searches of historical archives and eerie first-hand accounts of spectral activity as experienced by credible eyewitnesses. The result is this definitive collection of Charleston ghost stories in one easily-referenced publication.

Charleston’s Ghosts: Hauntings in the Holy City is an entertaining paranormal journey for anyone interested in this unique Southern city, from casual tourist to serious ghost hunter. It contains over 60 photos, a detailed map of Charleston’s Historic District, and even street addresses of haunted hotspots, making it the perfect guidebook for the do-it-yourself ghost seeker.

Chapters include the tale of John and Lavinia Fisher, Poogan's Porch, the Old Jail, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the USS Yorktown, and many more!