The Ghosts of Williamsburg...And Nearby Environs (paperback) L. B. Taylor Jr.
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Hidden away in an area richly endowed and meticulously documented in early American tradition are the secret legends and colorful folklore of ghosts and haunted houses. They abound in Colonial Williamsburg, along the corners of the historic triangle in Jamestown and Yorktown, across the James River in Surry County, and all along "plantation row" off Route 5, which connects Williamsburg with Richmond. Consider these strange tales of brooding spirits: The wispy reappearance of a love-sick young maiden who died nearly 250 years ago. The haunting return of a French soldier who was killed during the Revolutionary War. The mysterious "curse tree" which separated husband and wife in their graves. The strange portrait which moved about on its own. These and other examples of inexplicable psychic phenomena are chronicled in "The Ghosts of Williamsburg." Are the stories true? Skeptics may scoff, but a number of credible witnesses who have personally seen or otherwise experienced the "presence" of these spirits swear by them. Judge for yourself.