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ISBN:
9781683340843
Imprint:
Pineapple Press
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N/A
Binding:
Paperback / softback
Dimensions:
9 in x 6 in
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Ghost

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Spooky Stories from the Swamp

Tales from the Florida Back Country

Doug Alderson

About this book

Florida's famous swamps—from the Everglades to Mosquito Lagoon to Tate's Hell—serve as fitting backdrops for these chilling original stories. Maybe it's because they are often wet, shadowy places of wild beauty where few people dare to penetrate. They are havens for snakes, alligators, black bears, wildcats, and who knows what. People on the run have often hidden in swamps, while others have gotten lost in the watery expanses; the swamp can be a refuge or a nightmare. Mysterious things just happen in swamps. Maybe it's because they are often wet, shadowy places of wild beauty where few people dare to penetrate. They are havens for snakes, alligators, black bears, wildcats, and who knows what. People on the run have often hidden in swamps, while others have gotten lost in the watery expanses; the swamp can be a refuge or a nightmare. Where else can you find a ghost baby, or an angry specter, or a lost soul? How about a ghost who is obsessed with the ghost orchid, or an alluring snake woman? Throw in a skunk ape or two and you've got the ingredients for many entertaining hours sharing these stories around a campfire or reading them to yourself or out loud.

About this author

Doug Alderson is a Florida naturalist and writer. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written a number of books on natural travel in Florida. In writing tales for this book, Alderson drew upon many years of entertaining young people as a camp counselor and storyteller, and also from decades as a swamp explorer. Who but a naturalist can really scare you about what lurks in the swamp? Doug Alderson has been there and knows.