Haunted Monticello Florida
If things that go bump in the night scare you, better read Haunted Monticello Florida during the day. Filled with true ghost stories and tales of paranormal encounters, this book by Betty Davis and the Big Bend Ghost Trackers is thoroughly researched and includes legends, tales, and personal stories of the supernatural.
As professional ghost hunters, the Big Bend Ghost Trackers have had numerous contacts with the spirit world, and have a particular affinity for the county seat of Jefferson County. Named by ABC News as "the South's most haunted small town," Monticello has the distinction of having one in every three of its historic buildings designated as haunted.
The book begins with some Florida history and an overview of Jefferson County. It gives insight into this very “Southern” Northwest Florida county along with some fun facts like why it is known as the “Keystone County,” and that descendants of Thomas Jefferson once lived in the town of Monticello.
As you read the book, here are a few things to note.
* If you are a bride in need of a wedding gown, don’t buy Pricilla’s. She won’t let you wear it.
* Be careful if you walk down Dogwood Street. Chances are you won’t be alone.
* And if you need a doctor, stop by the Palmer House. The doctor is always in.
Haunted Monticello Florida tells these tales and many more. There are also explanations of earth energies, cold spots, how ghosts can attach themselves to solid objects, and why spirits often inhabit certain locations.
If ever there was a book that covers both the history and spirit(s) of a town, Haunted Monticello Florida is that book. With 112 pages, 28 black and white photos, a bibliography, and over 20 tales, it is a spook festival of haunts and happenings.
Don’t read it alone.
By Betty Davis & the Big Bend Ghost Trackers
Haunted America, A Division of the History Press, 2011, $19.99
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