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October 2009 Selection: A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln
By: Alan Boye
Copyright: 2003 [3rd edition]

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About the Book:

This expanded, up-dated, and revised third edition of A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln takes you on a tour of the known and the obscure sites hwere, on a dark and silent evening, you might feel the chill in the air, or hear the faint calling of a lost soul, or see the ghostly shape of a spirit fade into blackness.

Since the publication of the first edition of A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln, hundreds of people have submitted stories about the haunted places of eastern Nebraska. The best of those stories have been included in this new edition, along with up-dated versions of all of the old, classic stories. A book for both the easily frightened, as well as the hardened skeptic, A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln is guaranteed to send shivers of fear down any spine.

A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln includes the famous story of the apparition at the C.C. White Building at Nebraska Wesleyan University, as well as the Capitol Building ghost, the hauntings at the University of Nebraska's Temple Theater and the woman at Antelope Park. New stories will introduce readers to the details of Lincoln's haunted bike path, the mysterious story of Captain Jack and the ghastly figure who crawls his way across the lawns of the Old Burying Ground.

As you enjoy perusing this extensive guide to Lincoln's haunted spots, we encourage you to not only share your opinions of this book, but also share your own ghost stories associated with our Capitol City. If you've had a local spectral experience and would care to tell us about it, you can reply as a comment on the Read...Discuss...Repeat pages on BookGuide (comments below), or in the BookGuide Blog.

Related Web sites:

Ghosts of America Sightings - Nebraska

Alan Boye entry on The Nebraska Center for Writers

Alan Boye author page on LibraryThing

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A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln Reader Comments:

I love this book, and also enjoyed the previous two editions! I've driven by all of the haunted locations in Lincoln that are clearly identified in the book, and think I've figured out a couple that the author leaves more vague.

I've got a "ghost story" of my own to share. When my husband and I moved into our first rental property, back in the late 1970s, it was a split level townhouse in Southwest Lincoln. We were quite happy with the house, however within a few months we noticed some odd things. We would hear light footsteps on the stairs going down to our living room and laundry room in the lower level, when there was nobody else there but us. We had some knick-knacks on shelves in the living room (figurines, collectible glasses, etc.) that would occasionally show signs of having been moved around overnight or while we were off at work. And occasionally, while we'd be sitting watching television downstairs, we'd sense a sudden drop in temperature in the room around us. None of this ever happened when anyone other than my husband or I were in the house, so friends always thought we were kidding when we'd describe such events. Definitely makes me believe in the spirit world, although we never actually "saw" a ghost!

-- Patty V.
patron of Bennett Martin Public Library.
Customer Review Score - 9

I've always enjoyed revisiting this book! The story of the Nebraska Wesleyan music-teacher ghost never fails to send a shiver down my spine. It reminds me of when I was attending NWU during the mid-1980s, and had an evening English class in the Old Main building. Our class members were the only ones supposed to be in the building that late, and when we all heard heavy footsteps on the upper floor, we got to talking about the famous ghost. When the footsteps reoccured, our professor and some of the more daring students (of which I was NOT one), went upstairs to see who was making the noise. They came back to report that they found no-one up there. The whole class was creeped out, but we didn't hear any more noises during any of the rest of the semester's evening classes.

-- Steven D.
patron of Eiseley Branch Library.
Customer Review Score - 8


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