Guest Author - Vance Rowe
Spooky Pennsylvania, in my opinion, is a fantastic read. If you like ghost stories and tales of the macrabe, then, this book is a must read for you. The author, S.E. Schlosser, did a wonderful job in retelling these ghost stories.
The book is called Spooky Pennsylvania because all of the stories take place around different locations in the Keystone State. Some of the stories you will have heard or at least familiar with. Stories like Bloody Mary from Harrisburg or George Washington Leads the Way out of Gettysburg. However, out of Valley Forge comes a tale called ”The Phantom Drummer and this happens to be my favorite story. It is very eerie and, as they say, stranger things have happened. It's a story of forbidden love during the Revolutionary War and ends in tragedy. It is a very fascinating story. Another very fascinating tale is called Top Hat. It takes place in Schuylkill Haven but am not sure if the setting is a hospital or a nursing home. It is another creepy tale of love and I mean that in the biblical sense.
Spooky Pennsylvania is definitely a book of stories that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It is a book of thirty short stories that will have you wondering if there are truly ghosts among us. The black and white illustrations in the book just add to the spookiness. These were done by a man named Paul G. Hoffman and he certainly captured the feelings of the dark stories. Now there were a couple of stories that didn't really hold my interest or left me feeling kind of flat. I won't tell you what stories they were, you will just have to read the book and come up with your own judgements.
If you truly ant to be scared then run out and buy a copy or visit your local library. You will not be disappointed. I certainly wasn't. I purchased the copy of the book through Amazon.com. I will supply a link at the bottom of this page. Please read it and let me know what you think of it. Or if you have read it already, please let me know what you thought of it. Send me an email or post your thought in the Urban Legends forum and read what others thought of it.