appalachia Newsletter


September 19 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far.

I grew up with four very adventurous brothers. The journeys we took throughout our childhood left us with wonderful memories. Sometimes those journeys were quite scary -- like searching in the massive swamp area for "the beast". Now a swamp is not the best place for kids to play, but we were tough and brave, and usually played in places we were told not to. However, we knew how to make our own bows and arrows from wild hazelnut trees, so we were well-armed.

One thing I never did as a child, was to explore a cave. My brothers did, I am sure, but I was claustrophobic and afraid of dark places. Now that I am a grown woman, I would love to explore Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. I mean, after all, I do have my own home made bow and arrows -- just in case I meet up with "the beast".

Here is my latest article from the Appalachia site at

Mammoth Cave Kentucky - Ghosts And Mummies
Visitors to the cave since the early 1800s have reported hearing voices, whispers, disembodied steps, and coughs from unexplained sources. Even some apparitions have been seen by many people.

I had a great time researching for this article and found many very interesting stories, real and debatable. To learn about Stephen Bishop was a true delight. Stephen's dedication to Mammoth Cave and his astounding explorations and discoveries is a fascinating and true story.

Please come visit in my forum to discuss this or any of my articles. I look forward to meeting you.

Till next time, may all your days bring sunshine and flowers -- or, much needed rain and rainbows. Walk in Peace and Harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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