Dr. Manuel Flores
So, Halloween has simply handed and it’s time to suppose “turkey and ham” and all the blessing of Christmas. However that doesn’t imply we will’t look out for ghosts and creepy issues. In spite of everything, that is Texas the place unusual issues are stated to occur any time of the 12 months. Maybe it’s time to search for some ghosts of Christmas previous.
That’s exactly what we will do as we thumb by way of William Edward Syers’ refurbished e-book “Supernatural Texas – 50 chilling tales from the Lone Star State.” And if it begins to be acquainted, don’t be alarmed. Initially printed as “Ghost Tales of Texas, “this out-of-print regional basic has been fully revised and up to date for a brand new era of readers.” And, I have to say, Syers has outdone himself in verifying his quest to seek out unusual and mystical issues within the Lone Star State.
This October I seen a number of new books on Texas ghost tales. A lot of them featured South Texas legends. Some had been drained outdated tales and legends many have forgotten. Effectively, Syers has helped in that quest and introduced up some outdated favorites mingled with some more moderen findings in his seek for the unusual happenings in Texas.
Centuries-old legends come to life, once more, or for those who’re not aware of them they’ll chill you to the bone like a Blue Norther initially of fall.
You’ll benefit from the tales this outdated hoot wrote. He begins out like a ball of fireside with some classics like “The Bruja’s Internet,” and “Fireball on San Gabriel,” as spooky as tales can get. He heads right down to Luling, Gonzales and Palmetto State Park as he studies on “The Factor at Ottine Swamp.” Why, it was a “swamp monster,” some who noticed it stated.
However which may be legends ol’ Cowboys inform. May not be true ‘cept for many who consider in it and moonshine, or is it whisky? The extra dependable tales embody the haunting of Outdated San Patricio nestled in Brush County west of Corpus Christi. Many have died in or close to that website and apparitions seem as quite a few as ants at a South Texas spring barbecue. There, by Headless Horseman Hill and the Outdated Cemetery, the Woman in Inexperienced materializes with appalling regularity. And, legend holds that the ghost of Chipita Rodriguez, the one lady hung in Texas, might be seen.
Oh, there are numerous extra. However, preview “The Wolf Lady” story. She will nonetheless be discovered on the Satan’s River close to Del Rio. People swear they heard her howling and prowling ‘spherical these elements. Perhaps this requires a visit to that space of the state. It’s near Seminole Canyon the place tales of buffalo materializing, their hoofbeats echoing off the canyon partitions, can nonetheless be heard.
In regards to the e-book
50 Chilling Tales from the Lone Star State
By William Edward Syers
LeafStormPress, Santa Fe, N.M.
Accessible at amazon.com $18.95 and down pbk, $24.99 HC.
In regards to the writer
By the best way, William Edward Syers (1914-1987) is now not with us, however he left us a legacy of Texas lore. His tales have been revived by his spouse, Sarah, who wrote a robust and fascinating foreword. It tells us issues in regards to the writer that make this and different e-book by him simpler to know. William Edward Syers lived in Austin and Kerrville. He graduated from the College of Texas the place he was editor of the “Each day Texan.” To him, the supernatural was an “inherent a part of Texas lore.” Nuff stated.
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