✓ Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories È Download by ✓ Dan Gordon As someone who grew up in a haunted Massachusetts home built in 1788, I can admire the authors appreciation of the value that the Cape Cod community places on preserving its historical generational traditions The authors have captured the local flavor of this unique heritage quite well.
However, while the local lore is enjoyable and I appreciate the authors lack of embellishment, several of the stories failed to hold my interest for long Although I liked that the stories are first hand accounts of ghost encounters, rather than another book of rehashed tales from the past, some of the story tellers ramble a bit, and several of the stories could have done with aselective editing job.
The book does have its strong points, and some of thepithy stories are page turners However, overall, I found Mark Jasper s Haunted Cape Cod the Islands aengaging read.
In This AttractivePg Trade Paperback The Cover Is By Nationally Renowned Jacket Artist Wendell Minor , The Authors Have Given Voice To The Many Divergent And Equally Passionate Points Of View That Surround Ghosts And In The Process Created An Intimate Portrait Of Cape Cod In Their Own Words, Forty Cape Codders Describe Ghosts Who Descend Staircases That No Longer Exist, Kiss Sleeping Women, Flip Theater Seats, Fold Laundry, And Join Musicians Onstage Among Those Sharing Their Stories Are The Former National Environment Coordinator, A Scientist From The United States Geological Survey, A Retired West Point Professor And A Wampanoag Native American Educator While Seeking Out Only The Mysterious, Gordon And Joseph Instead Met Thoughtful Individuals Who Related Their Stories With Humor And Insight Their Descriptions Of Often Life Changing Experiences Are Refreshingly Frank And Honest Readers Will Respond To The Joy, Affection, Humor, Uncertainty, Ambivalence, And Other Sincere Emotions Expressed In These Accounts Those Who Have Experienced America S Most Beloved Summer Travel Destination Will Find This Collection Much Like The Cape Itself Beguiling, Indelible And Timeless What I liked most about this book is the stories weren t horror stories, they were spooky stories that were very believable I know many of the towns that were talked about, which made this book all thefun to read The stories were short and I could almost hear the voices of the residents telling them Great October read I thought this would becompelling it s supposed to be about ghosts, after all, and I ve been to Cape Cod numerous times I found this instead to be a bookabout the people and homes of the Cape, and I found I didn t really care to read about creaks that an old house makes in the middle of the night that its inhabitants attribute to a ghost.
I felt like reading this book because I live at the Cape in an area that the Wampanoag Indian Tribe dwelt and I thought it would be really enlightening I thought for sure this area would be alive with spirits Actually my area was covered very briefly in the book and most of the tales reviewed were anecdotal about very benign incidents and feelings that people had when they thought they encountered something out of the ordinary Most people were not frightened and they looked upon the possible visitors as friendly They found it hard to describe their experiences in real terms and rather discussed the feelings they had about the possible spirits they encountered If you want to read a book which is stress free and easy to read as it is written in an almost conversational style, this is for you It will take you one day, maximum.
I love ghost stories so this was a great book I live very close to the cape so I have visited many of the cities where the hauntings took place The book kept my interest from start to finish.
Very good book of true ghost stories, I liked the way the authors told the stories in the persons own words and didn t re tell them, it makes the stories seemreal.
A great, well written book but unfortunately there is also something that shows up all too often in this book that is a trait of all books of this genre that deal with hauntings north of the Mason Dixon Line Everybody who lives in an old house and finds a hidden passage or room always wants to claim that it was used as part of the Underground Railroad and there are at least two cases of this assumption in this book In reality, especially along the coast, most of these rooms and passages were used for smuggling, which was a huge coastal enterprise, especially in New England I know that it s not nice to burst people s bubble but facts are facts.