Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina
This book explores unusual phenomena, strange events and mysteries in North Carolina's history, with travel writer and North Carolinian Sara Pitzer pulling back the curtain on some of the state's most compelling stories. Sometimes a story has the facts wrong, but the legend grows. Take ol' Tom Dula (pronounced Dooley), hanged in Iredell County for the murder of his fiancee in Wilkes County. Was Tom really guilty? And who really made those etchings on the Jadaculla rock that Cherokee lore attributes to devil Tsul 'Kalu? "Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina" looks at 14 Tar Heel tales, ranging from the Lost Colony to ghosts in Gold Hill and strange occurrences in Old Salem. Chapter titles include "Pee Dee A.D.," "The Devils Tramping Ground," "The Ballad of Frankie Silver" and "Apparition at Maco Station." Published by Globe Pequot in Guildford, Conn. Softcover, 176 pages, $14.95.