Ghosts of the Berkshires

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Overview
Before it became a haven for arts and culture, the Berkshires was a rugged, sparsely populated frontier. From the early days of Revolutionary fervor and industrial enterprise to today’s tourism, many chilling stories remain. A lost girl haunts a cemetery in Washington, and mysterious spirits still perform at Tanglewood. From the ghostly halls of the Houghton Mansion to the eerie events at the Hoosac Tunnel, residents and visitors alike have felt fear and awe in these hills, telling tales of shadow figures, disembodied voices and spectral trains. Author Robert Oakes, who has given ghost tours at The Mount in Lenox for more than a decade, leads this spirited journey through history.
Details
ISBN: 9781467142793
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Massachusetts
Series: Haunted America
Images: 38
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Robert Oakes is a writer, teacher and singer/songwriter from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. He has written for AAA, Canyon Ranch and a number of other publications and organizations and performs as part of the Berkshire-based folk music duo Oakes and Smith. Since 2010, Robert has led the ghost tours at The Mount in Lenox and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS and The Apple Seed, hosted by Sam Payne, on BYUradio. Robert is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont.