Mysterious Tales of Coastal North Carolina

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Master storyteller Sherman Carmichael ventures into the Tar Heel State to deliver strange and mysterious tales along the coast. Read about shipwrecks such as that of the SS Liberator, which still sits at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Diamond Shoals, and legendary storms like the 1911 Water Spouts, which were described as tornadoes spinning wildly atop the ocean. Find out why the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is said to be haunted by a large black cat. Learn about the origins of Boo Hag, a fiendish creature that sucks the life out of her victims as they sleep at night—a tale that originates from the rich Gullah culture of the Carolinas. Join Carmichael as he contemplates these stories and more from the mysterious side of North Carolina's beloved coastal counties.
ISBN: 9781625859624
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Forgotten Tales
Images: 15
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sherman Carmichael, a native of Hemingway, South Carolina, currently lives in Johnsonville, South Carolina. Carmichael has spent the last forty-five years dabbling into things that are best left alone¬—like ghosts, UFOs, monsters and other strange and unusual things. He has seen, heard and been touched by things that defy explanation. Carmichael’s first three books, Forgotten Tales of South Carolina, Legends and Lore of South Carolina and Eerie South Carolina, center on ghosts and the strange and unusual. In his fourth book, UFOs over South Carolina, Carmichael takes a closer look at hovering objects and strange lights in the sky. His latest book, Strange South Carolina, returns to the ghostly encounters. Carmichael has traveled throughout the United States visiting haunted locations. He has also traveled to Mexico and Central America researching the Mayan Ruins. He plans to continue visiting these unusual places for many years to come. Carmichael worked as a journalist for many years, thirty years as a photographer and twenty-eight years in law enforcement.