Spookiest Stories Ever

Authors: Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown

Spookiest Stories ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghost transports readers into the past with chilling tales that have been passed down from generation to generation, often told outdoors on hot summer evenings or huddled around the fireplace with family and friends on cold winter nights.

Beloved storytellers Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown have collected spooky tales from friends and family, and drawn on their own memories, for a wealth of real-life experiences with the supernatural. Filled with hauntings, murders, suicides, vanishing hitchhikers, and animal ghosts, Spookiest Stories Ever brings the spirits to life.

Mysterious stories include “My First Ghost,” a frightened child’s recollection of a springtime encounter with the spirit of a friendly neighbor who guides her home through a storm two hours after he has passed away. Apparitions appear out of old wells that seem to act as gateways to the spirit world, or they occur as lost souls trapped in Mammoth Cave. Other stories emerge from the long, dark, and cold Kentucky winters at places like the historic Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, where a ragged old woman can be seen only in the mirrors, or a snowy Christmas Eve.

The authors have gathered spooky stories from every corner of Kentucky to delight readers year-round. Whether you’re curled up with these tales on a windy Halloween night or reading them aloud beside a campfire, they’re sure to capture your heart and haunt your imagination.