It’s the season for scary stories, and nothing’s more frightening than local ghosts!
Bristol, Va., author Joe Tennis will share ghoulish tales at 6 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Gray Library. There will be a book signing following the author’s presentation.
He writes about the ghosts of Johnson City, Kingsport, Roan Mountain and Tusculum College in his latest book, Haunted Highlands: Ghosts & Legends of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Featured in this collection is a marble-throwing ghost on the campus of ETSU, and a floating figure in the Paramount Theatre in downtown Bristol, TN.
Haunts of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands includes a story about the ghost of “Dirty Dancing,” at Mountain Lake. Another book, Along Virginia’s Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass, features ghost tales in Abingdon, Virginia, at the Barter Theatre and the Martha Washington Inn.
Tennis, a prolific author of regional historical, travel and folklore books, is also a long-time writer for the Bristol Herald Courier.
For information on this free program, call the library at 423-477-1550. The library is located at 5026 Bobby Hicks Hwy.