Books covering paranormal stories linked to the State of Missouri
We’ve all been unsettled by chilling stories of hauntings and the unquiet dead, those spirits who refuse to rest and instead remain to take part in the lives of the living. We’ve read the tales, seen the movies, and occasionally we lean close when told of someone’s personal experience with a ghost.
Especially when that someone lives next door.
Webster Groves, Missouri is one of the early suburbs of St. Louis, a place with a history that extends back to the days of the Indians, trappers, and Spanish colonial rule and reaches across the Civil War and the St. Louis cholera epidemics right through to today.
Some who lived that history have evidently remained.
Discover eerie legends and uncanny firsthand accounts of the ghostly and supernatural in a neighborhood like many others—perhaps just like yours—where residents of this quiet bedroom community come home nightly to unseen footsteps; resign themselves to objects mysteriously moving, disappearing, and reappearing; avoid the dark and unsettling corner of the basement; live with a spectral woman lurking on the stairs; and otherwise share their homes with the ghostly and supernatural.
Patrick Dorsey has been a natural storyteller his whole life, beginning in first grade when he started stapling together crayoned pages to make his own books. He’s the author of the international hit Knights Templar adventure novel God’s Forge (his first novel published without a stapler or crayons) and the upcoming novel The Champion Sky, both from Legendary Planet (www.LegendaryPlanet.com).
Following a lifelong fascination with the mysterious and the unknown that was sparked early in grade school by Larry Kettelkamp's Haunted Houses, he began interviewing friends and neighbors in his community to collect the eerie firsthand accounts that became Haunted Webster Groves.