Hauntings of the Underground Railroad – Ghosts of the Midwest
Before the Civil War, a network of secret routes and safe houses crisscrossed the Midwest to help African Americans travel north to escape slavery. Although many slaves were able to escape to the safety of Canada, others met untimely deaths on the treacherous journey—and some of these unfortunates still linger, unable to rest in peace.
In Hauntings of the Underground Railroad: Ghosts of the Midwest, Jane Simon Ammeson investigates unforgettable and chilling tales of these restless ghosts that still walk the night. This unique collection includes true and gruesome stories, like the story of a lost toddler who wanders the woods near the Story Inn, eternally searching for the mother torn from him by slave hunters, or the tale of the Hannah House, where an overturned oil lamp sparked a fire that trapped slaves hiding in the basement and burned them alive.
Brave visitors who visit the house, which is now a bed and breakfast, claim they can still hear voices moaning and crying from the basement. Ammeson also includes incredible true stories of daring escapes and close calls on the Underground Railroad. A fascinating and spine-tingling glimpse into our past, Hauntings of the Underground Railroad will keep you up all night.
About Jane Ammeson (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Ever since she started her own newspaper at age eight, selling it to neighbors who had no choice but to subscribe, Jane has loved to write. She’s now upped her game writing about travel, food, history for newspapers, magazines and Websites and is the author of 11 books including the recently released Murders that Made Headlines. Crimes of Indiana and A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana, a true crime book about a murder that took place in her hometown.
She authors a weekly food column for the Herald Palladium and Shelf Life, a book column for the Times of Northwest Indiana, and currently has three Bindu Travel Apps: Michigan Road Trips, Experience Curacao and Indiana Journeys.
A James Beard Foundation judge (we told you she likes food) as well as a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA), Jane’s home base is on the shores of Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan. Follow Jane on Facebook at janesimonammeson; Twitter @HPAmmeson and @travelfoodIN and on her blogs, Will Travel for Food for the Times of Northwest Indiana: nwitimes.com/blogs/community and janeammeson.blog