Lots of things are spooky — abandoned summer camps, lonely playgrounds, creaky attics and dusty old barns. But local author Randy Russell may have picked the creepiest locale of all for his newest book: hospitals. The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South collects tales from “TB sanatoriums, spas, dental clinics, treatment centers at historic forts, nursing homes, hospice centers, ambulances, hospital train cars and an early 19th-century pharmacy in New Orleans,” according to a press release. The state-by-state guide includes more than 41 stories and lists of 160-plus sightings. Russell’s readings include a “bring your own ghost” component, where attendees can show off their own spooky artifacts and stories, or come in costume. He’ll be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. blueridgebooksnc.com; and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. citylightsnc.com.
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.