|This Collector's Edition is a new array of favorite spine-tingling tales to keep you spellbound and on the edge of your seat. Not for the faint of heart!|
1. Titanic Premonition. This is the true story of seven-year old Eva Hart, one of the 712 Titanic survivors. 9:50 min.
2. Ross and Anna. A young couple awakens to find their cabin filled with rattlesnakes. I heard this tale from several old timers around Burnsville, NC. They said it actually happened but I have never been able to pinpoint true names and locations. 4:20 min.
3. Fancy. Bill Mooney and I wrote this story based on an actual flood my grandmother witnessed in the early 1900s in Gatesville, Texas. Coffins and bodies were left stranded in the treetops. It was a powerful image looking for a story. 8:40 min.
4. Spearfinger. In this Cherokee Indian tale, a witch made of stone terrorizes an entire tribe. 6:20 min.
5. The Blood Drawing Ghost. This ghoulish Irish folktale was collected by Jeremiah Cortin in 1895 and originally published in "Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World." 14:09 min.
6. Scalped Alive. This true story can be found in "Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas" and "Indian Depredations in Texas" both published in the mid-1800's while the main characters in the story were still living. 7:14 min.
7. The Magic Lake. I first heard this tale from hunters near my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I later found it in "Mooney's Myths and Legends of the Cherokee." The unusual banjo tune is called "The Lost Gander" from Dee Hicks. I learned it from Mike Seeger. The banjo is tuned F# DEAD (the dead man's tuning.) 8:00 min.
8. The Titanic and the Mummy's Curse. The shipping records of the Titanic do not have a mummy listed. Many think writer William Stead created the Mummy's Curse story after seeing the real coffin lid at the British Museum. If you are there, look for item #22452, the infamous carved coffin lid that inspired the tale. 9:45 min.