Joseph A. Citro is a Vermont author and folklorist. Occasionally referred as the "Bard of the Bizarre" or "the Ghost-Master General", he has extensively researched and documented the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity and occult happenings of New England.
Interested in horror since he was a child, especially the works of Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft, Citro began his writing career by authoring several horror novels, including The Gore, Shadow Child, and Guardian Angels. These novels blended the gothic elements of Poe and the eldritch terror of Lovecraft with actual Vermont folklore and contemporary New England settings.
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It may seem like clambakes, the Red Sox, and the Patriots define New England, but boy did the Pilgrims land in one very strange spot These six states are filled with odd curiosities and bizarre legends, such as the elusive Vermont hum, the hibernating hill folk, hillside whale tales, and the Holy Land (yes, you read that right).
Aimed at adults, teenagers, and tourists, this is the most comprehensive collection of tales, legends, folklore, ghost stories and strange-but-true facts ever assembled about Vermont and the surrounding areas of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Quebec--one that can be used to find these haunted sites.
Who was Vermont's first Ghostbuster? Was a full-blown exorcism performed at a local college? What mystery did a Vermont Doctor discover on the Moon? Do unknown populations live hidden in the Green Mountains? What are Vermont's most shameful secrets? These and other questions are the "favorite haunts" of Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Ghostmaster General.
CLASSIC TALES OF VERMONT HIGH STRANGENESSJOE CITRO'S VERMONT ODDITORIUM is an indispensable collection of unparalleled weirdness from the Green Mountain State. In these virtual pages you'll find the complete written transcripts of master storyteller Joseph A. Citro's Weird Vermont audiobook. Handpicked favorites: 8 bizarre and baffling accounts of Vermont's haunted past...
New England's dark hills, fogbound coasts, and hidden villages have inspired generations of writers such as Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and King. But these authors' dark imaginings pale when compared to little-known but well-documented and true tales.
New England is truly a Cabinet of Curiosities, and this indispensable guide directs you to its most bizarre, off the wall, and unsettling exhibits. Some evoke hilarity, some horror. Discover singing sand, glowing tombstones, ghostly squirrels, and a musical instrument said to cause madness. Marvel at the most mysterious manuscript in the world.