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Howard Street Hauntings and Other Ocracoke Stories

Howard Street Hauntings and Other Ocracoke Stories


Since childhood, Philip Howard has been immersed in Ocracoke's rich culture and history. As in his first book, Digging Up Uncle Evans, Philip continues to share many Ocracoke Island Stories that have never before been published. 


Within these pages you will encounter legendary island characters, including Old Diver, the unfortunate seafarer whose ghost prowls graveyards on British Cemetary Road; Mad Mag, a long dead Ocracoke housewife whose particular ways continue to frighten islanders; and the Green Ghost who haunts Howard Street in the half-light of a dying day. 


But this volume is more than ghost tales. Howard Street Hauntings presents new insights into the impact German submarines had on islanders during WWII, describes curious local burial practices, and celebrates Ocracokers who risked thier lives in the United States Life-Saving Service. 


In addition, readers will meet a lighthouse keeper searching for his lost false teeth, a salty old seafarer who became a colorful preacher, an outrageously drunken pig, and island musicians who played in a New York City nightclub that featured live turtle races. 


Based on Philip's popular Around Creek Ghost & History Walk, Howard Street Hauntings brings to life all of these stories...and many more. 

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