Alien abductions and alternate dimensions? The Green Mountains are filled with intriguing legends and ghost tales, including some that have been told for more than a century. Now, just in time for Halloween, a new book explores the most haunted places in Vermont.
"Haunted Hikes of Vermont" by Tim Simard includes detailed trail descriptions accompanied by mysterious tales, ranging from a haunted covered bridge in Stowe to unexplained disappearances on Glastenbury Mountain.
Simard, an avid hiker from Waterbury, writes about a variety of ghost stories and places of notable historic interest, including Camel's Hump, Southern Vermont College, Glastenbury Wilderness Area, Lincoln Gap, Lake Champlain, Gold Brook Bridge, Lake Willoughby and the Northeast Kingdom.
In the book's introduction, Simard sums it up perfectly: "Vermont's history is so interesting and lively, it's not inconceivable that weird energy remains."
**Read more: Haunted Hikes of Vermont (PW Publishing Works)
Take a Haunted Hike (Boston.com)