Guidebook to Haunted and Strange Places in Rhode Island by Charles Harrington
Put on comfortable shoes or boots to journey through 14 self-guided walking and biking tours of the strange and haunted locations across some lesser-known regions of Rhode Island. Tales of mythical monsters, ghosts, and spirits from a murder or two may greet you as you explore Providence, Newport, Jamestown, and surrounding areas. Meet fabled half-deer, half-goat “doat,” a demonic dog that has been scaring visitors for centuries, and ghosts that may be slightly more welcoming. Find out whether the Newport Tower is the true location of the lost Viking city of Norumbega, and visit the strange locations made famous by Rhode Island’s favorite son of horror fiction: H. P. Lovecraft. Nine maps will guide you along your route and historical backgrounds provide the backdrop for the supernatural. To date, no one taking these tours has died at the hands of a mysterious lurking creature, so you should be fine…
Charles Harrington has been writing travel articles for over a decade, and continues to write about the oddities in New England. A graduate from Roger Williams University, he began teaching and writing, with articles published in Kansai Scene and Kansai Time Out.
Planning a trip to Rhode Island? Love haunting and odd places? This is the guidebook for you. We start with H.P. Lovecraft and twenty-seven areas around Providence. Next we proceed to Prudence Island, Newport, Jamestown, and four additional sites. All locations have a picture, a description of the site and the haunting story, and each section ends with a map of the area for you to locate each site.
When visiting Rhode Island, here is a collection of 49 sites to check out if you enjoy haunting and other mysterious locations. This guidebook is perfect to draw you in to the local history and leave you wanting to visit the real sites. I loved all the stories and think I may have to plan a trip to Rhode Island.
I received Guidebook to Haunted and Strange Places in Rhode Island from Schiffer Publishing for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.