The Brown Mountain Lights

Author: Wade Edward Speer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476626208
Size: 19.43 MB
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 Mysterious nighttime lights near Brown Mountain in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest have intrigued locals and visitors for more than a century. The result of a three year investigation, this book identifies both manmade and natural light sources—including some unexpected ones—behind North Carolina’s most famous ghost story. History, science and human nature are each found to play a role in the understanding and interpretation of the lights people see.

The Brown Mountain Lights And The Mesozoic Phoenix

Author: R. Caines
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475933918
Size: 15.62 MB
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65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period eighty-five percent of all species disappeared, including the dinosaurs. This was the second largest mass extinction in Earth's history and numerous theories have been proposed to explain it, but none of them have been correct. Now there is a new theory. Geologist Derek Burdette and his seismologist and ex-power lifter friend, big Jeff "Mac" Mackenzie, embark on an ordinary camping trip in the North Carolina mountains. The camping trip turns into a scientific mystery when they have an alien encounter and stumble upon the real reason for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

Through The

Author: CC Tillery
ISBN: 0989464156
Size: 11.99 MB
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In August1969, medical student Lizzie Baker sets off on a trip to Woodstock with her boyfriend and two other couples. When their van breaks down outside of Morganton, North Carolina, the group decides to hike up nearby Brown Mountain while they wait for the repairs to be finished. Lizzie's interest in nature prompts her to go on a walk by herself, hoping to get a glimpse of the legendary Brown Mountain Lights. When she unexpectedly encounters one, she naively reaches out to touch it and is thrown back in time to a place and lifestyle she comes to hate-the Antebellum South. Lizzie is taken in by three sisters who are healers. With them, she is able to put her knowledge as a medical student to good use. She finds a trusted friend in Abbie, the youngest sister, and through a budding romance with the son of a plantation owner is drawn into the dangerous world of the Underground Railroad. With a bloody and violent war looming on the horizon, at a time when women are looked upon as less than equal, Lizzie struggles to accept the differences that surround her every day in this new and challenging world. Wanting nothing more than to return home, she and Abbie continually search for the light Lizzie travelled through, hoping it will take her back to her time. But if she finds it, will she decide to stay or go?

The Brown Mountain Lights

Author: Carol Crane
ISBN: 1935711199
Size: 17.61 MB
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The Riley family move from Ireland to America in search of a better life, settling in western North Carolina. When Pa returns home after fighting in the Revolutionary War, he finds his family missing. He walks up and down nearby Brown Mountain looking for them, carrying a torch. The legendary Brown Mountain lights are his ghost still looking for his beloved family.

Night Lights Or Golf The Blues And The Brown Mountain Light

Author: Rahn Adams
Publisher: Parkway Pub
ISBN: 1887905405
Size: 13.41 MB
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What do golf, the blues and the Brown Mountain Light - one of America's oldest unsolved mysteries - have in common? Teenaged golfer Val Galloway, budding bluesman Bo Gaines, and science major Alan Delacruz join forces to find the answers to that and other questions in this versatile coming-of-age tale, told in the same veins as William Hallberg's The Rub of the Green, Reynolds Price's The Tongues of Angels and Richard Bradford's Red Sky at Morning. Part golf novel, popular culture guidebook and western North Carolina travelogue, Night Lights on the whole is the often humorous, always endearing story of three kindred spirits from the South Brunswick Islands who search for the source of the elusive Brown Mountain Light during the summer of 2003 in the North Carolina High Country around Linville and Grandfather Mountain. Their search for the Light and what they ultimately find reveal much about our own fears and doubts in post-9/11 America but even more about undying hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

Speaking In Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501135996
Size: 19.26 MB
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In this latest blockbuster novel from bestselling author Kathy Reichs, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones possibly left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world. For every case that Temperance Brennan has solved, there remain numerous bodies that remain unidentified in her lab. Information on some of these cold cases is available online, where amateur detectives sometimes take a stab at solving cases. When Tempe gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sleuth who believes she’s successfully connected a body in Tempe’s lab to a missing eighteen-year-old girl, Tempe writes it off as another false alarm. Still reeling from her mother’s diagnosis and the shock of Andrew Ryan’s potentially life-change proposal, Tempe has little patience for chasing false leads. But when the bones in the lab match the missing girl’s medical records, Tempe re-opens the case, returning to the spot where her remains were originally found. What seems at first to be an isolated tragedy takes on a more sinister cast as Tempe uncovers two more sets of bones nearby. Even more troubling is that the area is known as a viewing point for a famous unexplained light phenomenon, and that a local cult nearby has significant interest in the site. Tempe’s suspicions turn to murder by ritual sacrifice—a theory that gains even more urgency when Hazel herself turns up dead. Struggling to follow the tracks of a killer who will do anything not to be discovered, Tempe races to solve the murders and unravel the mysteries surrounding the site before the body count climbs higher. A suspenseful, modern addition to Temperance Brennan’s ongoing story, Speaking in Bones proves that Kathy’s pulse-pounding Bones series shows no signs of slowing down.