We all know Martha's Vineyard is a great tourist destination. But who knew it has a number of haunted houses, inns, and even the county jail?
Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard is ripe with strange sights and inexplicable scenes. Do you know about Helen, the whaling captain's widow, waiting for his return? She haunts the Newes from America, tossing wine glasses across the room, flicking the lights and stirring up the embers in the fireplace at the end of the evening.
British Redcoats were seen partying in a house in West Tisbury. In the 1990s! What's that all about?
Who knew about the woman seen in a Gingerbread Cottage? She even passed through the room of a sleeping teenager, who wakened to watch her rustle the covers on her bed.
From Aquinnah to Edgartown, from Chilmark to Oak Bluffs and Tisbury to West Tisbury, haunted happenings are all the rage on Martha's Vineyard. Lots of exciting experiences await the curious tourist in Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard. Check out the book today!
Want to watch a Zoom program on Ghosts? Here's a link to a Ghost talk at the West Tisbury Library on October 14, 2020.
What about ghosts?
Yes, it’s true.
Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard is the best way to get ready for Halloween! Lots of ghost stories, And they all took place on the lovely Island of Martha's Vineyard.
Every ghost story is true. At least the people who shared their haunted tales with me believe they saw a ghost. And I believe them.
Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard deals with … ghosts and other other-worldly phenomena, all associated with Martha’s Vineyard one way or another.
A while back my publisher approached me with the suggestion that I look into the paranormal. He thought it was time for The History Press to publish a book that explored the supernatural on Martha’s Vineyard. And he wanted me to write it.
I hemmed. And I hawed. Long story short, I agreed to search about for Vineyard ghosts. And now I’m pleased to report that through interviews and reading I have uncovered a number of unusual experiences.
The most compelling aspect of this book is the sincerity of those who have encountered a spectral sensation. They believe what they saw, heard or felt. It was real to them. And because they believe, now I do too.
Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard was published September 21, 2020, just in time for Halloween! Holly Nadler agreed to pen the foreword. Books are available at the usual sites, as well as right here, on my website, thomasdresser.com.
Reading about the paranormal in the pandemic may lead to paranoia or it may prove to be a virtual pleasure. This fall we invite you to peek between the pages of Ghosts of Martha’s Vineyard; it will raise your spirits, one way or another.
Thanks for reading,
Even GHOSTS are interested in this new book.
What happened at the launch of Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard?
I was introduced by the Edgartown Library and began to speak. My desk lamp flickered. My printer began to hum. The phone rang. And I lost my Zoom connection. That was the tumultuous end of my first book talk on Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard. Spooky!
What's this all about?
I know, I know. How can a 70-something boomer get into a whole new topic? For years I've meandered through the fabric of hardened history, and now I'm venturing into an unknown area, an area of ghosts and spirits and things that go bump in the night.
Well, fear not. I have addressed this topic as seriously and sincerely as ever before. And while some may scoff at this new angle, I still follow the format of serious interviews, comprehensive research and intriguing images.
Did I meet a ghost myself? Well, no, but I did meet with some sincere Vineyarders willing to share their tales. And while these tales are amazing and almost unbelievable, there is a serious take to this. Everyone I spoke with was absolutely certain about what they told me. If nothing else, you will appreciate the sincerity and honesty of my interviewees. No one was in it for the money or fame; they just told their story as they recalled what they had experienced.
But the stories! Oh, my.
How to order:
To order your own autographed copy of Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard send me an email (email@example.com) with your address and I'll mail you a copy of the book for a mere $20, which includes postage.