Spooky Oregon

Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

Spooky Oregon by S.E. Schlosser
Spooky Oregon by S.E. Schlosser

Pull up a chair or gather ‘round the campfire and get ready for forty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past! You’ll meet Muriel, who learns too late that you shouldn’t mess around in haunted houses, plus a host of spooky characters like a white witch who conquers an ancient evil spirit that  lives at her university; a killer sasquatch who wrecks vengeance on the men trespassing on its sacred ground; the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach; and many others. 

Oregon folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and through artist Paul Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. You’ll meet ghosts and witches, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Now with brand new stories, this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Don’t be silly, she told herself, forcing her shaking legs up another step.  It’s just the loose shutter blowing in the wind.  And then all the hair on the back of her neck stood on end as she realized she could hear something breathing behind her…

“The Handkerchief” from Spooky Oregon

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spooky Oregon by S.E. Schlosser
“The Handkerchief” from Spooky Oregon by S.E. Schlosser

Part One:  Ghost Stories
1.      The Handkerchief – Newport
2.      Top Hat and Cane – Bend
3.      Neahkahnie Treasure – Tillamook County
4.      Shanghaied – Portland
5.      Looking for Johnny – Oregon City
6.      The Green Lady – Jacksonville
7.      The Mad Logger – Depot Bay
8.      The Sand Bar – Astoria
9.      The Rivals – Sisters
10.  Cold –Ashland
11.    The Cabin – Mount Hood
12.  The Golden Hand – Medford

Part Two:  Powers of Darkness and Light

13.   Devil’s Lake – Lincoln City
14.  The Lights – Hell’s Canyon
15.  Trespassing – Cascade Mountains
16.  Tommy Knocking – John Day
17.  Griffin – Merlin
18.  Chestishire Cat – Eugene
19.  Bandage Man – Cannon Beach
20.  Laughing Devil – Gold Beach
21.  The Devil’s Sink – Elgin
22.  Time Slip – Fort Clatsop
23.   Destiny – Crater Lake
24.  The New Neighbor – Baker City
25.  Close Encounter –Willamette Forest

S.E. Schlosser
S.E. Schlosserhttps://Worldfolklore.net
S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.