The President's Vampire
Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America
by Robert Schneck
Trade Paperback, 232 Pages, 0 Illustrations
$14.00, ISBN: 1933665009
The President's Vampire is proof positive that an inordinate number of very strange things happen from sea to shining sea in the place known as the United States of America. It contains scrupulously documented accounts of ghosts, monsters, murderers, and hoaxes so improbable they will fascinate believers, skeptics, and anyone interested in the more obscure corners of American history and culture.
About the Author:
Robert Damon Schneck is a freelance writer and contributor to Fortean Times, Fate, and other magazines. Friends describe him as a "loveable, nocturnal, monomaniac."
THE DEVIL’S MILITIA
Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1692
This story is not about ghosts exactly…
BRIBING THE DEAD
Morristown, New Jersey, 1788
The story of a fake sorcerer who got rich by convincing imitation ghosts to hand over a non-existent fortune.
THE GOD MACHINE
Lynn, Massachusetts, 1853
During the Industrial Revolution some people developed extraordinary faith in technology.
THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, May, 1866
No matter how you feel about the current Administration, no one can accuse the president of being soft on vampirism.
ONE LITTLE INDIAN
A strange-but-true classic, continued.
A HORROR IN THE HEIGHTS
Baltimore, Maryland, 1951
Short colorful specters like Detroit’s infamous Nain Rouge (“Red Dwarf”) are not unknown, but the classic phantom is a long-legged figure in black.
THE LOST BOYS
Newark, New Jersey, 1978
This is the story of a mass disappearance. There’s no reason to believe it was paranormal, but somehow that makes it worse; when it’s paranormal you don’t expect a solution.
THE BRIDGE TO BODY ISLAND
This story is different from all the others in this book.
First, the source is a close friend. Second, though this might sound dramatic, readers who are genuinely frightened by the paranormal or troubled by obsessive thoughts should consider skipping this chapter.