Local author David Domine has recently released a new book titled, “True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood.” His newest publication includes updated information and new photos relating to some of the most popular and interesting stories from Domine’s ghost-story series.
One example is the story of 1412 South Sixth Street. After putting the original stories by Jack Conger into print, David heard many other stories from previous residents of the building. One woman, Becky Bernheim, approached David at a book-signing and described a particular incident that occurred while she was a resident of the subject property. She claims to have seen an apparition of a woman that appeared to have hung herself from the ceiling. This story eerily ties into the revelation of Karen Marcroft who also contacted David after the publication. Karen was interested in the history of the building because she had learned that her great-aunt, Ida Ahlf, had hung herself at 1412 South Sixth Street. In addition to these new revelations to the building’s history, David has included photos of Ida and her death certificate in the new book.
David is a self-described “ghost sceptic” because he has not personally seen one. However, while living in Old Louisville, he did witness multiple events that remain “unexplained”. After relaying his experiences with others in the neighborhood, he discovered that the area was rich with ghost stories. Old Louisville, one of America’s largest Historic District of Victorian Homes, is fertile territory for an ambitious writer with an interest in stories and history.
“True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood” can be purchased at several bookstores and gift shops located “Inside 264.”
Meet David at a book-signing this Saturday May 24th (2014):
Conrad Caldwell House Museum, 12:00 to 5:00.
INTERVIEW WITH DAVID DOMINE
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Websites related to the new book:
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