Strange Tales from Virginia's Mountains

Strange Tales from Virginia's Mountains

The Norton Woodbooger, The Missing Beale Treasure, the Ghost Town of Lignite and More

Denver Michaels


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The stunning mountains of Virginia offer spectacular views and endless outdoor activities, yet they also hold secrets. A nineteenth-century cache of gold is buried in the hills. Nine-foot giants once walked the ridges, pre-Columbian explorers built homes on isolated mountaintops and a ghost town lies deep in the Jefferson National Forest. The mountains conceal canines that walk upright, black panthers and a resurgent mountain lion population. The hide-and-seek champion of the world, Bigfoot, lurks in the dark hollows, phantom dogs pace the back roads and aggressive monkeys swing through the trees. UFOs crisscross the skies, and ghosts haunt the caverns below. Join Denver Michaels, local author and explorer of the unexplained, as he explores these mysteries and many more.


Denver Michaels:
Denver Michaels is an author with a passion for cryptozoology, the paranormal, lost civilizations, ancient history and all things unexplained. In 2016, the Virginia native released his first book, People Are Seeing Something, a culmination of many years of research into the lake monster phenomenon. Since then, he has gone on to write Water Monsters South of the Border, Wild & Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia and two paranormal-themed travel books.