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Ghostlore Review    

Ghosts of the Georgia Coast
by Don Farrant
Pineapple Press, 2002
Paperback, $9.95 (150 pages)
ISBN: 1-56164-265-7 
Don Farrant heard his first ghost story at age twelve during a Boy Scout campout. Years later he moved to the ghost rich area of coastal Georgia. His research includes well-known haints of the Golden Isles as well as some ghosts of recent years.

"Mary de Wanda" also known as "Mary the Wanderer" may be the only ghost to have a road named after her -- Mary Wan Road, located near Demere Road.  Her legend can be traced back to the hurricane of 1824 when she went out on her horse with a light to look for her young man, the son of a planter.  It is said that she drowned after finding her lover's capsized boat. Today, Mary still guides travelers with her light.  She was even spotted on a runway by a pilot.

The shopping mall near Darien has several interesting phantoms roaming the stores.  The mall was build at the site of a former plantation and perhaps a village of Native Americans.  Ghostly Indians are spotted from time to time. There is also the female shopper in a long white gown who continues to check out the latest fashions.

The twenty-seven stories are sure to bring a shiver and smile.

Don Farrant, a Michigan native and retired corporate editor, has been a freelance writer for more than twenty years. Don and his wife, Jean, live on St. Simons Island in Georgia.
Joyce Dixon
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