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Weird Kentucky Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

ISBN: 9781402754388 | 1402754388
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sterling
Pub. Date: 5/6/2008

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Who knew My Old Kentucky Home could be so weird? As all Kentuckians know, there's more to this state than derbies, bourbon, and a certain fried poultry. We're nearly busting at the seams with local legends and unusual sights. Take a look around, and you'll see all sorts of oddities, some supernatural, some just super weird, that make us proud to call Kentucky home. Follow our author, Jeffrey Scott Holland, as he tours you around every corner of the state to get you to your ultimate destination, the weird state of mind. The Bluegrass State is indeed a haunted placea mysterious landscape permeated with strange creatures, ancient and unexplained anomalies, offbeat characters, and some really bizarre roadside oddities. Visit the Lock & Key Coffeehouse, once a funeral parlor, bank, furniture store, and food stamp office. Head to Herrington Lake and be on the lookout for Herry, Kentucky's most famousand elusiveaquatic monster; drop in to Middlesboro, the only town in the U.S. built inside a meteor crater. We've got Goat Men and Lizard Men and albino ape creatures, not to mention the legendary Wampus Cat. Find out what the number thirteen and our state song have in commonit's pretty creepy. The Creation Museum is here and so are the Gates of Hell. There's even a museum for dummies and the world's largest baseball bat. Experience Gravity Hill and learn just why on earth there is a cemetery right in the middle of the zoo! Yes, the Bluegrass State is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and it's all here in these pages.So come along with Jeffrey and join the campaign to keep Kentucky weird! A brand-new entry in the best-sellingWeird U.S.series,Weird Kentuckyis packed with all that great stuff your history teacher wouldn't teach you. It's a journey you'll never forget.

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