Texas Myths and Legends: The True Stories behind History's Mysteries, 2nd Edition (Legends of the West) (Paperback)
Texas Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Texas's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Texas history. The more than a dozen stories answer questions such as: Is the "Navidad Wildman"-aka Bigfoot-alive and well in Texas? Was the creature in one Texas woman's freezer the legendary blood-sucking beast known as the chupacabra? Just what are the mysterious Marfa Lights? Manifestations of otherworldly beings? Can they be explained scientifically? Is Jefferson the most haunted city in Texas? Or should the title go to San Antonio, which has enough ghosts to warrant at least three advertised ghost hunt tours? From rumors of Jean Lafitte's buried treasures to the hanging of Chipita Rodriguez and the love story of Frenchy McCormick, Texas Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.
Donna Ingham is the author of 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas, You Know You're in Texas When, and Texas Icons (all Globe Pequot Press). A professional storyteller, she performs throughout her home state.