Ghosts of the Triad: Tales From The Haunted Heart of the Piedmont
By Michael Renegar & Amy Spease
Reviewed by J. Keith Jones
“Ghosts of the Triad” is a very well done installment in the Haunted America series from the History Press. Ghost hunters Michael Renegar and Amy Spease include the deep research that make ghost stories leap up from the page and take you by the hand. Then they ladle on the paranormal legends that have grown up around the history of these places and people. The tasty icing atop the cake sits there courtesy of the first hand experiences they add due to their positions as ghost hunters.
People from the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina – Winston Salem, Greensboro & High Point – will find the history and locations surrounding these believed hauntings very entertaining. The tobacco, textile and furniture aristocracies of this region occupy the catbird’s seat in the formation of this region that likely surpasses that of General Nathaniel Greene and his Patriot army at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. These people had unbelievable wealth and power. Naturally wealth and power – especially the inherited kind – almost always brings a web of intrigue and myriad problems. These stories will keep you up reading… and maybe lying awake.
“Ghosts of the Triad” is one of the better done ghost story books I have read in a long time. I highly recommend it to anyone who has even a passing interest in North Carolina history and the paranormal.