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Washington Myths & Legends (2nd Edition) by L. E. Bragg - Washington State Historical Society

Washington Myths & Legends (2nd Edition) by L. E. Bragg

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Washington Myths & Legends (2nd Edition) by L. E. Bragg

"Mind Boggling Tales from the Evergreen State

  • Did a courtroom hex proclaimed by one of the country's most prolific serial killers really cause the deaths of six more people? In 1947 Jake Bird was sentenced to hang for the brutal ax murders of a mother and daughter in their Tacoma home. He was a suspect in nearly forty-four other murders, and some believe a curse he placed on those involved in his case caused several more untimely deaths.
  • What caused the disappearance of a group of Klickitat children out on a berry-picking excursion? Tribe members have long considered the valley where the group vanished to be haunted and even named it Yalicolb, meaning "Valley of Evil Spirits." Today, residents claim to hear disembodied voices of children, and many believe the area's deadly forest fires, wars, and plagues are evidence of a sinister presence. 
  • In the summer of 1940, two brothers fishing on Lake Crescent made an eerie discover: Floating on the surface was a corpse that had turned completely into soap. What caused such a drastic change in the chemical composition of an entire body? And how had that person ended up in the lake in the first place? 
From legends of lost treasure to spine-tingling ghost stories, Washington Myths & Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Evergreen State's most fascinating and compelling stories."