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The mountains and deeply wooded valleys of Northwest Arkansas have a mysterious side to match their pristine beauty. Eureka Springs is home to more than a few hotel guests who have never checked out. The lingering spirits of fallen Civil War soldiers are said to haunt the battlefields of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove. Many former patients of sadistic doctor Norman Baker are believed to roam the grounds of his former hospital, now the Crescent Hotel. Elkhorn Tavern, a well-known stop on the historic westward thoroughfare, is still plagued by lingering apparitions from its days as a field hospital. Join paranormal investigator and author Bud Steed on a tour of some of the most haunted spots in Northwest Arkansas.    Click on the Cover to Purchase

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The rocky hills and dark valleys of the Ozark Mountains hold many secrets for those bold enough to go in search of them. From the grieving ghost of the Ozark’s Madonna to the dangerous apparition who haunts the Irish Wilderness, ghosts and legends abound in the Ozarks. A long settled land, the Ozarks has seen its fair share of tragedy and turmoil; from accidents to civil war battles the Ozarks holds more than her fair share of ghosts and hauntings, the stories told and retold down through the generations, a huge part of the hill country folklore.
Join Para-historian and author Bud Steed as he retells some of the best ghost stories of the Missouri Ozarks and debunks a popular legend that has been told since the 1940’s; a legend that has been the cause of several deaths itself. Take a ghostly trip through the communities and hills that make up the Missouri Ozark Mountains and experience the spirits and entities that call it home.    Click on the Cover to Purchase

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The rugged and lonely Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas hold many secrets; buried treasures and lost mines are just a few of them. From stacks of Spanish silver and gold bars, to lost silver mines, to hidden outlaw loot, the tales of buried and lost riches are abundant in the folklore of the Ozarks.
Follow along as folklorist and researcher Bud Steed takes you on a journey of hidden riches and tells the tales of forgotten and lost gold and silver.
This is the first book in the America’s Lost Treasures series.    Click on the Cover to Purchase

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Stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Natchez Trace is one of the oldest, most historically significant routes in American history. Beginning as hunting ground for natives, the Trace became the favored path back home for early settlers who floated down the Mississippi River to sell goods in Natchez. Yet the Trace was riddled with bandits, marauders and other perils, and today troubled and tortured voices from the past still echo along the road. Travel to Grinders Stand where famed explorer Meriwether Lewis met his untimely demise, and onto Kings Tavern, built in the late 1700s, and haunted by the ghost of the innkeeper’s mistress. Author and ghost expert Bud Steed recounts these tales, and more, all lurking in the shadows of the Haunted Natchez Trace.    Click on the Cover to Purchase

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Mississippi’s gorgeous Gulf Coast is known for its sandy beaches, sunny weather and welcoming people. Not so welcoming, however, are the spirits that haunt the shores, lighthouses, canneries and historic sites in towns along the coast. Join author and ghost hunter Bud Steed as he leads a haunted journey with stops in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Waveland and all points in between. From the apparition seen lingering in the Bay St. Louis Train Depot, still waiting for his train to come, to the forceful spirits haunting the Old Biloxi Cemetery that refuse to be ignored, this collection offers the complete take on the haunted hot spots that add a touch of darkness and a hint of menace to Mississippi’s sunny Gulf Coast.    Click on the Cover to Purchase

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With yellow fever, Civil War battles, murders and tragic accidents staining its history, it is no wonder that Baton Rouge is rife with tales of ghostly visitors. Highland Road has had so many reports of Civil War soldier sightings that the local police department sent out an officer to track one down. Spirits crowd about in the stately grounds of the Magnolia Mound and Old Cottage Plantations, the Old Capitol and the New and even the USS “Kidd.” Unlikely spots like the Guaranty Income Life and Broadcast Building have plenty of hair-raising stories of their own; the cafeteria used to be a morgue Explore the Red Stick’s eerie past with paranormal investigator Bud Steed as he uncovers the city’s most chilling tales.    Click on the Cover to Purchase