Spirits in the Stacks, Tales from the Sweetwater County’s haunted library

October 15, 2019 on 2:22 pm | In Article | No Comments

I am very proud to announce the book  Spirits in the Stacks, Tales from the Sweetwater County’s haunted library is now available on Amazon.com both in book and ebook form.

Books will soon be available at the three main Sweetwater County Library System libraries.

In Green River-The Sweetwater County Library

In Rock Springs-Rock Springs Library & White Mountain Library

I wrote the book during my time working at the Sweetwater County Library. I started substituting in September 1992. The first week I began work, things started happening to me. I heard a voice in my right ear saying “M.i.c.k.i.  It happened three times that day. After the third, my co-worker Marilyn Doctor saw the look on my face and asked what was wrong. I told her what had happened. She replied “That’s been happening to me all week long”. 

As you see, for me, the spirits seemed to always become part of my working at the library.  This is not to say that things happened every day, they didn’t. But one thing or another would happen often enough. By January, I had been hired on as regular part-time circulation clerk. The other staff told many stories and I wanted to know more. I approached Pat LeFaivre, the Head Librarian. I asked if I could read the other stories and where were they written down. She said they had never kept a journal of any kind. So, this is when I asked if I could start one.

Hence, the now well-known Ghost Log.  It has grown through the years and we have a wide variety of stories. Stories of hearing voices of men, women and children, seeing moving shadows, smelling cigar smoke & old timey perfume, being touched, seeing a hand print appear on the monition screen and then disappear.  The list goes on and on.

Through the years, many of the library patrons and public have asked for us to write a book. In November 2011, I approached Carla Hardy, the Head Librarian for permission to start a book. She said I would need to talk to the Director Scott Kinney. His reply was “Well, we are going to have to live with them.  We might as well embrace it. Go ahead”. 

If has been a long process, with “Book Committee” people coming and going. Changes have been made many times and sometimes, back again. I did several personal interviews.  The people were very kind in doing them. John Legerski, was very special. At the time of the interview, he was about eighty years old.  Sadly, he died a couple years after and never got to see his story in print. But his sons and family will.

I have so much I want to say but I will try to keep it short. 

Why did I write the book? First of all, because the public asked for it. Second, because myself and all the Ghost Walk people old and new, feel it needs to be told. The goal is never to make someone believe. The goal is to report what evidence we find and share it. Everyone must decide for themselves if they believe or not.

I hope you find the book interesting and informative. There have been countless hours put into the gathering of stories people wanted to share. It is truly our pleasure to finally be able to bring this project to fruition.

*By setting up the Sweetwater County Library System Foundation as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile, each book sold will also earn the Foundation a small profit.  

Thank you.

 

 

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