Monday, March 15, 2010

Ghosts of Clinton County

SPOTLIGHT: I shine the spotlight this week on the darker corners of Clinton County, with a bone-chilling interview with TV and radio personality Gordie Little. He came to our studios to talk about his book Ghosts of Clinton County. Little has had a fascination with ghosts since he was a child.

"I was afraid of the dark, petrified of the dark," he told me during our interview. "My parents tried to tell me there were no threatening things that went bump in the night, but I begged to differ."

Little got over his fear and soon embraced all things paranormal. He has spent his life collecting ghost stories from his friends and acquaintances in Clinton County, New York. Now he has published a book of the spookiest anecdotes. I am a skeptic myself, but I must admit one of his stories sent a chill down my spine during the interview.

As an admirer of the arts, my favorite story of his involves a piano teacher who would serenade her family on moonlit nights, after she'd passed away. People who live in Clinton County should recognize many of the locales in Little's stories.

See our interview this week on "Spotlight," a segment of Mountain Lake Journal Extra. The program airs Thursday night at 8:30 on Mountain Lake PBS. Repeat broadcasts: Friday at 6am & 12:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am.

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