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The stories in this book bring to life the whispered stories and forgotten secrets of the darkest recesses in the Texas psyche.

The stories in this book bring to life the whispered stories and forgotten secrets of the darkest recesses in the Texas psyche. Read More
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How did a famous Victorian poet’s ghost come to inhabit a university library in Central Texas? Why do artifacts from Bonnie and Clyde’s “death car” still move at a museum named for the famous early Texas lawmakers? Why is a ghost still searching for his arm in the downtown area? Was a gambler really entombed sitting at a poker table with aces hidden up his sleeve?

Author Bradley Turner collected the tales and photographer Mark Burdine shot high-quality black and white photos of the locations, but we need some help with the production costs to make this a beautiful 11x11 hardback book suitable to grace any coffee table or bookshelf a reality. Then all may read about these eerie Texas tales in Cotton Bales, Goatmen & Witches: Legends from the Heart of Texas.

These are tales we don’t want to get lost. Already there are variations of the spooky tales that illuminate the darkest recesses of the Texas psyche from the distant past to the present day.

 And if you’re thinking, “Hey, that’s in Texas!”, think again. These stories could happen in your own state, your own city, your own neighborhood, your own backyard, your own house …you get the gist!

Author Bradley T. Turner compiled the tales after hearing stories all his life. “The most important aspect of the legends is not the events, places, or people described in the tales, but the stories themselves,” he said. These are stories we’re dying to wrap a book around.

That’s where we need you. If you’ve ever sat around a campfire telling spooky stories, throw some funds our way to preserve these stories for generations to come.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    One-sheet wall calendar featuring the Alico Building in Waco, TX, as photographed for Cotton Bales, Goatmen & Witches (CBGW).

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    Set of six commemorative postcards featuring a variety of locations and photographs in CBGW.

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    2012 flip wall calendar featuring twelve photographs from CBGW.

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    Hardback copy of CBGW.

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    Numbered copy of CBGW autographed by author Bradley Turner and photographer Mark Burdine.

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    8X10 framed metal print of image of donor's choice from CBGW. Display-ready with hanging hardware included. Comes with copy of CBGW.

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    11X14 framed metal print of image of donor's choice from CBGW. Display-ready with hanging hardware included. Comes with autographed copy of CBGW

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    16X24 framed metal print of image of donor's choice from CBGW. Display-ready with hanging hardware included. Also comes with autographed copy of CBGW.

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