Since the first Calusa Indians inhabited the coastal areas of Southwest Florida more than 1,300 years ago, there have been stories of spirits and unexplained occurrences. Sightings have been reported at Historic Spanish Point and at Manasota Key and Englewood, places where ancient shell middens remain to this day. More modern spirits have been reported riding motorcycles, adjusting car seats or turning on faucets in the middle of the night. It is even possible that the ghosts of explorers Ponce de Leon and Hernando De Soto have been seen in the area. |
"Ghost Stories of Venice," is the first publication of such legends and tales relating to the Venice area and thought to be the first such book relating to the West coast of Florida.
In the introduction to "Ghost Stories of Venice," the author writes "Some people are truly afraid to even contemplate the reality of ghosts and want no part of such stories. Others think it is all make-believe. Perhaps reality is somewhere in between," Whether fact or fiction, Ghost Stories of Venice" provides a "different look at the Shark Tooth Capital of the World..."