A crossroads energy is the heart and soul of the Missouri Ozarks, where earthquakes, monster lore and UFO sightings are as familiar as limestone bluffs along historic Route 66. When Momo the Missouri Monster materialized amid auditory phenomena and UFO sightings, mayhem consumed a sleepy river town. The Joplin Spook Light has appeared nightly for more than a century. At sunset, park guards at the legendary Zombie Road turn away ghost hunters for their own good. Learn about how historic earthquakes reversed the flow of the Mississippi River. See Missouri native Mark Twain’s lifelong interest in the paranormal following a lucid prophetic dream. Join Cynthia Carroll—author, tour director and sixth-generation native—as your guide through the magic of the Missouri Ozarks.
About the Author
Cynthia McRoy Carroll is a self-confessed dreamer who spends more time inside her own head than not. Her Ozark ancestors settled in Madison County, Missouri, in the early 1800s and were among the first to privately own Ozark land. Cynthia is an honors graduate of Lone Star College and attended the Glassell School of Art. She spent six years as tour and docent program coordinator for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She began writing later in life and soon won eight writing awards with the Writers of the Woodlands group, four of which were for first place. She lives in central coastal Texas with her husband, Jim Carroll, a musician-songwriter and retired licensed professional counselor. They have one son and two grandchildren.
Published by The History Press, 2021. Paperback, 160 pages.