A Carbon County resident publishes a book of spooky local tales and folklore.

"Mysteries on the Mountain: a collection of Summit Hill history, ghost stories and lore" comes just in time for Halloween. 

Author and local historian, David Wargo, spent 8 years sifting through archives and conducting interviews with Summit Hill residents to compile the hair-raising tales of his first book. The book contains twenty stories of ghostly visitors, phantom miners, and a Molly Maguire. 

"I hope they enjoy, you know, learning about the part of history that's not so academic because folklore is an important part of our history. Our oral tradition and oral stories create the culture that we're in," said Wargo. 

The book is published by Kindle direct publishing and is available on Amazon.