Looking For “Lydia”: The Thirty-Year Search For The Jamestown Hitchhiker By Michael Renegar and Amy Greer

“I met this book’s co-authors Michael Renegar and Amy Greer in 2016, when assigned a news story about Jamestown’s famous ghost named Lydia. What could be less “real news” than a ghost story? Nonetheless, I quickly validated what Michael and Amy knew all along – there is, indeed, a real-life tragedy buried within this famous tale. It just took the final puzzle piece – an ironic twist of fate – to prove it.

The first few lines of this work will draw the reader into this captivating mystery and these authors’ passionate 30-year research of the Lydia legend. Will giving fact to folklore spoil the story? That’s up to the reader to decide. But perhaps connecting the dots, at last, in the quest for truth can bring Jamestown’s famous ghost – and her loyal believers – some peace.”  ~

Meghann Mollerus, Journalist

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Michael Renegar was born in 1969 and raised in East Bend, North Carolina, and still resides there. He attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, 1987-1992. There, he majored in History, and lived in a reputedly haunted dormitory, East Residence Hall.

Michael has always had a fascination with ghost stories, and has been collecting and researching North Carolina tales since he was 17. His first book, Roadside Revenants And Other North Carolina Ghosts And Legends, was published in 2005. Next, was Tar Heel Terrors in 2011. Also in 2011, he wrote Ghosts Of The Triad with his good friend and “adopted” sister, Amy Greer (Then Spease).

Amy Greer was born in 1980, and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She lives there with her loving husband, Seth Greer, and a menagerie of animals. Between them, they have three lovely children.

Amy has been enamored with the spooky and macabre since she was a small child. She particularly loved the true ghost stories her Pawpaw Nelson read to her. Her interest was further piqued by seeing the ghost of her great grandfather. Ghosts Of The Triad was her first book.