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Located off the coast of Delaware City on Pea Patch Island lies the 160 year old Fort Delaware. The present structure was completed between 1848 and 1859 and became the largest fort of its day. Three years after its completion the fort and surrounding island were put to use as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers. Over 33,000 prisoners were held on the island by the end of the war; 2,400 died whilst in captivity. Ed Okonowicz presents the haunted history of Pea Patch Island in this fantastically eerie tribute to Fort Delaware. He shares the stories of those island residents who died whilst imprisoned in the fort and who never got the chance to see freedom. Over 70 photographs bring to life the haunted locations that abound on the small stretch of land in the Delaware River. Included are comments by fort staff and visitors as well as tombstone rankings of the prison's most'active' sites. This is a fantastic guide to the supernatural world that inhabits a small Delaware island. About the Author Ed Okonowicz is a freelance writer and instructor at the University of Delaware. He is the author of many books on Delmarva culture, crime, and the unexplained. He lives in Elkton, Maryland.
Nancy Roberts's Southern Ghost Lore Revival--Exhumed and Improved for Fearless Readers. Nancy Roberts has often been described to as the "First Lady of American Folklore" and the Title is well deserved. Throughout her decades-long career, Roberts documented supernatural experiences and interviewed hundreds of people about their recollections of encounters with the supernatural. This nationally renowned writer began her undertaking in this ghostly realm as a freelance writer for the Charlotte Observer. Encouraged by Carl Sandburg, who enjoyed her stories and articles, Roberts wrote her first book in 1958. Aptly called a "custodian of the twilight zone" by Southern Living magazine, Roberts based her suspenseful stories on interviews and her rich knowledge of American folklore. Her stories were always rooted in history, which earned her a certificate of commendation from the American Association of State and Local History for her books on the Carolinas and Appalachia.
This richly illustrated A-Z of Gloucestershire's towns and villages contains manifold mysteries of every kind. There are many places in the region that might be termed mysterious, from crumbling manor houses, castles and ruins to ancient woods and trackways where standing stones and tombstones lie forgotten. This volume explores them all. Added to this are reports of hauntings and ghostly activity, sightings of UFOs and mysterious creatures, and the occasional appearance of crop circles; in a more sinister vein, several particularly gruesome murders from the past are recounted, all of which remain unsolved. These events have, over time, become part of the area's folklore. Mark Turner, whose previous titles include Curious Cotswolds, presents a fascinating collection of inexplicable events that will delight residents and visitors alike. No one with an interest in the darker side of Gloucestershire's history should leave home without it.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, to first-hand encounters with phantoms and spirits, this collection of stories contains both new and well-known spooky tales from around Stirling. A whole chapter is dedicated to the mysterious goings-on at Stirling Castle, where cleaners in the King's Old Building claimed to have heard footsteps coming from the third floor - which hasn't existed since a fire in the nineteenth-century; while a 1930s photograph purports to capture the shadow of a phantom guardsman - possibly the same 'Highland Soldier' often reportedly mistaken by tourists for a castle guide. The town itself has no shortage of fascinating tales, including the story of the Old Town's most famous phantom, seventeenth-century merchant John 'Auld Staney Breeks' Cowane, whose spirit is said to inhabit his statue each Hogmanay. A playful ghost supposedly throws pots and pans around the kitchens of the Darnley Coffee House, while frequent power failures and mishaps in the Tolbooth Theatre - originally the eighteenth-century Burgh jail - are blamed upon the malicious spirit of the last man hanged, Alan Mair. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, Haunted Stirling is guaranteed to intrigue and chill both believers and sceptics alike.
Haunted Bray is a series of supernatural accounts of happenings in Bray and the surrounding areas. The stories have been collected by the author over a number of years from local residents, through a series of interviews and investigations. The author has produced a clear series of accounts for each event and happening, in an engaging and tantalising style, appealing to the market for the supernatural and the unusual.
With subjects ranging from the Croglin Vampire and the Renwick Cockatrice to witchcraft and the Cursing Stone of Carlisle, this collection of first-hand accounts contains all manner of weird and wonderful events from Cumbria's long and tumultuous history. With more than 50 photographs, both archive and modern, and sightings of everything from lake monsters and anomalous big cats to fairies, phantom airships and the Solway Spaceman, prepare to be astonished! Geoff Holder is the author of more than twenty titles exploring strange and unexplained events in the North of England and in Scotland, and this collection will fascinate and amaze both residents and visitors alike.
This rich, absorbing, often very funny, book is a study not just of ghostliness but of Britishness, an exploration of why, now perhaps more than ever, we need the unexplainable - a sense of the unknown.
America is the land of the beautiful, but it is also a land of mystery and many haunted and bizarre places. With 150 images, addresses, and directions, go state-by-state to tour the macabre side of the United States. Journey to haunted old battleships, abandoned prisons, creepy lunatic asylums, the Amityville Horror House, the Winchester House, museums such as Edgar Allan Poe's home, New Orleans Voodoo Museum, the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, and much more! In addition suggesting places to visit, where to stay, and places to eat, chapters on each state have a break down of how best to experience the curious and bizarre a sometimes just a building and other times a whole town. Come on this unusual but richly satisfying tour. You won't be disappointed.
Journey through the dark side of Canterbury, a medieval city steeped in history and ghostly goings-on. A designated Ancient World Heritage site with numerous old landmarks, Canterbury is riddled with countless tales of ghosts and hauntings. From stories of the headless ghost of knight Hugh de Moreville, who was flung from his horse at Bridge, near the city, to the pump on Sun Street which reportedly produces red water, apparently marked by the blood of the martyred St Thomas, this chilling selection of mysterious happenings will captivate anyone interested in discovering the ghosts of Canterbury. It will also serve as a ideal guide or lasting souvenir of the author's renowned ghost tour.
Through this vivid study, Jean-Claude Schmitt examines medieval
religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in
ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related
to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses
Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams
and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore.
Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly
trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at
The town has long been associated with a strong haunted heritage and reputation. Incredibly the local authorities still employed a professional ghost-layer right up until about 150 years ago, long after most other local towns had dispensed with the services of such dubious characters! Anyone interested in the supernatural history of this area will be fascinated in this phenomenal gathering of ghostly goings-on.
The Poconos in the hills of picturesque Pennsylvania is home to beautiful resorts, lively casinos, and stunning waterfalls. Yet, stand in any one spot long enough and chills will run up your spine. Journey with paranormal investigator L'Aura Hladik Hoffman to twenty haunted locations within this tourist mecca. Dine at Tannersville Inn with the ghost of Mabel or stay the night at The Shawnee Inn with a Lady in White. Discover the Pennsylvania Dutch beast Siwweyaeger or the phantom of the Poconos Cinema and Cultural Center as it "strikes again." The Hotel of Horror theater will challenge you to discern between actor and specter at every turn. Examine local legends, haunted artifacts and attractions, ghost photography, and more. Included is a directory of local paranormal organizations, researchers, and tours to plan your own investigations. It won't take long for you to discover that the ghosts of the Poconos are ever present, so join the hunt!
Enjoy 11 spooky campfire tales based on legends and true events in and around the Great Lakes region. Filled with creepy and sometimes humorous details, each has historic significance. Shiver as you read about the ghosts in Duluth, Minnesota, haunting the Glensheen Mansion, and the myth of a giant moose terrorizing tourists off the North Shore of Lake Superior. Meet the Melon Head Creatures, living in a dark and forbidden forest off Lake Michigan, the result of a mad scientist's experiments, or a classic Lady in White. Discover the Manitous water gods, Native American spirits living at the bottom of the lake always looking for unsuspecting prey. Find a giant man-eating turtle, storm Hags, and the Red Devil of Detroit. Learn about Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist, the real legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and the Michigan Dogman.
""The World's Most Haunted House" grabbed me from the beginning...
it is a page turner. This work is a contribution to the nonfiction
paranormal genre and one that needs to be read."
Digital technology serves as our eyes in the world of the improbable and unexplained, the impossible and bizarre, and the biggest mystery of our existence. In his second book on ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg, Tim Scullion has embarked on a haunting journey over six years and 20,000 photos in the making. Historical and paranormal backgrounds are disclosed for 200 strange images that defy explanation and offer photographic evidence of a world beyond our own. Go behind the veil in Colonial Williamsburg and discover what lurks within these inexplicable faces.
'Shapton has created a mystical territory - a performance, an exhibition, a guestbook - in which I felt the ghost within myself; the thing that will outlive me. A fearless and exquisite book' Miranda July Guestbook explores the glimmering, unsettling things that haunt us in the midst of life, combining stories, vignettes and an evocative curiosity cabinet of artifacts and images - found photographs, original paintings, Instagram-style portraits - to transform the traditional ghost story into something else entirely. 'Leanne Shapton has a way of making books entirely new, surreal, and uncanny ... Guestbook contains ghost stories for a world of images and captions, in which the ghosts are all of us, and our strange time' Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
Follow along with one of the oldest ghost-hunting groups in Michigan: the SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SEMGHS). Journey through 13 investigations of cemeteries, a comedy club, library, business, hotel, theater, private home, and an old prison. Find out what it's like to have a ghost follow you home. Meet the spirits at the Purple Rose Theater and discover why they never left. Consider what is growling at Blood Cemetery and run with a black form seen at the Durand Union Station. If you have ever wanted to go on a ghost hunt, but found that you were too afraid, it's time to put yourself right in the middle of some of the most haunted locations in Michigan. Read this book if you dare, but do so with the lights on!
The Shadow Man haunts penitentiary cell blocks.A chilling wind runs through the Death Tunnel.The Red Eyes Apparition lurks in abandoned hallways.
Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and historical information about each location.
Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums explores the country's scariest institutions, including the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, and St. Albans Sanatorium. Discover creepy conversations between the authors and restless spirits, interviews with facility staff and knowledgeable ghost hunters, and helpful tips gathered from each investigation. You'll also enjoy an introduction to basic ghost hunting equipment and detailed information about organizing your own visits to these haunted establishments.
Ohio has seen countless true crimes committed, but the cases presented here are uniquely fascinating as they have left ghosts behind in their wake. Join paranormal author and radio host Kat Klockow on an exploration of ten haunted crime scenes across Ohio. With interviews of paranormal investigators and property owners, discover the tumultuous history of the Ohio State Reformatory, where hundreds of men died and have come back so that visitors can have a brush with the paranormal, too! Ghost hunt at the Old Licking County Jail where over twenty people died by suicide, mob killing, or by setting themselves on fire-their ghosts now roam the halls at night. Visit Ryan's Tavern where spirits of bootleggers still dart through rum-running tunnels that were closed decades ago. These ghosts and more have survived, living on in Ohio's ghostly crime tales.
Take a journey to the world beyond...Visit hundreds of haunted places around the world.Learn how to make contact with "the other side." Read about ghostly manifestations of all kinds, from phantoms to poltergeists--and learn about the scientific investigations that have uncovered and authenticated them. See rare, genuine photographs of ghosts and spirits, and find out how these apparitions were captured on film.Travel to all corners of the world in search of ghosts with Dr. Hans Holzer, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject and the author of more than 100 books on parapsychology, the supernatural, and the paranormal phenomena. Not only does Dr. Holzer introduce us to those who visit from the next dimension, he explains why they seek contact with our world and he offers expert advice on how to interpret sights, sounds, activities, visions and other experiences that signal the presence of someone from the other side. Ghosts is a must-read for all would-be ghost hunters and fans of the otherworldly.
The ghosts Linda Williamson writes about in this book are not misty phantoms. She prefers to call them earthbound spirits, because that is just what they are - ordinary men and women who, instead of passing into the spirit world when they died, have remained trapped and bound to this world. As a medium, Linda encounters many such spirits. Very few are evil, most are lost and confused. Some do not even realise that they have died. With love and compassion they can be released, so that they can move forward to the place where they belong. If you have ever sensed a presence in your house, glimpsed a shadow out of the corner of your eye, or heard inexplicable noises, it may be that you are sharing your home with an earthbound spirit. Linda explains what to do in these situations and gives a fascinating insight into what it is like to be an earthbound spirit.
The United States Military Academy at West Point houses more than cadets; there are ghosts aplenty to stir your imagination and peak your curiosity about the countrys oldest continuously running military school. This collection of 13 spooky ghost stories is focused on apparitions that make their home at West Point, right along with the living souls who march the halls of patriotism everyday. Within these pages meet Vivian, a mourning ghost at the Morrison House, but be careful not to lose your head over her (literally). The playful, but lazy, spirit maid at Washington Hall may take your wallet or you may be surprised to see the Lady in White at the Catholic Chapel floating at nearly 100 feet above your headjust before she plunges to the ground and disappears. What will frighten you at West Point?
These spooky ghost tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Janet Dowling. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these stories are as eerie and mysterious as the windswept moorland, wild shorelines and rugged landscapes from which they derive. Here you will find stories of a voice beyond the grave, a ghost on the pivot between heaven and hell, and the spectres of Viking princes on moonlit roads. Richly illustrated by Vicky Jocher with original drawings, these atmospheric tales are perfect for reading aloud in front of a roaring fire or alone under the covers on dark, stormy nights.
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