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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.
This is the Amazing Story of the Enfield Poltergeist On August 31st 1977, normal life ended for Mrs Harper and her four children in their modest council house in a hitherto quiet corner of the north London suburb of Enfield. Compared to what was to come, the initial phenomena were relatively minor - knockings on the walls, and pieces of furniture moving in ways that did not seem normal. The neighbours came in and searched the house, finding all in order, though they too heard the knocking. The police were called, and were able to witness a chair sliding along the floor. The disturbances went on, getting more intense and more frightening. They were eventually witnessed by at least thirty people. They included examples of everything a poltergeist can do - overturning chairs and tables, flinging things about, whipping off bedclothes, levitating one of the girls in full view of passers-by, making her speak with the voice of an old man and defying the laws of physics by passing matter through solid matter. Much of this bewildering and often terrifying activity was captured on tape and film by Maurice Grosse of the Society for Psychical Research and his colleague Guy Lyon Playfair, who were on the case within days of its outbreak stayed on it until it finally came to an end, with a twist as unexpected and surprising as in any detective story. No other case of its kind has been so well witnessed from start to finish or so thoroughly documented. Incidents are described as they happened, without embellishment, from some six hundred pages of transcripts of live tape recordings. The story of the Enfield poltergeist is already regarded as a classic in the annals of psychical research. It has been the subject of worldwide press coverage and several radio and television documentaries.
*Winner of the Best Fantasy Novel Aurealis Award* 'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Casper von Klitzing and her twin brother Baristan have lived a pretty normal life - until now. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, orchestrated by the mysterious Oct, Casper is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. But the only other person ever to escape Oct was a witch - and so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is an unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters' Sci Fi Bulletin
Yorktown, Virginia, is a picturesque and historic colonial village situated along the York River. But beneath its beauty lies a dark history of war and bloodshed. Through legends, interviews, and paranormal ghost investigations, tour over 25 haunted locations to experience the spirits that have lingered behind. Walk along Crawford Road to see ghostly Revolutionary War soldiers accompanied by the sounds of drums and cadence calls. Join marines at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station as they are confronted by sounds of a galloping horse and the clatter of wagon wheels-a reenactment of a terrible carriage accident in colonial times. Talk with long-dead townspeople still hiding in the Cornwallis Cave from the time of the Siege of Yorktown in the 1700s. Visit the Dudley Digges House to see a spirit floating above her death bed in a blood-soaked gown. Each story provides touring and historic information for your visit. Stay alert for a spirited time!
"Encyclopedia of Haunted Places" was the first directory of its
kind to be written by dozens of the world's leading paranormal
investigators. Research notes, location background, firsthand
accounts, interviews with leading paranormal researchers, and many
anomalous photographs featuring ghostly manifestations comprise the
hundreds of haunted listings in this directory.
If you want to hear the real ghost stories of Savannah, you've come to the right place! Join Paranormal Investigator Ryan Dunn and his team, the Savannah Ghost Research Society, as they investigate the ghosts, histories, legends, and myths of one of the most haunted cities in the country. Read about eyewitness and personal accounts of people being attacked by ghosts, spirits that are not at rest, and places that continue to house the undead. Find out whether there is any truth to the story that people were buried alive at the Colonial Park Cemetery. Is the spirit of Dr. Brown "walled up" at a residence on West Oglethorpe Avenue, still grieving over the death of his family? Discover why people leave the Amethyst Inn in the middle of the night. Visit with poltergeists at the Chart House Restaurant at Bay and River Streets. Review the compelling factual evidence gathered by the team and then decide for yourself whether you're brave enough to tour Savannah's ghostly markers.
Entombed within these pages are twenty-seven accounts of the dead and the bizarre, tales of those who have experienced for themselves the Queen City's supernatural world. Meet a child ghost who died in a horrible auto accident and now haunts current area drivers. Consider the vanishing Monroe family or the disappearing murder suspect in Fourth Ward. Be careful of a knock at the door it could be a ghost...or someone literally coming back from the dead. Visit a forest where a young spirit girl saves a boy, then haunts him as a man. Drive over the Catawba River Bridge, where you may be lured to jump by the ghosts struggling in the water beneath. Ramble about the Rosedale Plantation to understand its haunted past. Above all, enjoy the mystical, weird, horrifying, and sometimes funny, stories from behind Charlotte s eternal curtain."
Genuine contemporary ghost stories are few and far between, but as the accounts in this thrilling book show, Preston and its surrounding area boast a plethora of spectres just waiting to be discovered by the brave - or the foolhardy! Join ghost hunter and TV presenter Jason Karl and Adele Yeomans as they visit sprawling halls, ancient manor houses, theatres, inns and haunted homes. Encounter a ghost caught on film, a haunted underground restaurant, a smelly apparition, a slip in time itself, and much more ...Whether you believe in the spirit world or not, prepare to be entertained as you take a walk on the OTHER SIDE in this spine tingling tour of Preston's haunted heritage.
Journey across the miles to encounter haunted streets and highways, railways and bridges, and even the friendly skies! In this collection of paranormal tales, the spirits don't sit still. They ride the rails of ghostly trains and sit behind the wheels of spectral autos. From haunted bridges, ocean liners, and stage coaches to ghostly hitchhikers and cursed cars, the entities in this book like to travel! Meet a ghost who walks the Titanic exhibit a is he still looking for the sunken ship? A lovely temptress in Pennsylvania may lure you to your doom at the Birdsboro Bridge and she may even come up to your car to talk for a bit. Seattle's underground labyrinth of streets may beckon you a beware, these ghosts from the 1800s are not camera shy. The spirits of Flight 401 will be on board, too, welcoming you to this tour of haunted travels. So hang on tight as you travel along the haunted highways and byways to spend time with ghostly travelers.
Discover centers of paranormal lore in Richmond, Norfolk, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Danville and Fredericksburg or learn about stubborn yet genteel ghosts obsessed witht he survival of Old Dixie.
Take a chilling journey to South Texas, from The Woodlands to Galveston, where the long departed are waiting to tell you their stories. The spirit of Jean Lafitte may urge you to join him on his ghost ship. Meet Captain Mott's spirit that haunted the Witwer family from an attic for yearsuntil he finally solved his "problem." Read about dead folks who wander Old City Cemetery in Columbus. Spend a frightening vacation moving from one haunted place to the next, taking in haunted hotels, mansions, and depotsa phantasmagoria of phantoms you won't want to miss. Legends of haunted graveyards, phantom dogs, and other eerie phenomena will intrigue you. Pleasant dreams. . .
Northern Virginia is full of stories of bravery, tragedy, and ghosts. Take a tour of some of the most well-known haunts in the region, including Gadsby's Tavern, where a strange couple left a mystery behind, the Carlyle House, where a jealous female ghost resides, and the Woodlawn Plantation, where the ghosts of slaves still work. But hauntings are not limited to Alexandria. In Occoquan, there's a story of lust, jealousy, and murder that keeps an Indian ghost at the Occoquan Inn. In Dumfries, learn about the spirit of a girl who died in seclusion because people believed she was demon-possessed. In Leesburg, meet a little ghost girl looking to play Hide and Seek. From ghostly strangers and nightmares, to body parts found in unknowing residents' homes, you'll find them in Haunted Alexandria.
The ghosts of World War II are talking. Join a study of paranormal archaeology and latent energy that features 52 wartime artifacts, such as an SS Totenkopf Honor Ring, a Japanese gas mask remnant and pistol, and a bloodstained certificate. Pendulum dowsing, psychometry, electronic voiceprints, and psychic intervention help to explain that the artifacts relate amazing and haunting stories. Learn about the prisoners behind the padlock that emits an energy of death and incarceration; and a man who watched as a comrade fell in death only to take his SS ring. Read about a long-lost sole of a tortured soul; and a swastika on a gold chain that was worn as jewelry in a time of hate and prejudice. As psychic investigators, renowned psychic Jane Dougherty, Shamanic Journeyer and Reiki Master Lisa Paldrano, and New Jersey Ghost Organization psychic Maryanne Vasnelis join forces with the author/sensitive to prove that these artifacts can talk.
In the twenty-first century, as in centuries past, stories of the supernatural thrill and terrify us. But despite their popularity, scholars often dismiss such beliefs in the uncanny as inconsequential, or even embarrassing. The editors and contributors to The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History have made a concerted effort to understand encounters with ghosts and the supernatural that have remain present and flourished. Featuring folkloric researchers examining the cultural value of such beliefs and practices, sociologists who acknowledge the social and historical value of the supernatural, and enthusiasts of the mystical and uncanny, this volume includes a variety of experts and interested observers using first-hand ethnographic experiences and historical records.The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History seeks to understand the socio-cultural and socio-historical contexts of the supernatural. This volume takes the supernatural as real because belief in it has fundamentally shaped human history. It continues to inform people's interpretations, actions, and identities on a daily basis. The supernatural is an indelible part of our social world that deserves sincere scholarly attention. Contributors include: Janet Baldwin, I'Nasah Crockett, William Ryan Force, Rachael Ironside, Tea Krulos, Joseph Laycock, Stephen L. Muzzatti, Scott Scribner, Emma Smith, Jeannie Banks Thomas, and the editors
Take a haunted journey to interact with the feisty spirits of Madison, Wisconsin. Meet a bounty hunter peeking in windows along Highway 151, cringe at a phantom black dog standing between you and town on Military Ridge, and marvel at the corpse that disappears at the University of Wisconsin before anyone could report it! Meet ghosts that chase you from the Lake View Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a whistling spirit at Bartell Community Theatre, and phantom vehicles that pursue travelers on Dyreson and Weary Roads! Be prepared to be chilled to the bone!
From disembodied screams of a murdered girl heard beneath gothic arches of the St. Johns Bridge to moving furniture and ethereal figures spotted in The White Eagle bar, Portland knows its ghosts. Read about a veteran of the First World War still waiting to return home from battle and a spectral beast roaming the woods at the edge of town. Relive the tragedy of the Shanghai Tunnels where men were drugged and kidnapped, and women were imprisoned and forced into immoral servitude, as well as haunted houses, apartments, restaurants, and hotels that dot the city. Yes, Portland knows its ghosts. And now you can know them, too.
Chicago has quite a harrowing history, and not all of it has stayed in the past. Meet the ghosts at Oprah's studios, the strange hitchhikers along Archer Avenue, the frightened souls from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and the feared La Llorona, who just may steal your children! The devil baby and the haunted Hull house will chill you to the bone, as will Resurrection Mary.\nBy the time youre through, youll know all of Chi-towns greatest supernatural secrets, and you might never look at the city the same way again.
Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest city, has something sinister nestled just beneath its magnificent borders. The city is haunted; ghosts adding to the population in the streets, buildings, and market places! Join an eerie tour of Seattles dark and spider-infested underground, historic sites, and crowded public markets where ghost stories and folklore mingle. The chilling presence of deceased Congressman Marion Zioncheck at the Artic Club, the protective specter of women's rights at the Harvard Exit Theatre, and the swing dancer whose ghostly pressence leaves the ladies breathless are all present. Learn about Bill Speidel's Underground, the Pike Place Market, the Starlite Lounge, and many more haunted locations. Seattle will haunt you. (Includes ghostly glossary!)
Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Empire State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Cheri Farnsworthshines a light in the dark corners of New York and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From apparitions and objects that fly off of tables at the Manhattan Bistro, to a specter that stalks Pulpit Rock in Lake Placid, there's no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Take a fresh look at Chicago's ghosts, legends, and psychics from the viewpoint of a retired West Chicago criminal investigator and local historian. Read favorite legends as well as little-known stories. Who was the fun-loving, hitchhiking, dance-hall phantom known as Resurrection Mary? What mysterious circumstances surround the tragic murders of Patricia and Barbara Grimes? Did Teresita Basa solve her own murder? How was a long-time Chicago city employee, who lead sA (c)ances out of his home, responsible for the death of a Cook County Sheriff's Deputy? Are psychics able to help law enforcement solve crimes? Read the answers to these questions and others in a fact vs. fiction supernatural investigation a| "Chicago Style."
From the clouds with ghostly faces in the Chisos Mountains to the spirits of the Alamo, follow in the footsteps of a "spirit magnet" as she takes a wild Western romp across haunted Texas and beyond. Meet Joshua's ghost in his creepy room in Mineral Wells and Sara, who is one of the most active spirits at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. Did phantom soldiers holding swords of fire really save the Alamo from destruction by the Mexicans? Is it really Teddy Roosevelt's ghost that haunts the bar at the Menger? Be amazed at the phenomenal results from the Spirit Scanner. Find out in this factual and spine-tingling adventure across the Lone Star State.
Do you believe in ghosts? You will after reading this compilation of tales of the supernatural from Michigan's rich oral history! Some stories, such as the North American Indian legends and a few of the older accounts are from the author's personal folklore collection. Each was carefully researched from interviews with witnesses whenever possible. This permits many obscure and fascinating details in these tales of haunts and hauntings which in turn illuminate our local cultural heritage. Also contains a map of the haunted sites for readers who want to do a little research into Michigan's enthralling past on their own!
Tour Central New Jersey's myths, legends, and happenings! Includes the haunted Circle Player's Theater, Al Capone, and the "MOB" era. Cringe at bloody murders and killer Harry Asay's spirit at the Burlington County Prison Museum. Visit the infamous Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital where shadow people and screams of the dead are commonplace. Central New Jersey is a cauldron of paranormal activity!
Read 29 tales from 4 northeastern Florida counties that are dominated by the wispy trails of strange female spirits known as ghostly "Women in White." They stand and stare, float, appear in mirrors, and can be seen in many varied locations. These apparitions guard the many secrets in northeast Florida...secrets told in the coded language of ghost lore. Who is the wet spirit woman at Princess Place Preserve? Is a Woman in White still looking for someone to haunt at the Old Clay County jail? Who is the woman wringing her hands at Old St. Luke's Hospital? What apparition haunts the Casa Marina Hotel by running the halls at night? Who is the ghostly woman walking back and forth on the second floor of the Homestead Restaurant? To see such a spirit, one only need look beneath the surface of northeast Florida's beauty...or turn the pages of this tome.
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