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Read about historic Southeastern Minnesota to learn the myths, legends, and ghost stories that haunt Rochester and its surrounding towns and cities. Visit Mayowood Mansion (of Mayo Clinic fame) to hear ghostly denials from the spirit of Dr. Joseph Mayo. In Mantorville, find out the truth about the haunted funeral home-turned-Opera House. Stay overnight in Lanesboro at Mrs. B's Inn to sleep with Buffalo Bill's ghost or visit the restless spirits at the St. James Hotel in Redwing. These scary stories and more will guide you through the spookiest towns in the regionaso be prepared to be frightened!
Manhattan beckons people from all over the world, including the dead. Read about the ghosts of struggling artists, musicians, and painters, including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Tennessee Williams, and Edie Sedgwickawho still frequent the Chelsea Hotel. Meet a foul-mouthed old woman haunting First Avenue and the distressed, pacing ghost at Community Synagogue who wrings his hands. Cringe as Peter Stuyvesant's spirit shushes parishioners at Saint Mark's Church in the Bowery, his wooden leg reverberating ominous thuds through the halls! Seeghosts in flapper dresses and zoot suits, and listen to ghostly jazz in the West Village. Infamous histories of restless souls of Manhattan await you; be prepared to be scared!
Abandoned villages hold mysteries that only ghosts can reveal. Read accounts forgotten places, such as flooded Flagstaff, Maine, that contains the spirits of former residents still clinging to homes now nothing more than foundations or cellar holes. Visit Dudleytown, Connecticut, where residents fell victim to demons, murder, and insanity. Stroll through Massachusetts's Dogtown Common, a dead village of witches, werewolves, and ghosts. Whether you decide to explore these ghost towns or just read about them, you will not forget the people who made them history. Some still await your arrivalaif not in person, then in spirit.
Tour the Brandywine Valley's most fascinating haunts, including private homes, offices, restaurants, and a battlefield. Spend time with a Revolutionary War sentry in Concord Township, on duty for over 200 years. Visit the Colonial Plantation in Edgemont where a lonely child spirit reaches out for the comforting hand of an adult. Learn what caused a building inspector to flee from a site in Thornton without stopping to collect his tools. These and more ghostly stories await you. Curl up in a comfy chair and be prepared to be scared!
Join the campfire crowd as you read about a spookier side of Pittsburgh!\nMeet disappearing students and witness bursting light fixtures at Washington & Jefferson College. Phone calls from the dead prove that the Steel City is filled with ghostly phenomena. Hear an eerie dead childs voice and ghastly growling noises at the St. Patricks Cemetery in Oakdale. See shadow figures at the psychiatric hospital in Bridgeville. Learn that ghosts have sleepovers in the towns of Bedford, Scenery Hill, and Harmony!
History melts into the present in the lovely Berkshire Hills OF western Massachusetts, but it is an uncomfortable present. Could it be the whispers of nearly 200 men who died in the Hoosic Tunnel or the legend of the Hessian soldier who roams the hills because he has no need to be in the grave? Could it be folklore telling of a gentlman burgular whose decision not to rob became more important than who he robbed? And will you choose truth or fiction as you encounter the killer lion instincts of Victoria and Sappho, the animal show lions?
Mention the city of Boston and it conjures up stories of Americas glorious past. But theres so much more... \nBoston also has plenty of legends and ghost stories. Explore these tales in Bostons Haunted History. \nFrom war-torn lovers, to vengeful pirates, to wandering travelers, youll learn why Bostons history has never truly vanished. Youll read about Mary, the woman who risked death to stand up to the Puritans, and the ghostly tale of a soldier stoned in a prison -- a story that inspired famed storyteller Edgar Allan Poe.
Follow New Hampshire's premier paranormal investigative group, Ghost Quest, as they uncover spirits, demons, and ghostly history in this haunted state. See the apparition at Devil's Church and a translucent paranormal investigator who channels the ghosts of Greenfield. Read about the closet of demon babies in a ghost-infested apartment and visit the haunted Calvary, Pine Hill, and Valley Street cemeteries. Follow the team into realms that are out of this world and get directions to conduct your own searches.
Ghosts of pirates, centuries dead, still roam New Englands coast and the towns they terrorized in life. Great ships rise from the bottom of the sea eternally searching for home shores. Read the stories of Captain Kid, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, Black Bellamy, and other burley buccaneers who haunt the land and seas looking for lost treasures and fortunes plundered in lust!\nLearn about Goat Island, where wraiths of hanged pirates rise up, seeking vengeance for their untimely deaths. You can almost hear the oars of the phantom dory that patrols the Isles of Shoals in search of its next victim. Tales present ghostly ladies who mourn the passing of some of the most ruthless characters history can name. \nHere you can sail with pirates on thirty-eight eerie adventures you will never forget.
Nestled at the sourthern tip of New Jersey, beautiful Cape May is the perfect historical backdrop for some very ghostly haunts! Psychic Laurie Hull gives her impressions of Cape May's top beach sites and interacts with its ghostly past. Meet talkative ghosts at Elaine's Haunted Mansion and learn the heartwarming story of a child ghost who lingers with today's patrons. Consider exploding glasses at the Southern Mansion. Visit a speakeasy ghost at the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast. These and other ghostly Cape May beach tales will chill you to the bone!
With its long history of conflict and many tragic events, York boasts more than its fair share of ghosts, ghouls, phantoms and things that go bump in the night. In fact, York claims to be 'Europe's most haunted city', and sometimes it seems as though a ghostly figure with a score to settle is in residence in just about every deserted street or dark ginnel in the old town. Discover the fascinating history of the Minster and the legend of the haunted pew, the story of the terrible massacre at Bedern Orphanage, the stories behind the sightless severed heads which have throughout history gazed down on the citizens of York from Micklegate Bar, meet the real Dick Turpin and discover the truth about his death over 260 years ago. Join Yorkshire guide Philip Lister as he takes you on a terrifying tour of York's dark and ghostly side.
An illustrated collection of ghostly tales from around the county likely to unsettle even the most sceptical of readers. It includes hauntings at Coventry, Rugby, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford upon Avon.
Our sense of place is permeated by ghosts from the past. In "GhostWest," Ann Ronald takes the reader to historical sites where something once happened. Using the metaphor of hauntings, she reflects on how western history, literature, and lore continue to shape our visceral impressions of these sites.
In chapters both lyrical and thoughtful, passionate and humorous, "GhostWest" covers sites in seventeen western states, including the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, Willa Cather's Nebraska prairies, and the Murrah Building bombing site in Oklahoma. Through these settings and their phantoms, the author mulls questions of why we find such ambience and artifacts so compelling.
"Volume 7 in the Literature of the American West series"
Read the stories that first appeared in the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette reveal real life in the old mining towns in words and photos.
So you want to investigate a haunting? This book is full of
practical advice used in the author's own ghost- hunting practice.
Find out whether you're dealing with a ghost, spirit, or an entity
... and discover the one time when you should stop what you're
doing and call in an exorcist. Learn the four-phase procedure for
conducting an effective investigation, how to capture paranormal
phenomena on film, record disembodied sounds and voices on tape,
assemble an affordable ghost-hunting kit, and form your own
To discuss the supernatural in China is "to talk of foxes and speak of ghosts." Ming and Qing China were well populated with foxes, shape-changing creatures who transgressed the boundaries of species, gender, and the metaphysical realm. In human form, foxes were both immoral succubi and good wives/good mothers, both tricksters and Confucian paragons. They were the most alien yet the most common of the strange creatures a human might encounter.
Rania Huntington investigates a conception of one kind of alien and attempts to establish the boundaries of the human. As the most ambiguous alien in the late imperial Chinese imagination, the fox reveals which boundaries around the human and the ordinary were most frequently violated and, therefore, most jealously guarded.
Each section of this book traces a particular boundary violated by the fox and examines how maneuvers across that boundary change over time: the narrative boundaries of genre and texts; domesticity and the outside world; chaos and order; the human and the non-human; class; gender; sexual relations; and the progression from animal to monster to transcendent. As "middle creatures," foxes were morally ambivalent, endowed with superhuman but not quite divine powers; like humans, they occupied a middle space between the infernal and the celestial.
What does it mean to read or write with ghosts, or to suggest that acts of reading or writing are haunted? How can 19th century authors be read to acknowledge the various phantom effects which return within their texts? In what ways do the traces of such "ghost writing" surface in the works of Dickens, Tennyson, Eliot, and Hardy? Beginning with an exploration of hauntings, the uncanny, the gothic, and the spectral, Julian Wolfreys traces the ghostly resonances at work in Victorian writing and how such persistence addresses the issues of memory and responsibility which literally haunt the work of reading.
The American Civil War left behind unforgettable stories of brave soldiers, heartbroken families, violent battles .and a paranormal legacy that continues to fascinate and scare us more than 150 years after the war ended. Paranormal investigator Rich Newman presents over 160 different locations with reported supernatural activity related to the American Civil War. Explore major battlefields, small skirmishes, forts, cemeteries, homes, and historic buildings teeming with ghosts. Discover the rich history of these Civil War locations and why so many souls linger long after death. Featuring terrifying, heart-breaking, and captivating ghost stories, this book helps you uncover the supernatural secrets of America s deadliest war.
Explore the Borderlands...
"From the Paperback edition."
Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no-one survives seeing England's past echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, indelible bloodstains and ghastly premonitions. Here, county by county, are the nation's most fascinating supernatural tales and bone-chilling legends: from a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to the vanishing hitchhiker of Bluebell Hill, from the gruesome Man-Monkey of Shropshire to the phantom congregation who gather for a 'Sermon of the Dead' ...
With its breath-taking views, amazing depths, and terrifying encounters with ghosts, ghouls, and UFOs, the Grand Canyon is indeed worthy of its title as one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Journey to the canyon s most haunted locations and discover first-hand accounts of spirits and unexplainable events. Ghosts of the Grand Canyon is packed with extraordinary true tales from people who have encountered the paranormal in and around this awe-inspiring supernatural hotspot. Judy and Brian-James Martinez present the history of these sites, their significance to locals and tourists alike, and the facts, legends, and speculations about what caused such horrific hauntings. Also featuring photos of the canyon s breath-taking views and its spookiest sights, this book dares you to look deep into the abyss.
The Wild West is infamous for its outrageous stories, cowboys, and gun battles. But the region is also known for its ghost stories, unexplained deaths, bizarre murders, and peculiar burials. In Weird Wild West, author Keven McQueen brings together a fabulous collection of tales of the darker and stranger side of Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. Exploring mysterious deaths, true crime stories, and paranormal activity, this eerie collection uncovers long buried and disturbing stories of the region. Included are the unforgettable tales of the body-snatching of Billy the Kid, the revenge curse of a former deputy district attorney in Colorado, and the weird tale of Mr. Moon, who couldn't keep his dearly departed wife in the ground despite his best efforts. An intriguing, frightful, and entertaining exploration of the strange and gothic side of the Western states, Weird Wild West promises to send chills down your spine.
Pack your bags, hop in the car, and head out on a haunted adventure across legendary ROUTE 66
Embrace the spirit of adventure and freedom with an exciting journey of spine-tingling paranormal activity and American history along Route 66. This travel companion transports you from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, exploring over one hundred ghostly hot spots filled with fascinating facts and lingering spirits.
From ghost hunters to avid fans of the Mother Road, everyone can take their own haunted road trip on Route 66 with this essential, easy-to-read guide. Explore the famous highway through historic locations and gripping ghost stories about the St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago, the restless spirit of Charlie Chaplin that still haunts the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, and many more. This one-of-a-kind collection, with chapters organized by state, paves the way for your grand tour into the unknown.
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