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St. Louis is a modern metropolis still rich with legends dating back to the early Native Americans, and a history that lives on through many spirits that refuse to die. ac Visit the infamous Lemp Mansion and discover its scandalous history; a tragic tale of a wealthy family plagued by multiple suicides, madness, depression, and public ridicule. ac Read about the Gehm House, if you dare, where footsteps fall where no man walks and visitors are attacked as they sleep. ac Learn about Building 28 at the haunted Jefferson Barracks. ac See spirits of children floating on the lawn of the haunted Rock House. ac And don't forget to peer back into the past to see the ghost-infested McDowell Medical College! A ghost-lovers paradise, these and other tales will haunt you.
Austin, Texas, is filled to the brim with eerie tales of phantoms and creepy happenings. Read about Ben Thompson, Austin's ghostly gambler and sheriff; meet Blanche Dumont, a famous "boarding house madam" ghost; explore the early days of the notorious Jack the Ripper and his killing spree in Austin; and find out how to observe the very strange and scary emergence of 20 million bats! Even better, this book tells you their exact locations, so that you can encounter Austin's ghosts.
Richmond is chock-full of ghosts and haunted places. This city names Edgar Allan Poe as its native son, and it is rich in ghostly lore, legends, and tales. Join this tour to: ac Learn why Virginia's governor shares his mansion with ghosts; ac Dine with ghosts at Ruth's Chris Steak House and Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern; ac Discover that the Byrd Theatre has more than movies to offer customers; ac Visit the prison in Powhatan (it might not be safe, even for those working there); ac Call on the Lady in Red who roams the corridors at Wrexham Hall. These and other interesting and scary stories will transport you beyond, to a Richmond that most mortals never see!
What would you do if the furniture in your house began to mysteriously rearrange itself? What if ghostly apparitions clad in garments of prior eras appeared and disappeared without a trace--right in front of you? These are some of the questions that the Cobb family had to face when they purchased an antique bed for their son, triggering a ghostly presence in their home that haunts them today.This first-hand account into the world of hauntings in Savannah, Georgia, touches levitation, ghostly communication, and spectral visitations from the dead. Is this merely a Savannah reality? Could it happen in your home, in your town? Why not ?
This expanded, updated, and revised edition of "A Guide to the
Ghosts of Lincoln" takes you on a tour of the known and the obscure
sites in Lincoln, Nebraska, where on a dark and silent evening you
might feel a slight chill in the air, hear the faint calling of a
lost soul, or see the ghostly shape of a spirit fade into
Explore 31 of Connecticut's most haunted sites along with a clairvoyant with first hand knowledge of the spirits of whom she speaks! On this spectral tour encounter ghosts in famous homes, including the residences of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The lively spirits in Hartford, Fairfield, Litchfield County, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham County are all revealed. Meet the ghost of a young murder victim haunting the Pettibone Tavern, the prisoners who never left the mines of Old New-Gate prison, and visit an abandoned town so cursed local residents have changed the name of the road leading to it to keep the curious away. Connecticut's history of witchcraft and the Victorian sA (c)ances of Hartford are also revealed. Fascinating text provides details of ghost-hunting methods used during research, useful methods for cleansing negative spirits, and directions to the sites. Everyone intrigued by ghosts and life beyond death will enjoy the thirty-two images that provide evidence of spirits moving among us.
Discover the darker side of Cork with this collection of spine-chilling tales from the archives of the Paranormal Database. Featuring stories of unexplained phenomena, apparitions, poltergeists, changelings, and banshees and including accounts of mysterious vanishing islands, ghosts of shipwrecked Spanish sailors, as well as the story behind the legendary Blarney Stone, this book contains many spooky narratives that are guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and containing many tales which have never before been published, "Haunted Cork" will delight everyone interested in the paranormal.
At age 28, Frances Kermeen gave up her life in California to follow her dream of owning an inn - little did she realize that she was being drawn to her destiny. In the eight years that Frances owned the Myrtles Plantation, she was confronted by phenomena's far stranger than just ghosts - incredible encounters that blew away her core beliefs. But not only did she have spiritual adventures, she also had her real life to deal with: betrayal, the infidelity of her spouse, the tragic loss of friends, rape, racism, and death threats from the Ku Klux Klan. Join Frances as the explosive ending to this real-life drama erupts and her past and present converge into one catastrophic event Frances's journey is the stuff of the very best ghost stories - only these events are as real as the Myrtles Plantation itself.
This was the first book on London's ghosts, when Peter Underwood was President of the Ghost Club. He is uniquely qualified to write Haunted London, presenting a parade and gazetteer of the psychic phenomena of Britain's capital city - a city with nearly ten million living inhabitants and the ghosts of many dead ones. As well as all the famous hauntings - the Cock Lane ghost, the Grey Man at Drury Lane, the Tower ghosts, the haunted house at Berkeley Square etc. - the book contains many new and hitherto unpublished findings. Not all ghosts date back to earlier centuries: there are ghost motorcyclists, for instance, and new buildings on the sites of older ones are as likely to have ghosts as those which still stand. For easy reference, Haunted London has divided up London geographically. Ghostly associations are uncovered in churches, theatres, hotels, inns and scenes of murders. Poltergeist infestation is another phenomenon included in this work which is sure to fascinate anyone wanting to get to know London better - whether they be visitors, psychic researchers, students of history, of legend or folklore, or simply lovers of one of the world's finest cities.
Can film capture what our eyes can't see? There are many examples both historical and contemporary of photographs of spirits or ghosts. These images have been both derided as hoaxes or, at the other extreme, held up as irrefutable proof of the otherworld. One of two books in Reaktion's new series "Exposures", "Photography and Spirit" examines these tantalizingly blurred images of phantoms, psychical emanations and religious apparitions. Drawing on eighty images taken between 1860 and today, John Harvey explores spirit photography from the various perspectives of religion, science and art. Some of the photographs were taken by scientists, others by amateur and commercial photographers or mediums, and still others by robotic surveillance devices. The diverse origins of spirit photographs have inspired a multiplicity of interpretations and engendered, in some cases, high levels of scepticism. Harvey's analysis probes the connections between the images, human imagination, larger cultural traditions and scientific thought. "Photography and Spirit" transforms what are often fringe objects of kitsch into revelatory artifacts of cultural history, drawing from them thought-provoking insights into the historical connections between the material and spiritual worlds, representations of grief, and human culture's enduring fascination with the supernatural. Uniquely blending art, science and human imagination, photo images of ethereal spirits blur the border between what is real and what is fantastic. "Photography and Spirit" challenges our preconceived notions and offers an intriguing new perspective on the nature of photography.
From essays about the Salem witch trials to literary uses of ghosts
by Twain, Wharton, and Bierce to the cinematic blockbuster "The
Sixth Sense," this book is the first to survey the importance of
ghosts and hauntings in American culture across time. From the
Puritans' conviction that a thousand preternatural beings appear
every day before our eyes, to today's resurgence of spirits in
fiction and film, the culture of the United States has been
obsessed with ghosts. In each generation, these phantoms in popular
culture reflect human anxieties about religion, science, politics,
and social issues.
This is the third "Ghost Walks" title from author Barbara Wadd. It includes 30 spooky walks for ramblers and ghost hunters around the county of Leicestershire, each trail having at least one ghostly tale to chill your bones. It also includes visits to stately homes and churches all with a history of unexplained phenomena and strange events. In this book you may encounter headless ghosts or phantom cyclists, a profusion of nuns and a skeletal monk, and one you won't want to meet, Black Shug, a fearsome beast the size of a wolf. This is a collection of 30 circular walks set in the delightful county of Leicestershire. The walks range from 1-10 miles in length. Each walk has at least one ghost story attached to a part of it; some walks having several chilling tales, which, hopefully, will bring a shiver to even the warmest clad rambler. You should be warned that some of the ghosts are 'hands on', so you may be pushed or shoved in the back. One ghost has a predilection for women so you may have your face stroked or your bottom patted; however, if you are a man, he may try to suffocate you. You will visit some of the less frequented parts of Leicestershire, experiencing the superb variety of the scenery from the delights of river valleys to panoramic viewpoints. On quiet paths, kestrels hover over pastures while the mewing cries of buzzards draw your eyes to their soaring flight. Jays and woodpeckers may be glimpsed in woodland, stately herons stand motionless in reed beds and, if you are lucky, an elusive kingfisher may imprint its brilliant hue on your day. The walks include visits to famous halls and houses and some fascinating churches, including one of Leicestershire's hidden gems, the tiny, exquisite Withcote Chapel.
In "Ghosts of London" Jon Sutherland reveals the stories behind hauntings in theatres, parks, homes, palaces and pubs all over the capital, from Acton to Woolwich. The book is sure to appeal to ghost-hunters of all ages and nationalities, as well as anyone with an interest in the supernatural. The ancient city of London is haunted by hundreds of ghosts, including famous historical figures such as Henry VIII, Walter Raleigh and Florence Nightingale, and a host of less well-known but equally fascinating characters. Poltergeists, screaming spectres, headless women and even phantom trains and buses fill the pages of this detailed guide to the spirits that stalk the streets of London. Find out about the ghosts that haunt the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, discover London's most haunted town house in Berkeley Square, and learn which ghosts to look out for in the pubs of the East End at night. It is a fascinating survey of the ghostly activity of Britain's largest City.
You should be warned that some of the ghosts are more 'hands on' so you may be pinched or pushed, slapped or have your clothes tugged. You may be locked in a room or shut in a freezer and you may even receive three cold kisses! You will visit some of the less frequented parts of Derbyshire, experiencing the rich diversity of its scenery, from gentle valleys to panoramic viewpoints. On these quieter paths, you will find wildlife undisturbed by the tramp of many feet. Kestrels hover over pastures, jays and woodpeckers may be glimpsed in woodland, buntings chirp from uncut hedges, and, if you are lucky, on three of the walks, a kingfisher may imprint its brilliant hue on your day. The walks include visits to famous halls, houses and castles and a number of fascinating churches. There is information about parking, toilets and refreshment stops and good maps.
Arkansas is known as "The Natural State" because of lush green forests and waterways teeming with wildlife. But as the sun goes down and the creatures of the night emerge, Arkansas becomes "The Supernatural State." As a result of having deposits of quartz, bauxite, iron ores, and magnetite, a rare form of naturally magnetized iron, Arkansas is a natural paranormal lens focusing on spirit activity. Join investigators in a search for the truth behind Arkansas' most infamous paranormal mysteries. Meet the angry Mena Poltergeist, who runs people out of their homes, and the ghostly Sheriff of Nevada County, who roams the halls of the Old Washington Jail Bed and Breakfast. Learn about the fierce Gowrow Monster of the Ozarks that feeds on livestock and young children and the legendary Fouke Monster, known to attack people without warning. Read accounts of alien abductions, UFOs, and more. Unexplainable mysteries and terrifying hauntings await you in Arkansas. Sweet screamsa|
For the unwary visitor, Hereford appears to be a peaceful place. But, for half its existence it was a strategic center in an often troubled and bloody border between England and Wales. It can be no surprise, then, that the city and the surrounding countryside hide dark secrets and uncanny events. From the ghost of a verger who brought down the cathedral tower to the unquiet spirit of a wronged apprentice, the city has a rich history of spectral phenomena. This book is no mere gazetteer, but an in-depth re-telling of the stories that will make you look at the place with fresh eyes, whether you are a tourist or resident.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains both new and well-known spooky stories from around Staffordshire. Compiled by the Wolverhampton Express & Star's own psychic agony uncle, Philip Solomon, this terrifying assortment of tales includes details of long-reported poltergeist activity at Sinai House, strange goings-on at the Gladstone Pottery Museum and even a reported visitation from author J.R.R. Tolkien in Leek! Haunted Staffordshire is sure to fascinate everyone with an interest in the area's haunted history.
This fascinating book contains a terrifying collection of true-life, spine-chilling tales from across Tyneside. Featuring stories of unexplained phenomena, apparitions and poltergeists, including the phantom monk of Tynemouth Priory, the restless spirit of Newcastle's Jin Jameson, the haunting of Willington Mill and the notorious South Shields Poltergeist case, this book is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and containing many tales which have never before been published, Haunted Tyneside will delight everyone interested in the paranormal.
`More ghosts and goblins I think were prevalent in Wales than in England or any other country.' So wrote researcher William Howells way back in 1831 - and the author of this compelling collection believes he was right. Wales is a fearfully haunted place. It abounds in castles and mansions, ancient churches, lonely lanes and crossroads, even bare mountainsides which can lay claim to a resident spook or two. For the first time, this haunted heritage has been explored in depth. Richard Holland has carried out a careful study of original sources, delving into old books, journals, Eisteddfod transactions and unpublished essays. His research has revealed insights into Welsh folklore and resurrected ghost stories which have long been forgotten. The ghosts of Wales are of great age, their manners and appearance hinting at beliefs older than the oldest books. They are bold and memorable, striking in appearance, forceful in character, often terrifying and sometimes even dangerous. Prepare for a fascinating county-by-county tour of hundreds of ghostly encounters from one of the most haunted countries in the world.
The beautiful, rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales have long been a haven for holiday makers. However, not all is as it first seems; the area harbours some eerie and disturbing secrets just waiting to be unearthed. A welcome addition to The History Press's popular 'Haunted' series, Haunted Yorkshire Dales uncovers the darker side of the Dales with a terrifying collection of true-life tales from across the region. Featuring never before published stories, and guaranteed to make your blood run cold, this exciting book is sure to delight both locals and enthusiasts of the paranormal alike.
This fascinating volume takes a look at some of the strange and unexplained hauntings reported across Britain's canal and waterways network: echoes in dark tunnels; stone steps stained red with blood spilled long ago; ghostly footsteps accompanying barges beneath a bridge... Mixing long-established ghostly tales with first-hand accounts, Allan Scott-Davies presents a grisly collection of supernatural stories. From the screaming ghost near Market Drayton to the Roman soldier in Chester guarding the canal, the drowning man at Lapworth and the white lady of the Hatton flight, all is revealed with a map of locations and, for some of the more haunted sites, a guided tour map. This illustrated book is sure to delight lovers of the waterways and paranormal alike.
In South Wales Paranormal Research's third book, they have taken on the area of Newport and its surrounding valleys. This region is saturated with a rich and ancient cultural heritage, reaching as far back as the Romans whose settlement in the area is well documented. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with first-hand witnesses, the authors have compiled a chilling compendium of paranormal experiences, many of which have taken place in the last ten years. Haunted Newport and Beyond will take the reader on a journey through some of the area's most illustrious landmarks, including Caldicot Castle, Tredegar House, the Skirrid Mountain Inn and the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon, to name but a few. On this journey you will encounter ghostly footsteps 75m above the ground, mysterious phone calls, arms reaching from beyond the grave and even a phantom cow! With its numerous spooky tales and evocative images, this book should delight anyone with an interest in the paranormal heritage of the area.
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