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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has carried out a careful study of original sources, delving into old books, journals, Eisteddfod transactions and unpublished essays.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.
Spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and the undead have been gathered here from every corner of the Cotswolds, revealing in heart-stopping detail this region's unexplained events and the creepy elements that lurk just beneath its rolling hills and beautiful vistas. These stories, illustrated with more than sixty photographs, include: King Charles I's headless haunting of Chavenage House; the ghost of Warwick Castle as he emerges from his portrait; the ghouls of the Ram Inn, the most haunted building in Britain; the banshee of Banbury Cross; and a ghostly Guy Fawkes and his conspirators who still plot to blow up Parliament. In this volume, descriptions of Cotswold architecture and history are woven into thrilling stories of supernatural happenings, promising those with an interest in the paranormal terrifying dreams for years to come.
From reports of haunted castles, hotels, public houses, and even a prisoner of war camp, to heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, Ghostly County Durham investigates over twenty of the most haunted locations in the area today. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this selection includes a club-footed monk at Finchdale Priory, the Singing Lady Cauldron Snout, as well as a collection of spectres that call Durham Castle home - including a shadowy figure which haunts the Black Staircase. Illustrated with sixty photographs, together with access details for each location, this book is sure to appeal all those interested in finding out more about the area's haunted heritage.
The county of Surrey may wear a face of suburban and rural normality, but lurking not far below the surface is an unequalled amount of paranormal activity and strangeness. In this volume, well-known local author Rupert Matthews, an expert on the subject of the paranormal, draws together a terrifying and intriguing collection of first-hand accounts and long-forgotten archive reports from the county's history. From big cat sightings and ancient monsters to poltergeists and UFOs, this compendium of the bizarre events that have shocked and frightened the residents of Surrey is richly illustrated with a range of modern photographs and archive images. Finally revealing the story behind many of Surrey's most famous myths and legends, whilst also shedding light on some lesser known paranormal phenomena, this book will fascinate those who are unaware of this side of the county's character.
This collection of strange events and mysterious sightings covers all types of paranormal activity witnessed over the years in Stoke-on-Trent. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this selection includes UFOs and black dogs, ghosts and poltergeists, mermaids and witches, and many other bizarre phenomena. Accompanied by eyewitness interviews and press reports, this incredible volume will invite the reader to view the town in a whole new light. Illustrated with over 50 intriguing pictures, Paranormal Stoke-on-Trent is sure to appeal to everyone interested in the mysteries of the paranormal.
Edinburgh's history spans hundreds of years and with such a long, rich, gruesome and incredible past it is no surprise that Scotland's capital city boasts an array of paranormal activity. Both ancient and modern, Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. Beneath its cosmopolitan veneer lies an extensive world of paranormal activity. From tales of ancient and modern-day witches, to fairy portals and ghostly sightings in the Old Town, this incredible volume will invite the reader to view this historic city in a whole new light. Illustrated with 50 intriguing pictures, Paranormal Edinburgh will delight all those interested in the mysteries of the paranormal.
Take a ghostly tour of New York's Hudson Valley and learn about its history, legends, and resident spirits. Meet the ghost of servant girl Anna Dorthea Swarts who was savagely dragged to her death by an enraged master. Visit historic Hugenot Street, one of the oldest and continuously inhabited streets in America, where every house is hauntedfrom a vicious "Axe Man" to a headless woman who wanders the streets. Read the elegy of Maria Deyo, who calmly murdered her three children and killed herself. Learn basic ghost hunting skills and visit the "guaranteed" haunted places for yourself!
With almost 2,000 years of continuous habitation, the city of Newcastle boasts a long history of paranormal occurrences. This richly illustrated book covers a fascinating range of strange events. From UFO sightings before the First World War, holy healing wells and bleeding statues, to puma sightings, ghosts, poltergeists and other bizarre apparitions, this incredible volume will invite the reader to view the city in a whole new light. Paranormal Newcastle will delight all those interested in the mysteries of the paranormal.
The half-timbered buildings that cling to the steep streets and narrow lanes of the city of Lincoln groan under the weight of thousands of years of history. Atop this maze of courtyards and alleyways, nooks and crannies stands the imposing Gothic outline of the cathedral. Not surprisingly, this ancient city is rife with tales of spectral spirits and ghastly ghouls. Even the more workaday areas can boast haunted pubs, residences and mysterious goings-on in the theatre. In this book the area immediately around Lincoln itself is explored, with reports of dancing stones, roadside apparitions and omens of death in deserted churchyards. An in-depth introduction and a glossary of spooky terms is included to guide the reader on their spine-tingling journey around Lincoln. David Brandon is an expert on paranormal reports, and is the author of numerous collections of ghost stories for the History Press.
Shropshire's reputation as one of England's most haunted counties is certainly well founded... and all manner of ghosts, ghouls and phantoms inhabit the ancient towns and villages, ruined castles adn rolling countryside. From wicked stepmothers and vicious outlaws to gentle giants and heroic Civil War soldiers, Haunted Shropshire will take the reader on a spooky journey around this historic county. All areas of Shropshire are covered, with a special guided 'ghost walk' around Shrewsbury, the county town, which is crammed with spectres and spirits. Illustrated with a range of beautiful line drawings, this title is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the ghostly side of Shropshire.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the most haunted places in the world. For three days in July, 1863, the fields, farms, and town were left blood-soaked and piled high with wounded and dead soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies. At the Jennie Wade house, meet an angry spirit in the basement, who tries to keep people away. Learn about the negative spirit at The Soldiers Museum that had paranormal investigators chasing it through darkened hallways. Hear the tortured children in The Orphanage basement that still romp and play there. Tour the Triangular Field to see Confederate soldiers who still battle and hear a lone bugler who plays Taps late in the evening at The Wheatfield. Feel the torrential rain storm that never happened near Picketts Charge. The dead in Gettysburg are alive and waiting for you.
Featuring tales from the seventeenth century to the present day, this exhaustive A-Z guide reveals the mysterious side of historic Dover. Situated at the narrowest part of the English Channel, Dover has had its fair share of waifs and strays travelling through it over the course of many years. Some lost souls have remained, from the old woman in grey of Biggin Street forever waiting for her last confession to the ghost of the Archbishop Geoffrey whose screams have been heard on stormy nights as he is dragged from Dover college to the castle. As well as retelling these chilling tales, Sencicle delves into the history surrounding the stories to discover the probable reasons behind the hauntings. This spine-tingling book will fascinate anyone who dares to read it.
The Peak District of Derbyshire is said to experience more bizarre happenings and unexplainable encounters than any other part of England. This chilling collection of true-life tales details many terrifying accounts of spectres and apparitions which have been documented over the years. Ranging from private residences and graveyards to public houses, tourist attractions, theatres and museums, this book includes many pulse-raising narratives that are guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Containing over sixty illustrations, Haunted Peak District will appeal to everyone with an interest in the supernatural history of this part of Derbyshire.
Ghosts are everywhere in Georgia! Learn about the Hampton Lillibridge House in Savannah, where four exorcisms have been attempted to get rid of an evil male spirit. Glimpse the ghostly girl who appears at Masquerade nightclub in Atlanta to warn of impending disaster. Visit the Sam Walker House in Milledgeville, where "The Meanest Man in Georgia" relives the horror of his son's death each night. Come along on a paranormal investigation at an abandoned mill in Whitesburg. Meet the phantom inmates in the basement jail of Dahlonega's Corkscrew CafA (c), and step into a Civil War-era operating room at the Kennesaw House in Marietta. These stories come from homeowners, paranormal investigators, tour guides, and even people who have ghosts for coworkers. Are you brave enough to join them?
Explore the strange and shadowy side of Chocolatetown U.S.A. Meet the spirits of Milton S. Hershey and his wife Kitty who still check-in at The Hotel Hershey. Read about the cross dressing ghost of millionaire Cyrus Rex who still likes to play dress-up in Rexmont, or a nameless phantom cadet drummer who can be heard at the Carson Long Military Institute. Find out if Milton Hershey still strolls through Hersheypark at night and learn about the murderous secret of the "Blue Eyed Six" at Moonshine Church. Chocolate has never been so ghostly!
Then, adding horror to horror, a pair of thin, long-fingered hands placed themselves on my stomach and proceeded to inch their way up my body. They crawled underneath my own hands resting on my chest. I gripped the bony fingers to push them away, but I couldn't - I was not strong enough. As they neared my throat, I thought I was about to die. When the Slater family heard what sounded like a baby crying in their new house, they had no idea that it was the beginning of a terrifying haunting that would last for more than thirty years, and follow them across the city. This is their story.
Poltergeists. UFOs. Murder mysteries. Big cats. Cases of human combustion. Victorian cause celebres. With famous cases such as the Cottingley Fairies - investigated, of course, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - now forgotten cases such as the Pontefract Poltergeist and eye-witness accounts of ghosts, black cats and UFOs, this richly illustrated collection covers a fascinating range of strange events from West Yorkshire's history. Including sources both ancient and modern and with never-before published investigations by the Haunted Yorkshire Psychical Research Group, this book will delight all lovers of the unexplained.
Whether legend, folklore, or contemporary haunts, the Florida panhandle is full of spirit! Encounter the NAS Pensacola, where Union Civil War soldiers still walk among the living. Meet a precocious Victorian-era child playing in the Pensacola Little Theatre. Sleep in the bed of an eighteenth-century ship's captain who roams the halls of an Inn at Apalachicola. Read true tales of small-town spirits who may chase you down wooden stairs, blow frigid air into your ears, and scream at you to "Get Out!" But don't leave just yet; there are many more ghostly "residents" to meet in Florida's Panhandle!
Stirling District, which includes parts of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland - and one of the most mysterious. This is a comprehensive guide to the county' ancient sites and archaeological curiosities, from tourist attractions such as Stirling Castle and Dunblane Cathedral to strange carvings, stone circles, healing wells and hidden cairns. With countless tales of encounters with ghosts, magical beings and monsters, a full list of all Stirlingshire's witch trials and the real story of Robert Kirk, the 'Fairy Minister', who is reputed to have been abducted by the Little Folk in the seventeenth century, this fascinating addition to Geoff Holder's best-selling series will delight residents, walkers and tourists alike.
Local author Anthony Poulton-Smith takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the haunted places of the Black Country. Contained within the pages of this book are strange tales of spectral sightings, active poltergeists and restless spirits appearing in streets, inns, churches, estates, public buildings and private homes across the area. They include the ghost of a murdered woman in Dudley's Station Hotel cellar, the tragic lovers of Cradley Heath's Haden Estate, Walsall's notorious Hand of Glory and Coseley's enormous black dog forecasting death. This new collection of stories, a product of both historical accounts and numerous interviews conducted with local witnesses, is sure to appeal to all those intrigued by the Black Country's haunted heritage.
Although the evidence for ghosts is largely inconclusive, there has throughout history always been a widespread belief in paranormal beings and to this day the telling of ghost stories continues to intrigue and disturb us. With black and white photos of some of the old buildings that claim to be haunted and locations of where these lurking spirits can be seen, "Discovering Ghosts" aims to reveal some of the most interesting and persistent of all British ghost stories and will provide an abundance of unsettling tales to frighten and excite the reader, or even entice the brave to track down these ghosts for themselves.
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