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From the wilds of Scotland to the ruins of an old Abbey on the South Coast of England psychic medium and paranormal expert Diana Jarvis has investigated connected with and been terrified out of her wits by a plethora of poltergeists and apparitions. Join her as she relives some of her most bizarre encounters. Funny and frightening these accounts are very real and will take you out of your armchair and transport you to each cobweb infested location. Experience the terror of sharing personal space with a Jack the Ripper suspect, face off a murderer and black magician as he attempts a supernatural slaying or feel the passion of a man separated by death from his love. Backed by witness statements this book will make you think again about life after death. With each series of experiences Diana also gives you techniques to protect yourself and help understand what is happening when you encounter the dead face to face. So grab your digital thermometer and get ready for the ride of your life and Afterlife
The sprawling, mysterious castles of England are incredible sights to behold, but even more captivating are the ghosts that dwell within them. This book invites you to explore nearly 100 English castles and meet the spirits that roam their grounds, from the tallest towers to the deepest tunnels. Discover fascinating stories, photos, and eyewitness accounts of hauntings across England, from the Tower of London to Oxford Castle to Castle Keep. Experience ghoulish prisoners rattling their chains, ghostly maidens in shimmering gowns, and gallant knights charging on their spectral steeds. Organised by region, Haunted Castles of England provides the history of each structure, reported hauntings, and more.
Let us link you to the intriguing world of ghosts! Modern technology has transformed our ability to contact ghosts. We can now introduce them to you on the internet. Here we bring you first-hand accounts from the team of BBC TV's "Greatest Haunts". Real people meet real ghosts! Our stories here may alarm or fascinate you. But our links can take you to amazing experiences on video that will frighten you. These clearly show ghosts responding to requests for proof of their presence. And some of them are more polite than others! Here are the thrilling blow-by-blow accounts of real life ghost contact.
These haunting tales from the high country include mysteries surrounding many well-known buildings and landmarks, some of which might be inhabited by restless spirits to this day! Features Stories from Barkerville, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Little Bighorn, Warren Air Force Base and more.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of spooky stories contains new and well-known tales from Chichester and the surrounding area. From the sighting of a ghostly armoured soldier seen riding around Charlton Forest and riding a grey horse, and a blue man seen reading books in Arundel Castle Library to the ghost lady who wears a wide-brimmed hat and flowing dress dating from the late eighteenth century at Bognor's Hotham Park, this well-researched book will appeal to anyone interested in the dark history of the area.
From heart-stopping accounts of poltergeists to first-hand encounters with ghouls, this will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about Shrewsbury's mysterious history. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this collection of tales contains a chilling range of ghostly goings-on. Discover the headless apparition at the castle gates, ghostly monks from the abbey church and a whole family of spirits in Milk Street. The phenomenal gathering of spooks in Shrewsbury will captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area. Martin Wood is a town crier and toastmaster. He has had an interest in ghosts for many years and for the past ten years has been leading evening tours of Shrewsbury, looking at the sites of known ghosts.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and well-known spooky tales from famous sights and buildings in the centre of London. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources Haunted London contains a chilling range of ghostly phenomena. From the monk ghost who clanks his chain's on Buckingham Palace's terrace every Christmas Day, the Phantom horse-bus that occasionally rattles along Bayswater Road to the haunted Pig Tree, a terrifying apparition that frequents Green Park, the colourful tales featured here create a scary selection of ghostly goings-on that is bound to captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area.
Another breath taking journey through the paranormal landscape of the United States. In this case to hot and arid Arizona and New Mexico
This title presents around 160 illustrated anecdotes about ghost animals and communication with pets who have died. It is intended for animal lovers and those interested in the paranormal.
Offers accounts of apparitions, manifestations, and related supernatural phenomena in Winchester, Hampshire.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and well-known spooky tales from around the historic city of Oxford.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains a new and well-known spooky tales from around the county of Suffolk. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources Haunted Suffolk contains a chilling range of ghostly phenomena. Over 150 locations - including the Eagle Street poltergeist in Ipswich and the abbey ruins' Brown Monk and Grey Nun in Bury St Edmunds - featured here create a scary selection of ghostly goings-on that is bound to captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area.
When all the good people of Coventry are abed, the dead wander the streets! Or so it is claimed in 'Haunted Coventry', which features spooky stories galore from the city and surrounding area. Within these pages you will find the Phantom Monk of Priory Row, ghostly grey ladies, a spectre that appears to do the washing up, a phantom lorry, spooky seances, and the Devil himself, rattling chains at Whitefriars - just a taste of the many restless spirits to be found in haunted Coventry. From spectres in the suburbs to haunted pubs, this fascinating collection of strange sightings and happenings in the city is sure to appeal to anyone intrigued by Coventry's haunted heritage.
Contains stories from around Kent, including the hunchbacked monk at Boughton Malherbe, the black dog of Leeds and the tale of Lady Blanche of Rochester Castle. This title is suitable for those who want to know why Kent is known as the most haunted county in England.
Scotland is one of the most haunted countries in the world. With centuries of battles, seers, curses, and illicit romances, it is no surprise that Scotland has more than its share of ghost stories and legends. Learn about the many haunted castles with their creepy dungeons, secret tunnels, and winding passageways; and see a Green, White, or even an occasional Grey Lady. Follow the ambitious clans, the family feuds, and the constant troubles with the English. Reflect on the rich blend of Celtic myths and legends, and the fairy world. Scotland abounds with stories of kelpies, selkies, and mermaids, and tales of shape-shifting witches, ghosts, and family curses a not to mention its famous lake monster. Spend some time in historic, haunted Scotland a if you dare!
Deep within the soul of all of us, lies an intense fear. It could be the fear of death...or of a small, cramped place that stays dark even during the daylight hours. For some, those fears live on even after death. Take a personal tour of 29 of the world's most haunted prisons, hospitals, and asylums. Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Auschwitz, Norwich State Hospital, Eastern State Penitentiary, Preston Castle, Alcatraz,The Tower of London, Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks, and more. Learn the personal stories of the patients and prisoners who called these places home, the chilling histories of these monuments to suffering, and gain a unique insight into the reasons their spirits remain behind.
Small and alluring, Rhode Island is home to many who refuse to leave, even after death. Illustrated with over 60 photos, here are tales of hauntings, vampires, mysterious cairns, wailing brooks, and floating coffins encountered throughout Rhode Island. Haunted locations include Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Jamestown, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick, Westerly, and Woonsocket. Long dead sailors prowl lonely docks, departed schoolmasters seek their charges, phantom girls giggle in a state park, ambushed soldiers of centuries past scream, and a mysterious man in gray walks among the tombstones. These are tales sure to chill you in the dead of night!
The back roads of the Northwest Georgia Appalachian hills and valleys hold a breathtaking beauty by day, but when darkness descends, there's a different story. Through twenty-four haunting tales, read the stories passed down from generation to generation, some so frightful that never a word was spoken-until now. Discover a ghostly horse pulling a hearse through a lonely county cemetery each night, a phantom dressed in black wreaking havoc on a lonely stretch of highway, and ghostly twins held captive in an attic seeking playmates among the living. Meet the spirits of Cherokee braves and Civil War soldiers, and catch the train that rolls along a track that no longer exists. Like the mountains that hold them, these phantoms are reminders of the sad and often dark past of Georgia. The supernatural is a reality here. Experience it for yourself.
The Trickster-god is a strange and rather wonderful mythological figure who is found in folklore and legend right across the world, from the Norse Loki to the Greek Hermes to the Raven and Coyote of the Native American peoples. The ultimate 'cunning fool', he and the many subversive tales told about him have been studied down the years by anthropologists, historians, literary theorists and psychologists from Ted Hughes to C. G. Jung. But in the twenty-first century, should the Trickster also be studied by parapsychologists and ghost hunters? Nobody believes in gods like Hermes or Loki anymore, but that does not mean that people do not still tell one another tales about such Tricksters and their mischievous ways. They do, but in disguised form - the disguised form of the poltergeist. Belief in Trickster-gods, this book argues, has today been transformed into popular belief in Trickster-ghosts, with those noisy, disruptive, roguish spirits known as poltergeists fulfilling largely the same imaginative function as more traditional Trickster-figures like Robin Goodfellow once did. By playing childish tricks upon us, poltergeists appear to reveal our current world-view to be in some way incomplete, breaking the accepted circles of 'official' materialistic, scientific logic and provoking laughter at their irreverent audacity in doing so. Rather than being intended to frighten, perhaps the true purpose of certain ghost stories is in fact to amuse, perplex and provoke? Whether true or not, such ghost stories still function as genuine Trickster-myths, providing those who read them with access to a hidden realm lurking somewhere just beyond the rational, in which the usual rules of science, logic and reality simply do not apply. Perhaps in doing so they act as a kind of 'emotional safety-valve', intended to allow mankind temporary respite from the sometimes oppressive social forces surrounding us. Covering a wide global selection of reported poltergeist phenomena from ancient times right up to the present day, and then subjecting them to a process of literary, historical and sociological analysis, Blithe Spirits is one of the most unusual, original and wide-ranging books about the subject ever to be written.
The stories in this haunting collection are as ancient and recent, powerful and fantastical, real and imaginary as the ghosts of myth and legend they feature. Here you will find chilling tales of long-dead Vikings, stirred by the darkness of an eclipse; a wild forest with a wicked secret in its roots; the feared cross on Gallows Hill; a restless Grey Lady forever searching for her revenge; and the killing of a dead man. Read about phantom highwaymen; dastardly smugglers; mysterious pasts; foul murders and one-eyed strangers, all twisted into Essex's history and brought to life by noted storyteller Robert Hallmann. Richly illustrated with original drawings, these spine-tingling stories interweave fact and fiction to create perfect tales for reading under the covers on stormy nights.
A rich history, larger-than-life personalities, and independent spirit make Texas a treasure trove of ghostly lore. This collection, drawn from the deserts of the west to the beaches of the Gulf Shore, includes eerie tales of the spirits that haunt the Alamo, Old Rip the horned toad, UFO sightings in north Texas, the never-ending ride of El Muerto, the ghost on board the USS Lexington, and the watchful specter of Miss Bettie at Galveston's Ashton Villa.
The West End of London has long been popular with theatre-goers and tourists to the capital, but this historic area is also home to a multitude of terrifying ghosts. From the theatre where a female spectre cradles a severed head in her lap and the haunted house where two people have died of fright, to the ghostly voices of children heard in a modern office block built over a plague pit, this spine-chilling collection of tales is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Richly illustrated, Haunted West End is sure to appeal to everyone interested in the paranormal and the history of London. Read on -- if you dare
With the country's oldest university and the ruins of both a magnificent castle and one of the grandest cathedrals of medieval Europe, St Andrews is one of the most beautiful and historic places in Scotland. But it's also one of the most haunted. Here are investigations into St Andrews' most famous ghost (the White Lady) and its most famous paranormal location (the Haunted Tower, with its real-life Victorian mystery of mummified bodies); the numerous phantoms, historical and contemporary, that appear to cluster around the medieval quarter of The Pends and St Leonard's School; and spectres of castle and cloister, town and gown. There is also the Pitmilly House poltergeist, whose fire-raising activities resulted in a payout by an insurance company. Join paranormal expert Geoff Holder in an exploration of the darker side of St Andrews.
Wonderful, lively tales of hauntings and strange happenings from all over Minnesota.
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