Ghost & Poltergeist Books

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    Cut two eyeholes into a bedsheet and Boo! You've got yourself a classic Halloween icon. But what happens if you tie the bedsheet in knots? What happens when you set it on fire, hang it from a clothesline, or put a llama underneath it? 100 Ghosts is a brilliantly simple artistic exploration of an icon as familiar as a grinning jack-o-lantern or an arched black cat. It's a delightful gift for adults, kids, and anyone who enjoys spooky design.
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    A founding member of the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group, Adam Nori began investigating ghosts at ten years old. In "Adventures of a Ghost Hunter", Nori tells the most chilling tales of his investigations. Driven by his desire to pay tribute to a favourite uncle, Nori and his team utilize a blend of technology, research, and intuition to investigate the most haunted places in the Midwest. Investigating haunted homes, museums, cemeteries, and even a bus station, the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group combines scientific data collection with psychic communication. Be afraid as the group channels spirits, witnesses apparitions, and captures EVPs, and be warmed as Nori develops helpful, healing relationships with his frightened clients. Nori's passion for investigating, teaching, and raising money for historical preservation is carried out with gratitude and earnestness - this is one ghost hunter you'll find yourself rooting for!
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    Journey through eerie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to visit 19 of the city's most haunted locations. With concise background information for each location and stories of both historic and contemporary ghosts, you will view the City of Brotherly Love like never before. A handy map will guide you to haunts as you revisit the hardships, political strife, and the strong, raw, explosive emotions of the Revolution and see how it contributed to the ghostly character of Philadelphia today. Visit Independence Hall, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, St Peter's Church and Graveyard, The Powel House, Water Street, and other sites. Prepare for your tour with a meditation and grounding exercise that will empower you with the knowledge and proper techniques to greet paranormal activity. Surrounding locations in Germantown, New Hope, and New Jersey are included.
  • BAODT
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    Follow along with one of the oldest ghost-hunting groups in Michigan: the SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SEMGHS). Journey through 13 investigations of cemeteries, a comedy club, library, business, hotel, theater, private home, and an old prison. Find out what it's like to have a ghost follow you home. Meet the spirits at the Purple Rose Theater and discover why they never left. Consider what is growling at Blood Cemetery and run with a black form seen at the Durand Union Station. If you have ever wanted to go on a ghost hunt, but found that you were too afraid, it's time to put yourself right in the middle of some of the most haunted locations in Michigan. Read this book if you dare, but do so with the lights on!
  • BFAAF
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    Acquaint yourself with spirits who roam miles and miles along Californias gorgeous central coastline. Stroll through haunted halls of missions in the footsteps of Chumash Indians and Spanish conquistadors. Make your way to the Santa Maria Inn, which is filled with ghosts from its illustrious past who regularly use the elevator. Spend some time in Summerland, or heaven, the first Spiritualist colony in the U.S., and meet Hector, the young boy who inhabits The Big Yellow House. Explore the theory of a parallel universe and different dimensions. Enter the world of Robbie, a young boy whose life was cut short by an evil entity that still travels between this world and the next to hide his wicked crime. So join the spirits along Californias central coast and spend time within an incredible vortex of paranormal energy!
  • AWQTY
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    Australia has a dark side embedded in the landscape, deserts, convict-built gaols, museums, public houses, and civic buildings. It has a harsh history of brutality and cruelty based on a convict past, so there is little wonder it is haunted. Find here over 150 ghostly locations covering the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and external territories. Meet a young girl, found dead under a cattle grid who is seen lying on her back, her pitiful eyes staring up at startled witnesses or a soldier who was locked in a closet, entombed there as everyone left for an extended break. From hotel spirit hostages, ghostly phone calls, haunted mansions and houses to ghosts with dripping head wounds, and more, Australia has a full range of hauntings across its wide, brown land.
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    Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living--and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.
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    As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Ghostbusters. Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the ground-breaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past - now back in print! Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you're a believer or a sceptic, you'll find the information you're seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: the frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby's lifelong passion for the paranormal; the history and science behind ghosts and other supernatural entities, with an illustrated guide to each class of spook; and, helpful sidebars like Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Clean-up Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you'll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.
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    The fascinating true history of ghosts - how we see them and why we believe in them, from Roger Clarke. What explains spectral sightings? Why do we fear the supernatural? What proof is there? Growing up in a haunted house, Roger Clarke spent much of his childhood trying to see a ghost. From the terrifying true events behind Henry James' The Turn of the Screw to the frenzy of the Cock Lane poltergeist, he takes us on a journey of belief with ghosts of every kind.
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    Paul Roland
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    The English see more ghosts than any other nation. From medieval times to the present day, stories have been told about ghosts who avenge injustice, souls who long for peace and spooks who just want to have fun. "The English Ghost" is a treasure trove of such sightings; comical and scary, like all the best ghost stories, these accounts, packed with eerie detail, range from the moaning child that terrified Wordworth's nephew at Cambridge to modern day hitchhikers on Blue Bell Hill.
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    The ghosts Linda Williamson writes about in this book are not misty phantoms. She prefers to call them eartbound spirits, because that is just what they are - ordinary men and women who, instead of passing into the spirit world when they died, have remained trapped and bound to this world. As a medium, Linda encounters many such spirits. Very few are evil, most are lost and confused. Some do not even realise that they have died. With love and compassion they can be released, so that they can move forward to the place where they belong. If you have ever sensed a presence in your house, glimpsed a shadow out of the corner of your eye, or heard inexplicable noises, it may be that you are sharing your home with an earthbound spirit. Linda explains what to do in these situations and gives a fascinating insight into what it is like to be an earthbound spirit.
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    This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property. It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death).Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan). Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own - often extraordinary - conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources. Praise for "MBO Haunted House Stories": 'A first rate list of contributors ...Hair raising! ' Time Out 'All we need say is buy it' - "Starlog".
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    A Haunting Place explores both mysterious and ghostly encounters in locations around the world. Glen Williams talks to the people who swear they have been visited by the dead; he visits the places of these confrontations with the supernatural to uncover the story of the 'ghosts' and the people and places they haunt. He interviews teams of ghost busters using technology to solve the mystery of ghosts and talks to film makers who can't leave the theme of hauntings alone. The author visits houses, hotels, schools, castles, hospitals, cellars, sheds, stables and all manner of buildings - ghostly apparitions run rampant in the seemingly normal everyday. Eerie locations such as old mills, windswept quarantine stations, run-down and abandoned mental hospitals, derelict pubs, lonely roads and empty houses reveal their terrifying secrets. Why is it that people are so fascinated with the unknown? The mysterious? The supernatural? Our captivation With the paranormal and the unexplained is never ending. The thought of ghosts floating about within our existence arouses fear, a sense of wonder and the longing for logical explanations that never quite make sense. A 2005 Gallup survey revealed three out of four Americans profess at least one paranormal belief. The most popular belief is extrasensory perception (ESP) mentioned by 41%, followed closely by belief in haunted houses (37%) and that ghosts/spirits of dead people can come back in certain places/ situations (32%). Supernatural ideology exists in many different cultures and a belief in ghosts is one of the most common; this, in part, relates to a belief, or hope in the afterlife, a tenet of most major religions.
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    In this volume the emphasis shifts from Fighter command and USAAF to the RAF and the RCAF and the Bomber airfields of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, together with a few examples from Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Here we find Bomber command at its most active, and from where it suffered most of the losses, and indeed where some of the most haunted airfields in Britain are to be found. Here we find famous names like East Kirkby, Scampton, and Coningsby, where the Battle of Britain Flight is now based. The RAF Bomber Command Memorial lists 55,573 names, a Bomber Command crew member had a worse chance of survival than an infantry officer in World War I Old Bomber airfields are lonely atmospheric places, and anyone who has visited a Second World War control tower on a bomber airfield wil perhaps have experienced the sadness that seems permeates the place, or the sense of waiting or of loss, or the strange coupling of a coldness on a warm day with the feeling of not being alone there This volume details researched accounts, personal communications from witnesses and my own investigations on what are probably the most haunted of our airfields
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    A fabulous collection of ghost hauntings in Suffolk, from the infamous Black Dog of Bungay to the headless Anne Boleyn stalking visitors at Blickling Hall. The serene, low-lying countryside of Suffolk, with its scattered farms, water-meadows and extensive coastline, seems an unlikely area to be associated with ghosts and demons. Yet, a motley array are said to haunt the region. The most famous is the Black Dog, a spectral hound, which in the year 1577 terrorised and killed parishioners in the churches of Bungay and Blythburgh, and continues to exert a strong presence today. Other strange phenomena include phantom coaches, rattling through the countryside at night, drawn by spectral horses and driven by a headless coachman, and the freshwater mermaids who lure young children to their deaths in pools and rivers. Tobias Gill the black drummer haunts the crossroads near Blythburgh where he was hanged for the murder of a servant girl, and Mrs. Short, the 'Queen of Hell', can still raise the hairs on your neck if you wander in the region of Boulge Hall near Woodbridge. Famous characters such as Anne Boleyn, Earl Hugh Bigod, and St. Edmund add an additional lustre to folk tales of the area, and strange happenings occur in many of the churchyards, Suffolk having more churches per acre than almost any other county. This fascinating account of local 'sightings' deals with all the traditional historical legends as well as modern day sightings, and investigates their relevance and significance for the modern age.
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    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.
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    When journalist and ghost sceptic Will Storr heads to Philadelphia to meet Lou Gentile, a demonologist, he expects a little fun with an amusing eccentric. What he gets are terrifying experiences of spectral lights and horrific demonic growling - and all of his safe, adult preconceptions about ghosts instantly vanish. In the cold light of day, Will decides on a quest for the truth about ghosts. He meets professional paranormal investigators and takes part in seances and a vigil in the most haunted house in Britain, tries out divining rods and ouija boards, and goes on set with TV's "Most Haunted". But Will also seeks out the sceptics in clinical psychology and philosophy who ask if spirits are really just in our heads. His journey is full of bizarre, terrifying and hilarious experiences, each one a new insight into life, death and what might come after.
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    Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living--and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.
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    Lisa Morton
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    In the history of the numinous there are few things more common than the belief in ghosts. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today's ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every culture in human history. In this book, now available in B-format paperback, Lisa Morton wrangles together history's most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise seems to always evade our eyes.
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    Norfolk has many associations with the paranormal, from ancient tales of Shuck the hound that has haunted the county's lanes for a thousand years to tales of ghosts from the Second World War and of unidentified f lying objects. This book takes a new approach by looking at the paranormal as recorded in the archives of the county. The stories include those collected by some of the county's keenest folklorists such as W. H. Cooke, Mark Taylor, and W. G. Clarke, as well as first-hand records of paranormal experience. Many tales are published for the very first time, such as Mottie Green, the Wells 'witch', and a new light is thrown on more familiar stories such as the haunting of Syderstone Parsonage and the Snettisham ghost. Not least, the book also explains the key role of Norwich in the development of the vampire story! Read this book and your view of Norfolk will never be the same again!
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    From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, to first-hand encounters with phantoms and spirits, this collection of stories contains both new and well-known spooky tales from around Stirling. A whole chapter is dedicated to the mysterious goings-on at Stirling Castle, where cleaners in the King's Old Building claimed to have heard footsteps coming from the third floor - which hasn't existed since a fire in the nineteenth-century; while a 1930s photograph purports to capture the shadow of a phantom guardsman - possibly the same 'Highland Soldier' often reportedly mistaken by tourists for a castle guide. The town itself has no shortage of fascinating tales, including the story of the Old Town's most famous phantom, seventeenth-century merchant John 'Auld Staney Breeks' Cowane, whose spirit is said to inhabit his statue each Hogmanay. A playful ghost supposedly throws pots and pans around the kitchens of the Darnley Coffee House, while frequent power failures and mishaps in the Tolbooth Theatre - originally the eighteenth-century Burgh jail - are blamed upon the malicious spirit of the last man hanged, Alan Mair. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, Haunted Stirling is guaranteed to intrigue and chill both believers and sceptics alike.
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    A child accidentally entombed alive and abandoned to die, the heartbroken ghost of a tormented teenage girl bullied by her brother, corpses of decapitated soldiers, and cursed pirate gold: South Carolina has its haunts! Join a retired homicide investigator and founder of the company Lost in Legend, Bruce Orr, as he investigates the history behind the hauntings and the facts behind the folklore of South Carolina's coastal legends. Read 14 in-depth accounts that provide historic context important to local myths, folklore, and legends, as well as the paranormal outcomes and current research and beliefs that still shroud the state. Visit Edisto Island's Legare Tomb, Alice Flagg of Murrells Inlet, Blackbeard's blockade of the Charleston Harbor, and more. You may know the legends, you may have seen the ghosts; now learn the facts behind the events.
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    Green ladies, grey ladies, spectral kings and queens, mischievous ghosts, whispering ghosts, calm poltergeists, wailing washerwomen, phantom dogs, and other assorted ghosts and stories fill this book. Scotland's vibrant storytelling tradition is captured here, with tales of sightings, noises, furniture in disarray and spectres past and present.