Ghost & Poltergeist Books

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    From the murderous cannibalism of Sawney Bean to the bodysnatching exploits of Burke and Hare, Edinburgh has seen its fair share of ghoulish happenings over the years. But does it truly deserve its reputation as one of Britain's most haunted cities? Along with his fearless team of 'spook seekers', Rob Kirkup donned his ghost-hunting gear and took to the streets of Scotland's capital to find out whether today's visitors have anything to fear. Might one meet a foul-mouthed poltergeist beneath the South Bridge, or have a close encounter at Edinburgh Dungeon? Should one avoid Greyfriars Kirk at night, or keep their eyes peeled at Bedlam Theatre? From the disembodied voices of Cammo Estate to suspicious sounds at Mary King's Close, the team really did see it all, and now's your chance to join them on their quest. Using state-of-the-art paranormal detection equipment, and drawing on his extensive field experience, the author shows us why it's worth keeping your wits about you in one of the world's most terrifying cities.
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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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    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!
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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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    The most exciting moment of a paranormal investigation is when contact is made with someone or something on the other side. There s nothing in this world that compares to the feeling of a spirit brushing your skin or the thrill of conversing with an unknown entity who responds to questions by manipulating the lights. Author Robin Strom s passion for collecting evidence of the paranormal has made her a trusted expert in the field. On the Hunt for the Haunted is a book of Robin s fascinating investigations and her most compelling proof. Using an arsenal of professional equipment for detecting, measuring, and recording activity, Robin and her team repeatedly make contact with the other side, tirelessly seeking answers to one of the world s most enigmatic riddles what happens when we die?
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    From the watchful ghosts in the Denver Firehouse Museum to the dark spirit that terrorizes the London Underground, Trail of Terror invites you on an exciting journey to haunted locations across the United States and England. Discover the restless phantoms who inhabit the Hostel, one of Britain s most famous haunted houses. Explore the Cripple Creek Jail, where prisoners and jailers alike are held long after death. Enter the infamous Black Monk House of West Yorkshire, home of the king of poltergeists. Richard Estep gives you an in-depth look at these supernatural phenomena, presenting details so vivid you each chilling presence that he encounters.
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    Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Corvossier 'Casper' von Klitzing and her twin brother Barastin had a pretty normal life. Her unrivalled ability to speak with and control the dead had made her a living, made her notorious ... and made her a target. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, Casper's life is forever changed. The sole survivor, she is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. The only other person ever to escape the legendary Oct was a witch - so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing much more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is a gripping, unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy - EVERYONE'S talking about Maria Lewis: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock.' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page
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    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.
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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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    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.
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    At just five years old, Maureen Hancock discovered her ability to communicate with the dead. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, she was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but for fear of being misunderstood by her friends and family she kept the otherworldly messages to herself, eventually suppressing them completely. Maureen wouldn't hear the spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of which helped her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Then, when tragedy struck on 9/11, Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirit world. As each one made contact with her, she finally came to terms with her calling: to communicate with the deceased, assist the dying, search for missing children, and teach the living about life after death, all the while raising her children in her suburban home. Maureen Hancock is literally is the Medium Next Door, and in this book and through her stories of her encounters with the otherworld as well as guided exercises at the conclusion of each chapter, she offers the same comfort and wisdom she shares in her healing encounters and lectures about what is out there waiting for all who are open to its mysteries. . . .
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    A fascinating collection of ghost stories from all over Wales brought together by Peter Underwood, an acknowledged expert on the paranormal. This book covers not only more well-known hauntings but also some more recent, and highly surprising, sightings. In his wide and varied experience Peter has handled objects which were alleged to have been moved by paranormal means and heard a recording of reportedly paranormal music. Rather more significantly he has met and talked with many, many people who have either seen or heard or even felt a ghostly presence. Welsh folklore and daily life have long been visited by occult phenomenon. Told in chilling detail these stories will delight paranormal enthusiasts of all ages.
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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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    Mary Ann Winkowski is a happily married mum just like any other, except for one thing: she talks to dead people. Mary Ann realised she had a gift when she was a little girl, when earthbound spirits began communicating with her. Thus began a lifetime of helping the departed make peace with whatever kept them from crossing over into the next realm - a loved one, unresolved emotions, a home they couldn't leave. In this incredible book, Mary Ann shares fascinating stories of her many paranormal encounters, as well as advice on how to recognise when you're not alone, and what to do if you find yourself in the presence of a ghost.
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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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    Whether you want to discover trivia about historical ghostly happenings such as the Mary Celeste, learn which of Henry VIII's wives haunts the Bloody Tower, or explore the disappearances surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, there is something for every enthusiast to dip into.
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    THESE spooky ghost tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Janet Dowling. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these stories are as eerie and mysterious as the windswept moorland, wild shorelines and rugged landscapes from which they derive. Here you will find stories of a voice beyond the grave, a ghost on the pivot between heaven and hell, and the spectres of Viking princes on moonlit roads. Richly illustrated by Vicky Jocher with original drawings, these atmospheric tales are perfect for reading aloud in front of a roaring fire or alone under the covers on dark, stormy nights.