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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    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!
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    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.
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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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    The Craftsman is a chilling mystery that has been praised as "beautifully dark and disturbing" by Jenny Blackhurst and "an absolutely terrific crime novel" by Elly Griffiths.

    Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares, the victims were buried...alive.

    Larry confessed to the crimes - it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?
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    The Poconos in the hills of picturesque Pennsylvania is home to beautiful resorts, lively casinos, and stunning waterfalls. Yet, stand in any one spot long enough and chills will run up your spine. Journey with paranormal investigator LAura Hladik Hoffman to twenty haunted locations within this tourist mecca. Dine at Tannersville Inn with the ghost of Mabel or stay the night at The Shawnee Inn with a Lady in White. Discover the Pennsylvania Dutch beast Siwweyaeger or the phantom of the Poconos Cinema and Cultural Center as it "strikes again". The Hotel of Horror theatre will challenge you to discern between actor and spectre at every turn. Examine local legends, haunted artefacts and attractions, ghost photography, and more. Included is a directory of local paranormal organisations, researchers, and tours to plan your own investigations. It won't take long for you to discover that the ghosts of the Poconos are ever present, so join the hunt!
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    This second volume of New England's Graveside Tales, presents a dark cavern of mystery. Walk the unhallowed ground of a vampire and learn much about some of the first authentic hauntings in America. Look to the night skies for UFOs and explore cases of alien abductions that happened in New England. Then visit interesting places: castles, towers, graves, and museums, and be introduced to some of historys most persecuted accused of unlikely and heinous crimes. Theres much more waiting for you ahead, so grab a torch and read on...and if you should be startled or even scream, not a living soul will know...