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A Ghost a Day: 365 True Tales of the Spectral, Supernatural, and Just Plain Scary! - Wood Maureen, Kolek Ron

A Ghost a Day: 365 True Tales of the Spectral, Supernatural, and Just Plain Scary! – Wood Maureen, Kolek Ron

Can't get enough spooks, spirits, and specters? Now you'll never have to go a day without your ghoulish fix. This ghastly collection features some of the scariest stories of murder, revenge, and suicide ever told-and the spirits that haunt their place for all time. As a truly unique convention, each story directly relates to the specific day on which it's found. You'll find shocking stories of: Sightings of the spectral SS Valencia that was lost ...
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Fear the Reaper: America’s Rural Mysteries, Hauntings and Horrors - Troy Taylor, Rene’ Kruse

Fear the Reaper: America’s Rural Mysteries, Hauntings and Horrors – Troy Taylor, Rene’ Kruse

The “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” series returns with a nightmarish journey into America's heartland in search of terrifying, gruesome and heartbreaking takes of murder, mayhem and ghosts! Far away from the bright lights of the big cities, such tales of depravity, violence and murder seem far removed from what appeared to be the peaceful countryside of the “good ol’ days.” But those days were often far from good, as killers, psychopaths and rapists often ...
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Ghost Tracks - Cheryl A. Wicks, Lorraine Warren, Ed Warren

Ghost Tracks – Cheryl A. Wicks, Lorraine Warren, Ed Warren

Just beyond the shadows, in the twilight space between life and death, lies the place where ghosts, demons, and otherworldly horrors tread. For most people, this place is something to be encountered only in their worst nightmares, but for Ed and Lorraine Warren, it is home. As the founders of the New England Society of Psychic Research, the Warrens are the world's most renowned experts in the paranormal, investigating thousands of supernatural events in their ...
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Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield - Mark Nesbitt

Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield – Mark Nesbitt

The print version of this first volume in the "Ghosts of Gettysburg" book series was released in October 1991, and established Gettysburg as the mecca for all thrill-seekers. Combining history and mystery, in this initial volume, Mr. Nesbitt focuses on the early ghost-lore of Gettysburg, along with some more current ghostly happenings. Included are the timeless stories of the woman in white, the surgeons of Old Dorm, the ghosts of Devil's Den, the Blue Boy, ...
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Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts- Jennifer Westwood

Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts- Jennifer Westwood

Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no-one survives seeing Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting warns of fatal accidents England's past echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, indelible bloodstains and ghastly premonitions ...
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Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture: 1800–Present - Julian Wolfreys

Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture: 1800–Present – Julian Wolfreys

Haunted Selves, Haunting Places in English Literature and Culture offers a series of readings of poetry, the novel and other forms of art and cultural expression, to explore the relationship between subject and landscape, self and place. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach grounded in close reading, the text places Jacques Derrida’s work on spectrality in dialogue with particular aspects of phenomenology. The volume explores writing and culture from the 1880s to the present day, proceeding through ...
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Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds - Leo Braudy

Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds – Leo Braudy

An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images ...
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Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan - Lafcadio Hearn

Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan – Lafcadio Hearn

This collection of Japanese supernatural stories is a classic work in the field of Japanese horror. Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories—"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"—about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan, "stories and studies of strange things," are based on Japanese tales told long ago to him by his wife; others possibly have a Chinese origin. All ...
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Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies - Andrew Joynes

Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels and Prodigies – Andrew Joynes

Stories of spirits returning from the afterlife are as old as storytelling: accounts of ghosts and revenants which have crossed the mysterious border between the living and the dead are a dominant theme in many cultures, and in medieval Europe ghosts, nightstalkers, wild hunts and unearthly visitors from parallel worlds have figured in stories already in circulation before the coming of Christianity. Medieval Ghost Stories is a collection of ghostly occurrences from the eighth to ...
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Our haunted lives : true life ghost encounters -  Jeff Belanger

Our haunted lives : true life ghost encounters – Jeff Belanger

Ghosts cross every culture and continent, and the belief in their existence is on the rise. Our Haunted Lives features the stories of dozens of people who have witnessed the supernatural firsthand in their homes, at work, and in numerous other locations. It explores the profound nature of ghosts and spirits. Through personal interviews, the author captures the many different facets of experience - the touching, where people come in contact with a loved one ...
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Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places - Brad Steiger

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places – Brad Steiger

The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from ...
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The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts -  Owen Davies

The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts – Owen Davies

The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts by Owen Davies was first published in England in 2007. A paperback was released in the United States in 2009. The Haunted is not a traditional or linear history. Davies looks at trends spanning several centuries, from the Reformation to the present day. By exploring these trends, he hopes to explain how and why England has become so “haunted.” Debates over ghost belief reveal much about England’s social ...
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The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory - Maria del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren

The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory – Maria del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren

Ghosts, spirits, and specters have played important roles in narratives throughout history and across nations and cultures. A watershed moment for this area of study was the publication of Derrida's Specters of Marx in 1993, marking the inauguration of a "spectral turn" in cultural criticism. Gathering together the most compelling texts of the past twenty years, the editors transform the field of spectral studies with this first ever reader, employing the ghost as an analytical ...
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True Ghost Stories and Hauntings, Book 1: Chilling Stories of Poltergeists, Unexplained Phenomenon, and Haunted Houses -Simon Murik

True Ghost Stories and Hauntings, Book 1: Chilling Stories of Poltergeists, Unexplained Phenomenon, and Haunted Houses -Simon Murik

Be afraid. This unusual collection of true ghost stories and hauntings has been put together by Simon B. Murik, who is the son of a long line of mediums and sensitives originally from Eastern Europe. Many of the stories come from his own experiences, while others have been contributed by family members and those who have shared paranormal experiences and unexplained phenomenon with him. Here is a sampling of some of stories you will find ...
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Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory - Stacy Horn

Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory – Stacy Horn

From The Sixth Sense to Medium, Ghost Whisperer to Ghost Hunters, the paranormal stirs heated debate, spawning millions of believers and skeptics alike. Nearly half of us say we believe in ghosts, and two-thirds of us believe in life after death. What would you make of rain barrels that refill themselves? Psychic horses? Mind-reading Cold War spies? For a group of scientists at the Duke Parapsychology Lab under the leadership of Dr. J. B. Rhine—considered ...
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Wicked Northern Illinois: The Dark Side of the Prairie State - Troy Taylor

Wicked Northern Illinois: The Dark Side of the Prairie State – Troy Taylor

From the secrets of Joliet Penitentiary to the ferocious gunfights between the Ku Klux Klan and the Shelton Gang, Troy Taylor takes the measure of the dishonest sweat and innocent blood poured into the prairies of Northern Illinois. Meet the "fallen angels" of Decatur's red-light district, the Springfield counterfeiters who bungled stealing Lincoln's bones and the Aurora man who propped up his porch with the heads of his wife and brother-in-law. And if you dare, ...
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