Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318429
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Curated with loving expertise, these thirteen tales showcase both Windham and Fighs masterful selection of stories and their artful and suspenseful writing style. In crafting stories treasured by children and adults alike, the authors tell much more than ghost tales. Embedded in each is a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. I dont care whether you believe in ghosts, Windham was fond of saying. The good ghost stories do not require that you believe in ghosts.


Author: Andy Gilbert
ISBN: 9781326927721
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Would you tell someone if you had seen a ghost? A dilemma that has faced many people becomes magnified when your professional reputation is at stake. Credible Witness is a collection of compelling accounts from members of the police family who have witnessed or have intimate knowledge of unexplained incidents. When the world of policing and the paranormal collide, even the most hardened sceptic might have to think again. However much we think we know about the world around us, perhaps we don't know everything.

Haunted Rhode Island

Author: Thomas D'Agostino
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764323508
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Illustrated with over 60 photos, here are tales of Rhode Island hauntings, vampires, mysterious cairns, wailing brooks, and floating coffins. Haunted locations from throughout the state are included. Ghostly sailors prowl lonely docks, ambushed soldiers of centuries past wail, and a mysterious man in gray walks among tombstones. These are tales sure to chill you in the dead of night!


Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235372
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From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. 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, Lisa Morton uses her scholarly prowess—more powerful than any proton pack—to wrangle together history’s most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise seems to always evade our eyes. Tracing the ghost’s constantly shifting contours, Morton asks the most direct question—What exactly is a ghost?—and examines related entities such as poltergeists, wraiths, and revenants. She asks how a ghost is related to a soul, and she outlines all the different kinds of ghosts there are. To do so, she visits the spirits of the classical world, including the five-part Egyptian soul and the first haunted-house, conceived in the Roman playwright Plautus’s comedy, Mostellaria. She confronts us with the frightening phantoms of the Middle Ages—who could incinerate priests and devour children—and reminds us of the nineteenth-century rise of Spiritualism, a religion essentially devoted to ghosts. She visits with the Indian bhuta and goes to the Hungry Ghost Festival in China, and of course she spends time in Mexico, where ghosts have a particularly strong grip on belief and culture. Along the way she gathers the ectoplasmic residues seeping from books and film reels, from the Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto to the 2007 blockbuster Paranormal Activity, from the stories of Ann Radcliffe to those of Stephen King. Wide-ranging, informative, and slicked with over fifty unearthly images, Ghosts is an entertaining read of a cultural phenomenon that will delight anyone, whether they believe in ghosts or not.


Author: Yasmina Reza
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822216582
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THE STORY: How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal

Haunted Peterborough

Author: Stuart Orme
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752481533
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Peterborough has a rich and fascinating history, stretching back 3,500 years to the Bronze Age. The city is a vibrant place with a new town surrounding an ancient town center, still dominated by its Norman cathedral. But the city has a sinister and spooky side. Written by the creator and guide of the city's popular ghost walks, discover the spooky side of Peterborough's past. Uncover the eerie secrets of the city, from apparitions of monks to ghostly children; a slaughtered Cavalier to a phantom truck. This book explores many of the city's historic buildings and their ghost stories, including Peterborough Cathedral precincts. It also covers in print, for the first time, detailed accounts of the specters, stories and sightings at Peterborough Museum, one of Britain's most paranormally active buildings.

Ancient Haunts

Author: E G Swain
ISBN: 1616460334
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I doubt there's a technical word for a collection of ghost stories, but in this case it is a delight. In the tradition of M. R. James (or at least the influence), these two collections are worth a close look by any enthusiast of supernatural fiction. Stoneground Ghost Tales relate the strange experiences of Mr. Batchel, Vicar of the Parish. Tedious Brief Tales focuses on strange and haunted doings at Jesus College (Cambridge) from centuries past.

The Haunted House and Other Stories

Author: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 145661228X
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The Stoneground Ghost Tales

Author: E. G. Swain
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776533658
Format: PDF
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Though a cleric by trade, E. G. Swain achieved his greatest acclaim via the publication of this chilling collection of ghost stories. Featuring a heavily autobiographical narrator, the eccentric but kindly Reverend Batchel, all nine tales are set in a parish in the gloomy marshes of England's eastern Fenlands.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

Author: Jim Bradbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598467
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This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades. Progressing chronologically, the work is presented in themed, illustrated sections, with a narrative outline offering a brief introduction to the area. Within each chronological section, Jim Bradbury presents clear and informative pieces on battles, sieges, and generals. The author examines practical topics including: castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles ship building techniques improvements in armour specific weapons developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply. Readable and engaging, this detailed provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.