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Meticulously documented, The South Shields Poltergeist is a truly terrifying account which details the authors' struggle with an invisible, malicious entity that threatened and intimidated anyone who dared to stand up to it. Their encounter may well go down in the annals of psychical research as one of the most chilling true-life encounters of its kind. The book details the authors' investigation, over a period of several months, into what they believe to be the most intense, protracted and well-documented case of its kind. A man had his torso slashed severely; knives, coins and other objects were thrown around; a woman received sinister telephone calls and text messages from numbers that were supposedly disconnected; and children's toys spoke to the investigators. The book is based on the testimonies of those who actually experienced the South Shields Poltergeist at first hand.
A guide to the capital's most terrifying and spooky corners - enter at your peril. London has been the site of executions, murders, betrayals and treason. It is said you can see the Ripper's victims on street corners, hear the screams of Guy Fawkes at the Tower of London, and much, much more. Discover what lurks behind the normal life of the capital city. Watch out for the mysterious monk commemorating the only act of violence in Westminster Abbey and keep your eyes peeled in Whitechapel for the tragic ghostly figure of Mary Ann Nicholls, the first victim of the gruesome Jack the Ripper. Step inside this guide and walk the ancient streets of Haunted London. Grouped by area and covering hundreds of years of supernatural spooky tales, this guide is sure to shock anyone. A city almost as full of ghosts as it is of tourists, London is full of ghoulish and eerie histories to make you shudder - read on if you dare...
A ghostly tour of coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Acclaimed storyteller Nancy Roberts takes the reader on a haunted tour of coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in this engaging new collection of thirty-three ghost stories and legends. In North Carolina, we hear of the restless spirit who troubles visitors to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the phantom ship that, though lost in a storm at sea, sailed into Beaufort Harbor for a final farewell. South Carolina provides the backdrop for tales such as that of the Union soldier killed at Charleston's Fort Sumter - more than a century later, a tourist is startled to discover the eerie, blue-coated figure of the soldier standing next to him. And in Georgia, we encounter ghostly pirates doomed to sail the creeks and inlets of St. Simons Island forever without rest, as well as rambunctious child spirits who roll pool balls down the hallways of a Savannah bed and breakfast, just as they did when their family lived in the house following the Civil War. These new tales and classic legends, all collected firsthand by the author, reveal a thrilling undercurrent to some of the southern coast's most popular destinations.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE 2020 'A uniquely strange and wonderful work of literature' Philip Hoare 'An exciting new voice' Mark Cocker, author of Crow Country In his late thirties, Edward Parnell found himself trapped in the recurring nightmare of a family tragedy. For comfort, he turned to his bookshelves, back to the ghost stories that obsessed him as a boy, and to the writers through the ages who have attempted to confront what comes after death. In Ghostland, Parnell goes in search of the 'sequestered places' of the British Isles, our lonely moors, our moss-covered cemeteries, our stark shores and our folkloric woodlands. He explores how these landscapes conjured and shaped a kaleidoscopic spectrum of literature and cinema, from the ghost stories and weird fiction of M. R. James, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to the children's fantasy novels of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper; from W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn and Graham Swift's Waterland to the archetypal 'folk horror' film The Wicker Man... Ghostland is Parnell's moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists - and what is haunting him. It is a unique and elegiac meditation on grief, memory and longing, and of the redemptive power of stories and nature.
The book is aimed at all readers not just those who are interested in the esoteric. It introduces accessibly and surprisingly clearly the causes of the toxic relationships that arise between people and ghosts. It contains a large dose of psychology of the soul, testimony to the author's spiritual maturity. Ghosts are the souls of people who, after the death of their physical body, have not resolved to pass through to the other side of death's curtain. The reason for that is that, for various reasons, they overlooked their own deaths, didn't have the courage to go through to the other side or were detained or even pulled away from their road by those mourning the souls of their near ones. When they remain in the world of the living they possess people which can be the cause of very unpleasant and sometimes even tragic experiences.Starting with the mildest - the presence of ghosts in a person causes severe mood swings ranging from powerful explosions of negative energy to deep depressions. They bring out severe states of anxiety, they tempt those possessed to commit suicide, they have a powerful influence on the psyche and are the cause of psychiatric illnesses. In addition, the diseases of the dead person very often transfer through the ghost to the person possessed. Wanda Pratnicka is an exorcist and psychotherapist of world renown. Over the past thirty years, she has helped many thousands of patients throughout the world.
Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Show Me State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Troy Taylor shines a light in the dark corners of Missouri and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From a headless ghost who stalks the aptly named "Murder Rocks", to a large hairy monster that roams the banks of the Missouri River, there's no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. It's even rumored that the devil himself came to St. Louis in 1949, but nobody knows for sure if he ever left. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South Africa A Penguin Classic Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. The signs of spirit possession have been documented for thousands of years and across religions and cultures, even into our time: In 2019 the Vatican convened 250 priests from 50 countries for a weeklong seminar on exorcism. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together the most astonishing accounts: Saint Anthony set upon by demons in the form of a lion, a bull, and a panther, who are no match for his devotion and prayer; the Prophet Muhammad casting an enemy of God out of a young boy; fox spirits in medieval China and Japan; a headless bear assaulting a woman in sixteenth-century England; the possession in the French town of Loudun of an entire convent of Ursuline nuns; a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily; a previously unpublished account of an exorcism in Earling, Iowa, in 1928--an important inspiration for the movie The Exorcist; poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist; a Filipina girl "bitten by devils"; and a rare example of a priest's letter requesting permission of a bishop to perform an exorcism--after witnessing a boy walk backward up a wall. Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too.
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.
Examines how the ancient customs of constructing and keeping a
house formed a sacred bond between homes and their inhabitants
The book is aimed at all readers not just those who are interested in the esoteric. It introduces accessibly and surprisingly clearly the causes of the toxic relationships that arise between people and ghosts. It contains a large dose of psychology of the soul, testimony to the author's spiritual maturity. Ghosts are the souls of people who, after the death of their physical body, have not resolved to pass through to the other side of death's curtain. The reason for that is that, for various reasons, they overlooked their own deaths, didn't have the courage to go through to the other side or were detained or even pulled away from their road by those mourning the souls of their near ones. When they remain in the world of the living they possess people which can be the cause of very unpleasant and sometimes even tragic experiences. Starting with the mildest - the presence of ghosts in a person causes severe mood swings ranging from powerful explosions of negative energy to deep depressions. They bring out severe states of anxiety, they tempt those possessed to commit suicide, they have a powerful influence on the psyche and are the cause of psychiatric illnesses. In addition, the diseases of the dead person very often transfer through the ghost to the person possessed. Wanda Pratnicka is an exorcist and psychotherapist of world renown. Over the past thirty years she has helped many thousands of patients throughout the world.
An anthology of 'true' stories about ghosts and other paranormal phenomena from Brislington, Arnos Vale and St Anne's in Bristol. This book provides details of two dozen haunted places, along with UFO sightings and white witch and local superstitions.
"Ghosts" unearths a wealth of fascinating tales about ghosts past and present. Discover trivia about historical ghostly happenings such as the Mary Celeste, as well as hauntings on film sets and the stage. The "Amazing and Extraordinary" facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure. Brief, accessible and entertaining .
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.
Chasing the unseen has become a popular pastime but most ghost hunters are unaware of the very real harm that can be done by malevolent human spirits, non-human entities, and a host of astral parasites. This guide from medium and paranormal investigator Michelle Belanger features proven protection techniques-and for the skeptics out there, highlights how the methods also work on a psychological level. You'll get straightforward instruction on arming yourself with an array of essential techniques: Perform psychic cleansings Remove attachments Protect dreams Shield spaces Ward to protect a home Remove and bind spirits Cope with spirit possession
Woven through each chapter is a gripping, true account of a ghost investigation conducted by Belanger, which provides a framework for understanding when to use these potent defense strategies.
"Michelle Belanger is without a doubt the go-to person for paranormal enthusiasts looking to learn more."--Ryan Buell, founder of the Paranormal Research Society
"I highly recommend this book to all those who truly wish to gain respect as a ghost hunter of integrity."--Brad Steiger, author/coauthor of 170 books on paranormal and metaphysical subjects, including Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places
"I certainly never thought I needed a book like this, but Michelle has lots of practical advice that even we skeptics can use to keep our heads in order."--Adam Selzer, author of Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps
Fans of Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Biggs and Christine Feehan will fall under the spell of New York Times bestseller Yasmine Galenorn's spectacular paranormal romance series. Enter Whisper Hollow at your own risk, for in this town spirits walk among the living, and the lake never gives up her dead. Whisper Hollow is no ordinary place. In this haunted town, people don't stay buried. Kerris Fellwater isn't your usual human. She's a spirit shaman who drives the dead back to their graves. Fifteen years ago, Kerris ran away from her hometown. But now she's back, and there are deadly magical forces at work, wreaking havoc. Whisper Hollow holds painful memories for Kerris, but a lot has changed. There's a mysterious new guy in town, Bryan, who Kerris feels powerfully drawn to. Together they unearth a horrifying family secret, and unravelling the mystery means working with - rather than against - the dead. Can they defeat Whisper Hollow's enemy, before it destroys them? Return to Whisper Hollow in Yasmine's next book, Shadow Silence.
"not just a hugely entertaining travel memoir or a delightfully dire catalogue of horrors; it's first and foremost an insightful, personal exploration of humankind's global fascination with the monstrous." -Lisa Morton, author of Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween Inspired by a fascination with fear culture, writer Chris Kullstroem left her job and home to experience firsthand some of the world's most legendary scare shows. Under the guidance of locals, she saw it all: attractions like the Day of the Dead, the haunts of New Zealand, and even the mythical Krampus brought to life in the streets of Austria. Each eerie enactment evokes a sense of wonder, demonstrating powerful emotions that transcend language and culture to reveal a connection we all share. Chris Kullstroem is a lifelong Halloween, horror, and dark tourism enthusiast. She holds seminars on how scare venues blend history, theater, and social interaction, and she enjoys exploring what these shows can teach us about our society and the people around us. Kullstroem worked as a traveling correspondent on the radio show Paranormal Talk and received her master's degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is also a Couchsurfing.com enthusiast!
Poltergeists and banshees, spirit-filled houses, and deathbed
scenes pervaded by specters fill this enchanting treasury of tales
based on supernatural phenomenon. Compiled from Ireland's abundant
reserve of ghost stories, this richly varied collection of
legendary and ancestral phantoms, uncanny forewarnings of death,
and a host of other unearthly experiences relies on the memories of
ordinary Irish folk scattered throughout the isle.
Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Old Dominion State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author L. B. Tayloy shines a light in the dark corners of Virginia and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From poltergeists that make trouble at Blue Ridge Pottery, to a phantom light on Holston Mountain, to specters haunting the battlefield of Cedar Creek, there's no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Can ghostly arms really appear out of walls? How do you explain the sudden appearance of a shadowy figure in a doorway? Do guardian angels really exist? Throughout history, ghostly visitations have exerted a powerful grip on the public imagination, but the present-day accounts in Ghosts and the Spirit World show us that poltergeists and restless souls are still very much with us. Packed with tales of out-of-body experiences, extraordinary sightings and other paranormal phenomena, this book also investigates ghostly materializations in photos and on film and delves into the modern obsession with paranormal reality TV shows. Featuring many real-life testimonials appearing in print for the first time, it looks at demonic possession and its flipside - ghosts who appear in order to right a wrong.
*Winner of the Best Fantasy Novel Aurealis Award* 'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Casper von Klitzing and her twin brother Baristan have lived a pretty normal life - until now. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, orchestrated by the mysterious Oct, Casper is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. But the only other person ever to escape Oct was a witch - and 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 more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is an unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy: '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
Another breath taking journey through the paranormal landscape of the United States. In this case to hot and arid Arizona and New Mexico
From the Admore Banshee to the ghost in the Bog of Lettermuck, this collection of spine-chilling tales from across County Derry is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. This spooky selection features stories of unexplained phenomena, ghostly apparitions, death knocks and poltergeist activity and includes the tale of the phantom coach said to return to the White Horse Inn every seven years; the helpful ghost that inhabits Derry Opera House; the spirit children said to haunt Rosemount's By-Wash and even a photograph of the Old Covent taken by a ghost. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and including many first-hand experiences and previously unpublished tales, Haunted Derry will enthrall anyone interested in the unexplained.
Optioned for television by the hit team behind KILLING EVE. 'Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding.' - Clare Mackintosh 'Sharon Bolton at her absolute finest. Beautifully dark and disturbing.' - Jenny Blackhurst 'Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, The Craftsman will have you spellbound.' - JP Delaney 'An absolutely terrific crime novel that takes your darkest fear and makes it reality.' - Elly Griffiths ********************** Devoted father or merciless killer? His secrets are buried with him. 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? ********************** Praise for The Craftsman 'Grisly and comeplling.' - Sarah Hilary 'Utterly terrifying and gripping.' - Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN 'An original, dark, and twisted tale and the words just sparkle on the page.' - Niki Mackay 'I dare you to read it after dark. The Craftsman is a blood-chilling thriller that will cast a spell on you.' - Mark Edwards,No.1 Kindle bestseller 'Fabulous, utterly unique storyline, that will effortlessly stand out in the crowd of thrillers. It'll give you the creeps.' - Helen Fields 'Pitch perfect creepiness, air punching female empowerment and sinister mysteries kept me hooked to the very last page.' - Holly Seddon 'The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn.' - Mick Herron 'A brilliant blend of rich crime thriller with a hint of the gothic. Dark, disturbing and with women who totally rock, with the Craftsman Sharon Bolton has proven herself to be a master Craftsman herself. Buy it. Read it. Tell your friends. Then sleep with the light on.' - Sarah Pinborough
Who knew that our experience would push us over the edge of disbelief and through the door of certain terror? Debra Pickman had always wanted a ghost of her own. She never expected her wish to come horrifically true when she, her husband, and their newborn son moved into a century-old home in Atchison, Kansas, that-to their shock-is also occupied by a fire-starting spirit child named Sallie ...and darker, aggressive forces. Gradually, Debra becomes attached to Sallie and adjusts to her ghostly mischief-toys turning on by themselves, knick-knacks moving, and electrical disruptions. But serious problems arise when she can't control Sallie's habit of lighting fires. What's worse, her husband Tony becomes the victim of scratches, bites, and terrifying ghostly attacks that are clearly the work of other menacing entities. Discover how the ongoing terror takes its toll on their nerves, sanity, and marriage, and what finally forces the Pickmans to flee the infamous Sallie House.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and well-known spooky tales from famous sights and buildings in the centre of London. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources Haunted London contains a chilling range of ghostly phenomena. From the monk ghost who clanks his chain's on Buckingham Palace's terrace every Christmas Day, the Phantom horse-bus that occasionally rattles along Bayswater Road to the haunted Pig Tree, a terrifying apparition that frequents Green Park, the colourful tales featured here create a scary selection of ghostly goings-on that is bound to captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area.
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