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Over the years, the Great Lakes a Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario a have carried Native Americans, explorers, immigrants, bandits, miners, warriors, and entrepreneurs and have inspired great tales of life on and around the water. What secrets do the Great Lakes, also known as the Five Sisters, hold deep? With nearly 60 images and illustrations, Great Lakes Folklore aims to answer that question. Relive the saga and tragedy of maritime ships the Success and Griffin. Meet the nefarious Lake Erie monster. Learn the story of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. These stories and more await. May they take you to places you have never been before.
This fascinating book contains a terrifying collection of true-life, spine-chilling tales from across Northumberland. Featuring stories of unexplained phenomena, apparitions and poltergeists, and including the tale of the Hexham Heads, the Pink Lady of Bamburgh Castle and the ghost of Hadrian's Wall, this book is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and containing many tales which have never before been published, Haunted Northumberland will delight everyone interested in the paranormal.
An enormously enjoyable spooky collection of ghost-sightings over
the centuries, full of the spirit of place, in true Ackroyd style.
"From the Hardcover edition."
New Orleans is haunted. Its rich culture and stormy history make the city a haven for supernatural activity. Based on a six-year scientific study by the International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR), this book separates facts from folklore and local legends, taking the reader on a fascinating trip through more than 25 different haunted properties. Spend a night in the Bourbon-Orleans Hotel, where there are many guests besides the ones on the registry. Stop by OFlahertys Irish Channel Pub, and find out why there are security bars on the third floor windows. Step aboard light aircraft carrier USS Cabot to encounter crew members who were lost years ago in a kamikaze attack. In addition to the thrill and suspense of the profiles themselves, this book is a firsthand account of paranormal research. ISPR, founded in 1972, is an internationally renowned organization devoted to the study of ghosts and the paranormal. The group has investigated properties worldwide, often with amazing results. With these expert guides, prepare for a fabulous tour of a spectacular city!
New York State harbors blood and death, haunted houses, and many ghosts. Read a colorful and horrific history of Peter Stuyvesant, the French and Indian War, and 9/11. Meet pre-Revolutionary ghost Jane McRea, the headless soldier of Fort Niagara, the spirit of Grace Brown of Big Moose Lake, and those who haunt Boldt Castle, Kings Park State Hospital, and West Point. Meet a few monsters, too: Champ, Bigfoot, and, of course, the Headless Horseman. Pull up a chair and delight to fascinating tales of New York.
Discover spirited happenings throughout Missouri! Visit Branson where the ghost of actor Cameron Mitchell smiles at people in gift shops and restaurants. Witness long-dead soldiers still fighting at Wilson Creek National Battlefield. Stop by Springfield to see a ghost cat that runs the stairs of Pythian Castle. Learn about shadow figures at North Lawn and Salem Cedar Grove cemeteries in Salem, and hear the cry of the Banshee at Devil's Elbow. Make your acquaintance with "famous" ghosts of Billy the Kid, pianist Scott Joplin, outlaws Jessie and Frank James, Bonnie and Clyde, and Wyatt Earp. These stories and more will convince you that Missouri is haunted!
There's no clear-cut beginning or end between the conclusion of paganism and the beginning of Christianity in Ireland. The old gods lingered, but the Celtic Church was established, thanks to St. Patrick, by the fifth century in Ireland. Stirring Irish tales of demons and banshees, restless dead, and magical beasts were written down by Christian scribes centuries later. Christianity did not lead to happiness on this island, however. Its history has been dominated by its striving for independence from Great Britain. Its beautiful, but bleak, landscape of ruined castles, devastated abbeys, prehistoric stone circles, and foggy bogs contain many vengeful ghosts. Follow the ambitious Irish chiefs and the English kings, the family feuds, and the constant troubles with the English in over 30 spine-tingling tales. Reflect on the rich blend of Celtic myths and legends, and the worlds of fairies and leprechauns. When you read these stories, you will soon appreciate why the Irish have such a belief in the forces of the unknown.
Many people search to find a good a and true a ghost story in San Diego. It might surprise you to find that some tales you thought were true, may be created from misconceptions, distortions, and even made-up historic events. Find the scoop here as some of the "truths" of San Diego's most famous haunts are debunked and stories set straight via historical research. Just how haunted is the Whaley House? Was "Yankee Jim" really hung on the property, or can this and other Whaley tales be demystified? Is there still a ghostly gunslinger's poker game going on at the Horton Grand Hotel a were the players real or not? The ghost story surrounding Albert Robinson and his burial and then subsequent haunting of Julian Hotel is disturbing a but is it true? The reality and history of many haunted places can be far more titillating without the smoke and mirrors, exaggerations, and fabrications. So pull back the curtain to find out what's behind San Diego's ghostly origins.
South Carolina, one of the oldest states in the Union has a very haunting history. Here find 30 ghostly stories from the coastal, central, and Piedmont areas. Find out about the famous "Gray Man" who wanders the beaches of Pawleys Island, warning residents of oncoming danger. Hear the ruckus raised by the ghost of legendary pirate Stede Bonnet, who is still seen and heard at night near the spot of his demise. Hear the sounds of battle on the calmest of evenings in Charleston, smell the smoke and gunpowder, and feel the strong sadness where soldiers fell at Fort Sumter. Visit the Cool Springs Plantation where some ghostly parties never end. From a monster at college to ghost lights in modern buildings, and more, South Carolina is home to spirits, spooks, and all manner of unearthly beings from eras long past.
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.
Use this paranormal tool kit to spark intuitive abilities and link them to scientific research. It offers assistance with client interaction, member recruitment, and paranormal research by using four 22-card decks designed specifically for ghost investigations and paranormal studies. See how intuition and brainstorming techniques can be used by your team to answer questions that can help solve cases. Get more information from your clients, find the right members for your group, and make EVP or ITC sessions more successful as you conduct your investigations. Included are dowsing rods to further enhance divination skills and a ghostly version of the Major Arcana Tarot. If you're new to the paranormal field, try your hand at starting your own team with this easy-to-follow kit!Includes cards and book.Includes cards, book & dowsing rods.
Journey through New England's darkest places and read 22 of its scariest stories and urban legends. Explore mysterious cryptids like the Dover Demon, Pigman, the Sea Serpent of Gloucester, the Dublin Lake Monster, and the Derry Fairy. Meet Champ, the legendary lake monster of Lake Champlain, and a fisherman who found himself thirty feet from the beast. See the grave of Midnight Mary and the Desert of Maine, and judge for yourself if their curses are real. Try to walk with the Leather Man and wonder why he chooses to walk alone. Visit The House of the Seven Gables and The Shunned House, both famous in literature, and learn of ghosts that still linger there. Cross Emily's Bridge in Vermont, creep over the alleged vampire Mercy Brown's grave in Rhode Island, and more. New England promises to scare you!
Travel the prairies of North Dakota to discover ghost stories, rural legends, and haunted places that dot this state. Visit the haunted San Haven Sanitorium, where over 1100 people died of tuberculosis and eerie spirits still linger! Travel to college campuses where students died, but never left! Learn about haunted historic homes, the ranch cabin where President Teddy Roosevelt's ghost remains, along with more modern homes whose former residents still make their presences known in ways both eerie and physical. Puzzle over three mysterious and famous murders in North Dakota. Do the victims still haunt the plains? Visit sacred sites of the earliest residents of North Dakota, and learn about their mysterious histories. Did Satanists connected to the Son of Sam murders have a hideout in the ghost town of Tagus? Spooky North Dakota will haunt your dreams!
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...
In Manchester Ghosts and Ghosts of Portsmouth New Hampshire, Renee Mallett took you on a tour of the Granite State's most haunted cities. Here, see more strange people, places, and points in history keeping New Hampshire unique. Part unusual history book, part offbeat travel guide, find out what New Hampshire has to do with Saturday Night Live, and visit odd tourist attractions, such as America's Stonehenge and the haunted High Hut of the state's tallest mountain. Whether you are on the trail of Marie Antoinette's lost diamond necklace or looking for the strange Blue Lady specter haunting one of Wilton's cemeteries, be prepared to shiver as you read about New Hampshire's weirder side.
Rhode Island, famous for beautiful harbors and lavish abodes, has restless ghosts that lurk in dark corners of mansions, universities, inns, swamps, and woods. Discover four famous vampires and view never-before-released photos inside the vampire crypt where Mercy Brown once lay. See an 1800s vampire-killing kit. Meet a Woonsocket woman with stigmata who took on the ailments of others through the laying of hands. Read the truth behind the state's creepiest legendsFingernail Freddie and the Swamp Bride. Demonologist and Paranormal Investigator Katie Boyd seeks the truth behind Rhode Island's most famous legends and hauntings.
Grab your flashlight and camera to tour the spookier side of the Lehigh River Valley in Pennsylvania! Meet a mysterious pipe-smoking man at Wydnor Hall Inn, then help keep the Union and West End Cemetery beautiful with the "Lady in the Blue Dress." Sit down for a good meal at the White Palm Tavern, and perhaps the ghost of Emma will bring you a drink. Listen for the giggles of a redheaded ghost before he disappears behind the only tree in the Freemansburg Cemetery. Learn about the Shadow Figure of the Lake House Hotel who appeared to a group of over 20 ghost hunters! Explore the Lehigh Valley and beyond, seeking out glowing red eyes, phantom telephones, and apparitions of the young and old. The ghosts await you!
Historic Greensboro, North Carolina, is infested with ghosts. Go "behind the scenes" to meet some of the city's most famous haunted areas. You'll learn the history surrounding each haunting and hear frightening eyewitness accounts. Find out why nothing has grown in the Devil's Tramping Ground for more than 200 years. Learn the connection between the famous Lydia ghost and the phantom hitchhiker that has been scaring drivers since the 1920s, or is the phantom even older? Tremble as you hear the stories of the vampire beast's killing sprees. Read about ghostly Revolutionary soldiers, a piano player and miner spirits, poltergeist, and other unsettled souls that call the city of Greensboro home. Stop by for a visit...if you dare.
Ghosts, murder, mayhem, pirates, shipwrecks, and more can be found along the northern Atlantic coast of Florida. Take a tour of the First Coast and beyond in an era of scandal and plunder, from days of pirates and Spanish conquerors to the modern-day. Visit a machete-wielding madman and a spirit author. Learn about the Rockefellers and the Carnegies who worked to establish Florida as a major tourist area in spite of violence and chaos. Find out why mayhem is still the order of the day in this tropical paradise. The ghostly legacy of Florida's coast lingers and will chill you.
Take a ghostly tour of West Chester, Pennsylvania, to learn the myths, legends, and stories of ghosts that haunt this historic town! Visit with spirits of the Revolutionary War at Market and High Street or a shadow person lurking at Everhart Grove, Marshall Square Park, and Hemlock Alley. Join a paranormal research team on investigations of poltergeist, residual, and intelligent activity. Delve into the dark side of West Chester, but be prepared to be scared long into the night.
The Bluegrass State of Kentucky has a macabre assortment of hotels and inns, restaurants, parks, roads and highways, cemeteries, and historic locales that are haunted by ghosts that linger and grow. Examine more than 40 locations providing visitor information-including places to go, things to do, and tasty morsels to eat-as you explore the history, legends, and ghosts of haunted Kentucky. Read about Abraham Lincoln, who dreamed of his own assassination, and a well-wishing female specter at Mark's Feed Store. Visit the Shandies Restaurant where chairs move by themselves, or meet the ghost bride of Cumberland Falls, who rises out of the water on nights of the full moon. Be careful at Child's Branch Bridge where an unfriendly ghost causes drivers to crash, and listen to the murderer at Pioneer Cemetery who screeches in pain before his hanging. A detailed listing of locations will start your ghostly journey of Kentucky. Happy haunting!
Join in the fun of ghost hunting as you travel through the paranormal hotspots of Maine! Learn of the cries of the insane ghost who mourns her dead husband at the Boon Island Lighthouse. Read about the bloody ghost of George Vigny who may be guarding pirate loot on Jewell Island. Maybe you will get a sense of a haunt's lovely perfume in the Schaeffer Theater at Bates College. These and other spine-tingling tales of ghostly Maine will keep you reading long into the night!
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