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With Dorchester's rich and varied history, you could be forgiven for thinking it must be one of the country's most haunted towns. There are plenty of stories to be told about apparent hauntings in and around the town, but do these relate directly to Dorchester's history or are they merely stories and legends passed down over the years? Many of the reports have remained unconfirmed by locals but the purpose of this book is not to prove or disprove the paranormal or the existence of ghosts. Instead, it is to disclose a little local history with each spooky story and tell the fascinating tales of haunted Dorchester, and let you, the readers, decide for yourselves. Discover the ghost of Thomas Hardy who restlessly walks near to his statue on Colliton Walk, or the phantom sobbing lady in the Dorset County Museum. This collection of ghostly stories and paranormal legends will scare and entice locals, as well as those who dare to visit one of England s most haunted towns.
Explore Sunderland's darkest secrets with this creepy collection of true-life tales from ghost-hunter Rupert Matthews. Containing many tales which have never before been published, it unearths a chilling range of supernatural phenomena, from the Ryhope Poltergeist and the White Lady of Washington Hall to the glowing grave at Wingate and a spectral talking cat. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and illustrated with more than eighty photographs, this book will delight anyone with an interest in the supernatural history of the city.
The history of East Sussex theatres is particularly fascinating due to the sheer variety of venues that hosted plays, opera shows and musical entertainment. Tina Lakin's interest in the rise and fall of the many piers in the county where extravagant balls and concerts were held, led her to discover the weird and sometimes tragic tales that have arisen in these spectral structures.Included in the book is a history of entertainment, from Greek tragedies to the rise of the music hall and circus acts through to the modern-day tattooist shows and successful events at Glyndebourne. From the spectre of a waif-like orphan searching for the glamour of the theatre, a phantom orchestra playing on a seaside promenade to the ghost of an unrequited backstage love affair the tales will both surprise and mystify the reader.Illustrated with over fifty unusual images, the tales will enchant the lovers of ghost stories and those interested in the rise and decline of entertainment on Britain's south-east coast. Accompanied by interesting pictures of bygone times as well as some contemporary images, a complete history of area's theatrical hauntings are gathered here. This collection of thought-provoking eerie tales is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the paranormal or theatre history.
A ghost's work is never done in Cleveland, Ohio. Within these pages abide tall tales and myths, documented reports, and weird stories of the unspeakable. Learn about Melonheads, Gore Orphanage, and the curse of the Franklin Castle. Visit a ghost that stops a train (repeatedly), a phantom black dog that sinks ships, and a bloody, clutching hand that terrorizes a family. For the skeptic, the seeker, the storyteller, and the weekend spook-hunter, learn why the "Best things in death are right here in Cleveland."
Drawing upon a wide range of sources, this chilling collection of true-life tales contains never before published cases of hauntings, phantoms and poltergeists in the Edinburgh area. Containing heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena, it takes the reader on a tour of the city's streets and buildings, through convents, cellars, churches and attics. Drawing upon the author's own extensive archives and richly illustrated with more than 70 archive images, Haunted Edinburgh will delight anyone with an interest in the supernatural history of the city. Alan Murdie is the former chairman of the Ghost Club. As well as his own extensive archive of material, he also has access to the archives of ghost hunter extraordinaire Andrew Green.
In researching these theatrical ghost stories the authors have held vigil in dark auditoriums, lonely stairwells and melancholy boxes, behind the scenery and underneath the stages in the search of the theatrical phantoms. From the Lyceum to the Lyric, the astounding results demonstrate the historical links between spirits and the stage. It will captivate anyone who is interested in the shadowy past of London's haunted West End theatres.
This creepy collection of true-life tales takes the reader on a tour through the streets, cemeteries, alehouses and attics of Bradford. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and containing many tales which have never before been published, it unearths a chilling range of supernatural phenomena from poltergeists to Victorian spirits and spectral hounds. Illustrated with more than fifty archive photographs, this book will delight anyone with an interest in the supernatural history of the area.
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 in and around Poole. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources Haunted Poole contains a chilling range of ghostly phenomena including the town's own tragic Romeo and Juliet tale, legendary Poole pirate Harry Paye and his ghostly galleon, the screams of Alice Beard and ghoulish beggars wandering the streets. This incredible gathering of ghostly goings-on is bound to captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area.
This collection of stories and twice-told tales from around Somerset lifts the shrouds off many new and legendary hauntings, including some spine-tingling experienes as recounted to the author by Somerset townsfolk, villagers and visitors. Researching historical and contemporary sources. Haunted Somerset reveals its uniquely supernatural heritage from a coffin on the road, eerie Bath, the phantoms of Sedgemoor, Dunster Castle's ghostly sightings, headless horsemen, animal apparitions and Exmoor spectres ... and if these are not enough to curdle your nervous system, a screaming skull and the grisly haunted associated with a curate murderered by some of his parishoners who was rumoured to have been cannibalised!
Journey through the darker side of Cardiff and the surrounding valleys, an area steeped in ancient history and ghostly goings-on. Because of its rich cultural past, it is riddled with numerous tales of ghosts and hauntings, both old and new. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with first-hand witnesses, South Wales Paranormal Research have put together this chilling collection of sightings and mysterious happenings, mostly from the last ten years. Featuring ghostly cars and ships, mysterious policemen and figures in country lanes, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the paranormal or those who wish to read more about tales and legends from Cardiff's shadowy past.
Sally Tonge, well-known Shropshire storyteller, here retells some of the county's best ghost stories in her own inimitable style. From the "Phantom Funeral of Ratlinghope" to the "Bagbury Bull" and from the murderous "Bloody Jack of Shrewsbury" to the eerie "White Lady of Longnor": there is something here to frighton everyone. This fascinating introduction discusses and explains the recurring motifs in the tales, such as bottled ghosts, white ladies, encounters with the Devil, and also considers these stories' basis in historical fact. This book is illustrated with a selection of drawings and atmospheric photographs. "Shropshire Ghost Stories" is bound to be a popular addition to the county's bookshelves.
From accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to encounters with phantoms and spirits, this collection of stories contains spooky tales from around the county of Devon. It contains tales ranging from the ghost of Isabella, personal messages from Peggy Penny and a ghost tour around Boringdon Hall, and more.
The area round Pendle Hill (Burnley, Nelson, Colne and over to Skipton) has long been associated with witches and ghostly goings on. This is a collection of myths and tales about the infamous witches. It appeals to those with an interest in the history of the region.
Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area are places of deep spiritual significance both within East Anglia and in Great Britain as a whole and a belief in ghosts are aspects of this deeper pattern. This book is based on spooky stories based on life-long traditions which have been handed down from earlier generations.
From accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to encounters with French poltergeists and prison spectres, this collection of stories contains tales of the ghosts, mysteries and legends of Wandsworth.
Join local guide Phil Lister on a tour of Haworth's dark and ghostly side: meet the ghost of Room 7 at the Old White Lion, the Grey Lady of Weavers Restaurant and Ponden Hall's harbinger of doom, Old Greybeard. Tour the famous graveyard, in use for over 700 years and believed to house over 40,000 souls.Rediscover the Haworth of the Bronte's, the blackened-stone buildings, washed by Pennine rain, the ginnels and alleyways of a forgotten time - and don't miss the Graveyard Cookbook, a veritable feast of ghoulish delights!
Presents a collection of stories of apparitions, manifestations, strange sightings and happenings in Birmingham's streets, churches and buildings. This title is for anyone interested in the both the paranormal and darker historical side of the city.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with spectres and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and well-known spooky tales from around Guildford.
In this fascinating new collection, Sue Smitten leaves no stone unturned in her global search for spirits. Her interviews with eyewitnesses in places such as Ireland, Japan, South Africa and Germany show that geography and history vary greatly, but ghost motives for returning after death are remakably consistent.
From heartstopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena Haunted Norwich contains new and well-known spooky storied from around the city. Contained in this selection are stories of the old witch who wanders up and down Bishopsgate, the lonely monk, who can still be found strolling beside the graveyard at St John Maddermarket, the lady in Grey who was tragically locked up alive in her house during the plague of 1578 and others who are said to haunt the city's infamous Tombland area. This fascinating collection of strange sightings and happenings in the city's streets, churches, public houses and historic buildings is sure to appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the haunted heritage of Norwich.
Wisconsin's leading authority on the paranormal presents strange
stories from around the state
Gloucester's historic docks have some strange stories to tell and the city's twelfth-century cathedral also has its secrets. From a ghostly procession at Berkeley Castle to the Grey Lady at the old Theatre Royal, this new and fascinating collection of strange sightings and happenings in the city's streets, churches and public houses is sure to appeal to anyone intrigued by Gloucester's haunted heritage.
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