The Big Book of California Ghost Stories

229 Bibliography Lee, Hector, Heroes Villains and Ghosts Folklore of Old California Mahony, Patrick, ... Alan M., The Legend of Kate Morgan May, Antoinette, Haunted Houses and Wandering Ghosts of California McGlashan, C. F., ...

Author: Janice Oberding

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493058631

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Few states can rival California in terms of natural beauty and exciting history. But nearly three centuries of violent crime, sickness, greed, and murder have tarnished the Golden State and made it ripe for ghosts and hauntings. From the Spanish priests who founded the first missions in their quest to bring Christianity to the Native people of the region, to the ill-fated Donner Party committing acts of cannibalism in order to survive. This book explores the most famous ghost stories from California’s past (dating back to the 18th century) with spine-tingling details that will delight readers.

The Big Book of California Ghost Stories

This book explores the most famous ghost stories from California's past (dating back to the 18th century) with spine-tingling details that will delight readers.

Author: Janice Oberding

Publisher:

ISBN: 1493058622

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Page: 272

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Few states can rival California in terms of natural beauty and exciting history. But nearly three centuries of violent crime, sickness, greed, and murder have tarnished the Golden State and made it ripe for ghosts and hauntings. From the Spanish priests who founded the first missions in their quest to bring Christianity to the Native people of the region, to the ill-fated Donner Party committing acts of cannibalism in order to survive. This book explores the most famous ghost stories from California's past (dating back to the 18th century) with spine-tingling details that will delight readers.

The Big Book of Paranormal

Otherworldly illustrations and images bring these mystical and frightening tales to life and make the stories creep off the page. This is the perfect gift for the little ghost-hunter or paranormal enthusiast in your life!

Author: Tim Rayborn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781646430529

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

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Prepare to be baffled with The Big Book of Paranormal! Dive deep into urban legends, creepy hauntings, and tales of the unexplained with the Big Book of Paranormal. Featuring over 300 hair-raising, spine-chilling stories around Bigfoot, the Loch Ness, UFOs, aliens, curses, ghosts, and unsolved mysteries. Otherworldly illustrations and images bring these mystical and frightening tales to life and make the stories creep off the page. This is the perfect gift for the little ghost-hunter or paranormal enthusiast in your life!

The Big Book of Illinois Ghost Stories

... when his name garnered great respect in the city—a time before the construction of the opulent courthouse and the scandal that followed, and before his namesake hotel became known as one of the most haunted places in the region.

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043811

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Prairie 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 Illinois and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From a gallows tree in Greene County where an apparition can still be seen hanging, to the lingering spirits of warring mobsters at the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.

The Big Book of Oregon Ghost Stories

Ghost. Hill. Cellars. The news of their discovery was immediately communicated to the numerous and populous mining camps of Northern California, and people began to move toward the new diggings in considerable numbers.

Author: Janice Oberding

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493066674

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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As the dense coastal fog rolls in to blanket the shoreline in gloomy silence, one thing becomes very clear. Oregon is a state in which ghosts roam. Not only here on the coast but in the lush green inland regions as well. Oregon is the ninth largest state in the US, and is one of contrasts. From the fertile Willamette Valley with its hundreds of wineries to its rugged coastline; from its twenty-two feet tall Pioneer statue, known affectionately as Gold Man, sitting atop the state capital in Salem to its ghost towns, Oregon is a state of stark beauty, hauntings, and history. Ghosts linger for any number of reasons. Those who’ve stayed in Oregon range from millionaires who refuse to move from their mansions, lonely cemetery inhabitants, those attached to local theaters, saloons and hotels to ladies of the evening who made the wrong life and death decisions. Their reasons for staying put are as varied as there are rose bushes in the state.

The Big Book of Maryland Ghost Stories

But the stories survive of sailors and sweethearts, craftsmen and harlots, who created the legacy of Fell's Point, ... The Queen Mary, one of the world's most famous ocean liners, has been transformed into a hotel in California's Long ...

Author: Ed Okonowicz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043897

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Old Line State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Ed Okonowicz shines a light in the dark corners of Maryland and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From footsteps and apparitions appearing at Fort McHenry, to reports of strange noises and phenomena at the battleground of Antietam, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.

The Big Book of New Jersey Ghost Stories

There are two versions of the story as to what happened after that. According to one, she either hired an Indian guide to take her ... However, you don't have to be in Southern California to see the phantoms of long-dead screen idols.

Author: Patricia A. Martinelli

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043835

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Garden State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Authors Patricia A. Martinelli and Charles A. Stansfield Jr. shine a light in the dark corners of New Jersey and scare those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From what may lurk in the Ramapo Mountains, to a ghostly little boy who waits on Clinton Road, and the fabled Jersey Devil itself, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

He received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1930, by which time he had already begun to sell horror stories to Weird Tales (the first appearing in 1926) and other pulp magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than three ...

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780345806000

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories

As previously noted, a good ghost story requires the elements of terror and surprise. ... He has followed the fortunes of many mining camps since the early '50s in California and now that he has reached the ripe old age of 75 winters ...

Author: John Robert Colombo

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459720527

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

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Here are Canada’s haunted houses, ghosts and poltergeists, weird visions of the past and improbable visions of the future, and assurances that there is life after death. included are more than 175 accounts of such events and experiences told mainly by the witnesses themselves — Canadians from all walks of life and all parts of the country. Some of the stories are classics. Others are little known. About one-third of the accounts have never before appeared in print. This fascinating, scary book brings together the most notable stories from the archives of John Robert Columbo, Canada’s "Mr. Mystery," who is known for his many paranormal collections, including Ghost Stories of Canada, Haunted Toronto, Ghost Stories of Ontario, and Strange But True. Whatever your views are about the supernatural and the paranormal — skeptic, believer, middle-of-the-road — this huge collection of stories filled with thrills and chills will cause you to wonder about the n ature of human life and the afterlife.

The Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories

Though they were soon to become mortal enemies, no one was fighting in the tiny, mud-brick village in California named Los Angeles. Nor could anyone foresee how savage and ironic the war would become. There was some wine and some sad ...

Author: Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043934

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Keystone State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Authors Mark Nesbitt and Patty A. Wilson shine a light in the dark corners of Pennsylvania and scare those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From apparitions of fires and soldiers struggling in the cold at Valley Forge, to ghostly children stalking dormitories at Gettysburg College, these stories of strange occurrences are sure to send a chill up your spine. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.