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The House Next Door: A Ghost Story

Black Owl Books
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I live next to a haunted house.

I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.

No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.

A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn’t expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she’s asked me to stay with her.

I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna… before it’s too late for the both of us.
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Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood: The History & Mystery of the South Carolina Lakelands

Palmetto Publishing Group
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Known and named for its lush, green surroundings, Greenwood, South Carolina, has recently been branded with the following statement: “There’s Always Something Blooming in Greenwood.” However, after reading Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood, you may find that this quaint town deserves a new slogan: “You’re Never Alone in Uptown Greenwood”!
Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood includes a multitude of hauntings and ghostly happenings that have been experienced and reported by average, everyday, unsuspecting people. These stories may entice you to ask yourself: “Is it possible that ghosts really do exist?” Additionally, they may give you the travel bug so you can see for yourself if these tales hold any credibility, especially if Greenwood isn’t that far of a jaunt.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the stories held within this book, and ask yourself the ever-important question . . . do you believe in ghosts?
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The Haunting of Willow House

West Street Publishing
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There's something wrong with Willow House. When author Andrew Whelan and his children, teenager Sarah and ten-year-old Jake, move from Boston to a house in the country, they think it will be a new start. Grieving the loss of his wife in an auto accident the year before, Andrew hopes that the rural setting will help bring them together again and finally allow them to heal. But the old house hides a terrifying secret, an injustice perpetrated long ago during the time of the Salem witch trials. A restless spirit haunts Willow House, a supernatural force with one thing on its mind. Soon the family find themselves pitted against an evil entity that will stop at nothing to exact revenge for an age old grudge. The new paranormal thriller from Anthony M. Strong. Read it with the lights turned down... if you dare.
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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

Da Capo Press
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The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war.

Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck--a shocking one thousand at a time--without light or fresh air, the prisoners were scarcely fed food and water. Disease ran rampant and human waste fouled the air as prisoners suffered mightily at the hands of brutal British and Hessian guards. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. It also sparked a backlash of outrage as newspapers everywhere described the horrors onboard the ghostly ship. This shocking event, much like the better-known Boston Massacre before it, ended up rallying public support for the war.

Revealing for the first time hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports, award-winning historian Robert P. Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the ship's few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands of Americans and yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.
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Grandpa's Ghost Stories

Feral House
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Jim Flora's fantastically illustrated books captivated kids throughout the 1960s and 70s, so much so that secondhand copies sell for exorbitant sums. Grandpa's Ghost Stories has been the most sought-after of his children's books, and Feral House is pleased to announce the first reprint since its original publication in 1978. These ghoulish and amusing stories and wildly inventive illustrations will keep readers shivering. Perhaps better known for his brilliant and madcap illustrations that graced the covers of hundreds of jazz and classical record albums in the 1940s and 50s, Jim Flora also wrote and illustrated seventeen popular books for children. In this book, Grandpa comforts his grandson during a fierce thunderstorm by telling him stories about far scarier things, including a hungry werewolf and an evil witch who turns boys into spiders. The illustrations bring the tall tales to life with Flora's incomparable humor and wit. Grandpa's Ghost Stories is a spooky (and silly) delight for all ages. This edition includes an introduction by writer, radio personality and cultural historian Irwin Chusid, who has published several books of Flora's artworks and illustrations, and also runs JimFlora.com.
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The Tailypo: A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics)

HMH Books for Young Readers
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A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner.
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Ghost Stories

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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In his first collection of short stories, Ron Ripley delivers eight spine-tingling tales of the strange and the macabre. Weaving an intricate web of storytelling, readers are asked to join him on a journey through some of the darkest of his works. Book a room at the old Crowe’s Bed and Breakfast, but be certain you can leave. Join the Treasure Hunter as he digs up graves and awakens more than just the dead. Lay beside a homeless man in a Shelter, but make sure you’re not trespassing. Set up your cameras alongside The Ghost Hunters, just don’t follow them into the dark. Ghost Stories promises to do more than just make you sleep with the lights on. It will plant a cold kiss on your cheek and draw you into the dark where no one will ever hear you scream!
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Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Dover Publications
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Ambrose Bierce was one of the strangest phenomena of American letters. The adjectives used to describe his writing — and character — tend to have a rather uncomplimentary ring: "venomous," "vindictive," "paranoid," "rancorous," "malevolent"; yet few would deny his brilliance of intellect and style. About half of his fiction output consisted of stories of horror and the supernatural, a genre which appealed to his psychic constitution and may have reflected a deep inner torment.
This volume contains 24 of Bierce's best tales of the unknown. Morbid, cynical, eerie, they take you to a twilight region of flesh and spirit — and into the darkest recesses of the human mind. These are unusual constructions of terror and grim irony, reminiscent of Poe, the Gothic novel, and the Romantic short story, but having the unmistakable individual stamp of a man who knew first-hand something of the fears and specters which haunt men.
In this volume you will come across a number of old favorites: "An Inhabitant of Carcosa," "The Eyes of the Panther," "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "An Adventure at Brownville," and such classics as "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot," "The Damned Thing," and "Moonlit Road," a minor masterpiece in which events of the story are told from three different points of view, including that of the victim as spoken through a medium. You will also find some less familiar, but equally fascinating stories and pieces not available elsewhere, including "Visions of the Night," in which Bierce gives us a rationale for his "reverse holiness" and the surrealistic morality that permeates these writings. Bierce's characters — possessed poets, shabby aristocrats, grimy professional men, revived corpses, haunted malefactors — live in a spare, perverse world. Patricide, the revenge of the dead, inexplicable disappearances, dreadful ironies, hypnotism and second sight, and the like, form much of the substance of these unsettling tales.
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Classic Ghost Stories

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Containing twenty of the very best supernatural tales from the golden age of the ghost story, this new selection ranges from acknowledged classics by the likes of Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe and M.R. James to neglected chillers by lesser-known authors, such as Frank Cowper, William Hope Hodgson and Amelia B. Edwards. Newcomers to the genre can absorb themselves in a wide range of stories, from the quaintly comic to the genuinely frightening, while enthusiasts may also find something they have not read before or else rediscover gems they may have forgotten. Each story comes complete with a brief biography of the author. A companion volume to 'Classic Ghost Stories 2' and 'Classic Horror Stories'.
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Cops' True Stories Of The Paranormal: Ghost, UFOs, And Other Shivers

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Best selling author of over 50 books, retired cop Loren W. Christensen asked men and women in uniform--police officers, sheriff deputies, SWAT,command, correction officers, and MPs--to convey their experiences with the paranormal. These are veteran officers that have been there and done that, but on one occasion they were confronted with the unexplained ...

Here are some of the stories told within:

Close Encounters of the Second Kind
Vanished
Trapped
Eyes
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man's Cane
A Touch of Thanks
The Snitch
The Warning
The Light
The Couple
Wrong Number
Ghost Prisoner
Tower 7
Hospital Morgue
Coffee and Cups
The Stabber
The Faceless Mannequin
White Eagle
The Man in the Window
Strange Place
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Scratches
A Sign in Twisted Metal
He Pulled The Trigger Four Times
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