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True Ghost Stories: Real Demonic Possessions and Exorcisms

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Looking for a Scare? Then Read These 13 Spine-chilling Stories

Within these pages, you will find eyewitness stories unlike anything you’ve read before. You will experience the terror, the helplessness, the loss of control, and the torment felt by those who have fallen prey to the dark powers in this world—the demon possessed.
The symptoms of demonic possessions manifest themselves in many ways—convulsions, bite marks appearing from nothing, and levitation are all common. The victims frequently inherit clairvoyant abilities, too, seeing directly into another person's soul to uncover their deepest, darkest secrets. Perhaps most incredibly of all, though, the possessed may begin speaking in a language they've never previously been exposed to. These are symptoms it's almost impossible to explain or dismiss.
This chilling collection of stories date from modern times all the way back to the 1600s, spanning multiple countries including the United States, Great Britain, the Philippines, France, and South Africa. From the poor to the middle-class, the prostitute to the housewife, and the schoolboy to the local butcher, you will learn demons do not discriminate between class, gender, or age—it can happen to anyone.
Most of the time, the demon possesses one individual, but not always. In this book, you will find the case of two brothers possessed simultaneously and interacting with each other in the throes of their possession as well as an instance in which an entire school of children seem to suffer at the hands of a demonic entity.
Some of these horror stories arose from poor judgment, such as a pact with the devil or seeking the help of an ill-reputed healer. Others succumbed to a curse, while some are unfortunate enough to simply find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Some of the victims of these stories were delivered, but found their lives cut dramatically short, no doubt due to the physical torments their human bodies endured during the possession and exorcism. Others faced prison, or found themselves locked up in asylums because of actions committed while they were under an evil influence. Yet, there are still those whom were unable to be delivered, one in particular even leading to a gruesome, haunting murder. It seems there are no happy endings when demons become involved.
So let me ask you: do you believe in demons? True Demonic Possessions and Exorcisms is guaranteed to befuddle the skeptics and confirm to believers that demons are not to be messed with. Whichever side of the fence you sit, one thing is for sure: this collection of true stories of demonic possession is guaranteed to be a hair-raising experience.

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Ghost Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

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A new anthology of classic ghost stories—the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format.

The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come between the living in Henry James’s “The Friends of the Friends.” P. G. Wodehouse gives us a farcical take on the haunted house in “Honeysuckle Cottage,” and in L. P. Hartley’s “W.S.,” a writer is fatally stalked by his own aggrieved creation.

Here are ghosts of every stripe and intent in stories from writers as varied as Elizabeth Bowen and Jorge Luis Borges, Eudora Welty and Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury and Edith Wharton, among others. In the hands of these masters, the ghost story ranges far beyond mere horror to encompass comedy and tragedy, pathos and drama, and even a touch of poetry.
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Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey: Commemorative Edition

University Alabama Press
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One of the best-known and widely shared books about the South, Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey has haunted the imaginations of generations of delighted young readers since it was first published in 1969. Written by nationally acclaimed folklorists Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh, the book recounts Alabama’s thirteen most ghoulish and eerie ghost legends.
 
Curated with loving expertise, these thirteen tales showcase both Windham and Figh’s masterful selection of stories and their artful and suspenseful writing style. In crafting stories treasured by children and adults alike, the authors tell much more than ghost tales. Embedded in each is a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. “I don’t care whether you believe in ghosts,” Windham was fond of saying. “The good ghost stories do not require that you believe in ghosts.”
 
Millions of readers cherish memories of being chilled as teachers and parents read them unforgettable stories like “The Unquiet Ghost at Gaineswood,” about the ghost of Evelyn Carter, who fills this Demopolis antebellum mansion with midnight musical lamentations because her body wasn’t returned to her native Virginia, and “The Phantom Steamboat of the Tombigbee,” about the wreck of the steamboat Eliza Battle, which caught fire on the way to Mobile and sank one February night in 1858. People who live along the river say the flaming steamboat wreck still rises on cold nights, its cotton cargo blazing across the waves while its terrified survivors cry for help from the icy water.
 
The title’s “Jeffrey” refers to a friendly ghost who resides in the Windham home and who served as Windham’s unofficial collaborator in this work and the subsequent books in this popular series, all of which are now available in high-quality reproductions of their spooky originals.

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The Ghost in the Corner and Other Stories

Hippocampus Press
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The Anglo-Irish fantaisiste Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) was immensely prolific. Author of more than a dozen novels, hundreds of stories, essays, and poems, and more than fifty plays, he infused every single work with his unique blend of fantasy, weirdness, and subtle humor.

S. T. Joshi and Martin Andersson, two of the leading authorities on Dunsany's work, have spent years in unearthing uncollected works by Dunsany, and the present volume is the result of their labors. Here we find stories set in Dunsany's native Ireland, evoking the real or imagined ghosts, leprechauns, and spirits that haunt that ancient land. Other tales are set in locales around the world, reflecting Dunsany's far-flung travels through the Middle East and Asia.

The core of the book is a presentation of an untitled short story collection that Dunsany assembled in 1956 but that was never published. Here we find some of the lost jewels of Dunsany's output: "The Dwarf Holóbolos and the Sword Hogbiter," a splendid sword-and-sorcery tale that evokes such early masterpieces as "The Sword of Welleran"; "The Dance at Weirdmoor Castle," a delicate tale of ghosts; "The Stolen Power," in which the horrors of the atomic age are pungently expressed; and "A Goat in Trousers," a story of metempsychosis treading the borderline of humor and horror.

Also included in this volume are several previously unpublished tales, found among the manuscripts at Dunsany Castle in County Meath, Ireland.

No reader can fully appreciate the prodigal fertility of Lord Dunsany's imagination without appreciating the diverse and unfailingly entertaining stories in this volume.

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Chilling Ghost Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy)

Flame Tree Publishing
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A deluxe edition with a chilling selection of original and classic short stories. The new tales, many of them published here for the first time, are written by today's top authors, and they bring a modern twist to the outstanding mix of intrigue that lurks in the furtive imagination of E.F. Benson, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Washington Irving , Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, and so many more within this outstanding collection.
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Best Ghost Stories of J. S. LeFanu

Dover Publications
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Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of his contemporaries the fears and dreads that may haunt the sensitive individual.
The reasons for his preeminence are many. He was a remarkable craftsman, whose work has been admired by critics as varied as V. S. Pritchett and H. P. Lovecraft, Henry James and M. R. James. More imaginative and more perceptive than his contemporaries who worked in the same form, he achieved depths and dimensions of terror that still remain otherwise unexplored. And although he was Victorian in his dates, he was in many respects un-Victorian in his writing: his ideas looked both backward to the great supernatural tradition of Romantic fiction and forward to the modern age.
LeFanu's work, unfortunately, has not been as well known generally as it should be. A few of his better stories have appeared often enough in anthologies, but much of his very best work has lain hidden, because of its inaccessibility. His contemporaries were more interested in his detective novels (including the unmatchable "Uncle Silas") and his realistic novels than in his supernatural work, with the result that many of his stories were neither reprinted in England nor ever printed at all in America.
The present collection contains such favorites as "Carmilla," "The Familiar," "Green Tea," and "Schalken the Painter," as well as much otherwise unobtainable work. There is, for example, the magnificent nouvelle "The Haunted Baronet," (reprinted for the first time from the fabulously rare "Chronicles of Golden Friars," which survives in perhaps less than a dozen sets), material from "The Purcell Papers," the practically unknown essay-story "An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House," and nine other first-rate stories.
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Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans

LSU Press
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"He struck a match to look at his watch. In the flare of the light they saw a young woman just at Pitot's elbow -- a young woman dressed all in black, with pale gold hair, and a baby sleeping on her shoulder. She glided to the edge of the bridge and stepped noiselessly off into the black waters." -- from Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans

Ghosts are said to wander along the rooftops above New Orleans' Royal Street, the dead allegedly sing sacred songs in St. Louis Cathedral, and the graveyard tomb of a wealthy madam reportedly glows bright red at night. Local lore about such supernatural sightings, as curated by Jeanne deLavigne in her classic Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans, finds the phantoms of bitter lovers, vengeful slaves, and menacing gypsies haunting nearly every corner of the city, from the streets of the French Quarter to Garden District mansions. Originally printed in 1944, all forty ghost stories and the macabre etchings of New Orleans artist Charles Richards appear in this new edition.

Drawing largely on popular legend dating back to the 1800s, deLavigne provides vivid details of old New Orleans with a cast of spirits that represent the ethnic mélange of the city set amid period homes, historic neighborhoods, and forgotten taverns. Combining folklore, newspaper accounts, and deLavigne's own voice, these phantasmal tales range from the tragic -- brothers, lost at sea as children, haunt a chapel on Thomas Street in search of their mother -- to graphic depictions of torture, mutilation, and death.

Folklorist and foreword contributor Frank de Caro places the writer and her work in context for modern readers. He uncovers new information about deLavigne's life and describes her book's pervasive lingering influence on the Crescent City's culture today.

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The Ghost Chronicles 2 (Volume 2)

Teddy Blue Books
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**If you love ghost stories and the paranormal, then THE GHOST CHRONICLES series is the perfect new read for you!** 

What's there to fear if you're already dead? 
Plenty. 
Michael and Sarah now know for certain, there is a destination after death. 
They also know they better find their way out of the afterlife fast, before the devil claims Michael's soul. 
What they don't know? 
Before they can get to heaven... 
they may just have to go through hell. 

*Inspired by the legend of a haunting at the famous Angel of the Sea bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ* 

Ghosts, Ghost Stories, Paranormal, Haunting, Urban Fantasy, Myths and legends, Forbidden Romance, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Crossover
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Classic Ghost Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications
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Assembled from the works of the finest masters of the genre, these compelling narratives promise to raise gooseflesh and accelerate pulses with their supernatural scenarios.
Featured stories include J. S. LeFanu's "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street," with a mysterious old mansion as the focal point; Mary E. Wilkins' "The Lost Ghost," in which a strange child's disturbing presence instills fear and foreboding in all those she encounters; Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Body-Snatchers"; "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost," by Wilkie Collins; and other gripping works by Charles Dickens, Henry James, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, Amelia B. Edwards, Fitz-James O'Brien, and M. R. James.
Rich in detail and ghoulish incidents, this modestly priced collection will thrill readers who appreciate tales of terror as well as devotees of well-crafted literature.
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Ghost Story

Stephen King Horror Library
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