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Horror Stories: Bizarre Reports Of The Worlds Craziest True Ghost Stories And Hauntings (True Horror Stories, Haunted Places, Haunted Asylums, Creepy Stories, Scary Short Stories) (Volume 1)

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Bizarre Reports Of The World’s Craziest True Ghost Stories And Hauntings…
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Haunted houses, paranormal activity, ghosts… for centuries we have had a fascination with things that are not of this world. Things that creep up on you when you least expect it… the things that go bump in the night…

Some pass off the stories as merely stories. These people claim the stories are tall tales and legends only meant to be told around a campfire and designed to keep kids up at night.

Regardless of what people say or believe, these stories are true. This book contains stories of hauntings from all over the country, all given by eye witnesses. Whether you decide to believe in ghosts or not is up to you, but how else do you explain the unnatural events you are about to read?

Whether you are a diehard skeptic or an avid believer, I guarantee this book is going to raise the hair on the back of your neck and make you leave the light on when you go to bed tonight. From frequent sightings to documentation on film and legends passed down by word of mouth only, there’s no limit to where… or when… you could experience something paranormal.

I hope this book shows you just how common these beings are, and opens your eyes to the world we live in. There’s so much more to life than what meets the eye, and hopefully you’ll get a glimpse into something much deeper than anything you have ever experienced before.

Are you ready to dive into a world you’re a part of but have never seen? I warn you the events are chilling, and there may come a time when you, too, experience something otherworldly… something haunted...

Here Is A Preview Of What's Inside...
  • Horror Stories: The Haunting of Old Chico
  • Horror Stories: The Penny Penny Grave
  • Horror Stories: The Demon of the Lake
  • Horror Stories: The Eternal Inmates of Montana State Prison
  • Horror Stories: The Village of the Damned
  • Horror Stories: The Most Haunted House of the North
  • Much, much more!


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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors

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"Son, we’re going to Hell."

The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death.

Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again–until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait. There, hopelessly outnumbered, the Houston was finally sunk and its survivors taken prisoner. For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home.

In the brutal privation of jungle POW camps dubiously immortalized in such films as The Bridge on the River Kwai, the war continued for the men of the Houston—a life-and-death struggle to survive forced labor, starvation, disease, and psychological torture. Here is the gritty, unvarnished story of the infamous Burma–Thailand Death Railway glamorized by Hollywood, but which in reality mercilessly reduced men to little more than animals, who fought back against their dehumanization with dignity, ingenuity, sabotage, will–power—and the undying faith that their country would prevail.

Using journals and letters, rare historical documents, including testimony from postwar Japanese war crimes tribunals, and the eyewitness accounts of Houston’s survivors, James Hornfischer has crafted an account of human valor so riveting and awe-inspiring, it’s easy to forget that every single word is true.
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Scottish Ghost Stories (Classic Reprint)

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Perthshire, a locality which had great attractions for me as a boy, I answered an advertisement in a popular ladies1 weekly. As far as I can recollect, it was somewhat to this effect :C omfortable home offered to a gentleman (a bachelor) at moderate terms in an elderly Highland ladys house at Pitlochry. Must be a strict teetotaller and non-smoker. F. M., Box so-and-so. The naivete and originality of the advertisement pleased me. The idea of obtaining as a boarder a young man combining such virtues as abstinence from alcohol and tobacco amused me vastly.
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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.

Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
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Humorous GHOST STORIES: A Collection of Funny Tales

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When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, everyone told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honor, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms. “We have not cared to live in the place ourselves,” said Lord Canterville, “since my grand-aunt, the Dowager Duchess of Bolton, was frightened into a fit, from which she never really recovered, by two skeleton hands being placed on her shoulders as she was dressing for dinner, and I feel bound to tell you, Mr. Otis, that the ghost has been seen by several living members of my family, as well as by the rector of the parish, the Rev. Augustus Dampier, who is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. After the unfortunate accident to the Duchess, none of our younger servants would stay with us, and Lady Canterville often got very little sleep at night, in consequence of the mysterious noises that came from the corridor and the library.” “My Lord,” answered the Minister, “I will take the furniture and the ghost at a valuation. I have come from a modern country, where we have everything that money can buy; and with all our spry young fellows painting the Old World red, and carrying off your best actors and prima-donnas, I reckon that if there were such a thing as a ghost in Europe, we'd have it at home in a very short time in one of our public museums, or on the road as a show.” “I fear that the ghost exists,” said Lord Canterville, smiling, “though it may have resisted the overtures of your enterprising impresarios. It has been well known for three centuries, since 1584 in fact, and always makes its appearance before the death of any member of our family.” “Well, so does the family doctor for that matter, Lord Canterville. But there is no such thing, sir, as a ghost, and I guess the laws of Nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy.” “You are certainly very natural in America,” answered Lord Canterville, who did not quite understand Mr. Otis's last observation, “and if you don't mind a ghost in the house, it is all right. Only you must remember I warned you.” A few weeks after this, the purchase was concluded, and at the close of the season the Minister and his family went down to Canterville Chase. Mrs. Otis, who, as Miss Lucretia R. Tappan, of West 53d Street, had been a celebrated New York belle, was now a very handsome, middle-aged woman, with fine eyes, and a superb profile. Many American ladies on leaving their native land adopt an appearance of chronic ill-health, under the impression that it is a form of European refinement, but Mrs. Otis had never fallen into this error. She had a magnificent constitution, and a really wonderful amount of animal spirits. Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English, and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. Her eldest son, christened Washington by his parents in a moment of patriotism, which he never ceased to regret, was a fair-haired, rather good-looking young man, who had qualified himself for American diplomacy by leading the German at the Newport Casino for three successive seasons, and even in London was well known as an excellent dancer. Gardenias and the peerage were his only weaknesses. Otherwise he was extremely sensible. Miss Virginia E. Otis was a little girl of fifteen, lithe and lovely as a fawn, and with a fine freedom in her large blue eyes. She was a wonderful Amazon, and had once raced old Lord Bilton on her pony twice round the park, winning by a length and a half, just in front of the Achilles statue, to the huge delight of the young Duke of Cheshire, who proposed for her on the spot, and was sent back to Eton that very night by his guardians, in floods of tears.
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Halloween (Spooky Halloween Stories): Scary Halloween Stories for Kids (Volume 2)

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10 Spooky Ghost Stories for Kids!

Read these 10 bone-chilling Halloween stories from the best-selling author, Arnie Lightning! These Halloween short stories are quick and easy to read and enjoy. You and your children will enjoy the spooky tales!

This book is especially great for campfires, traveling, and reading aloud with friends and family!

Story List:

  • Night Landscape
  • The Phone
  • The House Party
  • Under the Bed
  • The Thing in My Dreams
  • Behind You
  • The Man in the Dark Blue Suit
  • Do Not Look
  • Don't Believe in Ghosts
  • A Familiar House

Kids and children can practice their reading skills and enjoy a few great stories all at once! These spooky short stories about Halloween will give you chills up and down your spine!

Best-Selling Children's Book Author, Arnie Lightning

Arnie Lightning is a best-selling children's book author with a straightforward goal. He wants his work to create a positive impact in the lives of others through children's books. Learning morals, lessons, and good character can start at a young age. Arnie's books reflect this. By providing a comfortable and entertaining environment, learning can be a fun activity!

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

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From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product.


Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.


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Ghost Stories From The North Wales Asylum: A Personal Collection

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The first thing I must tell you is that in my day as a qualified nurse , the North Wales Asylum in Denbigh was actually a hospital. A mental facility , yes , but a hospital nonetheless. The ward doors may have been locked , but the place was no longer an asylum , used to keep people away from society. It was a place where people went to get better. Some did. Others didn't. The word 'Asylum' was not used in my era. In fact , people would get quite sniffy if the word asylum was ever used around the place. The hospital has had many names over the years , and here are a few: The North Wales Hospital , The Mental , The NWH , Denbigh Asylum , The North Wales Asylum , The North Wales Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders , The Five Counties Hospital. Outside of the town , the NWH was called ' Denbigh'. As in ' He's in Denbigh.' Similar to being 'Sent to Coventry' , but with less chance of coming back. In 2013 a local brewer created a beer and christened it 'Y Mental.' Publicity was mixed. The beer sold well. Things had changed rapidly in the hospital from the early 1960s. Very little remained of when wards were numbered , nurses were called keepers or attendants , and padded cells were the norm. If you looked hard enough , the old Asylum was still there , but covered now by a clinical veneer and a medical smell of the NHS. And of urine. One thing that did hang around were tales of the old days. People love to talk. More chatter went on in the North Wales Hospital than in any other building in Denbigh. Well , it would. It was the town's biggest employer. I was a bright eyed 16 year old in 1975 when I arrived. Most of the nursing staff had been at the hospital since their youth. And most of the staff were old. Very old. As were the patients. Everything seemed old. But it was one of the most beautiful buildings I had seen when I was driven through the front entrance up to the front door. People like to reminisce. I do . We all do. They did. And the old staff had a lot to tell. Most of it went straight over my head, but what I loved as a child were ghost stories. And the old staff had some to tell. So on that , let me start by telling you about who I am – and who I was. At 16 years of age I was employed as a cadet nurse at the North Wales Hospital , which was itself a community within the community of Denbigh. I had arrived from my home in Staffordshire and lived in the Nurses home , in a cell like room with a bed , a sink and a chair. When I was 18 years old , I was invited to remain as a Nursing Assistant and subsequently I was taken on as a Student Nurse on a three year course. After three years I qualified as a Staff Nurse. A job was accorded to me and I nursed one year on days before moving to night duty for 13 years. Yes, that killed any chance of a career. As a staff nurse on nights , I had my own ward and later was invited into the Nursing Office to act as a sort of reserve staff for all of the wards. This involved responding to emergencies , relieving for dinner and tea breaks , etc. This gave me 'access all areas' to the wards , corridors and the people. My experience of nursing at the North Wales Hospital is a story itself and not what this particular book is about. It is for another time. Maybe. That is a little background to who and what I am - and was. And why I am now happy to share these stories with you. Most of the staff I knew are dead. I am alive. It is my duty to write this collection. Let me assure you that every one of these tales is true. I have either experienced what happened or been present as they were related to me by old staff members. Some are well known , some less so. All happened. And probably are happening still. Peter Glynn R.M.N.
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Ghost Story Dice (Magma for Laurence King)

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Revive the art of storytelling using these nine beautifully illustrated wooden dice to create ghostly stories.

Construct your own spooky adventure tale with an array of creepy characters like vampires, headless horsemen, and decapitated knights. You can use your cloak of invisibility to escape from the dungeon in the haunted house, but beware of the creaking staircase! Once you've made it out, will your getaway car break down in the middle of a forest lit by a full moon...?

This is the perfect family game that will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike. Ideal for playing by a log fire.
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