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Texas Ghost Stories: Fifty Favorites for the Telling

Texas Tech University Press
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Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine Award Winner"I love a book that gives me what it promises, and this one does: fifty real ghost stories, drawn from a variety of sources and told in as many voices, written so as to simulate the language and delivery of a face-to-face performance, and artfully, delightfully done."—Review of Texas Books"Scarcely a page will you turn in this collection of ghost stories in Texas without encountering a disembodied hand or a fang baby—creatures guaranteed to shock the shell of an armadillo. . . . Whether you read the tales out loud or spin them around a campfire, you—and your audience—will be spooked. And you'll never again saunter along a dark, deserted riverbank late at night."—Patti Ross, San Antonio Express-NewsSome humorous, some haunting, and some just late-night terrifying, these stories, gathered by two favorite Texas tellers, span a rich cultural heritage from the earliest Spanish explorers to the present, from La Llorona (the Weeping Woman) to the vanishing hitchhiker. Introduced by John O. West and John L. Davis, two of Texas’ most respected folklorists, the stories include tales adapted by European settlers to their new southwestern settings, more historically rooted legends about such early pioneers as Britt Bailey of the Gulf Coast prairie and Josiah Wilbarger of Austin, and those notorious contemporary cautionary tales known as urban legends.With two appendixes addressing selection, learning, and telling of stories as well as sources and scholarship, Texas Ghost Stories is a full-service compendium for tellers, teachers, readers, and collectors. Celebrating both the blending and the diversity of Texan cultures through the timeless stories we love to be scared by, it is a treasury for all Texans and for those who really want to know us.
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The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories (Big Book of Ghost Stories)

Stackpole Books
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More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts, including...
  • Headless ghosts and wandering soldiers at Droop Mountain
  • The Weeping Woman tombstone at Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg
  • John Brown's restless spirit in Harpers Ferry and Charles Town
  • The violent ghosts at the Western State Penitentiary in Moundsville
  • Hauntings of the murdered Mamie Thurman
  • Tortured spirits of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston

    "There are few names in the field of paranormal research as prestigious as Rosemary Ellen Guiley. The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories is a fantastic collection of the Mountain State's ghostlore. Guiley takes readers into the legends and the phenomena like no one else can. She puts new perspective on the stories you knew and digs up new ghosts still waiting to be discovered by the masses."

    --Jeff Belanger, author of The World's Most Haunted Places and host of 30 Odd Minutes

    "Rosemary Ellen Guiley's latest book leads you on a phantasmagorical passage through the mountains and valleys of the state. From the earliest specters spawned by George Washington's family to the ghosts presaging the bloody Civil War in Harpers Ferry to the still-perturbed spirits of the Hatfields and McCoys, she casts a wide web over the small state. Entertaining, enticing, and totally enjoyable, The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories is a worthy addition to her writings on the paranormal."

    --Mark Nesbitt, author of Civil War Ghost Trails and The Ghosts of Gettysburg series

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    Complete Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics)

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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    Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens lifetime. He had always loved a good ghost story himself, particularly at Christmas time, and was open-minded, willing to accept, and indeed put to the test, the existence of spirits. His natural inclinations toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of ghost tales, and in the twenty stories presented here, which include his celebrated A Christmas Carol, the full range of his gothic talents can be seen. Chilling as some of these stories are, Dickens has managed to inject characteristically grotesque comedy as he writes of revenge, insanity, pre-cognition and dream visions, he indulges also in some debunking of contemporary credulity.
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    Yellowstone Ghost Stories

    Riverbend Publishing
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    Yellowstone National Park is haunted -- or is it? You'll think so after reading all the spooky tales in this book, including a little lost boy who appears and disappears among crowds of tourists, a headless bride at Old Faithful Inn, and various other ghostly spirits, mysterious sounds, and strange apparitions. This is a great book to read late at night around your campfire -- if you dare.
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    Ghost Stories and Legends of Murphy, NC

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    High in the Appalachian Mountains, a sleepy town keeps its secrets close. But now, for the first time, there is a collection of ghost stories from Murphy, NC. Rich in Native American history and the hard life of people who make their home in the mountains, these 27 stories tell of the fascinating people who fight for survival…sometimes even after death.
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    Ghosts

    GRAPHIX
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    Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own.

    Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.
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    True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold's Campfire 2

    Jim Harold Media LLC
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    ***Get Exclusive Access To A FREE Bonus Campfire Audio Episode with Your Purchase Of This Book***

    70 Spooky Stories of REAL PARANORMAL ACTIVITY That Will Keep You Up At Night!!!  130+ 5 star Reviews!


    -A Walking Ouija Board
    -A Ghost Nanny Who Helps Out With The Baby
    -An Answering Machine Message From The Dearly Departed
    -A Man Who Experienced The Plot Of A Horror Movie, 20 Years Before It Was Made!
    -A Haunted Recliner That Terrorizes Those Who Are Unfortunate To Possess It
    -PLUS 65 More TRUE, Gut Wrenching Stories of Real Paranormal Activity From The Popular Campfire Podcast

    WARNING: DON'T BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE EASILY FRIGHTENED!!!!

    Jim's book editor said, "I'm glad I am finished editing your book. Your stories freaked me out! I couldn't sleep at night!!!"

    FREE Audio Download With Purchase

    On this special audio Campfire, exclusively created for readers of TRUE GHOST STORIES: Jim Harold's Campfire 2, Jim replays the audio of his 5 favorite stories from this compilation.
    You will hear the original retelling of these stories by actual Campfire callers. It is a paranormal countdown in the spirit of the old Top 40 radio shows.

    Using the link EXCLUSIVELY SHARED WITH CAMPFIRE 2 READERS IN THE BOOK, you'll be able to download or stream this BONUS content to the device of your choice. It is Jim's special thank you gift!

    10 Million Downloads Can't Be Wrong!

    Jim Harold's paranormal podcasts have been downloaded over 10 million times since 2010, and the program that gets the most response is his popular Campfire show. In this book, TRUE GHOST STORIES: Jim Harold's Campfire 2, Jim shares 70 of the best stories ever featured on the program. You'll read REAL PEOPLE's experiences with ghosts plus some UFO, cryptid and angel stories added for flavor.

    REAL WORLD PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

    If you like The Conjuring, The Amityville Horror or The Exorcist you'll love the real thing! BUY TRUE GHOST STORIES: Jim Harold's Campfire 2 TODAY!
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    Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

    HarperCollins
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    Get Ready to be Spooked!

    It was eleven o'clock at night. Peter was in bed on the second floor of the old house where he lived alone. It had gotten so chilly, he went downstairs to turn up the heat.

    As Peter was on his way back to bed, a black dog ran down the stairs. "Where did you come from?" Peter said. He had never seen the dog before. . . .

    Welcome to the frightening world of Scary Stories, a collection of folklorist Alvin Schwartz's most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time, with spine-tingling illustrations by renowned artist Brett Helquist.

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    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.
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    Scary Stories for Kids: Short Spooky and Spine Chilling Stories for Children (Horror Short Stories)

    Independently published
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    Inside you will findfive spine-chilling, scary stories for kids. This is the ultimate book for scare fanatics and horror lovers! If your child loves scary stories, they're in for a treat. The five frightening short stories in this book are perfect for Halloween time, telling scary stories in the dark, around a campfire in the woods, or at any sleepover. Be warned, these scary stories are not for the faint of heart. These actually scary stories may cause nightmares, paranoia and sleepless nights. Proceed at your own risk.... Inside You Will Read: 1. Dead Man Walkin 2. The Purp 3. The Ghost's Haunting 4. The Shrieking Baby 5. The Guitarist WARNING: These scary stories are for children, but do include blood, killing, and other scary elements which may not be suitable for some readers. Parental supervision advised
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