A Dictionary of Ghosts

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Robert Hale, 1982 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 271 pages
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A Dictionary of Ghosts defines all the various types of apparitions and creatures of superstition known through the centuries. Recounting legends of famous hauntings, it introduces you to the many mediums, authorities, and victims associated with ghosts. Now you can learn about the domovoys, noisy Russian spirits who are willing to do household chores; Lord Byron's encounters with a phantom monk; and the Hairy Hands ghost who is said to strangle travellers—along with banshees, poltergeists, exorcisms, screaming skulls, UFOs, and all the other intriguing phenomena that have raised hair on the heads of believers and non-believers around the world.

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Contents

John Dee and Edward Kelly raising a ghost
60
The Devil of HjaltaStad
61
A famous illustration for Charles Dickenss story The Haunted Man
62
An alleged spirit photograph of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
65
The famous Drummer of Tedworth
68
Mrs Helen Duncan allegedly materializing a spirit
70
Ectoplasm being produced by Mrs Margery Crandon
72
The electric horror of Berkeley Square
73
The galleytrot a ghost in the form of a huge dog
93
The ghost figure of the Virgin Mary
95
The ghosthunters kit belonging to Harry Price
96
The American pulp magazine Ghost Stories
97
One of the earliest ghoststory magazines The Ghost
99
The Grey Lady who haunts Glamis Castle
102
The Hag of the Dribble
106
Playing pranks on Halloween
108

Queen Elizabeth I
75
The Witch of Endor raising a spirit before King Saul
76
A priest conducting the service of exorcism
78
A spirit extra on a photograph
79
A woman being confronted by her fetch
82
A ghost haunting an old miser in the film The Conquering Power
83
The most famous phantom of the seas the Flying Dutchman
85
The strange phenomenon of the fogbow
88
The Fox Sisters the American founders of spiritualism
90
The strange ghost known as the galley beggar
92
A contemporary engraving of the Hammersmith Ghost
109
The haunted chair at SunburyonThames
112
An eighteenthcentury engraving of a haunted chest
113
The headless ghost of St Denis
115
A headless horseman
117
Heme the Hunter on one of his midnight rides
119
A trick photograph of Harry Houdini
122
The beguiling succubus
124
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About the author (1982)

Peter Haining is the author of "Where the Eagle Landed "and "Knights of Madness,"

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