A Dictionary of Ghost Lore

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Prentice-Hall, 1982 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 225 pages
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Alphabetical entries provide brief background information about ghosts, apparitions, phantom armies, ouija boards, authors of ghost stories, exorcism, and ghost hunters

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Contents

A ghost haunting an old miser in the film The Conquering
38
Power
59
The most famous phantom of the seas the Flying Dutchman
62
The strange phenomenon of the fogbow
63
The Fox Sisters the American founders of spiritualism
65
The strange ghost known as the galley beggar
67
The galleytrot a ghost in the form of a huge dog
68
The ghost figure of the Virgin Mary
69
Old Shuck the Norfolk phantom dog
139
A group of people using the Ouija board to obtain messages from the dead
141
Australias most famous phantom the Ghost of the Outback
142
The spirit of the flowers
145
The unfortunate Thomas Perks
146
Illustration by Virgil Finlay for Three Lines of Old French
147
The phantom swan of Closeburn Castle
149
The phantom coach which is said to be an omen of death
150

The ghosthunters kit belonging to Harry Price
70
The American pulp magazine Ghost Stories
71
One of the earliest ghoststory magazines The Ghost
73
The Gray Lady who haunts Glamis Castle
75
William Marriott with some of his props which he used
77
The Hag of the Dribble
79
Playing pranks on Halloween
80
A contemporary engraving of the Hammersmith Ghost
82
The haunted chair at SunburyonThames
84
An eighteenthcentury engraving of a haunted chest
86
The headless ghost of St Denis
87
A headless horseman
88
Heme the Hunter on one of his midnight rides
91
A trick photograph of Harry Houdini
92
The beguiling succubus
94
The Spectre of Tappington one of the stories in The Ingoldsby Legends
96
An invisible assailant in the story of The Three Tailors by the Brothers Grimm
97
An invisible child materialized on this photograph of a group of children
98
An engraving of SpringHeeled Jack
100
Montague Rhodes James
102
One of the many hideous Japanese spirits
103
Joan of Arc conversing with spirits
104
Dr Samuel Johnson
106
An engraving from Immanuel Kants work Dreams of a GhostSeer
109
The Ancient Egyptians idea of a ghost the khu
110
The Polish medium Franek Kluski materializing the phantom of a huge shaggy ape
111
Joseph La Pierre creating the ghost of a woman who had died
114
Title page of one of the earliest books about ghosts
115
The melancholy Irishman Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
117
The Last of the Magi Eliphas Levi
118
The Lorelei
119
The haunting of Lord Lyttleton by a female ghost
120
show how ghosts were faked at seances
124
Photographs that show how a hidden assistant could cause a ghost to materialize in a room and then sink into nothingness
126
The ghost of the Duchess of Mazarin
127
A satirical cartoon on the activities of Franz Mesmer
128
Two pictures showing the Moving Coffins of Barbados
130
The Earl of Straffords ghost
132
The ghost of a nun appearing to a woman
133
The Phantom Monk of Bristol
136
Odysseus confronted by the spirits of the dead
137
A phantom ship
152
The phouka or puca
153
An interpretation of the activities of a poltergeist
154
Ghosthunter Harry Price complete with a spirit form
156
A typical example of a psychograph
157
A famous story of a purposeful ghost
158
An illustration from the American account of the Queen Annes County Ghost
160
The Australian phenomenon known as Quinns Light
161
Fake photograph allegedly showing the young ladys Indian spirit guide
163
St Anthony the founder of Christian monasticism
164
The ghostly figure of a priest
165
A group of revenants
166
The famous Screaming Skull of Bettiscombe Manor
169
Three photographs from a remarkable sequence taken at a seance
170
One of several incidents in William Shakespeares plays that underline his interest in ghosts
172
A magic lantern slide of a Ship o the Dead
173
A contemporary engraving of the highly dangerous Smithfield Market Ghost
175
A smoke ghost
177
A fraudulent photograph entitled The Spectre Monk
178
Two German travelers create the Specter of the Brocken
179
The luminous phenomena known as spirit lights
180
A typical example of a spirit photograph
181
Another of the Irish spirits the tash
186
One of the greatest of all ghost novels The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
189
Unidentified flying object which might be a kind of spirit form
191
Two small models of vampire ghosts
194
Daniel Defoe
196
The ghost of Christopher Slaughterford
197
A contemporary engraving of the ghost of George Villiers
199
One of the ghosts said to haunt the state of Virginia
200
Horace Walpoles The Castle of Otranto
203
An amusing moment from The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
205
The ghost of Abraham Lincoln
207
White ladies are a familiar type of ghost throughout Europe
209
The fearsome Wild Hunt
211
The ghost of Cardinal Wolsey
213
The riotous haunting at Woodstock
214
A wraith
215
An example of xenoglossie
217
Eleanore Zugun
218
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Peter Haining is the author of "Where the Eagle Landed "and "Knights of Madness,"

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