Classic American Ghost Stories: 200 Years of Ghost Lore from the Great Plains, New England, the South, and the Pacific Northwest

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august house, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 214 pages
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Young or old, playful or terrifying, clad in the brocades of the 16th century or the jeans of today, the phantoms of these tales vary as much as the places they haunt. Whatever their demeanor, wherever they are, however their actions are explained or dismissed, these ghosts have a common power: anyone reading this anthology will see that they still haunt us today. Editor Deborah Downer brings together stories from newsapers, journals, and magazines, none of which were written as fictitious. An index references story location by city and state.
 

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This book was poorly written. I found many errors that an editor should have caught. It was a compilation of stories taken from other books and newspapers, and it seemed that the stories were taken ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
HAUNTED PLACES
11
CRY MURDER
13
A Suppressed Confession
14
The Ghost of Peddlers Run
17
Not His Brothers Keeper
20
The Night Call
21
LOVES LOST
27
THE DEAD HAVE RISEN
133
The Ghost of Big Liz
134
The Phantom of ODonnell Heights
136
The Drawbridge Ghost
138
White Marsh Church
140
The Floating Coffin
142
A Ghostly Trio
144
The Ghosts of the Constellation
146

A Love Story
28
She is Gone Forever From Historic Old Glendale Station
34
How the Cavalier George Beckwith Returned to His Home From Over the Sea
39
Savannahs Sweetheart of Mankind
43
The Spirit of the Spring Waconda
47
UNEARTHLY CREATURES
55
The Lobo Girl of Devils River
56
Georgias Werewolf
63
Witch Stump
66
The Moodus Noises
68
The Image That Came to Life
71
CURSED GROUND
73
The Devils Tramping Ground
74
the Town That Died of a Curse
80
The Girl Who Was Scared to Death
84
Lost Cave With the Iron Door
85
SPIRITS WALK
93
The Ghostly Usher of Minneapolis
94
Real or Fantasy?
100
So You Dont Believe in Ghosts
104
The Headless Frenchman
107
Lake Pleasants Haunted House
112
A Ghost Guards the Treasure on Neahkahnie Mountain
117
Moosilaukes Ghost Story
120
The Ghosts of the Opera House
127
GHOSTS COAST TO COAST
149
Spooks a la Maryland
150
Horrors That Haunt the Northwest
152
Footsteps of Idaho Ghosts
159
The Portrait of Theodosia Burr
163
A Strange Tale
165
The Jingling Hole
169
Heavy Collar and the Ghost Woman
170
FATEFUL VENGEANCE
177
The Legend of Vivia
178
The Cry on Blackbird Hill
181
Coffin Hollow
183
PHANTOMS AND SPECTRES
185
Takaluma the Phantom Indian
186
The Lady of the Hearth
189
The Lady in White
194
The Sarah
196
The Phantom Bugler
199
GHOSTLY HUMOR
201
The Great Windham Scare
202
Old Joes Ghost
205
How the Duyvil Gave New Amsterdam to the English
210
Index
213
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