Ghosts at Christmas

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History Press, Sep 16, 2011 - History - 192 pages
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Featuring eyewitness accounts, a unique history of how Christmas came to be associated with ghosts, spirits and apparitions of all kinds From Charles Dickens' famous A Christmas Carol to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, the festive season has long been closely associated with ghostly tales. This fascinating work looks not only at the fictional treatment of Christmas ghosts but also at a host of true-life stories from across the country. Featuring accounts of unexplained phenomena, apparitions, and poltergeists from across the country, and including the stories of Christmas Eve Kitty in Blackpool, the Carlisle Devil Dog, the ghost children of Bramber Castle, and the skulls of Calgarth Hall this book is will delight anyone interested in the paranormal. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and illustrated with over 70 images, this collection of spine-chilling tales will entertain and terrify in equal measure and is guaranteed to spice up the festive season.

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About the author (2011)

Darren W. Ritson has studied the paranormal for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Psychical Research and regularly contributes articles to Paranormal Magazine. His previously published works include Ghost Hunter and Haunted Newcastle.

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