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50 Real American Ghost Stories: A journey into the haunted history of the United States - 1800 to 1899

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    M J Wayland(Author)

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Bestselling author and ghost historian MJ Wayland explores America's haunted heritage.As well as visiting some of the most famous ghost cases of the time, the author also uncovers ghost stories that have never seen print in over a hundred and fifty years!
From the downright chilling, to scary and the weird, this collection of REAL ghost stories is ideal for a Halloween thrill or an insight into a unique haunted history.
The real life ghost cases include:
Faces in the Windows
The Haunted Bedstead
The Ghost Clock of Boston
Poor Bessie Brown
The Jonah
Three Stories of Hauntings
Good News for Ghosts
Des Moines's Plague of Ghosts
Shooting a Ghost
A Live Spook
The Return of Dr. Jewel
Forbes Manor
Ghosts in the Capitol
Jonelle Lambkin Ringsthe Bell
Mrs. Warfield’s Haunted House
Mumler's Spirit Photography
Scared to Death by a Ghost
The Bones of Timothy Felt
A Ghost Hunt of Louisville
The Ghost of Henry Smith
Giant Ghost of Benton
A Real life Daphne and Velma – Sixty Years Before!
The Haunted Chamber
Investigation of a haunted church
The Haunting of Clara Robertson
Hoffman Family Poltergeist
Indiana Ghost Frenzy
The Tipton Ghost
An Indianapolis Haunted House
Piano-Maker’s Ghost
The Restless Spirit of Flatbush
Return of the Union Officer
In Search of a Spectral Calf
Unseen Terror of Dubuque
The White Mountain Ghost of Lizzie Bourne
A Séance Too Far
Benjamin Stiver’s Ghost Attack!
The Big Joke
Death by Ghost
A Civil War Ghost Story

MJ Wayland is a writer, researcher and historian specialising in ghosts, supernatural belief and fringe history. His research has appeared in dozens of publications and he has consulted and appeared in over one hundred television programmes and documentaries. During the last ten years he has lectured internationally as well as appearing at The Sunday Times Literature Festival (along side Professor Bruce Hood) and various festivals and universities across the UK. MJ Wayland’s interest in the paranormal, especially ghosts, began at an early age after experiencing a number of unusual incidents that his peers could not explain. In his early teens he joined various research societies and began to study the multiple facets to the paranormal with a scientific and historical viewpoint.His research has taken him from dark haunted castles of Britain to the haunted graveyards of New Orleans, investigating his primary love of ghosts to sightings of black panthers. Since the mid-1990s, MJ Wayland has provided consultancy for TV, film and theatre as well as appearing in local, national, international newspapers, radio and TV.He is the author of eight best-selling books, “50 Real Ghost Stories” holding the Amazon top 10 bestselling Paranormal book for the second consecutive Halloween in 2013. More recently he provided consultancy for the forthcoming Hammer film “The Quiet Ones” due April 2014.

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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • M J Wayland(Author)
  • Hob Hill Books (10 Oct. 2013)
  • English
  • 6
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By L. V. Andrews on 26 July 2015

    not as interesting as the previous books i've read from mj wayland. although these are real stories reported many years ago, they are not interesting enough for me because they are different from those i like; people's real experiences.

  • By katie nielson on 19 January 2013

    Thoroughly enjoy all books from this author :)Tucked myself into bed and read this in one sitting, rather spooky and at times had me glancing around the room!! Highly recommended

  • By Ian Leslie Cowling on 29 January 2013

    Un-elaborated first hand accounts of strange events. Interesting and without any spin. As Joe Friday used to say "Just the facts"

  • By Carolyn Rogers on 10 April 2015

    Good stories but I am a fan of Tom Selmen. Sorry , a lot to live up to. I like my local tales where I can relate to.

  • By Cari on 22 April 2014

    I thought this book was great! Short and scary knowing these stories have happened in the U.K. (and also one on a road I have often travelled on) enjoyable and intriguing

  • By bhoran50 on 28 September 2015

    Rather spooky, a good read.

  • By Guest on 17 November 2013

    I really enjoyed this simple short book. The cases, culled from 19th century newspaper accounts from the USA have been selected carefully by the author for their interest, and everyone is fascinating. Of course this was a period when spoof journalism and lying contests are said to have led to much questionable material appearing in newspapers, but not being a social historian of the US I can't say how true that is. What I can say is that as someone well versed in apparitional cases of the period in the UK, I only wish the Census of Hallucinations material was half as entertaining as these absolute gems from across the pond.Whether you are an expert on psychical research, or just enjoy a fine yarn, this has some absolute crackers in it. So many books of regional spook stories become a bit samey, because let's face it most ghost stories are at the end of the day very similar. These aren't, and the skill here is not just in the exhaustive research that must have gone in to the book, but in the perfect selection of stories to scare, enthral and entertain. Some of these are just plain weird -- and all the better for it!If you like a spooky tale, buy this book. A bit short, but more fun than most ghost books I've read (or written) since i was a teen. Sheer indulgent fun, and may thrown up some interesting ideas for future research too.

  • By shirley essex on 19 July 2014

    I have enjoyed this book because it tells you the story without smothering the story with irrelevant info just so it fills more chapter's.The story s are concise and individual and each has its own grade I would recommend this book it does keep you interested and wanting to know more on what the book has to offer.

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