Ghostly Tyne Wear

Autore: Rob Kirkup
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 075095244X
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From reports of haunted castles, hotels, public houses, and even a prisoner of war camp, to heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, Ghostly County Durham investigates over twenty of the most haunted locations in the area today. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this selection includes a club-footed monk at Finchdale Priory, the Singing Lady Cauldron Snout, as well as a collection of spectres that call Durham Castle home — including a shadowy figure which haunts the Black Staircase. Illustrated with sixty photographs, together with access details for each location, this book is sure to appeal all those interested in finding out more about the area's haunted heritage.

Paranormal County Durham

Autore: Darren Ritson
Editore: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445629968
Grandezza: 13,62 MB
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County Durham is an area of outstanding beauty that is primarily recognised for its lead mining and farming industries. With rolling hills, quaint countryside villages and a historic city as its capital, County Durham is a stunning region to behold and it is truly haunted. Join the North East's foremost ghost hunter, Darren W. Ritson on this spine-chilling tour.

Ghostly Cumbria

Autore: Rob Kirkup
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750959894
Grandezza: 20,85 MB
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From reports of haunted castles, stately halls, hotels, public houses, Roman forts, stone circles and even England’s deepest lake, to heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, Ghostly Cumbria investigates twenty of the most haunted locations to be found in the area today. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this selection includes a phantom friar said to walk the lanes near Grey Friars Lodge Hotel in Clappersgate; the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots at Carlisle Castle; a cavalier at Moresby Hall in Whitehaven; and several ghosts at the Kirkstone Pass Inn at Ambleside, including a young boy killed by a coach outside the building, a young woman who died whilst travelling along the road during a snow storm, and a seventeenth-century coachman who lurks around the bar. Illustrated with sixty photographs, together with access details for each location, this book will appeal to all those interested in finding out more about Cumbria’s haunted heritage.

The Penguin Book Of Ghosts

Autore: Jacqueline Simpson
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920742
Grandezza: 57,60 MB
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Shiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham’s mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts of kings and queens that keep returning to their old home at Windsor. Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting presages fatal accidents. England’s history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of premonitions of death and indelible blood-stains. Here, county by county and place by place, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson gather together all the most interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land. From a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to landlords’ appeals against rates (because no one will rent their haunted house), from the phantom hitchhiker of the Blackwall Tunnel to Francis Drake’s drum summoning him when England is in danger, these fascinating and unforgettable stories are part of our legendary past – and present.

The A Z Of Curious County Durham

Autore: Martin Dufferwiel
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750957352
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This book draws upon the varied history and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham, an ancient land of saints and warlords. It is a catalogue of curious tales, odd anecdotes and quirky characters from County Durham’s past. Within its pages the reader will discover stories of hauntings, murders and mysterious deaths, while modern-day enigmas – such as the ancient structure that archaeologists remain at a loss to explain, or the lost treasure found at the bottom of the River Wear – are revisited. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham’s nineteenth-century historians and antiquarians, this book is a miscellany – at times tragic, at times comic, but always entertaining. And for those for whom the collective subjects hold a perennial fascination, it is ideal for dipping into, perhaps to learn something new about wonderfully curious County Durham.

The Hylton Castle Ghost

Autore: Matthew Hutton
Editore:
ISBN: 9781976823237
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Situated between Gateshead and Monkwearmouth in the north of County Durham stands the tall dark towers of Hylton Castle. Built in the early part of the fifteenth century by Sir William Hylton (who died in 1457), it was home to one of the oldest, richest and unquestionably one of the most powerful families in the history of County Durham. It also has the reputation of being one of the most haunted homes in England.First published by Island Light (Dec. 1999), the 'Hylton Castle Ghost' is a true account of an investigation conducted at the Hylton Castle on October 19th 1989. Written by the Assistant Editor of Psychic World NewspaperPrinted in large format and print for partially sighted readers.

Ghost Trails Of Edinburgh And The Borders

Autore: Clive Kristen
Editore: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781662460
Grandezza: 11,96 MB
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Popular TV ghosthunter, Clive Kristen, takes the reader in search of grueseome events across the border in Scotland. The stories are woven into their historical context and take the reader to spooktacular places. From grisly murders to wronged women to unfinished business, south-east Scotland has a spook for the story.

Ghosts Of The Confederacy

Autore: Gaines M. Foster
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199878706
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After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in 1865 to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings, and veterans' reunions, Ghosts of the Confederacy probes into how white southerners adjusted to and interpreted their defeat and explores the cultural implications of a central event in American history. Foster argues that, contrary to southern folklore, southerners actually accepted their loss, rapidly embraced both reunion and a New South, and helped to foster sectional reconciliation and an emerging social order. He traces southerners' fascination with the Lost Cause--showing that it was rooted as much in social tensions resulting from rapid change as it was in the legacy of defeat--and demonstrates that the public celebration of the war helped to make the South a deferential and conservative society. Although the ghosts of the Confederacy still haunted the New South, Foster concludes that they did little to shape behavior in it--white southerners, in celebrating the war, ultimately trivialized its memory, reduced its cultural power, and failed to derive any special wisdom from defeat.

The Ghost Hunter S Road Book

Autore: John Harries
Editore:
ISBN:
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Ghosts Of The Triangle

Autore: Richard Jackson
Editore: History Press (SC)
ISBN:
Grandezza: 75,84 MB
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The Research Triangle is a place of renowned progress and technology, but its three cities also boast a long and rich heritage, complete with many important historic sites where the past lingers a little too closely. From the otherworldly music at the Carolina Inn to the sound of laughter echoing in the old morgue at Watts Hospital to the image of men swinging from ropes in Hannah's Creek Swamp, the ghosts of the Triangle continue to make their presence known throughout the region. Join local brothers Richard and William Jackson as they trace the history behind these spine-tingling tales.

The Sorcerer S Companion

Autore: Allan Zola Kronzek
Editore: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307885143
Grandezza: 55,40 MB
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The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

Ghost Train

Autore:
Editore: Tlc Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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Though it's quickly fading with the continued proliferation of highways, the folklore of American railroading is full of ghostly legends. This new book brings those tales together for the first time. Ghost trains, ghosts along the tracks, haunted tunnels and stations -- they're all here, 90 ghostly tales of the rails illustrated, with period photographs and specially commissioned artwork. The stories come from all regions of the United States and include such famous legends as the Maco light, the ghost train of Marshall Pass, Lincoln's train and the ghost train of the Arizona desert. No matter where the reader lives, they'll find a tale close to home.

Curiosities Of County Durham

Autore: Paul Perry
Editore: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445627701
Grandezza: 58,50 MB
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Ghosts Across Kentucky

Autore: William Lynwood Montell
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137888
Grandezza: 55,60 MB
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"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."

Ghost Towns And Mining Camps Of New Mexico

Autore: James E. Sherman
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806111063
Grandezza: 67,86 MB
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Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph.D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph.D.

Family Ghosts And Ghostly Phenomena

Autore: Elliott O'Donnell
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 18,68 MB
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The Mummy Of Birchen Bower And Other True Ghosts

Autore: Harry Ludlam
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 57,56 MB
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The Ghost Of Big Tom

Autore: L. Wayne Daye
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477203915
Grandezza: 15,81 MB
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The Ghost of BIG TOM is a story of a familys saga. Big Tom a slave brought and used as a breeder by his master on a plantation in Murfreesboro, North Carolina... cast a ghost over his ancestors for generations to come. Big Toms legend a virile man who fathered children to feed the slave trade defines the passage of manhood from slavery to modern times amongst the NEWSOMES. Cedric Newsome, Big Toms great-great grandson struggles to overcome the Newsomes definition of manhood which was through their ability to bed women and sire children. Through a process of self-examination, Cedric arrives at a new concept and definition of manhood remodeled with a sense of fidelity, responsibility, and accountability toward oneself and his off-spring. The GHOST OF BIG TOM offers history, suspense, murder, love, and wisdom. Its a must read!

A Dictionary Of Ghosts

Autore: Peter Haining
Editore: Robert Hale Limited
ISBN:
Grandezza: 45,94 MB
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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.

The Grey Ghost Book

Autore: Jessie Adelaide Middleton
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 70,92 MB
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