The famous Victoria ghost who appeared to a tour group listening to her story, the little boy playing with a red ball in Nanaimo, the phantom “helper” in a restaurant kitchen – these are among the true stories in Robert Belyk’s new Ghosts. Encounters with entities from a different reality do occur in the rational, modern world; the experiences collected here range from the colonial days to the year 2000. Many ghosts haunt private houses, but some are associated with public places and buildings, such as Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, the Vancouver General Hospital and the Qualicum Heritage Inn on Vancouver Island. Ghosts: True Tales of Eerie Encounters is an expanded and updated collection of stories , some of which first appeared in Ghosts: True Stories from British Columbia.
"What draws us to tales of the supernatural? Is it that desire to find belief and comfort in the possibility that life continues after the physical body has died and turned to ash? ...The recent proliferation of "ghost-hunting" shows on TV, and "found-footage" style movies (Grave Encounters, Blair Witch, etc) further speaks to our own obsessions with the paranormal, and the desire to find answers as they pertain to the possibility of our species' extended existence - here's an entire anthology dedicated to that very subject! Whatever the case may be, you will certainly find what you are looking for in the tales collected in this volume... for there are, dear reader, nightmares that a wait as you prepare to take a journey through the pages collected herein." --Anthony D.P. Mann, HorrorETC Podcast & Terror of Dracula You have seen all the television shows, now take a journey to the netherworld with this anthology of ghost hunting fiction. Not even the SyFy Channel can prepare you for what lies within. Stories include: The Children of the Infinite by Scott Bartlett, Alibi Jones and the Ghost in the Machine by Mike Luoma, The Book of Blackthorne by Dorraine Fisher, Singing by the Fire by Jamieson Ridenhour, The Old House by Michael Kleen, and many more! Let your imagination take you to places yet unexplored, from old derelict farms, to dark forests, to haunted bathrooms and beyond. Some of the most exciting talent in supernatural fiction is represented in this anthology.
Ghosts, witches, unexplained mysteries, and the supernatural -- these perennially popular themes are the basis for this fascinating Ghost Series. Each book relates the ghost stories from one region of Great Britain. The authors have had a life-long interest in the paranormal, and the tales they record here span the centuries, illuminating the dark corners of history, as well as the customs and beliefs of local people past and present. The books are all illustrated throughout with photographs, line-drawings, and archival material.
Using many different medieval texts, Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, asking who returned, to whom, from where, in what form, and why. Through this vivid study, we can see the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other. Schmitt focuses on everyday ghosts - recently departed ordinary people who were a part of the complex social world of the living. Schmitt argues that beliefs and the imaginary depend above all on the structures and functioning of society and culture, and he shows how the Christian culture of the Middle Ages enlarged the notion of ghosts and created many opportunities for the dead to appear. Schmitt also points out that the church happily proliferated ghost stories as a way to promote the liturgy of the dead, to develop pious sentiments among parishioners, and to solicit alms on behalf of a relative or friend's salvation.
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, you'll be spellbound by these nine supposedly true tales from the spirit world. Captivating creatures include the Horror of Berkeley Square, a demon that literally scares people to death, and White House specters of former presidents and first ladies. Suitable for readers of all ages. Narrated by Anthony Call (Star Trek, The Twilight Zone).