Ghosts: New Book Alert!

Readers!  My 15 page scholarly essay about the spirits and other elements in F. G. Cottam’s wonderfully chilling ghost stories is now available at my amazon link.  It is a helpful read for anyone who loves ghost stories, as it offers a literary analysis of the ghostly events in these superb books, and will help you see other ghost stories from a broader perspective. 

F. G. Cottam is in my opinion the finest contemporary author in the ghost/horror genre – my work will reveal why!  Cottam has written several subsequent books, all marvelous.  If you aren’t familiar with his work, you’re in for a treat.  As many times as I’ve read and re-read his books, I only crack them open during daylight hours – preferably when not home alone!  His work is original, brilliantly well-written, and do not disappoint! 


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Ghosts: A ‘P.S.’ from the Stanley Hotel!

Readers, you won’t want to miss this sighting from the subject of a recent post here – wow, sooo creepy!  From Ghosts and Ghouls blog.

A couple staying at the infamously haunted Stanley Hotel was shocked to see a black figure reflected in a hallway mirror. Could it be a ghost? 105 more words

via Ghost Photo: Man in the Mirror — Ghosts and Ghouls

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Mob Haiku: Skewered

Sal put something in
the marinade.  Joey died.
Ah. “Baste not, haunt not.”
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Ghosts: Another Haunted Road!

Readers, here’s another collection of ghosts from a haunted road.  We’ve read about other highway apparitions – what is it about roadways that invites ghosts?  Some would cite the ley line theory (briefly, lines of underground energy); others would add that many people die in auto accidents and that many roads are adjacent to cemeteries.  Whatever the reason, I bring you this gaggle of ghosts, via New England Folklore blog. Enjoy!  

I always imagine that Labor Day weekend will be warm and sunny. You know, it’s the end of summer so we should spend one last day at the beach or have a big picnic. 755 more words

via Milton’s Ghost Road — NEW ENGLAND FOLKLORE

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Mob Haiku: Forensicks

Rock, training the new
hit men, said “Don’t put all your
legs in one casket.”
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Ghosts: Annesley Hall – History and Ghost Sightings — Paranormal Hauntings

Readers, here’s a comprehensive post about the history and hauntings at Annesley Hall – from the excellent Paranormal Hauntings blog. 

History Annesley Hall is a location that over the years I have been extremely interested in and drawn too. Annesley Hall and Newstead Abbey are the two locations that growing up as a teenager myself and friends would often visit on a night to share the odd ghost stories or two. The two locations are […]

via Annesley Hall – History and Ghost Sightings — Paranormal Hauntings

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Mob Haiku: Hear Say

“Order in the court!”
cried the bailiff. Sal replied
“Gimme a cheese slice.”
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Ghosts: More Haunted Antiques!

Readers, you’ll enjoy this article with stories of haunted items via Haunted Antiques and Jewelry in Your Home

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Mob Haiku: Vince’s Wife the Intellectual —- and a New Mob Haiku collection!

Gina wrote a book.  
Loose lips sink ships. It better
be about lipstick. 
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Ghosts: A Ghost Visitor

Readers, this is a great story about a ghost who joined the family for Thanksgiving!  via The Ghost Post blog:

Thanks to Jessica from Florida for this story! Jessica met her best friend, Barbara, during their freshman year in college. They lived a couple of rooms down from each other. The two young women only had one class together, but they made efforts to meet up for meals and hang out. They hit it off […]

via A Spirited Reunion — The Ghost Post

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