Good resource for haunted places to visit. Just wish some stories had gone into more detail. Nov 16, Lee L. Having grown up in a haunted house, I'm a little picky when it comes to other peoples' ghost stories, so maybe I'm harder to please, but this book just did not have enough hard evidence to satisfy me. There are too many instances of "some say While I loved stories like the children on the carousel as well as some of the letters from real people, there were just not Having grown up in a haunted house, I'm a little picky when it comes to other peoples' ghost stories, so maybe I'm harder to please, but this book just did not have enough hard evidence to satisfy me.
While I loved stories like the children on the carousel as well as some of the letters from real people, there were just not enough of these first-hand accounts to create any substantial goose bumps. There was too much unconvincing speculation that seemed to be reaching for credibility in stories that were just too vague, and simply lacked the in-depth detail to be considered serious documentation. I did enjoy the historical info and was pleased with Ms.
Rule's ability to round up eye-witnesses who were not only willing to share their real names, but were also willing to be photographed. However, there were too many unsatisfying half-page blurps which relied heavily on hearsay, and I thought the theory of the carousel as an energy vortex was just too over the top. Overall, this was entertaining, but not one of the best collections I have come across. Perhaps it should have been called "Ghosts and Legends Among Us. Nov 17, Maira rated it it was amazing. Ghosts Among us Do you believe in ghosts?
Have you ever experienced paranormal activity before? These stories are all around the world. Al Ghosts Among us Do you believe in ghosts? Also the spirits that are said, come from different type of shapes , and sizes, they also come from different types of forms. Some of these stories are creepy some even give the chills while reading them. I wonder if the spirits ever attach the people that see them?. I believe people that are interested in reading scary stories are the ones that are curious or just love getting scared.
This interested me because i never really believed that just on movies but I guess it does in real life, but now it just creeps me out. Jan 14, Gabriel Wallis rated it it was ok Shelves: Leslie Rule's Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters was an interesting read. I have had my fair share of paranormal experiences over the years, the last one being yesterday, January 15, at There was some sort of conference held for the local teachers at the church that morning. Ann Rule, Leslie Rule's mother, was the special speaker for the conference.
I remember feeling irritated by Leslie, who kept interrupting her mother from speaking. I wanted to hear Ann Rule speak! I have read a few of her books too. But Leslie finished the conference for her mother. She wanted to talk about her books and herself. Many of the places mentioned in Ghosts Among Us were places I am familiar with, places I have visited. Many of the experiences she writes about in the book were experiences I have experienced over the years.
Do I recommend it? Like I said, it was an interesting read, but Mar 30, Carah rated it it was amazing. I liked the format of the book. The chapters and stories are short Jan 15, Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it. One of the most interesting of the stories involves Seattle and the ghost of a Native American woman. In all the ghost books I've read, ghosts of Native Americans do not seem to be extremely common. It's also interesting how stories show just how open to ghosts ver This is a book about ghost sightings, and includes topics such as Spirits of Seattle, Haunted Amusement Parks, Four-Footed Ghosts, Spirit Photography, Haunted Hotels, Cemetery Ghosts and Bed-and-Breakfast ghosts among other topics.
It's also interesting how stories show just how open to ghosts very young children are. A story of a four-year-old girl illustrates this well. She saw a ghost in her room she didn't realize it was a ghost, of course , and it was playing with her toys. She was mad at first, then went in and decided to join the ghost and play with her toys also. There are a lot of very interesting ghost stories in this book. It's also got a lot of photos, but the photos are basically building exteriors, mostly, and don't actually involve images of ghosts.
It's a good, fairly typical, book about ghost stories and makes for a nice, entertaining read. Oct 05, Teresa Ramseur rated it really liked it. While I've read a few of her other books in the past and loved them, this one was, to my great surprise, a bit of a disappointment. Of the stories here, while all were rich in history, only two really grabbed me. If not for some of the photos, including some creepy clowns and a terrified-looking that is located on a merry-go-round in an amusement park I think I'll stay out of there, Thanks!
As it While I've read a few of her other books in the past and loved them, this one was, to my great surprise, a bit of a disappointment. As it was, the stories themselves felt rushed, and the details glossed over. Suffice it to say, that this one was definitely not my favorite by this author. There's also picture of a rather creepy looking doll later in the book.
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And if you have a fear of clowns, I'd skip this book as it contains several clown photos and stories in the early chapters. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leslie Rule is the best-selling author of two suspense novels and four nonfiction books on ghosts. Leslie grew up in a family of writers in a creaky old house on a windy cliff which overlooked Puget Sound. The forward is written by Ann Rule, Leslie's mother, and was very intriguing. The introduction by Leslie is also intriguing and makes you excited to read the book.
The chapters were organized first by telling a ghost story involving mirrors, and then seamlessly blended in other ghost stories throughout the chapters. This is a perfect book to read if you only a have a little bit of time here and there or for bathroom reading as most of the ghost stories are only a page or two.
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Leslie Rule does research to enhance the ghost stories, but this never feels like a burden to read - it always feel like you are just getting more interesting backstory into the ghosts that she is talking about. I went into reading this book thinking it would be dry, boring, and about like all of the other books I have read on hauntings. Instead, I found it to be very readable, interesting, and scary.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good scare, likes ghosts stories, or just wants to get in the mood for Halloween. I couldn't be happier that I found such a great book of ghost stories and I plan to seek out Leslie Rule's other ghost books as this one was so much fun. Mar 25, Catherine rated it really liked it. Great book for ghost lovers. There were quite a few stories in this book that were different from any ghost encounters stories I'd ever heard.
They are definitely gonna stick with me for a while. This 'true ghost story' book, like many in the genre, doesn't provide a lot of evidence or scientific research, so I don't recommend going into it as a skeptic. This should be obvious but: Also if you are easily scared you might not wa Great book for ghost lovers. Also if you are easily scared you might not want to pick it up.
But if you want a list of some cool haunted places and retelling of their claims to fame, you can't do better! Oct 23, Jack rated it really liked it. These are accounts of real ghost encounters. Real ghost stories aren't as creepy as fictional ghosts. Kinda like real life I guess. I suppose the witnesses in these accounts would disagree!
Jan 14, Jessica rated it liked it. This book was good, but not great. I found the stories to be interesting, but lacking in detail. I would have liked to know so much more about several of the locations, but before I knew it, it was on to the next story. I can't put my finger on why, but this book wasn't quite as good as Ms. Rule's previous ghost books. However, the book is short and fairly entertaining Sep 12, Lourdes Hill rated it liked it.
Sep 25, Kerry rated it really liked it. Interesting stories from people Ms. Rule interviewed and such. Oct 27, Marilyn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I like Leslie Rule's ghost story collections over others of the same kind for several reasons. She interviews those who claim to have had the encounters and I like her in-depth, detailed, and emotion-filled recounts. I prefer them over the books stuffed with quick, summerized, and emotionless accounts of spooky happenings.
The aut Four stars. The author sometimes includes the psychic envolvement in her book's recounted tales, and I really don't have much faith in those who claim to be sensitive. I like hard, scientific evidence. The author will sometimes draw conclusions, or is quick to believe other's drawn conclusions of identities of ghosts, ect, when there just isn't any evidence to support them.
There are several stories where there was mention of wierd, unexplainable phenomenon captured by the camera's of those experiencing the hauntings, but those photos are absent from the book.
Makes me wonder if they actually happened and why they were not used as part of the book. Overall an easy and fun read! Nov 08, Michele Lee rated it liked it Recommends it for: If you love real life ghost stories and tales of haunted houses, hospitals and highways this is an excellent book for you. A compendium of tales of apparitions and mysterious happenings the book is cut into small, easy to digest pieces and often includes contact information for the restaurants, hotels and stores that claim to have ghostly residents.
Rule does offer some research into the possible identities of the ghosts, as well as token information on area ghost hunters and enough contact information to plan a ghost theme vacation. She doesn't offer a skeptic's point of view or attempt to make the otherworldly scientific aside from mentioning EVPs and batteries draining on investigations.
She does include many interesting pictures that while not supernatural are mood setting. If you don't like tales of hauntings then you won't find anything new here. But ghost fans can be insatiable and this is a fine starting place or addition to a fan's library. Feb 20, Bookmom rated it really liked it. This book is a collection of stories involving interactive spirit encounters or residual ghost sightings by everyday people, pulled together by a writer and researcher who already published 3 prior books on collections of ghostly stories. The stories are short and plentiful, giving us the facts on who saw what, the history of the haunted site, and even talk a little about the research to discover who or why the ghost or residual might be there.
You're even told when research couldn't uncover the This book is a collection of stories involving interactive spirit encounters or residual ghost sightings by everyday people, pulled together by a writer and researcher who already published 3 prior books on collections of ghostly stories. Many of the stories involve benign residuals or ghosts, although there are some who are definitely not of the friendly sort. But you won't find a book loaded with horror stories or ghosts that rattle chains. As someone who has my own paranormal experiences, I found the book to be a light, easy read and appreciated that the author didn't appear to embellish the stories with rumors.
Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway.
There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. What are the forces that have been unleashed here — and what do they want of Mike Noonan? Adapted here for younger readers and accompanied by rich acrylics, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow endures as the finest of American ghost stories.
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There are eighteen stories altogether in this collection of the macabre and supernatural. He stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house, and compelled by curiosity, approaches the door. At first he is merely puzzled by the odd incident but then begins to suffer attacks of fear and panic, and is visited by nightmares.
After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? After they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year, Gruhuken, Jack feels a creeping unease.
One by one, his companions are forced to leave. In the winter of , still seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation.
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Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. By the time dawn breaks, Freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, poignant, and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives. But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery.
For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townfolks refer to it as the Hell House. The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events—the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine.
Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his. The powerful sense of evil—darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons, and tentacles—pervades these classic ghost stories by M.
The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena.
But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old. The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans.
Unsettled by a sense of intense evil in the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the idea that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care. A-B , Last Name: A Certain Slant of Light. A History of Ghosts: A Pale View of Hills. Acquainted With the Night. All the Lovely Bad Ones.
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