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Hunting Ghosts Thrilling Tales Of The Paranormal

Author : Buck Weiss
ISBN : 9781618760166
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"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.
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Haunted Rockford Illinois

Author : Kathi Kresol
ISBN : 9781467137294
Genre : History
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Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford's rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy. The city's troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today. Geraldine Bourbon's final struggle still echoes through the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room beofre gently laying her corpse on the bed. The sobs of society darling Carrie Spafford still keep vigil over the family plot of the cemetery where she sowed the heartbreak of her twilight years. From the vengeance of Chief Big Thunder to the Witch of McGregor Road, author Kathi Kresol shaes the legends and lore of Rockford's haunted history.--back cover
Category: History

Witchcraft In Illinois

Author : Michael Kleen
ISBN : 9781439662588
Genre : History
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The hidden history of witchcraft in the Land of Lincoln is revealed in this unique study by the author of Haunting Illinois. Although the Salem Witch Trials have drawn focus to New England as the center of witchcraft in American history, the practice was widespread across the Midwest. In Illinois, witchcraft—and witch persecution—have been part of local culture since French explorers arrived in the 17th century. In Witchcraft in Illinois, historian Michael Kleen presents the full story of the Prairie State's dalliance with the dark arts. On the Illinois frontier, pioneers pressed silver dimes into musket balls to ward off witches, while farmers dutifully erected fence posts according to phases of the moon. In 1904, the quiet town of Quincy was shocked to learn of Bessie Bement's suicide, after the young woman sought help from a witch doctor to break a hex. In turn-of-the-century Chicago, Lauron William de Laurence's occult publishing house churned out manuals for performing bizarre rituals intended to attract love and exact revenge.
Category: History

Tales Of Coles County Illinois

Author : Michael Kleen
ISBN : 9781618760241
Genre : History
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The sixth and final edition of Tales of Coles County, Illinois combines the original Tales of Coles County, the Legends and Lore of Coles County, and a new third section on the Hidden History of Coles County with updated pictures, additional legends, and new stories. First published in 2004, Tales of Coles County, Illinois takes an entertaining look at local history through vivid historical fiction. When four students from Eastern Illinois University are stranded during a violent storm, they seek shelter with an elderly couple who give them more than they bargain for. After one night, the four will never look at Coles County the same way. With each story, they learn more about the place they've come to call home. The Second Battle of the Ambraw, the Charleston Riot of 1864, the Coles County Poor Farm, events surrounding the Airtight Bridge Murder, and the Blair Hall Fire of 2004, all are told. In the Legends and Lore of Coles County, Michael Kleen reveals over a dozen hidden stories from the from the area’s past and present, including ghost stories, folk tales, and other legends and lore. When did a poltergeist terrorize one rural family in Pleasant Grove Township? What is the real story behind the “Mad Gasser of Mattoon”? Why do they call one stretch of road "Dead Man's Curve"? The answers to these questions and more can be found in this definitive volume. In part three, Hidden History, Michael Kleen examines events some believe are better left unremembered. What is the history of Coles County’s ghost towns? What were some of its most infamous murders? What happened in the Tornado of 1917? Never-before published information about Mattoon's battle with Prohibition and even a local chapter of the KKK is inside.
Category: History

Haunting The Prairie

Author : Michael Kleen
ISBN : 9780979040146
Genre : Ghosts
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An organized and comprehensive guide to Illinois' haunted and legendary places, Haunting the prairie contains 130 mystery sites and 60 individual illustrations and maps, plus a bibliographic timeline of paranormal and folklore research in Illinois. The author examines the sites and the history, as well as the hobbyists and professionals who explore the strange and unusual in the state. Divided among eight distinct regions and listed by county, each location features a description, directions, and information drawn from a diverse variety of books and articles.
Category: Ghosts

Paranormal Noise

Author : Marco Santucci
ISBN : 9781465322470
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book will take you on what will become an unbelievable concept of what ghosts really are capable of on a human level. From the moment I realized that not only were they in the building I work in, but with me, some fighting for my attention, wanting to claim me as their own. From the first time I listened to a recorded conversation between two spirits, to listening to the car wreck that took the life of the man who opened the door to the Other Side for me, I have never turned back and life has never been the same for me.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

More History Mystery And Hauntings Of Southern Illinois

Author : Bruce Cline
ISBN : 9781618760111
Genre : Ghosts
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In his first book, Bruce Cline opened the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club for the first time. Now, join him again as he brings you all new tales of southern Illinois' most notorious places and historical events. You may have heard of John Crenshaw, Little Egypt's notorious slave owner, but did you know that he may have been responsible for the haunting screams emanating from the mysterious Pig Island? Have you heard the story behind the bloody Harpe Brothers, or braved Tuttle Bottoms and its monster? From Southern Illinois University's hidden tunnels, to the Gates of Hell, to the stomping grounds of the Hamp Mine Monster and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois' oldest and most interesting places!
Category: Ghosts

Ghosthunting Illinois

Author : John B. Kachuba
ISBN : 1578603730
Genre : Travel
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Lock the doors, draw the curtains, and light a candle as you join author John Kachuba on a guided tour of Illinois's most terrifyingly haunted places. Your hair-raising journey will take you to: • Old State Capital, Springfield -- Lincoln lay in state here before his burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Could his ghost haunt the spot where his body lay? • Harpo Studios, Chicago -- When the Eastland steamer capsized in 1915, the building served as a temporary morgue. Oprah's employees have encountered the ghosts of the victims, including the "Gray Lady" who floats through the halls. • And many more scary sites. Maps and travel information are provided to every haunted location for those brave enough to make the journey in person.
Category: Travel

Haunted Illinois

Author : Troy Taylor
ISBN : 9780811734998
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A collection of over forty stories of about ghosts and strange phenomena in Illinois.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Big Book Of Illinois Ghost Stories

Author : Troy Taylor
ISBN : 9780811740166
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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More than 100 stories from haunted locales across the Prairie State. Compiled by Illinois's best-known author on the paranormal, Troy Taylor.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Haunted Naperville

Author : Diane A. Ladley
ISBN : 0738561223
Genre : History
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Established in 1831, Naperville is one of the oldest settlements in the Greater Chicago area. The city's rich and fascinating heritage has been carefully passed down from one proud generation to the next; however, nowhere has Naperville's ghostly oral tradition and haunted history been preserved until now. Most of Naperville's unique legends--compiled for the fi rst time ever in these pages--arose from accounts of actual historic events and from the lives of notable personages in the city's long history. As the tragic events and persons faded from living memory, all that might remain of them would be ghost stories whispered by fi relight and, later, by fl ashlight tucked under a teenager's chin at slumber parties. Some eerie legends in these pages have origins that are lost in time, and still other hair-raising ghost stories included in this work are chilling contemporary, firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters within Naperville's sprawling boundaries . . . perhaps from even just down the street.
Category: History

Chasing Shadows

Author : Larry Wilson
ISBN : 9780979040191
Genre : Ghosts
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Paranormal investigator Wilson journeys into the unexplained at Illinois' Williamsburg Hill, Springfield's Legacy Theater, and the mysterious "Graveyard X;" at Missouri's Rockcliffe Mansion, Morse Mill Hotel, and Kemper Military Academy; and at Iowa's notorious Villisca Ax Murder House.
Category: Ghosts

Haunting Illinois

Author : Michael Kleen
ISBN : 1933272457
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For over a decade, Michael Kleen, author of Paranormal Illinois and Tales of Coles County, has researched and traveled to mystery spots all over the Prairie State. Now, he has created an organized and comprehensive guide to haunted and legendary places in Illinois. Haunting Illinois is that guide. This new edition of Haunting Illinois contains a listing of 260 mystery sites, with more than 120 photos and illustrations. Divided into eight distinct regions and listed by county and town or neighborhood, each location features a description, directions, and sources drawn from a wide variety of books, articles, and websites. In his introduction, Michael traces the history of legend tripping in Illinois, from the boys who chased after the Diamond Island Phantom in 1885, to the paranormal investigation teams and tours of today. Haunting Illinois challenges you to get off the couch and start exploring our wonderful state of Illinois. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dr Ugs

Author : Larry Wilson
ISBN : 1733463119
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Imagine it is the dead of night and you are fast asleep, only to be awakened by the sound of phantom footsteps running toward the bed you are sleeping in. You raise up expecting to see one of your small children running towards you, but no one is there. Imagine your young daughter who is just learning to speak, having a conversation with an invisible playmate. When you asked her who she is talking to, she tells you it is a little boy named Donald, who sucks his fingers and is searching for his mama? Or imagine experiencing the feeling of an invisible dog jump into bed, then curl up next to you., not once, but many times. These are just a few of the strange and sometimes chilling occurrences that take place at the Dr. Ugs Café building.When young entrepreneurs Adam and Jessica Stock purchased the building at 142 East Beardstown Street, little did they expect to be the audience for a cast of characters that includes; shadow people, a man in the mirror, a ghost boy and a ghost dog, to name a few of the phantoms that roam the building.Join former private investigator turned paranormal investigator and author Larry Wilson as he investigates the strange happenings at this former funeral home. Larry investigated the building not once but on five occasions and investigated it alone. During his investigations, Wilson not only experienced some of the strangeness that the building has to offer, but recorded evidence of it as well. Including audio that may relate to a shooting that took place in front of the building in 1929.The stories of experiences of the Stock family and others will send a chill down your spine. Join Larry as he takes you on another journey into the unexplained.
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History Mystery And Hauntings Of Southern Illinois

Author : Bruce L. Cline
ISBN : 9780979040115
Genre : Ghosts
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At long last, the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club have been opened. Within these pages, uncover the secrets behind some of southern Illinois' most famous ghost stories and legends. Bruce and Lisa Cline expose the truth behind the Murphysboro Mud Monster, present evidence of paranormal activity at places such as the Rose Hotel, Oakland Cemetery, and Harrisburg's Cinema 4, and explain the history behind some of southern Illinois' most controversial and eccentric figures. From the Old Slavehouse, to the Rose Hotel, to the Woodlawn Sarcophagus and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois' oldest and most interesting places!
Category: Ghosts

Science And The Paranormal

Author : George Ogden Abell
ISBN : PSU:000014238314
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Essays by authorities in the field of the paranormal take a look at phenomena that have long been dismissed by scientists and discuss new evidence surrounding such topics as UFOs, and the Bermuda Triangle.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit