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The Ghosts Of The British Isles

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1722080388
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The United Kingdom is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Brooding castles hold tales of bloodshed and honor. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness. Every hamlet and village has tales that go back centuries, and folk festivals with roots in pagan times. Thus, it is not surprising that many believe the area is filled with ghosts. For centuries, people have told tales of ghosts stalking its historic buildings, strange creatures lurking in its primeval forests, and unexplained paths linking its ancient sites. Scotland is a fascinating and ancient land filled with history. It has produced explorers, warriors, inventors, writers, and more than a few murderers. For many centuries, it fought bitter wars against England to maintain its independence, and even when those wars were finally lost, Scotland retained its distinct culture and identity. Though a part of the United Kingdom, it would be a mistake to lump it in with England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as Scotland has its own tales to tell and traditions to maintain. Not everything in Scotland is as it appears, however. Some Scots say this is a land haunted by spirits, a place of strange disappearances and unexplained phenomena. Some of those tales are downright grisly. Scotland has always been a rival to its southern neighbor, and the rivalry extends to the number of hauntings in its medieval castles, stately homes, and old cobblestone streets. While many Englishmen claim that their country is the most haunted, the Scots can point to their own stories of ghosts as evidence they may beat the English in this dubious distinction. Ireland is an ancient land, filled with prehistoric ruins, age-old traditions, and a rich and abiding folklore. Many of the old Irish traditions and tales dwell upon the world beyond our own, the shadow world of spirits. Every village and landmark has a tale attached to it, a good many of them rooted in pagan beliefs from prehistoric times. Others are more modern, and deal with historic tragedies such as the English invasion, the Potato Famine, or the Troubles. According to some locals, ghosts seem to haunt every historic building and place, acting as symbols of the past that still haunts this troubled land. For example, at Aughagreagh in County Longford there's a wall running alongside a road. It's just a typical drystone wall like so many in Ireland used to show the boundary of a farmer's field. The road is just a typical road. But sometimes at night passersby will see a woman and two small children sitting on this wall. They wear tattered clothing in the style of the 19th century. Their faces are drawn and emaciated, their eyes sunken. They have a look of hopeless resignation about them. This is because they are famine victims. The wall stands on the road to the old workhouse, where Ireland's poor and starving were packed into cold rooms and forced to work long hours of hard labor in exchange for a crust of bread and constant abuse. They were literally punished for being poor, and their spirits have remained in this sad place. Ireland also has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic. Indeed, these tales are not consigned to the past; many unexplained occurrences continue to happen, even today.
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Between Two Worlds

Author : Diarmuid A. MacManus
ISBN : 0900675837
Genre : Ghosts
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This Haunted Isle

Author : Peter Underwood
ISBN : 1721541411
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Peter Underwood has personally visited the historic buildings and sites of Britain, and here presents a wealth of intriguing legends and new stories of ghostly encounters from more than a hundred such throughout the United Kingdom. From Abbey House in Cambridge to Zennor in Cornwall, this is an A to Z of the haunted houses of Britain. At Bramshill in Hampshire - now a police training college - there have been so many sightings that even sceptical police officers have had to admit that the place is haunted. Beautiful Leeds Castle in Kent has a large, phantom black dog; there is an Elizabethan gentleman (seen by a Canon of the Church of England!) at Croft Castle; a Pink Lady at Coughton Court; a prancing ghost jester at Gawsworth; a spectre in green velvet at Hoghton Tower; six ghosts at East Riddlesden Hall; a headless apparition at Westwood Manor; and then there are some little-known ghosts in Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London, and the strange ghosts of Chingle Hall, perhaps one of the most haunted houses in England. These are just a few of the extraordinary stories the author has gathered in his researches around the country, in the course of travels that took him from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, through Northumberland and Yorkshire, to East Anglia, Devon and Cornwall. Many first-hand accounts are presented here for the first time in a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of Britain's haunted historic properties and scenes; an illustrated guide with a difference, that will bring a new and absorbing interest to visitors to these great houses that are our national heritage. Perhaps you will be one of the fortunate (or unfortunate!) visitors who encounters a ghost as you wander through these wonderful houses, castles and mansions, where the atmosphere takes us back in time....
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Chasing The Ghost

Author : Peter Marren
ISBN : 9781473524880
Genre : Nature
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**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018** Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. The mysterious Ghost Orchid blooms in near darkness among rotting leaves on the forest floor. It blends into the background to the point of invisibility, yet glows, pale and ghostly. The ultimate grail of flower hunters, it has been spotted only once in the past twenty-five years. Its few flowers have a deathly pallor and are said to smell of over-ripe bananas. Peter Marren has been a devoted flower finder all his life. While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were fifty more British species Peter had yet to see, having ticked off the first 1,400 rummaging in hedges, slipping down gullies and peering in peat bogs. But he set himself the goal of finding the remaining fifty in a single summer. As it turned out, the wettest summer in years. This expert and emotional journey takes Peter the length and the breadth of the British Isles, from the dripping ancient woods of the New Forest to the storm-lashed cliffs of Sutherland. He paddles in lakes, clambers up cliffs in mist and rain, and walks several hundred miles, but does he manage to find them all? Partly about plants, partly autobiography, Chasing the Ghost is also a reminder that to engage with wild flowers, all we need to do is look around us and enjoy what we see. Praise for Chasing the Ghost: ‘Peter Marren is the unsung hero of Britain’s nature writers’ Stephen Moss, author of Dynasties ‘Jolly, quixotic and ends with real poignancy’ Guardian ‘A poignant reminder to us all to engage with the wild flowers that grow around us’ i Newspaper
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Haunted Britain And Ireland

Author : Richard Glyn Jones
ISBN : 1859748813
Genre : Ghosts
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The British Isles must be amongst the most spectrally populous parts of the world, and this book is a must for anyone with an interest in Britain and Ireland's bloody and bizarre history. From the ghostly legionaries that tramp the long-buried streets of Roman york to the malevolent fairy lights of Derbyshire's Longdendale which are said to have lured pilots to their deaths, Britain and Ireland abound with tortured phantoms eager to restage their dark and turbulent past. Renowned ghost-seeker Richard Jones reveals, explains and delights in the histories of the ranks of dismembered, decapitated spectres of nobility and commoners alike that inhabit the stately homes and blasted heaths of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Richard Jones's authoritative and entertaining regional guide to haunted sites is handsomely illustrated with some of the most famous and infamous ghostly photographs, and is supported by extracts from original documents.
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Demonology And Witchcraft In The British Isles And Ireland A Compendium Of Classic Books On The History Of Demons Witches And Spirits

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781528764797
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subject of witchcraft, sorcery and demonology. The titles in this range include "Sorcery and the Law" "Demonology" "The Lancashire Witches" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Demonology and Witchcraft in the British Isles and Ireland" contains information on the history of the supernatural. It is intended to illustrate aspects of mysticism and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Ghosts And Hauntings

Author : Tom Ogden
ISBN : 9780786549078
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Whether it's chain-rattling apparitions, weeping statues of the Virgin Mary, or urban legends such as the "Phantom Hitchhiker, " this guide provides a fun and fascinating assessment of spooks, spirits, and things that go bump in the night.
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The Roadmap Of British Ghosts

Author : Ruth Roper Wylde
ISBN : 1792868618
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is the third book on ghosts and the supernatural by author Ruth Roper Wylde. it covers those spooks and spectres which haunt the roads and byways of the British Isles, and includes dozens of brand new eye witness accounts gathered by the author from people up and down the country.From the expected headless highwaymen and spectral monks, to the more bizarre and inexplicable creatures seen running across our roads, to things which jump onto lorries and terrify poor drivers down remote lanes and urban streets alike - the contents are likely to make you quite wary of driving alone at night.Or for that matter, of driving with several people in the car at night, or in the broad daylight. The supernatural seems to be less picky about when it makes an appearance that you might think!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Lore Of The Ghost

Author : Brian Haughton
ISBN : 9781601639608
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Lore of the Ghost is an original and thought-provoking exploration of the numerous categories of ghosts and hauntings throughout the world. It discusses the possible motives for each type of haunting? from phantom white ladies and spectral black dogs to haunted highways and ghostly vehicles—what they represent, why they occur, and their possible functions.
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Ghosts Of Old Europe

Author : Hans Holzer
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Ghosts of Old Europe offers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world’s most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral at Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to “put things right in Ireland.” Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l’Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghosts occur wherever a great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their own emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations. Should you have occasion to visit some of these special sites yourself—if you are psychically gifted (and nearly everyone is to a varying degree)—chances are you may also have a true experience, ranging from a psychic “impression” of past events to an apparition, or perhaps you will hear an unworldly sound. Meanwhile, with this volume in hand, you can read of the long-dead Black Knight of Pflindsberg galloping wildly up the mountain—from the comfort of your own home.
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Haunted Castles Of Britain And Ireland

Author : Richard Jones
ISBN : 0760740038
Genre : Ghosts
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Author Richard Jones takes you to 100 castles in the British Isles, from romantic ruins on sea-lashed headlands to splendid castles that have been transformed into luxury hotels.
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The Ghost In General Patton S Third Army

Author : Eugene G. Schulz
ISBN : 9781477141465
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his fathers farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Pattons Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of WisconsinMadison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulzs have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.
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Ghost Stories From The American South

Author : W. K. McNeil
ISBN : 0935304843
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Collects Southern legends and folk tales about haunted houses, supernatural events, and the appearances of ghosts
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Ghosts Of Hampshire And The Isle Of Wight

Author : Peter Underwood
ISBN : 1727237153
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Peter Underwood, an acknowledged expert and experienced investigator of haunted houses, presents a selection of hauntings throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A formidable collection of ghoulies and things that go bump in the night. This edition includes a foreword by author Alan Williams, and concludes with his interview with Underwood first published in Writers' Monthly in 1997.
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Orchids Of The British Isles

Author : Michael Foley
ISBN : CORNELL:31924104617943
Genre : Botany
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Orchids of the British Isles, is the first comprehensive study of the wild orchids of Great Britain and Ireland for many years. Michael Foley's text gives full descriptions of every species, providing information on their original discovery, botanical history, habitats and biology. An additional 60 variants and hybrids are also discussed and illustrated, in a unique record of the variation and promiscuity of these fascinating plants. Sumptuous close-up photography by Sidney Clarke enables us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the intricate flowers, revealing details invisible to the naked eye, while his magnificent plant portraits and habitat studies complete the picture of each species. For those wishing to emulate him Sid also reveals his secrets for success, in a chapter on plant photography. Preliminary chapters discuss the biology of orchids and their ecological requirements, setting the background for the detailed species accounts. The pressing issue of the conservation of British and Irish orchids receives full attention in a chapter by Ian Taylor of English Nature, while Barry Tattersall introduces techniques for encouraging them in gardens, now an important habitat.
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Ghost Excavator

Author : John G Sabol Jr.
ISBN : 1467083895
Genre : Education
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This book is a ghost story, meant to be read on cold, dark, windy, and snow-covered wintry nights. These are not traditional tales of haunted houses, but rather are personal narratives of cultural hauntings of long forgotten histories of ethnic struggles, and Native American beliefs. It is an image of a landscape (and its people) that goes far deeper than the mere surface manifestations of ruined and abandoned structures, and the bits and pieces of broken dreams and aspirations. This is a different kind of embedded narrative. It is an excavation that penetrates to the very heart of ghostly drama. Experiences, conceptualized as a form of haunting, provide a framework for the recall of various incidents of personal memory and emotional resonance at specific places. This serves two purposes: It creates a personal landscape characterized by elements of spookiness (once dense forests, abandoned structures and mineshafts, coal patches); uncertainities that result in episodic haunting dramas (the socioeconomic impact of ethnic migrations); and ghostly presences (interpretations of these ethnic groups as a response to their physical surroundings); It provides a framework (in the 2nd part) for the analysis of other similiar haunted landscapes. A methodology is used that incorporates techniques derived from archaeology, ethnography, and performance studies. In doing so, it introduces a new multidisciplinary research methodology called Ethnoarchaeoghostology. This book is a dedicatory salute, however humble, to the achievements and daily struggles of those who came before to inhabit this Mahanoy Area. These hauntings fill-in the blank spaces between the words in historical narratives, and thus gives the reader a different image of events in local and regional social histories. In doing so, they show that greatness is not measured by the content of what we do, but how, on a daily basis, we do it.
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The Ghosts Of Ireland

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1981434992
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*Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Ireland is an ancient land, filled with prehistoric ruins, age-old traditions, and a rich and abiding folklore. Many of the old Irish traditions and tales dwell upon the world beyond our own, the shadow world of spirits. Every village and landmark has a tale attached to it, a good many of them rooted in pagan beliefs from prehistoric times. Others are more modern, and deal with historic tragedies such as the English invasion, the Potato Famine, or the Troubles. According to some locals, ghosts seem to haunt every historic building and place, acting as symbols of the past that still haunts this troubled land. For example, at Aughagreagh in County Longford there's a wall running alongside a road. It's just a typical drystone wall like so many in Ireland used to show the boundary of a farmer's field. The road is just a typical road. But sometimes at night passersby will see a woman and two small children sitting on this wall. They wear tattered clothing in the style of the 19th century. Their faces are drawn and emaciated, their eyes sunken. They have a look of hopeless resignation about them. This is because they are famine victims. The wall stands on the road to the old workhouse, where Ireland's poor and starving were packed into cold rooms and forced to work long hours of hard labor in exchange for a crust of bread and constant abuse. They were literally punished for being poor, and their spirits have remained in this sad place. Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic. Indeed, these tales are not consigned to the past; many unexplained occurrences continue to happen, even today. Here is a sampling of some of the Emerald Isle's better-known ghosts, plus a few obscure ones. They represent just a small portion of the hundreds of restless spirits that haunt this troubled land. For the purposes of this book we are covering the entire island, including Northern Ireland. The Ghosts of Ireland: A Collection of Ghost Stories across the Irish Nation offers a sampling of the many strange stories and unexplained phenomena that make Ireland such an intriguing place. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the weird legends and mysteries of the British Isles like never before.
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True Ghost Stories Of Our Own Time

Author : Vivienne Rae-Ellis
ISBN : 0571142737
Genre : Apparitions
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Relates ghost stories from the British Isles describing recent encounters with different types of ghosts and apparitions in private homes, churches, hospitals, pubs, colleges, and rural areas
Category: Apparitions