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The Four-fifteen Express
AMELIA B. EDWARDS The events which I am about to r...

Appearances Of The Dead
We now pass beyond the utmost limits to which a "scient...

The Open Door
MRS. MARGARET OLIPHANT I took the house of Brentwo...

The Tractate Middoth
Towards the end of an autumn afternoon an elderly man w...

The Devil Of Hjalta-stad {246}
The sheriff writes: "The Devil at Hjalta-stad was outs...

The Haunted Beach Or Power Of Conscience On A Murderer
BY MRS. ROBINSON. Upon a lonely desert beach, ...

A Baffled Ambuscade
Connecting Readyville and Woodbury was a good, hard...

The Dead Shopman
Swooning, or slight mental mistiness, is not very unusu...

Outside Color
We are not among those who cast off, and on a sudden co...

The Dog In The Haunted Room
The author's friend, Mr. Rokeby, lives, and has lived f...





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Visions Of The Dead In Sleep
In most of the Greek and Roman stories that survive, the wraiths of the dead are represented as revisiting their friends on earth in sleep. These instances I have not, as a rule, troubled to collect, for they can...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from th...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classical literature, as is only to be expected. The religion of the hard-headed, practical Roman was essentially formal, and consisted largely in the exact performanc...

Stories Of Haunting
In a letter to Sura[30] the younger Pliny gives us what may be taken as a prototype of all later haunted-house stories. At one time in Athens there was a roomy old house where nobody could be induced to live. In ...

Necromancy
The belief that it was possible to call up the souls of the dead by means of spells was almost universal in antiquity. We know that even Saul, who had himself cut off those that had familiar spirits and the wizar...

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79] is an amusing account of a man whose wife, whom he loved dearly, appeared to him after she had been dead for twenty days. He had given her a splendid funeral, ...