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The Empty House
Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow ...

Poor Mary The Maid Of The Inn
Who is she, the poor maniac, whose wildly fix'd e...

The Tale Of The Three Antiquaries
Thomas Turnbull stood beside his spade and gazed rapt...

The Benighted Traveller And Haunted Room
A gentleman was benighted, while travelling alone, in...

The Doppel-ganger
So this was the old home--the cradle of his race! ...

A C----]
Sir James, my mother, with myself and my brother Charle...

The Major's Lease
A curious little story was told the other day in a ce...

Dear Mr Seymour,
I enclose some account of our experiences in K---- Cast...

The Apparition Of Mrs Veal
This relation is matter of fact, and attended ...

The Haunted Bed-room
A young gentleman, going down from London to the west...





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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, ...