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Farm House 1 Interior Arrangement
The front door, over which is a single sash-light acr...

The Scar In The Moustache
This story was told to the writer by his old head-maste...

The Dead Man And Anatomical Professor
Many, who were personally acquainted with Mr. Junker,...

The Inextinguishable Candle Of The Old White House
There was once a house, known as The Old White House, t...

The Fall Of The House Of Usher
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundles...

"dear Lang,
"I enclose a tradition connected with the murder of Ser...

Glamis Castle
Of all the hauntings in Scotland, none has gained suc...

General Suggestions
In ascertaining what is desirable to the conveniences, ...

Sir A Turner's Psychic Experiences
General Sir Alfred Turner's psychic experiences, w...

The Vigil Of Saint Mark Or Fatal Superstition
Rebecca was the fairest maid That on the Dan...





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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, ...