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A Dead Finger
I Why the National Gallery should not attract so m...

The Botathen Ghost
The legend of Parson Rudall and the Botathen Ghost...

The Creaking Stair
A lady very well known to myself, and in literary socie...

Captain Wheatcroft
In the month of September 1857 Captain German Whea...

The Corpse The Blood-drinker
Night was slowly falling in the narrow valley. On the...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classic...

The Bridal Party
In Benares, the sacred city of the Hindus, situated i...

Ticonderoga
It was one evening in the summer of the year 1755 that ...

The Marble Arch
When the troubles began to break out in Hankow, many ...

The Pied Piper
The following instance is so extraordinary, that I...





Local Records




Glamis Castle
"The Castle of Glamis, a venerable and majestic pile of buildings," says an old Scots Gazetteer, "is situate about one mile north from the village, on the flat grounds at the confluence of the Glamis Burn and ...

Powys Castle
It had been for some time reported in the neighbourhood that a poor unmarried woman, who was a member of the Methodist society; and had become serious under their ministry, had seen and conversed with the appa...

The Radiant Boy Of Corby Castle
The haunted room forms part of the old house, with windows looking into the court. It adjoins a tower built for defence, for Corby was, properly, more a border tower than a castle of any consideration. There i...

The Denton Hall Ghost
A day or two after my arrival at Denton Hall, when all around was yet new to me, I had accompanied my friends to a ball given in the neighbourhood, and returned heartily fatigued. At this time I need not blush...

Anne Walker
In the year 1680, at Lumley, a hamlet near Chester-le-Street in the county of Durham, there lived one Walker, a man well to do in the world, and a widower. A young relation of his, whose name was Anne Walker, k...

The Bloody Footstep
On the threshold of one of the doors of Smithills Hall there is a bloody footstep impressed into the door-step, and ruddy as if the bloody foot had just trodden there; and it is averred that, on a certain night...