His Dead Wife's Photograph
This story created a sensation when it was first told. It appeared in
the papers and many big Physicists and Natural Philosophers were, at
least so they thought, able to explain the phenomenon. I shall narrate
The Major's Lease
A curious little story was told the other day in a certain Civil Court
in British India.
A certain military officer, let us call him Major Brown, rented a house
in one of the big Cantonment stations wh...
The Open Door
Here again is something that is very peculiar and not very uncommon.
We, myself and three other friends of mine, were asked by another friend
of ours to pass a week's holiday at the suburban residence o...
What Uncle Saw
This story need not have been written. It is too sad and too mysterious,
but since reference has been made to it in this book, it is only right
that readers should know this sad account.
Uncle was a ve...
The Boy Who Was Caught
Nothing is more common in India than seeing a ghost. Every one of us has
seen ghost at some period of his existence; and if we have not actually
seen one, some other person has, and has given us such a vivid
The Starving Millionaire
This story was also in the papers. It created a sensation at the time,
now it has been almost forgotten. The story shows that black art with
all its mysteries is not a thing of the past.
This was what happened....
The Bridal Party
In Benares, the sacred city of the Hindus, situated in the United
Provinces of Agra and Oudh, there is a house which is famed pretty far
and wide. It is said that the house is haunted and that no human being
 Since the publication of the first edition "Hasting House" has been
converted into an Indian Rugby for the benefit of the cadets of the rich
families in Bengal.
A Strange Incident
When I was at college there happened what was a most inexplicable
The matter attracted some attention at that time, but has now been
forgotten as it was really not so very extraordinary. The police in...
What The Professor Saw
This story is not so painful as the one entitled "_What Uncle Saw_." How
we wish that uncle had seen something else, but all the same how glad we
are that uncle did not see what the professor saw. The professor is...
'talks' With Mr Stead
Sir A Turner's Psychic Experiences
General Sir Alfred Turner's psychic experiences, which he related
to the London Spiritualist Alliance on May 7, in the salon of the
Royal Society of British Artists, cover a very wide field, and they
The Boy Possessed
I think it was in 1906 that in one of the principle cities in India the
son of a rich man became ill. He had high fever and delirium and in his
insensible state he was constantly talking in a language which was so...
A Supernatural Phenomenon
Sir, It may probably interest your readers to read the account of a
supernatural phenomenon that occurred, a few days ago, in the house
of B. Rasiklal Mitra, B.A., district surveyor, Hamirpur. He has ...
Permeshwar Dayal Amist, Ba,
_July 9._ _Vakil, High Court_
The Examination Paper
This is a story which I believe. Of course, this is not my personal
experience; but it has been repeated by so many men, who should have
witnessed the incident, with such wonderful accuracy that I cannot but