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The Merewigs
During the time that I lived in Essex, I had the plea...

A Remarkable Story Of A Ghost
Thrice called for, as an Evidence, in a Court of Justic...

Hands All Round
Nothing was more common, in the seances of Home, the "M...

Sir George Villiers' Ghost
The variations in the narratives of Sir George Villiers...

Lord St Vincent's Ghost Story
Sir Walter Scott, writing about the disturbances in the...

The Philosopher Gassendi And The Haunted Bed-room
In one of the letters of this celebrated philosopher,...

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

Ticonderoga"
Inverawe rose before dawn and went straight to the cave...

Lord Lyttelton's Ghost
"Sir," said Dr. Johnson, "it is the most extraordinary ...

Mark Twain's Story
Mark was smoking his cigar outside the door of his hous...





WILLIAM HUNT




Drake's Drum
Sir Francis Drake--who appears to have been especially befriended by his demon--is said to drive at night a black hearse drawn by headless horses, and urged on by running devils and yelping, headless dogs, thr...

The Spectre Bridegroom
Long, long ago a farmer named Lenine lived in Boscean. He had but one son, Frank Lenine, who was indulged into waywardness by both his parents. In addition to the farm servants, there was one, a young girl, Na...

Sarah Polgrain
A woman, who had lived in Ludgvan, was executed at Bodmin for the murder of her husband. There was but little doubt that she had been urged on to the diabolical deed by a horse-dealer, known as Yorkshire Jack, ...