A new arrival in Hell was brought before the devil. The devil told his demon to put the man to work on a rock pile with a 20-pound sledge hammer in 95 degree heat with 95% humidity. At the end of the day, the devil went to see how the man was doi... Read more of Like Georgia in hell at Free Jokes.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy

Home Ghost Stories Categories Authors Books Search

Ghost Stories

The Ideot's Funeral
The following extraordinary affair happened about ten...

The Daemon Of Spraiton In Devon {111} Anno 1682
"About the month of November in the year 1682, in the p...

The Dead Shopman
Swooning, or slight mental mistiness, is not very unusu...

Ben Jonson's Prevision
Ben Jonson told Drummond of Hawthornden that "when...

The Cry Of The Peacock
'Damn the dice!' cried the elder of the two players, ...

The Slaying Of Sergeant Davies
We now examine a ghost with a purpose; he wanted to hav...

The River Of Sorrows
Along the path leading to the city of All-virtues, in...

Outside Color
We are not among those who cast off, and on a sudden co...

The Ghost Seen By Lord Brougham
It is comparatively easy, when seated before a roarin...

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





The Philosopher Gassendi And The Haunted Bed-room






In one of the letters of this celebrated philosopher, he says, that he
was consulted by his friend and patron the Count d'Alais, governor of
Provence, on a phenomenon that haunted his bed-chamber while he was at
Marseilles on some business relative to his office. The Count tells
Gassendi, that, for several successive nights, as soon as the candle was
taken away, he and his Countess saw a luminous spectre, sometimes of an
oval, and sometimes of a triangular form; that it always disappeared
when light came into the room; that he had often struck at it, but could
discover nothing solid. Gassendi, as a natural philosopher, endeavoured
to account for it; sometimes attributing it to some defect of vision, or
to some dampness of the room, insinuating that perhaps it might be sent
from Heaven to him, to give him a warning in due time of something that
should happen. The spectre still continued its visits all the time that
he staid at Marseilles; and some years afterwards, on their return to
Aix, the Countess d'Alais confessed to her husband, that she played him
this trick, by means of one of her women placed under the bed with a
phial of phosphorus, with an intention to frighten him away from
Marseilles, a place in which she very much disliked to live.





Next: The Ghost On Ship-board

Previous: Remarkable Instances Of The Power Of Vision



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK