A Story of Ravenna

Ravenna being a very ancient city in Romagna, there dwelt sometime a great number of worthy gentlemen, among whom I am to speak of one more especially, named Anastasio, descended from the family of Onesti, who by the death of his father, and an uncle of his, was left extraordinarily abounding in riches and growing … Read more

The Messenger of Death

We have often been told how some of us receive in an unlooked-for manner an intimation of death some time before that incident does actually occur. The late Mr. W.T. Stead, for instance, before he sailed for America in the Titanic had made his will and given his friends clearly to understand that he would … Read more

Dey Ain’t No Ghosts

ONCE ‘pon a time dey was a li’l black boy whut he name was Mose. An’ whin he come erlong to be ’bout knee-high to a mewel, he ‘gin to git powerful ‘fraid ob ghosts, ‘ca’se dey’s a grabeyard in de hollow, an’ a buryin’-ground on de hill, an’ a cemuntary in betwixt an’ between, … Read more

Haunted Traintracks

Once, there was a tragic accident on set of traintracks:   A busload of children was crossing the tracks, and could not get out of the way in time to avoid the approaching train.  Now, if your car stalls out on the tracks, it will be pushed over the tracks to safety before the train hits … Read more

The Vanishing Hitchhiker

It is a dark and  stormy night.  A person driving sees a forlorn figure at the side of the road and decides to give him or her a lift.  Usually the  hitchhiker is a young woman in some sort of trouble… her prom dat  dumped her, or hercar broke down.  The driver gets to her … Read more

Bloody Mary aka Mary Worth

Bloody Mary is a ghost or witch featured in Western folklore. Bloody Mary Worth is typically described as a child-murderer who lived in the local city where the legend has taken root years ago. As the story goes, a beautiful young girl named Mary Worth was in some sort of terrible accident (or  occasionally the … Read more

The Epworth Poltergeist

The first officially-recorded poltergeist activity occurred in December 1716 at the Parsonage  in the small town of Epworth, Lincolnshire in England. All members of the Wesley family heard loud rappings and noises over a period of two months. Sometimes the noises were of a specific character, according to the well-kept notes of Mrs. Wesley. During … Read more

How to consult a medium

Contrary to popular belief, mediums and psychics are not machines which can be randomly turned on and off. Many subtle factors are involved in the channeling of information. Sometimes, everything falls very nicely into place and a strong communicative link is established. At other times, this may not be the case. The failure to establish … Read more