Ghosts around the World [NOOK Book]

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Ghost stories are probably as old as the human race, and the Greeks and Romans had their fair share of them. Writings from the 1st century AD recount one contemporary haunting.

Every night at a mansion in Athens in Greece, the ghost of an emaciated old man was said to appear, rattling iron chains. The occupants abandoned the place and no one would buy or live in it. Then the philosopher Aethenodorus rented the house. Aethenodorus, sometime ...
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Overview

Ghost stories are probably as old as the human race, and the Greeks and Romans had their fair share of them. Writings from the 1st century AD recount one contemporary haunting.

Every night at a mansion in Athens in Greece, the ghost of an emaciated old man was said to appear, rattling iron chains. The occupants abandoned the place and no one would buy or live in it. Then the philosopher Aethenodorus rented the house. Aethenodorus, sometime tutor to the young Augustus who later became emperor of Rome, was not to be trifled with. Sending his servants away, he lit a lamp and sat down to write.

In the middle of the night the clanking sounds began, but Athenodorus simply ignored them. Then the ghost appeared at the door, but the philosopher merely signalled it to wait. Impatient, the ghost stalked forward and began to rattle its chains over his head. Athenodorus followed it outside, and when the ghost finally disappeared in the courtyard, marked the spot with leaves. The next morning, he called upon the city magistrates to dig up the ground in the place he had marked, and they found the skeleton of a man in chains. When the remains had been given a proper burial, the haunting promptly ceased.

Ghosts and haunting have been around throughout history but many choose not to believe. Think about what your views are and after reading this book, see if you change your mind.

Ghosts Around The World presents a unique collection of hauntings and ghosts around the world. With profiles of over 100 paranromal places and events, there is bound to be something for everyone.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011910302
  • Publisher: Gregory Branson-Trent
  • Publication date: 10/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gregory Branson-Trent has been a published author for 16 years now. His writing has spanned from biography style works to science fiction and non-fiction. His first release was the book Olivia Newton-John…More Than Physical, a biography styled book in 1994. He continued with, Magic: The Music of Olivia Newton-John (released September 2007), The Unexplained: Amelia Earhart, Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis, Aliens And Ghosts (released December 2009), Vampires Among Us: Children Of The Night (released February 2010), An Encyclopedia Of Paranormal Events (released February 2010), and has many other books. Included is a series of books about paranormal psychology Ghosts, Hauntings, And The Dark Side Of The Cemetery (released September 2008), Return To The Cemetery: More Ghosts And Hauntings (released November 2009), Haunted Hollywood: Ghosts of The Dead Famous (releasing January 2011), and Haunted Houses: Around The World (released March 2010).
In early 2009 he released Mysteries Of The Unexplained: Vampires, Aliens, Ghosts, Atlantis, and Bigfoot. He is also in the process of releasing a science fiction series with Project Exodus: Child of Light, Child of Darkness, and Project Exodus: Dark Awakening. And coming soon, the novel Grandma Ran A Whore House. Also the books… The History Of Christmas, From Saint To Santa: The History Of Santa Claus and The History Of Halloween.
In the coming years, Gregory will continue his book series exploring the Metaphysical. His current releases explore Wicca and also an Encyclopedia of Magick. In other releases there will be books on Tarot, Runes, Chakra, and the Healing Properties of Stones and Crystals. Look for the following titles: Magick: Wicca Witchcraft And The Book Of Shadows (released 2010), The Encyclopedia Of Magick And The Occult (releasing January 2011), Inside The Chakra: An Experience In Natural Magick, Inside The World Of Tarot And Magick, Runes A Guide to Divination and Magick Uses, The Witch’s' Kitchen: Incense Oil And Candle Recipes, The Witch's Spell Book, The Witches' Halloween and The Magick and Healing Properties of Crystals, Metals and Stones.
Look for books by Gregory Branson-Trent online at gregorybranson-trent.com.
Gregory Branson-Trent books are distributed worldwide through Ingram Distributers.
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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    As a paranormal investigator, I loved this book. Great informat

    As a paranormal investigator, I loved this book. Great information adn well organized. This book is easily read and very informative. I suggest this to anyone who is into the paranormal. Take a chance, you will not regret it.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    Great book and great stories! You won't be sorry with this one!

    I think this is a great book, you won't regret getting this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    Boring

    The stories are too short and full of typos and miss-spellings. A very boring read.

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