Haunted San Francisco: Ghost Stories from the City's Past

Overview

From North Beach to South of Market to Golden Gate Park and points in between, ghosts have made their spectral presences known.

This remarkable anthology pulls together the first ever collection of ghost stories set exclusively in San Francisco. The stories are a mix of journalism, folklore, and just pure creative imagination. Also included are several investigations of haunted houses including interviews with people who lived in them.

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Overview

From North Beach to South of Market to Golden Gate Park and points in between, ghosts have made their spectral presences known.

This remarkable anthology pulls together the first ever collection of ghost stories set exclusively in San Francisco. The stories are a mix of journalism, folklore, and just pure creative imagination. Also included are several investigations of haunted houses including interviews with people who lived in them.

The two dozen stories span nearly a century and a half and include the works of such literary heavyweights as Mark Twain and Jack London, as well as many lesser known men and women. Some of the stories are eerie and mysterious, some humorous. A few are republished here for the first time in over a century.

Whether you are fascinated by ghosts, love San Francisco, or just enjoy a good story, this book is for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879367043
  • Publisher: Great West Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,299,739
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 5.44 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Newspaper Stories 1
The Kearny Street Ghost 2
House of the Demons 4
Three Phantoms 18
Was Haunted Long Ago 26
Park Ghost Holds Up Automobile Party 30
Pish! Colony of Spooks in Park 33
Haunted Houses and Ships 36
The Haskell House 37
The San Francisco Art Institute 40
The Montandon Townhouse 44
Murder So Foul 48
Ghostly Lifesaver 50
Victorian-Era Fiction 54
Are the Dead Dead? 57
The Herald of Fate 74
Beyond the Wall 94
A Mirage of Murder 105
Who Believes in Ghosts! 115
Over an Absinthe Bottle 126
Humorous Ghost Stories 139
The Ghost of Fan-Tai 140
The Ghost Extinguisher 146
20th-Century Ghost Stories 159
The Vanishing Hitchhiker 160
Death of a Good Cook 162
The Phantom Still Flees 171
Spirits of Alcatraz 174
The Press Club's Ghost 177
Index 182
About the Editor 184
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