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Lore of the Ghost is an original and thought-provoking exploration of the numerous categories of ghosts and hauntings throughout the world. It discusses the possible motives for each type of haunting-from phantom white ladies and spectral black dogs to haunted highways and ghostly vehicles-what they represent, why they occur, and their possible functions. Unlike the vast majority of books on the subject, Lore of the Ghost is not a gazetteer of ghost sightings or a ghost hunter's manual, but an investigation into ...

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Overview

Lore of the Ghost is an original and thought-provoking exploration of the numerous categories of ghosts and hauntings throughout the world. It discusses the possible motives for each type of haunting-from phantom white ladies and spectral black dogs to haunted highways and ghostly vehicles-what they represent, why they occur, and their possible functions. Unlike the vast majority of books on the subject, Lore of the Ghost is not a gazetteer of ghost sightings or a ghost hunter's manual, but an investigation into human belief in the supernatural and its effect on the nature of ghosts worldwide.

Most people are familiar with at least one local tale of the supernatural, but how many of these "ghost stories" are genuine examples of hauntings rather than folktales or modern urban legends? Why are similar types of ghosts-headless ghosts, spectral armies, and phantom white ladies-reported from so many diverse cultures all over the world? What do reports of particular types of ghosts tell us about the societies that see them?

In Lore of the Ghost you will discover:
• What it means to witness the Headless Horseman and the Death Coach
• The real history of the Vanishing Hitchhiker
• Extraordinary accounts of phantom battles and armies seen in the sky
• The origin of Poltergeists, as witnessed in the Bell Witch case and the Epworth Haunting
• The truth behind Screaming Skulls and other Haunted Objects

Packed with evocative illustrations, Lore of the Ghost adds a fascinating new dimension to our understanding of supernatural lore.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601639608
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Haughton is a qualified archaeologist and researcher, with an interest in the strange and unusual. He is author of Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries, and Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places (both published by New Page Books) and Webmaster of mysteriouspeople, devoted to the lives of enigmatic people. He has written on the subjects of ancient mysteries and the folklore of the supernatural for a variety of print and Internet publications, including the BBC's Legacies Website, Doorways Magazine, New Dawn, Awareness, and Paranormal Magazine in the U.K. He currently lives and writes in Greece.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     7
The Wild Hunt     13
Phantom White Ladies     25
Spectral Armies and Battles     35
Ghosts of the Famous     45
The Headless Horseman and the Death Coach     53
Visions of the Dying: Crisis Apparitions     69
Tales of Doppelgangers and Bilocation     79
The Vanishing Hitchhiker     89
Black Dogs     101
Haunted Houses     111
Phantom Vehicles and Haunted Roads     121
Time Slips and Spectral Buildings     131
Screaming Skulls     141
Ghostly Lights     151
Phantom Sounds and Ghostly Aromas     161
Poltergeists     171
Bibliography     179
Index     187
About the Author     191
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