Byways Of Ghost-Land

Byways Of Ghost-Land

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by Elliott O'Donnell
     
 

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12 Strange And Creepy Stories From An Original Writer For "Weird Tales."

Contents: Unknown Brain; Occult in Shadows; Obsession, Possession; Occult Hooligans; Sylvan Horrors; Complex Hauntings and Occult Bestialities; Vampires, Werewolves, Fox Women, etc.; Death Warnings and Family Ghosts; Superstitions and Fortunes; Hand of Glory, Bloody Hand of Ulster, Seventh

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12 Strange And Creepy Stories From An Original Writer For "Weird Tales."

Contents: Unknown Brain; Occult in Shadows; Obsession, Possession; Occult Hooligans; Sylvan Horrors; Complex Hauntings and Occult Bestialities; Vampires, Werewolves, Fox Women, etc.; Death Warnings and Family Ghosts; Superstitions and Fortunes; Hand of Glory, Bloody Hand of Ulster, Seventh Son, Birth Marks, Nature's Devil Signals, Preexistence, The Future, Projection, Telepathy; Occult Inhabitants of the Sea and Rivers; Buddhas and Boggle Chairs.

First published in 1911, by the author of "Scottish Ghost Stories", "Animal Ghosts", "Werwolves" and numerous other titles on the supernatural.

Elliott O'Donnell was an Irish author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figured covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin. In later life he became a ghost hunter. His first book, written in his spare time, was a psychic thriller titled For Satan's Sake (1904). From this point onward, he became a writer. He wrote several popular novels, including an occult fantasy, The Sorcery Club (1912) [1] but specialized in what were claimed as true stories of ghosts and hauntings. These were immensely popular, but his flamboyant style and amazing stories suggest that he embroidered fact with a romantic flair for fiction. O'Donnell wrote material for numerous magazines, including Hutchinson Story Magazine, The Novel Magazine, The Idler, Weekly Tale-Teller, Hutchinson's Mystery-Story Magazine, Pearson's Magazine, Lilliput and Weird Tales.

As he became known as an authority on the supernatural, he was called upon as a ghost hunter. He also lectured and broadcast (radio and television) on the paranormal in Britain and the United States. In addition to his more than 50 books, he wrote scores of articles and stories for national newspapers and magazines. He claimed "I have investigated, sometimes alone, and sometimes with other people and the press, many cases of reputed hauntings. I believe in ghosts but am not a spiritualist."

"Whether all that constitutes man's spiritual nature, that is to say, ALL his mind, is inseparably amalgamated with the whitish mass of soft matter enclosed in his cranium and called his brain, is a question that must, one supposes, be ever open to debate."

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ISBN-13:
9781482097276
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
01/27/2013
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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