Haunted Pet Stories

Haunted Pet Stories

by Mary Beth Crain

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Since ancient times, stories have abounded concerning the existence of ghost animals. From the Native American animal spirits, to the menacing demon dogs of medieval England, to present day encounters with animal apparitions, there can be little doubt that animals, like people, live after death and pass back and forth between this world and the next. In the realm of the paranormal, experiences concerning deceased pets who revisit the living are common events. Like the ghosts of humans, pet ghosts return for various reasons. Sometimes they appear to say goodbye. Sometimes they want to reassure their grieving owners that they are all right, and that their spirits are always with them. And sometimes, as they often did in life, they are guarding their beloved humans, delivering a message or a warning. "Haunted Pets" covers a wide range of encounters with animal ghosts. Some of these encounters are comforting; others are terrifying. In general, when pets return in ghostly form, they provide comfort and protection to the living. But there are other less benign phantom creatures who have been known to haunt places of violence, or exact revenge upon humans for evil deeds which, while long past, have somehow evaded justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762760688
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Series: Haunted Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Beth Crain, author of Haunted U.S. Battlefields (GPP 2008) and Haunted Christmas (GPP 2009), is a journalist, editor and author whose personal memoir, "A Widow, A Chihuahua and Harry Truman" (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and whose book, "Guardian Angels" (Running Press, 2004) has sold over 150,000 copies. Mary Beth is a long-time believer, through personal experience, in the paranormal, and she has had her own experience with a ghost pet (told in ch.11 of this book).

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Dead Pets Society 1

Chapter 2 The Ghost Cat's Final Request 7

Chapter 3 When Ghost Cats Come to Visit 14

Chapter 4 The Ghost Cat of Fairport Harbor 22

Chapter 5 A Ghost and His Dog 28

Chapter 6 The Haunted Horses 31

Chapter 7 The Ghost of Spring Hill Farm 38

Chapter 8 The Mauthe Doog and the Demon Dogs of Anglia 44

Chapter 9 The Devil Dogs of Cedar Cliff 49

Chapter 10 Julie 54

Chapter 11 The Mystery House Tragedy 62

Chapter 12 Haunted Zoos 68

Chapter 13 The Wolf Girl 73

Chapter 14 The Wolf Guardian Angel 84

Chapter 15 The Witch and the Blackbird 89

Chapter 16 Rescued by a Ghost Pet 94

Chapter 17 Reincarnated Pets 106

Chapter 18 Trotty and the Headless Ghost 113

Chapter 19 The Ghosts of Ballybrig 118

Chapter 20 Dreaming of You 125

Chapter 21 The Ghost Bear of Boon Hill and Other Apparitions 133

Chapter 22 Cats That Haunt Hotels 144

Chapter 23 Pepper's Ghost 152

Chapter 24 Possessed 165

Chapter 25 The Haunted Harnesses 175

Bibliography 181

About the Author 183

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