Quaint, charming Victoria is world renowned for its seaside attractions, flourishing gardens, and breathtaking ocean views. But looming behind its picture-perfect fa�ade is a city shrouded in darkness, with restless, disembodied beings that whisper ghastly tales of mystery, violence, and horror. Known as British Columbia’s most haunted city, Victoria is teeming with a plethora of spirits. Through this brand-new collection of disturbing tales, you’ll come face to face with: The Grey Lady who chills hotel guests to the bone A decorous World War I soldier who protects tenants from something sinister An inconsolable child who haunts the pool area of a defunct hotel The blood-soaked spectre who runs through the infamous Fan Tan Alley to escape capture The eternal prisoner whose quiet laughter mocks his cell mates The ghost of Robert Johnson, who perpetually reenacts his suicide The phantom of a cranky hermit who plagues a beautiful lake house A trickster who shoves inebriated pub patrons down the stairs And a spinster who gives tours of her childhood home And many more Ian Gibbs is a Ghostly Walks guide in Victoria, and he has compiled the stories of Victoria’s best-known hauntings along with some you may have not have heard before.
In his new collection of ghost stories, Ian Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its spooks and apparitions, from Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West. In his new collection of ghost stories, ghost-walk guide and podcaster Ian Gibbs investigates the greater Vancouver area in search of the city's paranormal. These thirty stories cover more famous hauntings like Waterfront Station and the Orpheum Theatre as well as private houses and the apartments of friends and readers. Gibbs's research style balances history, personal experience, and input from residents, employees, local mediums, and paranormal experts. Among others, you'll learn about the footsteps at the Irish Heather the spirited tunnels at Riverview the pranksters of Hycroft Manor the haunted washrooms at the Alibi Room the ghost of Grace Ceperley at Fairacres Mansion the murmurings at the Cannery and "The Tall" and "The Small" of the Royal Crown Castle From Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West, Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its apparitions and presents his findings in a conversational style that meets readers where they are, whether history enthusiast, interested skeptic, or supernaturally sensitive.
A compelling investigation into supernatural events and local lore on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island is known worldwide for its arresting natural beauty, but those who live here know that it is also imbued with a palpable supernatural energy. Researcher Shanon Sinn found his curiosity piqued by stories of mysterious sightings on the island—ghosts, sasquatches, sea serpents—but he was disappointed in the sensational and sometimes disrespectful way they were being retold or revised. Acting on his desire to transform these stories from unsubstantiated gossip to thoroughly researched accounts, Sinn uncovered fascinating details, identified historical inconsistencies, and now retells these encounters as accurately as possible. Investigating 25 spellbinding tales that wind their way from the south end of the island to the north, Sinn explored hauntings in cities, in the forest, and on isolated logging roads. In addition to visiting castles, inns, and cemeteries, he followed the trail of spirits glimpsed on mountaintops, beaches, and water, and visited Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island and the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino to personally scrutinize reports of hauntings. Featuring First Nations stories from each of the three Indigenous groups who call Vancouver Island home—the Coast Salish, the Nuu-chah-nulth, and the Kwakwaka’wakw—the book includes an interview with Hereditary Chief James Swan of Ahousaht.
Rich. Famous. Glamorous. Dead ... and Immortal! From old Hollywood silent film stars to rock stars to athletes, past presidents, and famous generals, celebrated individuals sometimes become celebrity ghosts, and they haunt their homes, workplaces, and even burial places. In turn, those places become famous, even notorious, thanks to the ghost that is haunting it! Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings looks at many famous ghosts—dead celebrities that haunt old Hollywood locales, famous generals that appear to witnesses at great battlefields, and noted politicians that roam the hallways of courthouses, statehouses, and even the White House! Plus, this fascinating frightfest examines the famous haunted locations themselves, such as the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Hotel del Coronado, Gettysburg, the Stanley Hotel (which inspired Stephen King’s The Shining) and so many others that claim the supernatural as part of their heritage and history. This riveting look at the unexplained also investigates movie lore, including the unsettling incidents on the Amityville Horror set; “The Dark Knight” curse that includes on-set accidents from the horrible death of Heath Ledger, who played the Joker, to the mass shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises; the deaths and curse surrounding The Matrix; the Infamous Stage 28 at Universal Studios; and Paramount Studios’ long history of hauntings and strange goings-on. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, and Hank Williams. Presidents John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Harry Truman. Henry VIII, beheaded Sir Walter Raleigh, and Prince Edward V. Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Marilyn Monroe, and “Superman” actor George Reeves. Houdini, Redd Foxx, Liberace, and serial-killer Ted Bundy. They all lurk in this riveting book. Haunted graveyards (of course), haunted historical landmarks and battlefields, plus haunted libraries, courthouses, ships, submarines, lighthouses, hotels, roadways, byways, bridges, prisons, and hospitals are all gathered together in this comprehensive look at the ghastly afterlife of the renowned. From famous faces to famous places, if it involves fame and celebrity, fortune and notoriety, legend and lore, Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings covers it.
Sprawling along the banks of the Columbia River, the city of Vancouver has grown from a remote fort to a metropolis. Home to the first operating airfield in the United States, it's seen triumphs and tragedies by air, land and sea. Shades walk across bridges and disappear, shadows haunt the courthouse and voices echo through empty barracks. Ghostly mules, once used for army transport, have been spotted near their old barn on Fifth Street, and the scene of a plane crash from more than fifty years ago sometimes looks as fresh as the day it happened. Join author and historian Pat Jollota as she uncovers the fascinating stories behind the unexplainable.
The distant sight of a steam-locomotive rolling across the open prairie is bound to bring about nostalgia for a time long past. But when you read these stories of unquiet railroad ghosts and their tragedy-struck trains, you'll notice the eerie embrace of the unexplained mixed into your quiet reverie. Haunted Rails is filled with stories of ghost trains, haunted locomotives, and spectral cabooses. Within these pages, you'll read the riveting stories of crashes, accidents, and the ghosts that linger in old railroad stations and museums. You'll discover engineers, conductors, and brakeman who perished on the job but have yet to cross over into the light. This book includes dozens of true ghost stories that take place on railroad lines both near and far, including: Flinderation Tunnel on the B&O and CSX mainline An eerie premonition on Canadian Pacific Railway The strange tale of caboose number 1908 of the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad The apparition in the Railroad Museum of the Penn Central Railroad The ghost of the Nickel Plate Road (NKP) Museum The demon train of the Scottish Highlands The Santa Ana ghost train Abraham Lincoln's haunted funeral train Engineer Brit Craft's heroic deeds outside of Atchison, Kansas The Silverpilen, also known as the haunted steel bullet train of Sweden The haunted caboose of Kentucky President Grover Cleveland's brush with the Maco light on the Atlantic Coast Line Author Philip K. Dick's paranormal encounter on the North Pacific Coast Railroad The paranormal aftermath of the tsunami that destroyed the Hilo Railroad in Hawaii
Is the White House a haunted house? Discover the paranormal legends behind historical landmarks around the world… Now with new material for this updated edition, The World’s Most Haunted Places reveals that ghostly legends abound wherever history has made its mark. Battlefields, prisons, asylums, national monuments—all of them have stories to tell. Their ghosts still lurk, demanding that we remember the past. President Lincoln has been walking the halls of the White House in Washington, DC, for more than a century. The Queen Mary may just be the most storied and haunted ship on the planet. The catacombs of Paris contain the skeletal remains of six million bodies...and many of their ghosts. And the Tower of London is haunted by noblemen and commoners—some still searching for the heads they lost more than five hundred years ago. Take a world tour of history, the supernatural, and the macabre. You will explore libraries, museums, restaurants, inns, and landmarks from North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. But be careful: The World’s Most Haunted Places may make you a believer!
Ghost stories from Canada’s most haunted city, including tales from iconic sites such as the Empress hotel, Hatley Castle, and Ross Bay Cemetery. Beautiful, charming Victoria is world renowned for its seaside attractions, flourishing gardens, and breathtaking ocean views. But looming behind its picture-perfect façade is a city shrouded in mystery, with restless, disembodied beings that whisper ghastly tales of mystery, violence, and horror. Known as British Columbia’s most haunted city, Victoria is teeming with a plethora of spirits. Through this brand-new collection of disturbing tales, you’ll come face to face with: The Grey Lady who chills hotel guests to the bone A decorated World War I soldier who protects tenants from something sinister An inconsolable child who haunts the pool area of a defunct hotel The blood-soaked spectre who runs through the infamous Fan Tan Alley to escape capture The ghost of Robert Johnson, who perpetually re-enacts his own suicide The phantom of a cranky hermit who plagues a beautiful lake house A spinster who gives tours of her childhood home And many more Get to know Victoria’s best-known hauntings along with some you may have not have heard before.
The sixth book in the bestselling series of hauntingly true Canadian stories - back, and scarier than ever! For his brand-new story collection, author Joel A. Sutherland has scoured the country for more creepy and chilling tales. Get underneath the covers, because between these book covers are stories about . . . a supernatural sea hag that haunts Dobbin s Gardens marsh on Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador a used book from a Barrie, Ontario book shop that conjures up a ghostly figure that accompanies the buyer home a haunted playground at St. Ignatius School in Winnipeg, Manitoba With moody black-and-white illustrations, and archival photos throughout, this collection is perfect for those who like a frightfully good read!
If you believe in ghosts, you're in good company. Haunted Histories brings America's most ghostly locales to life, illuminating their role in shaping America's history and detailing how they became the nation's most feared places. Haunted Histories takes readers on a state-by-state journey across the United States, exploring the nation's most feared places. Along the way, the text introduces readers to new ghostly tales and takes a fresh look at familiar stories and locations, with an eye to history. From well-known spooky spots like Salem, Massachusetts, to such lesser-known ones as the Shanghai Tunnels of Portland, Oregon, where spirits are supposedly trapped, readers will discover not only where America's most haunted places are but also why they are said to be haunted. The ghosts of the doomed Donner Party allow readers to experience the arduous and often deadly journey of America's westward wagon trains, while different kinds of "spirits" haunting old distilleries allow readers to discover how whiskey almost derailed the new American nation before it was born. This book can be studied for academic purposes as a historical reference, used as a source for classroom assignments, or simply read for the pleasure of a great story. Combines entertaining ghost stories with the history that inspired them, resulting in a highly readable and informative reference text for both students and adults Serves as a well-researched and useful resource for teachers seeking to supplement their curriculum or develop class projects Brings lesser-known stories to the forefront in lively sidebars Brings ghost stories to life in photos of haunted locales Helps readers to find specific information in cross-reference guides Provides information for site visits, along with video references, in a "Ghost Tour Road Trips" section
A look inside the hospitals, asylums, and sanatoriums in which formal spectral residents refuse to move on. Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, places of birth, and places of hope. But with all of the varying highs and lows that are experienced in these buildings, is it any wonder when echoes linger indefinitely? How about asylums, which house some of society’s worst offenders and troubled inmates, or sanatoriums, places where the mentally and physically ill find themselves trapped, even after death? Journey inside the history of these macabre settings and learn about the horrors from the past that live on in these frighteningly eerie tales from Canada, the United States, and around the world.
(FAQ Pop Culture). Take a fast-paced survey of the ghosties, ghouls, and associated denizens of the country's haunted history with Haunted America FAQ . Tracing local ghost stories back to Native American legends and then forward through horror tales both ancient and modern, the book revisits some of the best known haunted locales, as well as some of the most obscure creepy places, in America. Delving deep into the cultural history of American hauntings, Haunted America FAQ includes chapters on ghostly books, movies, and television. Also included is an A-Z of reality-TV ghost hunts and a state-by-state gazetteer of haunted spots.
The paranormal has gone mainstream. Beliefs are on the rise, with almost half of the British population, and two thirds of Americans, claiming to believe in extra sensory perceptions and hauntings. Psychic magazines like Spirit and Destiny, television shows such as Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Most Haunted, ghost-cams and e-poltergeists, bestselling books on mind, body and spirit, and magicians like Derren Brown have moved from the outer limits to the centre of popular culture, turning paranormal beliefs and scepticism into revenue streams. Paranormal Media offers a unique, timely exploration of the extraordinary, unexplained and supernatural in popular culture, looking in unusual places in order to understand this phenomenon. Early spirit forms such as magic lantern shows or the spirit photograph are re-imagined as a search for extraordinary experiences in reality TV, ghost tourism, and live shows. Through a popular cultural ethnography, and critical analysis in social and cultural theory, this ground-breaking book by Annette Hill presents an original and rigorous examination of people's experiences of spirits and magic. In popular culture, people are players in an orchestral movement about what happens to us when we die. In a very real sense the audience is the show. This book is the story of audiences and their participation in a show about matters of life and death. Paranormal Media will be a highly interesting read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics, on a wide range of television, media, cultural studies, and sociology courses.
Cleveland’s gothic mansion plays host to murder and mayhem in a book that “couples that delightful sense of mystery with plenty of ghost stories” (Cleve Scene). For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle’s dark façade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses swear to sightings of a woman in black and a young girl in white, believed to be the ghostly apparitions of the wife and daughter of the original owner, Hannes Tiedemann. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans, and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers finally reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland’s notorious Franklin Castle. Includes photos! “There are so many tales to tell—things like hidden rooms, outrageous parties and colorful occupants.” —Cleveland19
The states are full of haunted mansions, jails, courthouses, hotels and homesteads. Phantom hitchhikers, headless engineers, and unending battles abound. Let Ghost to Coast Tours and Haunted Places tell you who, what, and where the ghosts and haunted places are, and help you find the tours that will lead you to them in every state from Alabama to Wyoming.
FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR LARISSA VINE Book four in the Women on Top series A love so strong, it's supernatural. When medium Jolene Gray is offered a lucrative contract as a psychic on a television show, she jumps at the chance. The money will pay for her spiritualist meetings that help connect people with their departed loved ones...and she'll get to work with smoking-hot TV director Red MacFarlene. Jolene's life is woefully lacking in romance. It's hard to have a boyfriend with her spirit guide, Iris, always in her head. This is Red McFarlene's golden ticket, an opportunity to direct an episode of the phenomenally popular TV series Canada's Most Haunted. By doing this, Red hopes to launch a new career directing movies like his sickeningly perfect brother. Bonus—the show's ghost hunter is the gorgeous and gifted Jolene. As filming starts on a famously haunted farm, a place steeped in tragedy with a history of vengeful ghosts, Jolene senses that the spirits want something, but her guide is blocking them from her, and she's also sidetracked by her steamy romance with Red. The ghost activity increases, though, and soon it's not just the TV show that's at stake. To face the specters and protect Red from dangerous paranormal forces, Jolene must ignore the voice in her head, and listen to her heart...before it's too late.
Continuing the success of the nationally acclaimed Haunted America, Historic Haunted America is a further investigation into North American ghost legends. This chilling collection documents yesterday's and today's most terrifying hauntings in the United States and Canada in more than seventy-five shocking stories! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.