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The Supernatural, Parnormal, the Bizarre and other Delusions, Ghosts, Myths & Manias - 400 Books, Tales and Stories on DVDROM

The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
The Book of the Damned was the first published nonfiction work of the author Charles Fort (Fortean Organization named after him). Dealing with various types of anomalous phenomena including strange falls of both organic and inorganic materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, the possible existence of creatures generally held to be mythological, disappearances of people under strange circumstances, and many other phenomena, the book is historically considered to be the first written in the specific field of anomalistics.
The title of the book referred to what he termed the "damned" data - data which had been damned, or excluded, by modern science because of its not conforming to accepted guidelines. The way Fort sees it, mainstream scientists are trend followers who believe in what is accepted and popular, and never really look for a truth that may be contrary to what they believe. He also compares the close-mindedness of many scientists to that of religious fundamentalists, implying that the supposed "battle" between science and religion is just a smokescreen for the fact that, in his view, science is, in essence, simply a de facto religion.
Fort was one of the first major writers to deal extensively with paranormal phenomena, and in that aspect at least, The Book of the Damned should be considered an important work. It should be viewed as a formulative work, perhaps understandably, as it is his first major book. Though Fort's uniquely acerbic writing style is already in evidence, and there are plenty of interesting phenomena to read about, Fort's theories (as such) are only beginning to be developed, and Fort tends to ramble in this book more so than his later ones. Still, it's a very readable book for those interested in this subject, and a solid introduction to Fort and his works.
The first few chapters of the book deal largely with explaining Fort's thesis (as mentioned above). As a particular instance, he cites the strange glowing in the sky worldwide, which supposedly resulted due to the 1883 eruption of the volcano Krakatoa. Fort shows that such phenomenon had in fact preceded the eruption by several months, and suggests that the scientists, who had been puzzled by the phenomenon initially, used Krakatoa as a convenient explanation to something that they could not previously explain.

Lives of the Necromancers: Or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons
by William Godwin - 1876 - 282 pages


Spirits and spooks 1922

A Book Written by the Spirits of the So-called Dead with their own materialized hands, by the process of independent slate-writing 1883 (Communications with Washington, Lincoln, Swedenborg, etc)

Phantasms of the Living, Volume 1 by Edmund Gurney 1886

Phantasms of the Living, Volume 2 by Edmund Gurney 1886

An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch by Martin Van Buren Ingram 1894

Bell Witch Article in McClures Magazine 1922

The Trials of Betsy Bell, Poem

Talks with the Dead, Luminous Rays from the Unseen World, Illustrated with Spirit Photographs by John Lobb 1907

True Ghost Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle 1919

The Unknown Guest by Maurice Maeterlinck 1914

Ghosts in Solid Form - An Experimental Investigation of Certain Little-known Phenomena (materializations) Gambier Bolton 1919

Poltergeists by Frank Podmore 1897

An Adventure by (pseudonyms) Miss Morison and Miss Lamont 1911 (this book made quite a splash in its time. It was written by 2 Oxford academics who claimed to have seen the ghost of Marie Antoinette)

THE WRECK OF THE TITAN - Futility, by Morgan Robertson 1888 (this is the book that was written decades before the Titanic, a fictional story a maiden voyage of a transatlantic luxury liner named the Titan. Although it was promoted as being unsinkable, it strikes an iceberg and sinks with much loss of life. Sound familiar?)

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allen Poe 1838
"Another eerie coincidence: One scene in this fictional book visits a whaling ship lost at sea, taking with it all but 4 crewmen. Out of food, the men drew lots to see who would be eaten, the unfortunate decision landing on a young cabin boy named Richard Parker (and here it gets really weird)....46 years later there was an actual disaster at sea involving the Mignonette wherein the men drew lots and decided to eat their cabin boy...a boy named Richard Parker."

Fasting for the Cure of Disease by Linda Burfield Hazzard 1908 (this book attracted many to Hassard's retreat in Washington state, where her patients were starved, and then subsequently died. Linda Hazzard is the subject of many true crime books, including _Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen_.)

On Murder as a Fine Art by Thomas De Quincey 1887

Realms of the Living Dead: A Brief Description of Life After Death by Harriette Augusta Curtiss 1919

Where are the Dead - Proof that the Dead are Still Alive, by Frederick Altona Binney 1873

The Haunted House, a true ghost story by Walter Hubbell 1879

How to Speak to the Dead - a practical handbook by Sciens, 1918

Haunted Houses - Tales of the Supernatural with some account of hereditary curses and family legends by Charles Harper 1907

More Haunted Houses of London by Elliott O'Donnell 1920

Some Haunted Houses of England by Elliott O'Donnell 1908

Myths and Legends beyond our borders by Charles Skinner 1899

Inferences from haunted houses and haunted men by John Harris 1901

The Coming of the Fairies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1922 (has photographs of fairies)

The Existence of Evil Spirits Proved by Walter Scott 1853

Spirit World and Spirit Life - Automatic Writing, by Charlotte Dresser 1922

Proofs of the Spirit World by Leon Chevreuil 1920

Signs before Death. A Record of Strange Apparitions by John Timbs 1875

Cock Lane and common-sense by Andrew Lang 1894 (Haunted houses, Apparitions, ghosts, and hallucinations, Scrying or crystal-gazing, The second sight, Ghosts before the law, A modern trial for witchcraft, Presbyterian ghost hunters, The logic of table turning, The ghost theory of the origin of religion)

The Religion of the Spirit World written by the spirits themselves (Seances in the Bible) by George Henslow 1920

Occultism and Common-sense by B Willson 1908 (Science's attitude towards the "supernatural," The hypnotic state, Phantasms of the living, Dreams, Hallucinations, Phantasms of the dead, On "hauntings" and kindred phenomena, The dowsing or divining rod, Mediumistic phenomena, The materialisation of "ghosts," Spirit photography, Clairvoyance)

Psychic Research in the Animal Field (The Elberfeld Horses), article in The American journal of Psychology 1914

Psychic Research and Gospel Miracles - a study of the evidences of the gospel's superphysical features in the light of the established results of modern psychical Research by Edward Duff 1902

Remarkable Apparitions and Ghost Stories, Or Authentic Histories of Communications with the Unseen World by Clarence Day 1846

Psychical Investigations - some personally-observed proofs of survival by JA Hill 1917

Adventurings in the Psychical by HA Bruce 1914 (Ghosts, Telepathy, Clarivoyance and crystal-gazing, Automatic speaking and writing, Poltergeists, mediums)

A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould 1904

Apparitions and Thought-transference by Frank Podmore 1894

The Naturalisation of the Supernatural by Frank Podmore 1908

Letters from the Spirit World by C Petersilea 1905

Ghosts I have met and some others by John K Bangs 1899

Contact with the Other World - the latest evidence as to communication with the dead by James Hyslop 1919

Modern Ghosts by GW Curtis 1890



Phenomena of materialisation: a contribution to the investigation of Mediumistic Teleplastics by Albert Schrenck-Notzing 1922
(A lost of Strange pictures of Ectoplasms during Seances)

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 1 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 2 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 3 by Joseph French 1922

Masterpieces of Mystery, Volume 4 by Joseph French 1922 (About 36 tales in all)

True Ghost Stories by H Carrington 1915

Real Ghost Stories by WT Stead 1921

Four Ghost Stories by Mrs Molesworth 1888

The Best Psychic Stories by Joseph Lewis French 1920 *

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (Can Such Things Be?) 1909

Border Ghost Stories by Howard Pease 1919

True Irish Ghost Stories by St John Seymour 1914

Scottish Ghost Stories by Elliott O'Donnell 1911

St Andrews Ghost Stories by WT Linskill 1921

The Haunted Hour - an Anthology by M Widdemer 1920

Sea-Faring Superstitions (The Flying Dutchman, Sirens), article in The English illustrated magazine 1906

Great Ghost Stories by K Girard 1913

Famous Ghost Stories JW McSpadden 1918

Mysteries of the Sea, article in Munsey's Magazine 1905

Greek and Roman ghost stories BY Lacy Collison-Morley 1912

Seeing Things, article in Pearson's magazine 1909

The Empty House and other Ghost Stories by A Blackwood 1915

Black Spirits and White - a book of Ghost stories by Ralph Cram 1895

The Old English Baron a Gothic story. Also The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole that is generally regarded as the first gothic novel)

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe 1836

In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Le Fanu. Volume 1 1872

In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Le Fanu. Volume 2 1872

In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Le Fanu. Volume 3 1872

Real Ghost Stories, in Pearson's magazine 1899

True Tales of the Weird - a record of personal experiences of the supernatural by S Dickinson 1920

A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County of Monmouth and the Principality of Wales by Edmund Jones 1813

Too Strange not to be True, Volume 1, by Lady Georgiana Fullerton 1864

Too Strange not to be True, Volume 2, by Lady Georgiana Fullerton 1864

Too Strange not to be True, Volume 3, by Lady Georgiana Fullerton 1864

Modern Family Skeletons, article in The Harmsworth monthly pictorial magazine 1899

Posthumous Humanity - a study of phantoms 1887

Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness by Selma Lagerlöf 1922 (has its own wikipedia entry and was made into a movie called The Phantom Carriage)

The Evidence for Communication with the Dead by Anna Hude 1931

A Mysterious Experience, article in The Strand magazine 1896

Not Yet Solved (true ghost story), article in The Argosy 1886

Little Manuel - A True Ghost Story, article in The Overland monthly 1894

The Shape of Fear, and Other Ghostly Tales by Elia Wilkinson Peattie 1898

Ghostly Phenomena by Elliot O'Donnell 1910

Byways of ghost-land by Elliot O'Donnell 1911

The History of Burke and Hare and of the Resurrectionist times by George MacGregor 1884 (Burke and Hare were infamous graverobbers/body snatchers)

Burke and Hare by William Burke 1921

Observations on the Phrenological Development of Burke and Hare & other Atrocious Murderers by Thomas Stone 1829

Where Ghosts Walk - the Haunts of familiar characters in history and literature by Maron Harland 1898

The Banshee by Elliot O'Donnell 1920

Twenty years' Experience as a Ghost Hunter by Elliot O'Donnell 1917

WERWOLVES BY ELLIOTT O'DONNELL 1912

Ghostly Visitors, a Series of Authentic Narrations by "Spectre Stricken" 1882

The Supernatural in Modern English fiction by Dorothy Scarborough 1917

The History of Magic, Volume 1 by Joseph Ennemoser 1854

The History of Magic, Volume 2 by Joseph Ennemoser 1854

Spirit Life, or Do We Die by William Dunseath Eaton 1920 (The Ghost of Philip's Mother, The Ghost of Mrs. Conwell, The Spectre Monk, The Indignant Ghost, A Ghost of Tragic Memory, The Banshee of the O'Neills, Lady Fanshawe Sees a Banshee, The Beresford Ghost, The Famous Wynyard Ghost, The Ghost that Killed Marshal Bliicher etc)

Devils, by JC Wall 1904 (Legends, Exorcisms, etc)

The Watcher and other Weird Stories by JS Le Fanu 1894

Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton 1910

Tales of fantasy and Fact By Brander Matthews 1896

Historic Oddities and Strange Events by S Baring-Gould 1891

Freaks of fanaticism and other strange events by S Baring-Gould 1891

The Problems of Psychical Research; experiments and theories in the realm of the Supernormal by H Carrington 1921

Spiritual Manifestations by Charles Beechers 1879

Our Hidden Forces - an experimental study of the Psychic Sciences 1917 by Emile Boirac

Shakespeare's Revelations by Shakespeare's Spirit, Through a Medium by Sarah Shatford 1919

A Strange Story - The Haunted and the Haunters (1857) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Diary of a Resurrectionist by James Bailey 1896

The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw, Covering End by Henry James 1898

House on the Borderland (1908) by William Hope Hodgson (The book is a milestone that signals a radical departure from the typical gothic supernatural fiction of the late 19th century. Hodgson creates a newer more realistic/scientific cosmic horror that left a marked impression on the people who would become the great writers of the weird tales of the middle of the 20th century, most notably Clark Ashton Smith, and H. P. Lovecraft. ~wikipedia)

THE STORY OF THE MOOR ROAD - A Flaxman Low Story - Pearson's Magazine (1898)

The Story of the Spaniards - A Flaxman Low Story, Pearson's Magazine (1898)

The Story of Baelbrow -A Flaxman Low Story, Pearson's Magazine (April 1898)

The Story of Yand Manor House -A Flaxman Low Story, Pearson's Magazine (1898)

The Story of Konnor Old House -A Flaxman Low Story, Pearson's Magazine (1899) [Flaxman Low is a psychic detective, the Sherlock Holmes of the Supernatural]

John Silence by Algernon Blackwood 1908 (psychic investigator)

THE GHOST FINDER by William Hope Hodgson 1912 (Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools such as photography)

The Case of Mr. Lucraft, and other Tales 1876 by Sir Walter Besanet, Volume 1

The Case of Mr. Lucraft, and other Tales 1876 by Sir Walter Besanet, Volume 2
True Irish Ghost Stories by JD Seymour 1914

Abraham Lincoln the practical mystic by Francis Grierson 1918

Pestered by a Poltergeist, article in The Hibbert journal 1921

The Supernatural, its Origin, Nature and Evolution, Volume 1 by John H King 1892

The Supernatural, its Origin, Nature and Evolution, Volume 2 by John H King 1892



The Great Amherst Mystery, a true Narrative of the Supernatural by Walter Hubbell 1916 (The Great Amherst Mystery was a notorious case of reported poltergeist activity in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada between 1878 and 1879.)

Natural Causes and Supernatural Seemings by Henry Maudsley 1886

An Investigation of the Supernatural and Other Phenomena, article in Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 1922

The Supernatural by Lyman Abbott 1898

Supernatural Illusions by P. I. Begbie 1851

Fallacy of Ghosts, Dreams, and Omens by Charles Ollier 1848

Supernatural in Romantic Fiction by Edward Yardley 1880

Nature and the Supernatural by Horace Bushnell 1880

Shakespeare and the Supernatural by J Paul SR Gibson 1908

Magic and fetishism by Alfred Haddon 1916

Supernatural Stories, article in the New Monthly Magazine 1849

The Wind in the Rose-bush and other Stories of the supernatural by Mary E Wilkins 1903

The Supernatural in Tragedy by Charles E Whitmore 1915

The Naturalisation of the Supernatural by Frank Podmore 1908

The History of the Supernatural in all ages and nations and in all churches Christian and pagan, Volume 1 by William Howitt 1863

The History of the Supernatural in all ages and nations and in all churches Christian and pagan, Volume 2 by William Howitt 1863

Footprints through nature to the supernatural by Adam Miller 1899

The secret of the successful use of the Ouija Board by Nellie Walters 1919

An essay towards a theory of apparitions by John Ferriar 1813

The Black Patch by Randolph Hartley 1919

The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells 1904 (has: The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes)

Tales of fantasy and fact by Brander Matthews - 1896

The Mystery of Joseph Laquedem, story in The Cornish magazine 1898

Dr. Heidegger's experiment & The birthmark by N Hawthorne 1897

The Emigrant Banshee, story in Everybody's magazine 1901

The Lord of the Dark Red Star being the story of the supernatural influences in the life of an Italian despot in the 13th century by Eugene Lee-Hamilton 1903

The Ghost-ship & other Stories by Richard Middleton 1912 (The ghost-ship, On the Brighton Road, A tragedy in little, The passing of Edward, The story of a book, The coffin merchant, The conjurer, Fate and the artist etc)

The legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 1900

Yorkshire oddities, Incidents, and Strange events by Sabine Baring-Gould, Volume 1, 1877

Yorkshire oddities, Incidents, and Strange events by Sabine Baring-Gould, Volume 2, 1877*

Devonshire Characters and Strange Events by Sabine Baring-Gould 1908

Cornish characters and strange events by Sabine Baring-Gould 1909

Curious myths of the middle ages by Sabine Baring-Gould 1869

Freaks of fanaticism and other strange events by Sabine Baring-Gould 1891

British Goblins - Welsh folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, legends and traditions by Wirt Sikes 1880

Historic oddities and strange events by Sabine Baring-Gould 1891

Oddities of History and Strange Stories by John Timbs 1872

The Old Maiden's Talisman and other Strange Tales. Volume 1, by James Dalton 1834

The Old Maiden's Talisman and other Strange Tales. Volume 2, by James Dalton 1834

The Old Maiden's Talisman and other Strange Tales. Volume 3, by James Dalton 1834

Witch Winnie in Venice and the alchemist's story by Elizabeth Williams Champney - 1911

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 1909

The Mysteries of all Nations, rise and progress of superstition, laws against and trials of witches, ancient and modern delusions; together with strange customs, fables, and tales by James Grant 1880

Thoughts on Seeing Ghosts, article in The American miscellany 1840

Confessions of an English opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey 1877

In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn 1899

Ghostly Visitors - a series of authentic narratives by Spectre stricken (pseud.) 1882

The History of the Supernatural Volume 1 by William Howitt 1863

The History of the Supernatural Volume 2 by William Howitt 1863

The New Black Magic and the Truth about the Ouija-board

Light from Beyond As Taken Over the Ouija Board by Katherine Davis 1919

Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World by J Curtin 1895

Ghost Stories Collected with a Particular View to Counteract the Vulgar Belief in Ghosts 1854

The Spiritual Magazine Volume 1, 1860, with articles such as:

Demoniac Possession, The Ghost's Warning, A Mysterious Circumstance, Mediumship of Infants, A Seance, The Supernatural Element in the Waverly Novels, Spiritism and Re-incarnation, An Extraordinary Case of Spiritual Disturbanse, Supernatural Religion Considered and 500 more pages of interesting articles
The Spiritual Magazine Volume 2 1876, with articles such as:

Dear Seances, Corpse Candles, Death, Divination, A Ghost in a Mining Shaft, Shakespeare's Body, Reincarnation Theories, Sham Ghosts and 500 more pages of interesting articles
The Spiritual Magazine Volume 3 1877, with articles such as:

Ann Frost's Ghost, A Strange Noise in the Air, Concerning Geists, Ghost Power, Evilized Mediums, Phrenology, Prosecution of Mediums, Seance and the Queen of Holland, Spirit Power, Spirit Photography, The Limits of Natural Knowledge, What is a Spirit?, and 500 more pages of interesting articles
The Supernatural in Modern English fiction by Dorothy Scarborough 1917

The Case of Mr. Lucraft and Other Tales Volume 1 1876 by Walter Besant

The Case of Mr. Lucraft and Other Tales Volume 1 1876 by Walter Besant

Devil Worship -the sacred books and traditions of the Yezidiz by Joseph Isya 1919

THE Haunters and the Haunted 1921 -

Contains over 50 Ghost Stories, such as The Ghost of Lord Clarenceaux, The Haunted Cove, the Ghost of RoseWharne etc
Some haunted houses of England by Elliott O'Donnell 1908

The Wind in the RoseBush and 5 Other Tales of the Supernatural by Mary Wilkins

The Philosophy of the Supernatural by William Platt 1886

The Evidence for the Supernatural by IL Tuckett 1911

The Haunted Hour: An Anthology (over 80 Spooky Stories)

Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites by Margaret Widdemer 1920

Demon Possession and Allied Themes being an inductive study of phenomena of our own times by J Nevius 1896

Ghosts I Have Seen and other psychic experiences by Violet Tweedale 1919

Real Ghost Stories by William Stead 1921



The Haunted Homes and family traditions of Great Britain by John Ingram 1886

Telepathic Hallucinations - the new view of Ghosts by Frank Podmore 1909

Greek and Roman Ghost Stories 1912

Sheykh Hassan the Spiritualist. A View of the Supernatural by SA Hillam 1888

Luciferianism or Satanism in English freemasonry by L. Fouquet Volume 1 1897

Luciferianism or Satanism in English freemasonry by L. Fouquet Volume 2 1897

Trilby - A novel by George du Maurier 1895
Trilby is a gothic horror novel by George du Maurier and one of the most popular novels of its time, perhaps the second best selling novel of the Fin de siècle period after Bram Stoker's Dracula. Trilby is set in the 1850s in an idyllic bohemian Paris. Though it features the hijinks of three lovable English artists — especially the delicate genius Little Billee — its most memorable character is Svengali, a Jewish rogue, a masterful musician, and an irresistible hypnotist.
Serial Killer H. H. Holmes was quite taken with the book.

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay - 1852

Medicine and Astrology - A Paper read before the Numismatic and Antiquarian society 1866


Jap Herron; a Novel Written from the Ouija Board; with an introduction, The coming of Jap Herron by Emily Hutchings 1917

Matthias and His Impostures: Or, The Progress of Fanaticism. Illustrated in the Extraordinary Case of Robert Matthews by by William Leete Stone 1835

A World of Wonders: With Anecdotes and Opinions Concerning Popular Superstitions 1853

An Historical and Critical Account of the So-called Prophecy of St. Malachy Regarding the Succession of Popes by M. J. O'Brien - 1880

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary
by Charles George Harper 1907

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland
by Thomas Crofton Croker 1828

Star Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning the Constellations
by William Tyler Olcott 1911

Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends
by Mary Huse Eastman 1915

The Humbugs of the World by Phineas Taylor Barnum 1866

Strange Occurrences by Leopold Davis 1877

Psychomancy: Spirit-rappings and Table-tippings Exposed
by Charles Grafton Page 1853

The new conspiracy against the Jesuits detected and briefly exposed
by Robert Charles Dallas - 1815

Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans
by Franz Valery Marie Cumont 1912

The Mysteries of Astrology, and the Wonders of Magic
by Charles W. Roback 1854

Tales of Mystery and Horror
by Maurice Level - 1920 - 300 pages

Thesaurus of horror; or, The charnel-house explored!!
by John Snart - 1817

True Ghost Stories
by Hereward Carrington - 1915 - 240 pages

Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters
by Henry Addington Bruce - 1908 - 230 pages

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary ...
by Charles George Harper - 1907 - 173 pages

Some Chinese Ghosts
by Lafcadio Hearn - 1906 - 180 pages

Wandering Ghosts
by Francis Marion Crawford - 1911 - 290 pages

The Ghosts of Piccadilly
by George Slythe Street - 1907 - 280 pages

The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia
by Reginald Campbell Thompson - 1903

Where Ghosts Walk: The Haunts of Familiar Characters in History and Literature
by Marion Harland - 1900 - 300 pages

Tales of Men and Ghosts
by Edith Wharton - 1910 - 430 pages

Ghosts: A Samuel Lyle Mystery Story
by Arthur Crabb - 1921 - 251 pages

The Night-side of Nature; Or, Ghosts and Ghost-seers
by Catherine Crowe - 1850 - 441 pages

The mysterious man, by the author of Ben Bradshawe
by Frederick Chamier - 1844 (THE HAUNTED HOUSE, A TRUE GHOST STORY)

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others
by John Kendrick Bangs - 1898 - 170 pages

Mysteries, Or, Glimpses of the Supernatural, Containing Accounts
by Charles Wyllys Elliott - 1852 - 263 pages

Apparitions: Or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed
by Joseph Taylor - 1815 - 232 pages

Fiends, ghosts and sprites
by John Netten Radcliffe - 1854

Ghost Stories: Collected with a Particular View to Counteract the Vulgar
by Felix Octavius Carr Darley - 1854 - 182 pages

The Ghosts of Their Ancestors
by Weymer Jay Mills - 1906 - 132 pages

Ghosts and family legends: A Volume for Christmas
by Catherine Crowe - 1859

Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men
by John William Harris - 1901 - 80 pages

The phantom ship
by Frederick Marryat - 1857



Plus you also get:


"A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Pierce

Wilkie Collins
"A Terribly Strange Bed"
A Thin Ghost, and others by M.R. James 1919


Claimants to Royalty
by John Henry Ingram 1882

Memoirs of the Northern Imposter; Or Prince of Swindlers: Being a Faithful Narrative of James George Semple 1786

The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients, Explain'd from History
by Banier (Antoine), M. l'abbé Banier - 1739

Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore
by John Brand 1905

Magicon: Wonderful Prophecies Concerning Popery and Its Impending Overthrow and Fall together with Precictions Relative to America and the Formation of the New World
by M. Paulus - 1869

The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer: (Coinneach Odhar Fiosaiche)
by Alexander Mackenzie, Kenneth Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor 1882


A Summary View of the Millennial Church, Or United Society of Believers (Commonly called Shakers)
 
A Summary View of the Millennial Church, Or United Society of Believers ...
by Calvin Green, Shakers, Seth Youngs Wells - 1823

Ancient pagan and modern Christian symbolism exposed and explained
by Thomas Inman - 1875

An apostate exposed: or, George Keith contradicting himself and his brother Bradford
by John Penington, George Keith - 1695

Horrors of Vaccination Exposed and Illustrated
by Charles Michael Higgins 1920

Famous Modern Ghost Stories

J.S. LeFanu's Ghostly Tales
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins 1878

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley 1919

The Great Amherst Mystery: A True Narrative of the Supernatural - Walter Hubbell 1915

The Haunted House, a true ghost story, being an account of the mysterious manifestations that have taken place in the presence of Esther Cox, the young girl who is possessed of devils, and has become known throughout the entire Dominion as the great Amherst mystery 1879 by Walter Hubbell 1915

THE HAUNTED HOUSE by H. A. STRONG 1872

Haunted places in England by Eliot O'Donnell 1919

Ghostly phenomena by Eliot O'Donnell 1910

True tales of the Weird by Sidney Dickinson 1920

Fun for Doctors and their Patients; 50 authentic Ghost Stories by 50 experienced physicians 1901 by John Short

Stranger than Fiction, being tales from the byways of Ghosts and Folk-lore (1911) by Mary Lewes

The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang 1897

The Alleged Haunting of B-House by Adela M. Goodrich -Freer 1899

Scottish Ghost Stories by Elliot O'Donnell



The Best Ghost Stories by Arthur Reeve 1919

The Lock and Key Library - Classic Mystery Stories (Kipling, Doyle, Wilkie Collins) 1909

True Ghost Stories by Hereward Carrington

The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde

The World's Best Mystery Stories 1907

Tales of Mystery and Horror
by Maurice Level - 1920 - 300 pages

Thesaurus of horror; or, The charnel-house explored!!
by John Snart - 1817

True Ghost Stories
by Hereward Carrington - 1915 - 240 pages

Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters
by Henry Addington Bruce - 1908 - 230 pages

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary ...
by Charles George Harper - 1907 - 173 pages

Some Chinese Ghosts
by Lafcadio Hearn - 1906 - 180 pages

Wandering Ghosts
by Francis Marion Crawford - 1911 - 290 pages

The Ghosts of Piccadilly
by George Slythe Street - 1907 - 280 pages

The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia
by Reginald Campbell Thompson - 1903

Where Ghosts Walk: The Haunts of Familiar Characters in History and Literature
by Marion Harland - 1900 - 300 pages

Tales of Men and Ghosts
by Edith Wharton - 1910 - 430 pages

Ghosts: A Samuel Lyle Mystery Story
by Arthur Crabb - 1921 - 251 pages

The Night-side of Nature; Or, Ghosts and Ghost-seers
by Catherine Crowe - 1850 - 441 pages

The mysterious man, by the author of Ben Bradshawe
by Frederick Chamier - 1844 (THE HAUNTED HOUSE, A TRUE GHOST STORY)

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others
by John Kendrick Bangs - 1898 - 170 pages

Mysteries, Or, Glimpses of the Supernatural, Containing Accounts
by Charles Wyllys Elliott - 1852 - 263 pages

Apparitions: Or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed
by Joseph Taylor - 1815 - 232 pages

Fiends, ghosts and sprites
by John Netten Radcliffe - 1854

Ghost Stories: Collected with a Particular View to Counteract the Vulgar
by Felix Octavius Carr Darley - 1854 - 182 pages

The Ghosts of Their Ancestors
by Weymer Jay Mills - 1906 - 132 pages

Ghosts and family legends: A Volume for Christmas
by Catherine Crowe - 1859

Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men
by John William Harris - 1901 - 80 pages

The phantom ship
by Frederick Marryat - 1857

Death: a poetical essay by Beilby Porteus - 1772
 
Death by Maurice Maeterlinck 1911

Famous Mysteries: Curious and Fantastic Riddles of Human Life
by John Elfreth Watkins 1919
"Jack the Ripper There was a reign of terror in London's Whitechapel district
during the late eighties."

The History of Burke and Hare and of the Resurrectionist Times
by George MacGregor 1884

A Defense of Edgar Allan Poe by John J. Moran - 1885

Phantasmata: Or, Illusions and Fanaticisms of Protean Forms (Volume 1)
Sample: CHAPTER XI. MANIACAL EPIDEMICS. LYCANTHROPY, OR WOLF TRANSFORMATION MANIA.
THE prevalence of particular forms of insanity at particular epochs has been noticed in various countries, and was first treated of scientifically in France by Docteur Calmeil, the very able and enlightened physician.* At different periods in the middle ages, we find large masses of people moved at the same time by the same exciting influence, seized by a nervous affection of an epidemic nature, that soon merged into a state of mental exaltation and terminated in monomania, if it were not timely checked. These forms of mental insanity are very apt to assume a religious character. Those which assume that character are classed by Calmeil under the head of " Theomania," the opposite of this character under that of Demonomania, which he divides into two kinds — Demonolatria, devil worship, and Demonopathy, a belief in possession by evil spirits.
 
Friendship in Death: In Twenty Letters from the Dead to the Living by Elizabeth Rowe 1783

The Phantom World by Augustin Calmet 1850

DEATH AND ITS MYSTERY AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH - Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying; "Doubles;" Phenomena
of Occultism by Camille Flammarion 1922 (first 368 pages only)
 
A Study of Death by Henry Mills Alden 1895

The Vampyre: A Tale by John William Polidori 1819

Reflections on War and Death by Sigmund Freud 1918

The Monkey's Paw by Louis Napoleon Parker, William Wymark Jacobs - 1910
(this story is probably where Stephen King got his idea for Pet Semetary)

AFTER DEATH - AN EXAMINATION OF THE TESTIMONY OF PRIMITIVE TIMES RESPECTING THE STATE OF THE FAITHFUL DEAD, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE LIVING BY HERBERT MORTIMER LUCKOCK, D.D. 1880

The mezzotint by M.R. James 1904 (great little ghost story in text format)

Death-bed Scenes: Or, Dying with and Without Religion by Davis Wasgatt Clark 1851
 
Death and Sudden Death by Paul Brouardel, F. Lucas Benham 1902

The Eminent Dead: Or, The Triumphs of Faith in the Dying Hour by Bradford Kinney Peirce 1851

The Book of Pity and of Death by Pierre Loti 1892

Death--and After? by Annie Besant 1906

The State of the Dead and the Destiny of the WickeD by Uriah Smith 1873

The phantom ship by Frederick Marryat 1857

The Spirits in Prison and Other Studies on the Life After Death by Edward Hayes Plumptre 1894

Bucholz and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton 1880

The Great Crime of 1860 by Joseph Whitaker Stapleton, Constance Emilie Kent, Elizabeth Gough 1861

The Maurice Mystery by John Esten Cooke 1885

The Hunt Ball Mystery by William Magnay 1918

The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux in wordpard and text format
(In 1898, Elisabeth, Empress of Austria-Hungary, was on the quay at Lake Geneva awaiting the steam ferry to Montreux when, without warning or apparent motive, the anarchist Luigi Lucheni plunged a needle file into her heart. Because of the very thin nature of the wound, the Empress did not realise that she had been fatally injured and walked unaided to her cabin, where she collapsed and soon died.[citation needed] It is not known whether she locked the cabin door behind her - which would have created the appearance of a locked room murder. At least one prominent French locked room expert, Roland Lacourbe, believes that this notorious event was the inspiration for Gaston Leroux's The Mystery of the Yellow Room)

Hide and Seek; Or, The Mystery of Mary Grice: A Novel by Wilkie Collins 1898

The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens 1870

Famous Mysteries: Curious and Fantastic Riddles of Human Life by John Elfreth Watkins - 1919
(The Strange Case of Marie Lafarge - The most baffling of all French murder mysteries involved the daughter of one of Napoleon's favorite officers, Colonel Cappelle, of the Old Guard. This beautiful girl was also the granddaughter of the famous Duke of Orleans (Philippe Egalite) and of his companion and housekeeper, Mme. de Genlis.)
 
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1893
(The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'.)

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 1874 (considered the first detective novel in the English language)
 
No Name by Wilkie Collins 1893
(The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "Nobody's Children" in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance. Andrew Vanstone's elder brother Michael gleefully takes possession of his brother's fortune, leaving his nieces to make their own way in the world. Norah, the elder sister, accepts her misfortune gracefully, but the headstrong Magdalen is determined to have her revenge. Using her dramatic talent and assisted by wily swindler Captain Wragge, Magdalen plots to regain her rightful inheritance.)

The Ghost's Touch by Wilkie Collins (part of "I Say No"; Or, The Love-letter Answered: And Other Stories by Wilkie Collins) 1893

Tales of Terror; Or, The Mysteries of Magic  1848
 
Great ghost stories by Joseph Lewis French 1918

Modern Ghosts by Guy de Maupassant 1890

The Best Ghost Stories by Joseph Lewis French 1919

The Best Psychic Stories edited by Joseph Lewis French 1920

Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough 1921
 
Masterpieces of Mystery by Joseph Lewis French 1920
 
Accredited Ghost Stories by T. M. Jarvis 1823

Ghosts and family legends by Catharine Crowe, Stevens Crowe 1859

Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives by Allan Pinkerton, Marian S. Carson Collection 1878

Mysteries of Police and Crime: A General Survey of Wrongdoing and Its Pursuit by Arthur Griffiths 1899

Twenty-five Years of Detective Life by Jerome Caminada 1895
 
Fifty Years a Detective by Thomas Furlong 1912

Why Some Men Kill; Or, Murder Mysteries Revealed by George A. Thacher 1919

THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIES (includes, THE EMPTY HOUSE, A HAUNTED ISLAND, A CASE OF EAVESDROPPING, KEEPING HIS PROMISE, WITH INTENT TO STEAL, THE WOOD OF THE DEAD, SMITH: AN EPISODE IN A LODGING-HOUSE, A SUSPICIOUS GIFT, THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE SECRETARY IN NEW YORK, SKELETON LAKE: AN EPISODE IN CAMP

Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens (includes The Signal-Man, The Haunted-House, The Trial For Murder)

 Honest Money: "Coin's" Fallacies Exposed

by Stanley Waterloo, William Hope Harvey 1895

Facts Worth Knowing: Falsehoods Exposed : the Truth about Patent Medicines ...
by Proprietary Association - 1908

Free Masonry: Its Pretensions Exposed in Faithful Extracts
by Henry Dana Ward 1828

Vikram and the Vampire - Tales of Hindu devilry by Richard Francis Burton 1893

The House of the Vampire by By George Sylvester Viereck 1907

The Vampyre - A Tale, by John William Polidori 1819

The Vampire Nemesis and Other Weird Stories of the China Coast 1905

Dracula by Bram Stoker 1897

The Land beyond the Forest: facts, figures and fancies from Transylvania by Emily Gerard 1888 (This was the book Bram Stoker used for research)

Wandering Ghosts by Marion Crawford 1911

The Stolen Bacillus, and Other Incidents by HG Wells 1904 (contains THE FLOWERING OF THE STRANGE ORCHID, Wells' unique vampire tale)

Pan's Garden, a volume of nature stories by A Blackwood (contains The Transfer, a vampire tale)

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 1) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 2) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 3) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 (In a Glass Darkly contains a story called Carmilla, a lesbian vampire)

The Wizard of the North, The Vampire Bride and other Poems by Thomas Lidell Ravensworth 1833

Ligeia by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe's unique vampire story) 1911

Modern Ghosts by Guy de Maupassant 1890 (contains The Horla, about a female vampire)

The Sad Story of a Vampire (1894) by Count Stenbock

The Occult Sciences - Sketches of the Traditions and Superstitions of Past Times, and the marvels of the Present Day 1855 by Edward Smedley

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Vampires and Vampirism) 1824

Ghost-stories of an Antiquary by MR James 1905 (contains the story of Count Magnus)

Transylvanian Superstitions by Emily Gerard 1885

The Phantom World: the history and philosophy of spirits, apparitions etc by Augustin Calmet (107 mentions of Vampires)

WAKE NOT THE DEAD (Bride of the Grave) by Johann Ludwig Tieck 1826

Great Ghost Stories (contains the Vampire story: What Was It? by Fitz James O'Brien) 1918

Varney the Vampire 1847

The True Story of A Vampire by Eric Stenbock

Good Lady Ducayne by M. E. Braddon 1896

The wind in the rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural by Mary Freeman 1903 (Contains the story of Luella Miller, an early example of psychological vampire viction)

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain 1916

Lycanthropy - On the Popular Superstitions of Europe, article in The American monthly magazine 1833

Sex and Sex worship by OA Wall 1922 (section on Lycanthropy at page 321)

Fruit Between the Leaves by Andrew Wynter - 1875 (chapter on Were-wolves and Lycanthropy)

A List of Works Relating to Lycanthropy 1920

The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition by Carolina Taylor Stewart 1909

The Book of Were-wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition by Sabine Baring-Gould 1865

Wagner the Wehr Wolf by George William MacArthur Reynolds 1884

Lays and legends of various nations by William John Thoms 1834 (poor quality)

Phantasmata or, Illusions and Fanaticisms of Protean forms, productive of Great Evils by Richard Robert Madden 1857, Volume 1

Vandover and the Brute by Frank Norris 1914 ("The most revolting story of lycanthropy is in Frank Norris's posthumous novel, Vandover and the Brute. This is a study in soul degeneration...We see a young man, at first sensitive, delicate, and with high ideals, gradually through love of ease and self-indulgence, through taking always the line of least resistance, becoming a moral outcast. The brute that ever strains at the leash in man gains the mastery and the artist soul ends in a bestial creature. Dissipation brings on madness, called by the doctors "lycanthropy-mathesis." In his paroxysms of insanity the wretch thinks that his body is turned into the beast that his soul symbolizes, and runs about his room, naked, four-footed, growling like a jungle animal and uttering harsh, raucous cries of Wolf-wolf!" ~The Supernatural in Modern English fiction By Dorothy Scarborough)

The Phantom Ship by Captain Marryat 1839 (an episode in this novel featurs a demonic femme fatale who transforms from woman to wolf.)

The History of Little Red Riding Hood 1850
Little Red Riding-Hood by Andrew Lang 1912 ("In the fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood, the figure of the werewolf is more ambiguous and subject to an allegorical or Freudian interpretation. These tales are the inspiration behind modern fiction such as The Company of Wolves (1979) by Angela Carter (filmed as The Company of Wolves (1984) and the film Ginger Snaps" ~ wikipedia)

Hugues, the Wer-Wolf by Sutherland Menzies  1838

Tales of an Antiquary by Richard Thomson 1828 (contains _Wehr-wolf, Legend of the Limousin_)

Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 1
Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 2
Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 3 (contains the story: The Lycanthropist)

The Wolf-Leader by Alaxander Dumas 1904

The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman 1896

The Door to the Unreal by Gerald Biss 1920

Beasts and Super-beasts by Saki 1914

The Abasement of Nebuchadnezzar, article in Bibliotheca Sacra 1905 (discusses the Lycanthropy of Nebuchadnezzar - who knew the Bible had one of the first possible were-wolves)

Human Animals by Frank Hamel 1915 ("The belief that men can change into animals and animals into men is as old as life itself. It originates in the theory that all things are created from one substance, mind or spirit, which according to accident or design takes a distinctive appearance, to mortal eye, of shape, colour, and solidity. Transformation from one form to another then becomes a thinkable proposition, especially if it be admitted that plastic thought in the spirit world takes on changed forms and conditions more readily than in the world of matter.")

Algonquin legends of New England by Charles G Leland 1884 ("In the beginning of things, men were as animals and animals as men; how this was, no one knows. But it is told that all were at first men, and as they gave themselves up to this and that desire, and to naught else, they became beasts. But before this came to pass, they could change to one or the other form; yet even as men there was always something which showed what they were.")

Werwolves by Elliott O'Donnell 1912 (Werwolves and Exorcism, How to Become a Werwolf, Werwolves Vampires and Ghouls etc)

Dogmas and Ritual - Transmutations by Eliphas Levi ("I propose to speak of lycanthropy, or the nightly changing of men into wolves, so celebrated in our country night-watches by stories of werewolves; stories which are so well attested that in order to explain them, incredulous science has recourse to furious manias and to travesties into animals.")

Curious Creatures in Zoology by John Ashton 1890 (has a chapter on werewolves)

Curiosities of Indo-European tradition and folk-lore by Walter Kelly 1863 (has a chapter on werewolves)

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough PhD 1917

Plus you get:


Modern Vampirism: Its Dangers and How to Avoid Them by A Osborne Eaves 1901

The Vampire, article in The Theosophist 1891

Supernatural Stories, article in New monthly magazine 1849

The Magic of the Middle Ages by Viktor Rydberg 1879

A Book of Marvels by HC Adams

Fenris the Wolf - a Tragedy by Percy MacKaye 1905

Myths from many lands by Eva March Tappan 1907 (How the Wolf Fenris was Changed)

A Were-Wolf Story, article in The Living Age 1905

An introduction to folk-lore by Marian Cox 1895

The Room in the Tower by EF Benson 1912
"And then a hand was laid on the side of my neck, and close beside my ear I heard quick-taken, eager breathing. Yet I knew that this thing, though it could be perceived by touch, by smell, by eye and by ear, was still not of this earth, but something that had passed out of the body and had power to make itself manifest."

Folklore, Parallels and Coincidences, article written in 1897 which discusses the Indian Bhuta Vampire.

Unusual, Ghostly, Superstitious, article in Current Opinion which discusses the Vrykolakas (Greek vampires) 1902

Macedonian folklore by By George Frederick Abbot 1903

La Bas, also known as Down There or The Damned by JK Huysmans 1895

Metamorphosis of the Vampire plus The Vampire by Charles Baudelaire 1857 (these poems were initially included in his "Flowers of Evil" but these 2 works were removed because they were considered offensive).

Christabel, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1907 (a lengthy poem written in 1773, a vampiric motif "ranked as one of the great early examples of vampire literature." ~The Vampire Encyclopedia

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary Curses and Family Legends (features the Croglin Grange Vampire) By Charles George Harper 1907

Stories by Charles Gautier 1908 (contains "Clarimonde" known also as The Dead Lover and as The Beautiful Vampire)

Bluebeard - An Account of Comorre the Cursed and Gilles de Rais by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (one or two pages unreadable) [Gilles de Rais was one of the most notorious murderers in history, an historic vampire)

The Poems of Goethe 1891 - has the Bride of Corinth, a sort of a corpse bride

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  1. Unhinged, the iron gates half-open hung,
    Jarred by the gusty gales of many winters,
    That from its crumbled pedestal had flung
    One marble globe in splinters.

    The wood-louse dropped, and rolled into a ball,
    Touched by some impulse, occult or mechanic;
    And nameless beetles ran along the wall
    In universal panic.

    The subtle spider, that from overhead
    Hung like a spy on human guilt and error,
    Suddenly turn'd, and up its slender thread
    Ran with a nimble terror.

    O'er all there hung the shadow of a fear;
    A sense of mystery the spirit daunted;
    And said, as plain as whisper in the ear,
    The place is haunted!

    ~The Haunted House, Tom Hood

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