How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Author: Amelia B. Edwards
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,627 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PN

Downloads: 917
Added to site: 2007.07.15
mnybks.net#: 17648
Genres: Fiction and Literature, Ghost Stories

ied it with me, for it was now raining fast.

The baking-houses lay just opposite, on the other side of the yard. There were three of them, opening one out of the other; and in each, the great furnace filled all the middle of the room. These furnaces are, in fact, large kilns built of brick, with an oven closed in by an iron door in the centre of each, and a chimney going up through the roof. The pottery, enclosed in seggars, stands round inside on shelves, and has to be turned from time to time while the firing is going on. To turn these seggars, test the heat, and keep the fires up, was my work at the period of which I am now telling you, Major.

Well! I went through the baking-houses one after the other, and found all empty alike. Then a strange, vague, uneasy feeling came over me, and I began to wonder what could have become of George. It was possible that he might be in one of the workshops; so I ran over to the counting-house, lighted a lantern, and made a thorough survey of the yards. I tri

Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce

The devils of Loudun — The drummer of Tedworth — The haunting of the Wesleys — The visions of Emanuel Swedenborg — The Cock Lane ghost — The ghost seen by Lord Brougham — The seeress of Prevorst — The mysterious Mr. Home — The Watseka wonder — A medieval ghost hunter — Ghost hunters of yesterday and to-day.

Author: H. Addington Bruce
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,993 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.5
LoC Category: BF

Downloads: 3,362
Added to site: 2009.05.07
mnybks.net#: 24089
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Ghost Stories, Short Story Collection

among the flames, perishing miserably.

It only remains to analyze this medieval tragedy in the light of modern knowledge. To the people of his own generation Grandier was either a wizard most foul, or the victim of a dastardly plot in which all concerned in harrying him to his death knowingly participated. These opinions posterity long shared. But now it is quite possible to reach another conclusion. That there was a conspiracy is evident even from the facts set down by those hostile to Grandier. On the other hand, it is as unnecessary as it is incredible to believe that the plotters included every one instrumental in fixing on the unhappy curé the crime of witchcraft.

Bearing in mind the discoveries of recent years in the twin fields of physiology and psychology, it seems evident that the conspirators were actually limited in number to Mignon, Barré, Laubardemont, and a few of their intimates. In Laubardemont’s case, indeed, there is some reason for supposing that he was more dupe

The Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,602 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 11,034
Added to site: 2009.04.12
mnybks.net#: 23922
More Info: wikipedia.org

Genres: Short Story, Ghost Stories

lad’s heart failed him. He stammered some excuses, counted out the sum, and saw his hateful visitors depart. No sooner were they gone than he hastened to confirm his doubts. By a dozen unquestionable marks he identified the girl he had jested with the day before. He saw, with horror, marks upon her body that might well betoken violence. A panic seized him, and he took refuge in his room. There he reflected at length over the discovery that he had made; considered soberly the bearing of Mr K—-‘s instructions and the danger to himself of interference in so serious a business, and at last, in sore perplexity, determined to wait for the advice of his immediate superior, the class assistant.

This was a young doctor, Wolfe Macfarlane, a high favourite among all the reckless students, clever, dissipated, and unscrupulous to the last degree. He had travelled and studied abroad. His manners were agreeable and a little forward. He was an authority on the stage, skilful on the ice or the links with skate or gol

The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Author: Andrew Lang
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,936 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: PN

Downloads: 17,142
Added to site: 2007.07.07
mnybks.net#: 17555
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Ghost Stories, Short Story Collection

tions, thoughts, and emotions. But dreams, being familiar, are credible; it is admitted that people do dream; we reach the less credible as we advance to the less familiar. For, if we think for a moment, the alleged events of ghostdom–apparitions of all sorts–are precisely identical with the every-night phenomena of dreaming, except for the avowed element of sleep in dreams.

In dreams, time and space are annihilated, and two severed lovers may be made happy. In dreams, amidst a grotesque confusion of things remembered and things forgot, we see the events of the past (I have been at Culloden fight and at the siege of Troy); we are present in places remote; we behold the absent; we converse with the dead, and we may even (let us say by chance coincidence) forecast the future. All these things, except the last, are familiar to everybody who dreams. It is also certain that similar, but yet more vivid, false experiences may be produced, at the word of the hypnotiser, in persons under the hypnotic

Border Ghost Stories by Howard Pease

Author: Howard Pease
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,576 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.9
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 4,976
Added to site: 2008.12.09
mnybks.net#: 22808
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Short Story Collection, Ghost Stories

oted, and I heard no tread on the pavement. I glanced narrowly at the swift-passing stranger, and beneath the smouldering ‘bowet’ I had borrowed from the ‘Meenister’ I recognised with a start the slight, shrunken figure of ‘Brownie’ with his white, pathetic face. It was the swiftest of visions, yet I had seen enough to give me a ‘gliff,’ for the eyes were not those of ‘Brownie,’ but of my uncle.

This chance encounter reawoke all my previous apprehensions. The very fact that I had only an eerie suspicion on which to build increased my mental discomfort. There was something behind to which my watch and ward had afforded me no clue.

Nothing more transpired for another few weeks when one night as I lay awake meditating I heard a footstep on the stair without. It was late, for my uncle had been out, and I had sat up reading, and had forgotten how time was passing. As I continued to listen I heard a strange moaning proceeding, I felt sure, from ‘Brownie’s’ attic, which was situate a foot or t

Byways of Ghost-Land by Elliott O’Donnell

Author: Elliott O’Donnell
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,657 / 195 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.5
LoC Category: GR

Downloads: 10,038
Added to site: 2009.11.10
mnybks.net#: 25762
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Occult, Ghost Stories, Short Story Collection

Nothing, nothing came back to me. At first I was inclined to attribute my memory to a dream. ‘Absurd!’ I said to myself. ‘Such things cannot have occurred. I am in bed; I know I am!’ Then I endeavoured to move my arms to feel the counterpane; I could not; my arms were bound, tightly bound to my side. A cold sweat burst out all over me. Good God! was it true? I tried again; and the same thing happened–I could not stir. Again and again I tried, straining and tugging at my sides till the muscles on my arms were on the verge of bursting, and I had to desist through utter exhaustion. I lay still and listened to the beating of my heart. Then, I clenched my toes and tried to kick. I could not; my feet were ruthlessly fastened together.

“Death garments! A winding-sheet! I could feel it clinging to me all over. It compressed the air in my lungs, it retarded the circulation, and gave me the most excruciating cramp, and pins and needles. My sufferings were so acute that I groaned, and, on attempting to stretch

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson

Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools, such as photography, and tools that are augmented by theories of the supernatural, such as the electric pentacle, which uses vacuum tubes to repel supernatural forces.

Author: William Hope Hodgson
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,378 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.5
LoC Category: PR
Series: Queen’s Quorum

Downloads: 10,794
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8008
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genres: Horror, Ghost Stories, Mystery/Detective

w seemed ridiculously dim by contrast with the tremendous blaze of the flash-power…. And then, as I stooped forward, staring and listening, there came the crashing thud of the door of the Grey Room. The sound seemed to fill the whole of the large corridor, and go echoing hollowly through the house. I tell you, I felt horrible–as if my bones were water. Simply beastly. Jove! how I did stare, and how I listened. And then it came again–thud, thud, thud, and then a silence that was almost worse than the noise of the door; for I kept fancying that some awful thing was stealing upon me along the corridor. And then, suddenly, my lamp was put out, and I could not see a yard before me. I realized all at once that I was doing a very silly thing, sitting there, and I jumped up. Even as I did so, I thought I heard a sound in the passage, and quite near me. I made one backward spring into my room, and slammed and locked the door. I sat on my bed, and stared at the door. I had my revolver in my hand;

The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens

This Christmas novella is centered around Professor Redlaw and those close to him, and touches more on the spirit of the holidays than the holidays themselves.

Author: Charles Dickens
Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,141 / 102 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PR

Downloads: 4,155
mnybks.net#: 2180
Genres: Fiction and Literature, Ghost Stories

as the subject of his praises entered the room, bearing another tray and a lantern, and followed by a venerable old man with long grey hair.

Mrs. William, like Mr. William, was a simple, innocent-looking person, in whose smooth cheeks the cheerful red of her husband’s official waistcoat was very pleasantly repeated. But whereas Mr. William’s light hair stood on end all over his head, and seemed to draw his eyes up with it in an excess of bustling readiness for anything, the dark brown hair of Mrs. William was carefully smoothed down, and waved away under a trim tidy cap, in the most exact and quiet manner imaginable. Whereas Mr. William’s very trousers hitched themselves up at the ankles, as if it were not in their iron-grey nature to rest without looking about them, Mrs. William’s neatly-flowered skirts–red and white, like her own pretty face–were as composed and orderly, as if the very wind that blew so hard out of doors could not disturb one of their folds. Whereas his coat had something of a fly-aw