Island Lore - Ghosts!


That's all we'll say... (but notice we file this under non-fiction!)

Nantucket Ghosts: 44 True Hauntings Cover Image
By Blue Balliett, Lucy Bixby (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780892727179
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Published: Down East Books - May 1st, 2006

Nantucket Island has just more than 10,000 year-round residents -- and a sizeable population of very real ghosts. The 44 tales in this book were collected as oral history. Some of these spirits are benign, even protective; others terrorize the humans who encounter them. All are memorable.

The Nantucket Haunted Hike Presents: Haunted Nantucket Island Twenty-Two True Nantucket Ghost Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781413488937
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - April 1st, 2005

The Nantucket Haunted Hike Presents: Haunted Nantucket Island is the culmination of two years of interviews and research as made by author WB Alexander in the field of Nantucket ghost stories. All twenty two you will find in this book are true and told by those who witnessed the occurrances.

Vineyard Supernatural: True Ghost Stories from America's Most Haunted Island Cover Image
By Holly Mascott Nadler, Nancy White (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780892727551
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Published: Down East Books - September 24th, 2008

Holly Nadler, the ghost lady of Martha's Vineyard, won lots of attention for her collections of ghostly accounts on the island in Haunted Island. Now, in her second volume, Nadler brings her sassiness and spunk to investigating and delivering the dirt on even more eerie happenings on an island that is home to the rich, famous -- and, yes, the otherworldly.

Haunted Massachusetts: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Bay State (Haunted (Stackpole)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811732215
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Published: Stackpole Books - July 21st, 2005

More than 60 chilling stories Covers all regions of the state A fun look at unexplained phenomena in Massachusetts, including the wandering spirit of lost child Lucy Keyes, the monkey-like Dover Demon, the ghost that leaves tips at Stone's Public Tavern, hauntings in Lizzie Borden's house, the Black Flash phantom in Provincetown, and many more.

Spooky New England: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore Cover Image
By S. E. Schlosser, Paul Hoffman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780762728725
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - September 1st, 2003

A collection of folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous New England ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world. Yankee folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S.E. Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations.

Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780971954724
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Published: On Cape Publications - January 1st, 2002

Featuring nearly 50 paranormal events throughout the region, this book has the power to make even the most skeptical among us vulnerable to visits by uninvited guests. Best read by a crackling fire in a house that creaks on a howling snowy night, this collection explores Cape Cod and the Islands that were thought to no longer exist.

Lighthouse Hauntings: 12 Original Tales of the Supernatural Cover Image
By Charles Waugh (Editor), Martin Greenberg (Editor), Ed Gorman (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780892725199
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Published: Down East Books - January 1st, 2002

What is it about lighthouses that stirs the heart and sparks the imagination? Built for strength and permanence, they are nonetheless always vulnerable. We look to them for guidance and reassurance yet never quite lose the feeling of being watched when near them.