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"Bewitched" Statue of Salem by Peter Alachi
A 3D pictoral story from A-A regarding the controversial unveiling of the Samantha Stevens "Bewitched" statue in Salem, Massachusetts.
The Complete Book of the Devil's Disciples by Leonard R. N. Ashley
"... ranges over centuries of published sources to paint a gripping, scary -- and sometimes funny -- picture of how the 'servants of the Evil One' perform magic and witchcraft. Although Professor Ashley covers the globe, of special interest are the strange and bizarre beliefs of Scandanavia and the nations of Northern Europe, an area neglected in other studies."
Cursed in New England: Stories of Damned Yankees by Joseph A. Citro
A collection of riveting stories about preternatural revenge, numerous in Yankee lore, with each New England state providing its favorites. Some are well known, at least regionally. Others are nearly forgotten. All are cursed.
Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween by David J. Seal
From an acclaimed cultural critic and the author of "Hollywood Gothic" and "The Monster Show" comes an in-depth look at one of the most popular and perplexing holidays in America.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton
Set in the bleak mansions of England, America, and Normandy, eleven classic tales depict the terrors of persons confronted by unearthly entities.
Haunted Inns of New England by Mark Jasper
Mark Jasper, author of Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands, profiles some thirty-nine inns from all around New England in this pleasantly disturbing little book. All of them have been visited by the author; all of them have passed his test as among the most stately and elegant in the Northeast; and, oh yes, all of them are haunted!
Haunted Massachusetts: Ghosts And Strange Phenomena Of The Bay State by Cheri Revai
An entertaining survey of unexplained phenomena throughout Massachusetts presents more than sixty chilling tales of ghosts, hauntings, and other events, including the spirit of lost child Lucy Keyes, the Dover Demon, and hauntings at the home of Lizzie Borden, among others.
Haunted Pubs of New England: Raising Spirits of the Past by Roxie J. Zwicker
The taverns of colonial New England were gathering places for Revolutionary Patriots, nerve centers for spreading vital news and sanctuaries for outlawed organizations. Perhaps inevitably, certain pubs bore witness to ghastly deeds and sorrowful tragedies. Some of them became tinged with the aura of the supernatural.
Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide by Loyd Auerbach
"Hauntings and Poltergeist", a companion to the author's how-to manual "Ghost Hunting, " offers in-depth background for ghost hunters and anyone interested in psychic phenomena and experience, with spotlights on apparitions (ghosts), hauntings, and poltergeists.
How to Be a Ghost Hunter by Richard H. Southall
Written by a paranormal investigator with 15 years' experience, this handbook is a field guide for readers interested in ghost hunting.
Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History
An archaeological detective story investigates one of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art, a gold and ivory statuette, exposing this piece as an invention of the early 20th century and exploring the reasons behind this brilliant forgery.
Papal Magic: Occult Practices Within the Catholic Church by Simon
An investigation into the historical ties between the Catholic Church and the world of the occult examines the mystical orders that may have engaged in supernatural pursuits, including the Knights Templar, as well as the involvement of several popes.
Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors by Joseph A. Citro
In this delightfully spine-tingling tour of all six New England states, Joseph A. Citro chronicles the haunted history and folklore of a region steeped in hardship and horror, humor and pathos. Among many other adventures, Citro explores long-forbidden Yankee ghost towns populated by real ghosts, meets the mysterious Machiasport Madonna, and witnesses the blasphemous experiments of a Massachusetts clergyman who tried to create life - and maybe succeeded.
Scarecrow (DVD)
The Broadway Theatre Archive presents another program in its series of televised plays from the 60s to the 80s. Scarecrow takes place in 17th Century Massachusetts and tells the story of a scarecrow that magically turns into a man with a plan of destroying true love. Scarecrow stars Gene Wilder and Blythe Danner.
Spooky Massachusetts by S. E. Schlosser
What better locale to consider for spooky happenings than the home of the Salem witch trials? From mysteries at sea to ghosts and unexplained footprints, you'll shiver your way through these mesmerizing tales. Set in the state's historic towns, charming old islands, and sparsely populated backwoods, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection are great for the whole family.
Spooky New England by S. E. Schlosser
A collection of thirty folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous New England ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world.
Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism by Barbara Weisberg
This fascinating story of spirits and conjurers, skeptics and converts in the second half of 19th-century America is viewed through the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox, the sisters whose purported communication with the dead gave rise to the Modern Spiritualism movement--and whose recanting 40 years later is still shrouded in mystery.
Weird Massachusetts by Jeff Bellanger
Massachusetts and weird: not too much of a stretch, some would say. But we dug a little deeper and found all kinds of local legends, bizarre beasts, surprising cemeteries, and uncovered the best kept secrets from all over the Bay State.
Weird New England by Joseph A. Citro
Weird New England proves without a doubt that the pilgrims landed in one very strange spot. So travel down our region's highways and byways with your tour guide par excellence, and learn all the stuff about New England that our school marms never taught us.
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