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The Supernatural, the Bizarre and other Delusions, Ghosts, Myths & Manias - 250 Books, Tales and Stories on DVDROM

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Contents:

The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort

Lives of the Necromancers: Or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons
by William Godwin - 1876 - 282 pages
Spirits and spooks 1922

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)

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