Apparitions, Or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed

Being a Collection of Entertaining Stories Founded on Fact, and Selected for the Purpose of Eradicating Those Ridiculous Fears, which the Ignorant, the Weak, and the Superstitious are But Too Apt to Encourage, for Want of Properly Examining Into the Causes of Such Absurd Impositions


Author: Joseph Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Apparitions

Page: 223

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Haunted London


Author: Peter Underwood

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445628597

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3125

Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses


Author: Joseph Taylor

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473349664

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 173

View: 6643

“Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses” is a collection of amusing real-life stories relating to supposed ghost encounters and supernatural experiences. It was written with the aim of dispelling fears and superstition surrounding the subject, which the author attempts to do by examining real accounts and showing them to be "trifles light as air." Contents include: “An Essay on Ghosts and Apparitions”, “The Dominican Friar”, “The Superstitious Couple”, “The Haunted Bed-room”, “The Westminster Scholars”, “The Ideot's Funeral”, “The Ventriloquist”, “The Female Fanatic, and Heavenly Visitor”, The Dead Man and Anatomical Professor”, “The Drunken Bucks and Chimney-Sweep”, etc. Interesting and entertaining, this volume would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition designed for a modern audience. This book was first published in 1815.

Hauntings and apparitions


Author: Andrew MacKenzie,Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 6497

Political fictions


Author: Michael Wilding

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 1692

Under two managers

the everyday life of the Thornton-Barnett Theatre Company 1785-1853


Author: Paul Ranger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theaters

Page: 245

View: 7709

The Correspondence


Author: Leigh Hunt,James Henry Leigh Hunt

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487403229


Page: N.A

View: 9952

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever, 1997


Author: Visible Ink,Visible Ink Press Staff,Craddock

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787607807

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

View: 3376

The alternative life raft in a sea of similarity, VideoHound competes on content, categories, and indexing, but the dramatic difference is the attitude. Irreverent, slightly tongue-in-cheek, the Hound never takes himself too seriously. The 1997 edition, fully expanded and updated with 1,000 new entries, provides information and opinions on 22,000-plus videos--more than any other guide on the market--including documentaties, made-for-TV movies, and animated features. Includes Web site entertainment directory.

Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight


Author: Molly Whittington-Egan

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906000751

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 8234

Many moons ago, in the high Victorian era, Mrs. Guppy, the famous medium, was enjoying a sparkling success. Over the rooftops of Bloomsbury she sailed, was infused through lathe and plaster, and clambered on to tables in the darkness, magicking down showers of apports. Night after night, once the lights were extinguished, and the damped fires had died in the grates, the séance could begin in plush and mahogany drawing-rooms. The O of her mouth in speaking trances was a portal to the spirit world. Her lidded eyes were flickering sensors. The floating paper trumpets were channels to catch the direct voices of the departed. Curtained cabinets were entrances to the unknown land. There, in the thrilling, breathing gloom, decked out in merging black gown, portly, not ethereal, Mrs Guppy, silently, deftly, tripped her own fantastic dance in little, pointy, soft, boots. Definitely invisible, for none ever spotted her, and very nearly noiseless - once, she set a chandelier a-tinkling - she glided behind the bowed heads of her awestruck sitters, and dispensed upon the table a cornucopia of gifts and symbols, apports, from the spirits; animal, vegetable and mineral. Wings swooped and birds burbled; doves were released. Lights darted and twinkled. Auditory effects, tactile feelings, stroking, prickling, oriental smells, made temporary schizophrenics of solid citizens. She was a sensation. Sadly, though, she was a fake medium, or a cheat, as they called it then, deliberately and in full consciousness employing techniques and devices in order to deceive others that she was in contact with the dead. She was lucky, or exceptionally talented: no lurking sceptic ever managed to expose her, to put up the light prematurely, snatch off a veil, or disclose a mask or waxen body part, as was happening to her rivals. In her palmy days, at the beginnings of the British craze for spiritualism she was a maker of miracles, and her name is still remembered. Her private life, obscured to those who believed in her, was curious, and based on fundamental lies. This is her story, finally brilliantly exposed and researched by criminologist Molly Whittington-Egan. It is the story of a brilliant lifelong conwoman and prestidigitateur.