So begins Annie Wilder's collection of true family ghost stories, gathered from old letters and family genealogy books or told around the dinner table. From her Irish great-grandpa outsmarting the death coach to her German great-great-grandma seeing a falling star each time one of her children died, these personal vignettes illuminate the mysteries of the spirit world.
Spooky at times but also poignant and humorous, these stories are brought to life with vintage photographs. They include true tales of a haunted hotel, a magical bookstore, and a faceless ghost girl who haunted Annie's mother for decades. You'll explore a wide variety of odd or mystical topics, from spirit guides to astral travel, totem animals, and premonitions. Along with fascinating insights from prominent psychics, this book includes simple protection rituals and a ceremony to honor your own family in spirit.
Most of us enjoy a good bone-tingling scare. As a whole, we spend millions of dollars each year trying to satisfy our darker side. We like our horror movies, can’t wait to get on death-defying rides, and we spend countless hours reading the latest thrillers. But what about real paranormal encounters? Could they be more commonplace than we tend to think? Lisa Rogers, author of On Haunted Ground, poses the theory that, for better or worse, we all may be a little more haunted than we think.
Adam Selzer, author of Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps and a tour guide for Weird Chicago Tours, took a chance one night on a stop at Sobieski Street (or at least where Sobieski Street should have been) to investigate H.H. Holmes, America's first known serial killer. But with all the conflicting information about Holmes, can a haunting be proof of a crime?
It wasn’t long after moving into the McBride House that I began to notice odd things. Just little things at first—footsteps to begin with, then doors shutting and even opening. I also heard whispering and sometimes a child crying. I heard the sounds every day, usually during the day when Froston was napping.As weeks went by, I could actually hear people walking up and down the main staircase....
Annie Wilder, author of House of Spirits & Whispers and Spirits Out of Time, has lived in a haunted house for over a decade. Over one hundred years old, Annie's house is full of the stories of all of the previous inhabitants, including those that continue to visit the home regularly....even after death.
When people find out that I live in a haunted house, the first thing they usually want to know is, “How can you live in a haunted house? Aren’t you scared?” “Sometimes,” I say. “But moving is too much work … ” It’s true that there have been ...
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article