There is something both sad and creepy about an abandoned amusement park. Perhaps its because a place that was once packed with fun seekers has become slowly choked with weeds. Or maybe its because the sound of kids excited laughter has been replaced with the quiet creaking of rusted rides. When the only visitors are the spirits of those who died there long ago, an amusement park can be a scary place to visit. Among the 11 amusement parks in this book, children will discover a roller coaster left to rot after nearly killing its passengers, a theme park that is now home to alligators and snakes, and the ghost of a man who is still trying to take a ride on a Ferris wheel that stopped working years ago. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.
The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was a nearly escape-proof prison located on a small island in San Francisco Bay. Americas most dangerous criminals were imprisoned there and endured harsh conditions, including solitary confinement in dark cells. Though the penitentiary was shut down in 1963, visitors have reported hearing mysterious cries from empty cells and seeing ghostly figures that suddenly vanished! Have the troubled spirits of former inmates been sentenced to haunt Alcatraz forever? An exciting narrative format brings the hair-raising history of Alcatraz to life, while providing plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to learn more about Alcatrazs spooky prison.
The mummy of King Tutankhamun, the Egyptian boy king, had not been disturbed for over 3,000 years. In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter and his team discovered the ancient tomb and examined the dazzling treasures within its chambers. However, soon after the thrilling discovery, a member of Carters team became ill and died. Stories of other deaths connected to the tomb followed. Had an ancient curse doomed those who entered the pharaohs tomb? An exciting narrative format brings Egyptian history to life, while providing plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and illustrations and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to unlock the secrets of the mummys tomb.
In 1692, two young girls who lived in Salem, Massachusetts, began acting strangely. They made odd sounds for no reason, flapped their arms like birds, and had fits in which they choked and screamed as if being attacked. Had they been bewitched by an evil spell? People in their village were terrified. As rumors of witchcraft spread, many villagers were accused of being witches. Were seemingly ordinary people actually being taken over by evil spirits? An exciting narrative format brings a dark episode of American history to life, while providing plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and illustrations and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to discover the truth about the Salem witch trials.
Most days, schools are filled with students learning in classrooms, studying in libraries, and eating in lunchrooms. Yet what about the reports that something more unusual has been spotted in these buildings? Are they true? According to some, ghostly figures and creepy spirits haunt the hallways of some of Americas most well-known schools, colleges, and universities. Among the 11 spooky schools in this book, children will discover an art institute haunted by a mischievous ghost and a university in Florida where a man with glowing red eyes mysteriously appears. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.
Over tens of thousands of years, the living have found different ways to take care of the dead. Some bodies are buried. Others are burned. Perhaps the creepiest method of all is turning the dead into mummiespreserving them so they almost look as if they were still alive. Are the tales of magic and curses that surround some mummies lairs really true? Among the 11 stories in this book, readers will discover mummies in a 7,000?year?old burial ground in South America; naturally?preserved bog bodies in Northern Europe; and the mummy of an American outlaw that was displayed at carnivals and haunted houses in the 1900s. Fascinating details about burial rituals, human sacrifice, and ancient cultures are sure to enthrall readers. Mummy Lairs is part of Bearports Scary Places series.
Theaters are fun places to visitmost of the time. These beautiful buildings are usually filled with funny comedies, dramatic tragedies, and exciting musicals. Yet what happens when the most exciting and dramatic events arent happening on the stage? Many theaters have been the scenes of unusual deaths, tragic events, and are even said to be home to ghosts and spirits. Within the 11 tragic theaters in this book, children will discover the ghost of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, and the spirit of a beautiful showgirl who keeps reappearing on the stage where she became famous 100 years ago. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.