Gettysburg was the deciding battle of the American Civil War - three hot July days of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting and dying in and around a small Pennsylvania town that determined the fate of the United States. When it was over, after the final climactic fury of Pickett's Charge, the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee would never again have the strength to mount an invasion of the North. Gettysburg marked the beginning of the end for the Southern cause.Many feel that Gettysburg produced something else - something that makes objects unexplainably fall, phantom images to appear, and strange noises to be heard. That something is haunted Gettysburg.
Few things stir the imagination more than ghosts and ghostly sightings. The prospect of experiencing spectral encounters with visitors from another plane or dimension draws some 400,000 tourists to the windswept ridges of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument every year. As most ghost hunters know, there is arguably no better place to ply their trade than the scene of violent action and the irreversible loss of life - the very definition of a battlefield. And the greasy-grass knolls of the Little Bighorn killing fields stand high on the list of haunted battlegrounds.Supernatural tales o spectral sightings from visitors and park employees alike lend an irresistible mystique to the Custer legend and to the battlefield itself. Such tales go back a long way. The Crow people are thought to be the first to experience paranormal happenings. They once called the park superintendent the "ghost herder," because they believed the ghosts of the fallen arose from their graves at sundown and walked among the living until daybreak. If the stone grave markers at the Little Bighorn could talk, they would have many tales to tell. Are you ready to listen?
The Battle of Verdun claims the dubious distinction of being the longest battle of World War I. The fighting began in February 1916 and raged on for ten months, finally ending in December. Its combined casualty count of French and German soldiers numbered more than 700,000, of which 262,308 were either dead or missing. The battle left a keen sense of national pride in the hearts of the French people. It also left a deep emotional scar in their collective psyche.A hundred years after the last guns fell silent along the River Meuse, the mere mention of the name Verdun still evokes ghastly and ghostly remembrances of the unspeakable horror of 1916. Nine villages that once stood on the surroundings in Verdun, vibrant and gay, disappeared in the deathly rain of artillery and mortar shells. They exist today only as names on maps and perhaps in the whispers of the spectral sentinels that patrol the verdant countryside and watch over a nation's dead.
Why would the ghosts of two crewmen who died in a 1972 air crash in the Everglades appear to other aircrafts flying the same route? This book tells the stories of the people who believe they have met these ghosts of the airways!
The Pine Barrens region in New Jersey has long been a place of mystery, with its dark pine groves, black swamps, and dank bogs, oftentimes shrouded in mist and fog. Reputed to be haunted by spirits, its an unsettling place to be sure. But of all the mysterious happenings and sights to be found in the Pine Barrens, there is none so intriguing as the Jersey Devil. Since its first reported sighting in 1735, local lore has it that a devil-like creature with the head of a horse, the wings of a bat, and the hooves of a goat has menaced townspeople, frightened livestock, and caused all manner of trouble over the years. Is the Jersey Devil real? Award-winning author Trinka Hakes Noble weaves a spellbinding tale about the origins of the legend of the Jersey Devil. Atmospheric illustrations by artist Gerald Kelley bring the tale to spooky life.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the spookiest things on Earth, including creepy-crawlies, monsters, aliens, and ghosts.
Asia has lived with elderly Ira and his wife Maddy on their farm for as long as she can remember. When Ira has a heart attack, Asia's world is turned upside down. Faced with the possibility of losing the only family she has ever known, Asia is frightened but fascinated by the appearance of a ghost that only she can see and hear.
Zeke's parents have split up. His dad is hurt and angry when Zeke sides with his mother. But Zeke's emotions go on a crazy roller coaster ride when he's visited by a mysterious kid that only he can see ... until he finds out his grandpa can also see the ghost. Zeke's world is rocked in new ways when he finds out that he can see and talk to the dead.
No way will Tiggs and Jess be able to raise $700 for soccer camp. Time is running out. Tiggs may be replaced as keeper on her team, something she does not want to happen. At the last minute, the girls are asked to clean an old and possibly haunted house. The job will pay exactly what they need. But what they find inside may keep them trapped there forever.
"Leo the Liar" is in big trouble now. He's promised the toughest kid in school a photo of a real zombie. And he has to deliver. Now Leo knows there are no such things as zombies. But he wants to prove a point. Plus, he doesn't like being called a liar. So he sneaks out late at night and finds more than he ever bargained for. Can he save himself and his family from a zombie swarm?
This global collection of 80 very short tales from Europe, Asia, the Americas and even a story from Africa include chants, scary ghost stories, humorous stories and more.
Kids love to tell stories among themselves, and the two most popular types are funny stories and scary stories. Scared Witless delivers double dividends - it contains thirteen stories that are funny and scary. These tales are surefire entertainment for sleepovers, summer camp and parties.
A collection of nine traditional scary stories from various parts of the world, including Japan, Uruguay, and other countries. The stories are sure to entertain young readers.
Mitch Morris finds the new girl odd. There's something strange about her--it might be her dark hair and pale skin, the way she can get him to do things he doesn't want to do, or the fact that he just can't remember her name! Even more odd is the sudden disappearance of blood from the local blood bank. When Mitch spends some time with Mercy, he finds he really likes her, even after he discovers her parents are vampires! The other Zombie Hunters think Mercy and her family have to go. Can Mitch be friends with a vampire? Book 5 in the series.
Barry Bannon and his dog, Lucy, walk every day in Marshfield Grove, the biggest cemetery in Marshfield. They've seen several ghosts, so that doesn't bother Barry. But zombies are a different matter! When zombies begin kidnapping neighborhood dogs to eat their brains, they steal the ghost dog of Alma Simmons's ghost. Alma doesn't want to be alone, so she takes Lucy for company. Barry will not rest until his dog is back. Can Barry and the other Zombie Hunters find the missing dogs and get rid of the zombies without being killed themselves? Book 3 in the series.
Stan's race through Hilltop Cemetery ended with a fall on Randall Fortin's grave. That fall caught Stan in the middle of a 100-year-old ghost feud over an apple orchard that no longer exists. When the Zombie Hunters go to investigate, a glowing ghost apple tree sucks Stan into the past and right in the middle of the fight! Can Stan negotiate a truce between the Fortins and Wymans? Or will he die with the four men who lost their lives that night many years before? Book 6 in the series.
Stan Summer has always lived next to Hilltop Cemetery. So when Amy Martinez moves in nearby, she asks Stan to show her the graveyard. Stan brings Amy to Deadman's Hill, his favorite place in the cemetery--at least it was until a strange red fog started chasing him. When Amy and Stan approach the fog, it splits into balls of colored light. Some of the balls are playful and some are just plain mean. Can Amy, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters find a way to help the lights find peace? Book 2 in the series.
Jared Jenson lives next to Woodland Cemetery at the far corner of Marshfield. He used to think it was funny that he and his best friend, Stan, live by cemeteries, but now it's starting to creep him out. In his dreams each night, he sees people dragging bodies through the cemetery . . . until he is dragged for real! Ghostly grave robbers think he is supposed to be buried in the Potter's Field grave. Can Jared, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters track down Jared's nightmare and free them all from the grave robbers before it's too late? Book 1 in the series.
A normal camping trip in Woodland Cemetery soon takes a turn for the strange for Jared and Stan. In the middle of the night, a splash wakes Jared. When he goes to investigate, he finds a strange teen swimming in the pool. The stranger can't remember what he does all night, hunts rabbits and squirrels with his bare hands, and feels odd during the full moon--all the signs of a werewolf! Can Jared, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters track down the werewolf before it transforms and hunts them down? Book 4 in the series.
Malcolm always thought the librarian at the Franklin County Library was cranky. She constantly shushed him and insisted the library was haunted. Boy was she right! When Malcolm and Dandy have school reports to research, Malcolm's library book keeps disappearing and returning to the library! Could it be a ghost? It is up to the Ghost Detectors to get the library back in order! Book 6 in the series.
Word of Malcolm and Dandy's work as ghost hunters has spread around the neighborhood! Mr. Gable from the local horse stables has put in a call to get the boys to rid his stables of a headless ghost. The boys consult Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to see how to handle a situation like this. It'll take a little imagination and some help from Dandy's new girlfriend to zap this horse riding spirit! Book 11 in the series.
Bus 445 has a mind of its own--it honks for no reason! Is it a malfunction or a malicious ghost? Malcolm and Dandy open an investigation that has them colliding with a spiteful spirit. But can they steer him away from his mission of revenge? Their runaway adventure brings the reader along for a bumpy ride. Book 8 in the series.
The local movie theater is hosting Horrorfest--two days of backtoback monster movies. Malcolm and Dandy can't wait to see their favorite horror classics up on the big screen. But the spine tingling chills continue even after the movies end. The Wolfman, The Fly, and King Kong have escaped their black and white films and are after Malcolm and Dandy! After much ducking and dodging, the boys discover that it's more than cinema magic. The secret lies behind the small window of the theater's projection booth. Book 12 in the series.
When the local museum hosts the exhibit for the mummy of Egyptian king, Tuturtikum, Malcolm and Dandy want to be the first in line. But they soon learn there is more to the mummy than just a wad of rotting rags. They've both become victims of the Tuturtikum curse! It seems the only way to zap the curse is to zap the ghost of Tuturtikum. But can the curse be lifted or will they be jinxed for life? Book 10 in the series.
It's field trip day and Mrs. Goolsby is taking the class to the sugar factory. It seems like a sweet place, until they're all dodging the flying sugar beets! The tortured tour guide finally reveals the factory's secret . . . it's haunted. Can Malcolm and Dandy rid the refinery of the clinging ghost who vows she'll never! never! never! leave? Book 9 in the series.