Series: The World of the Unknown
First published in 1977, this cult classic has been reissued for a new generation of ghost-hunters. This book is for anyone who has shivered at shadowy figures in the dark, heard strange sounds in the night, or felt the presence of a mysterious ‘something’ from the unknown.
Ghost stories are as old as recorded history and exist all over the world. Many of the different kinds of ghosts that are thought to haunt the Earth and their behaviour are described here. You will meet haunting spirits, screaming skulls, phantom ships, demon dogs, white ladies, gallows ghosts and many more.
This book also explains the techniques and equipment of ghost hunting and tells how lots of ‘ghosts’ have been exposed as fakes or explained away as natural events. Also included are some theories that attempt to explain the possible existence of ghosts.
With a brand new foreword by BAFTA-winning writer, comedian and actor Reece Shearsmith, otherwise the book remains unchanged from the original.
“Its macabre contents stayed with me my whole life. Shaped it, even”
BAFTA-winning writer, comedian and actor Reece Shearsmith
“A seminal work of ground-breaking genius”
David Nicholls, author and screenwriter
“An utterly engrossing book, in which nostalgia is key to the appeal.”
“Thrilling and terrifying”
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Really disappointed to discover the two circles on the covers are printed on, and aren't stickers. Completely ruins what is essentially a piece of nostalgia. There didn't need to be permanent bit of promotion on the cover when the majority of the targeted audience is looking for a memory. Such a modern element is incredibly incongruous with the rest of the book.
“This is the best book ever published”
“This book’s power to enthral and capture the imagination has not diminished one iota...worth every single penny.”
“A classic guide to all things ghostly.”