A Ghost Report from the Daily Inter Mountain on August 19, 1899

Spectral Edition

A family visiting the West hears someone playing with a ball in an unoccupied room of the ranch house they’re renting. The father investigates, but he finds the room empty, the windows locked — and a rubber ball.

The same thing happens the next night, so the father asks for help from one of the ranch hands. Then the mystery is solved. And some might consider the culprit far, far worse than a ghost.

1899-08-19 p11 Daily Inter Mountain [Butte, Montana]

Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can hear me read many of the ghost reports here, readings first heard on episodes of The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts.

UPDATE: Work is proceeding nicely on my book version of Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspaper, 1865-1918. I’m now transcribing articles for the sixth chapter. Look for updates on my progress here at The Merry Ghost Hunter site and on my Facebook author page.

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