Here’s an article I refer to in the Introduction of the forthcoming book, Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917. I talk about how ghosts were often treated with the same tone and objectivity as other news.
A Vershire couple’s son dies in a fire. A vengeful ghost haunts a house in Bennington. A sheriff is reappointed in Lamoile County.
Apparently, it was just another day in Vermont…
Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1917. 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: I’m pleased to report that the Spectral Edition book has been submitted — and resubmitted — to CreateSpace. Apparently, I had made one mistake with the spine of the cover the first time. That was easily fixed, though, and it’s now awaiting final approval. I think a pre-Halloween release is very likely.