One of the most interesting experiences of compiling the Spectral Edition book was doing research into the lives of those reported to have returned as ghosts. From murderers and their victims to a lighthouse keeper gone missing, sometimes the backstory is as fascinating as the ghost report.
Here’s one of my shortest footnotes: “Adam Volkavitch was hanged in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for the murder of Stanislaus Bioski.” It accompanies the ghost report below.
This article appears in the “Haunted Buildings Other than Houses” chapter of Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917. Featuring close to 150 of the scariest, strangest, funniest, and most intriguing ghost reports from my collection of over 300, the book is available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon in the U.S. or Amazon in the U.K.
Each Wednesday, I post another authentic ghost report here at the Merry Ghost Hunter.