By 1914, newspapers were moving away from hand-drawn illustrations and toward photographs. Ghost reports with illustrations had been rare all along, but I managed to include one for each chapter in the paperback version of Spectral Edition.
Here’s an example of one of the latest illustrated articles I found. It concerns two boys in Arizona who encounter the ghost of a man who mistakenly thought he could outwit a bear.
This article appears in the “Haunted Grounds and Waters” 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 at Amazon in the U.S. or Amazon in the U.K.
Each Wednesday at the Merry Ghost Hunter, I post another authentic ghost report.