A Ghost Report from Indiana State Sentinel on April 18, 1894

51W+qO+32TL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_As the book version of Spectral Edition makes clear, there was a bit of a ghost craze in the late 1800s and early 1900s (and I don’t think it was confined to the U.S.). This is reflected in this article, where no “solid” ghostly activity seems to occur. It’s probably just a guy in a graveyard, acting like a ghost.

That’s why this one didn’t make it into the book. As ghost reports go, it’s pretty disappointing. Except for the final chapter, “Natural Explanations,” the articles I chose to include in the book offer much better evidence that ghosts are real.

1894-04-18 p8 Indiana State Sentinel [Indianapolis]

For the reasons noted above, this article did not “make the cut” for 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.

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