A house proves to be uninhabitable for a Pittsburgh family. The ghostly manifestations they witness there include a dark, shadowy cloud that transforms into the shape of a woman. If some trick were behind the haunting, even a fearless dog isn’t able to sniff it out.
The skeptical, even mocking, tone that appears at the end of this article is widespread in the earliest of the ghost reports I’ve collected. However, that tone becomes replaced with a more open-minded one as the years progress.
This article appears in the “Haunted Houses with Ghosts Unknown” 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.
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