These are my readings of ghost reports — actual newspaper articles published in the U.S. between 1865 and 1918 — that have been heard on paranormal-related podcasts.
A terrible murder that occurred in Room 144 of the Southern Hotel seems linked with ghostly events experienced in that room afterward.
A log house is being torn down — that is, until its phantom inhabitants appear.
Four short articles about four men — haunted by guilt and haunted by ghosts.
A ghost returns to reclaim his brain, which was removed for medical study.
A group of spiritualists conduct a séance at a haunted house in Kansas City.
A ghostly father — and spirit brother — come back to vent their dismay.
Death does not appear to prevent Jean Mareschal from visiting a college library in West Virginia.
What’s worse: the haunted house — or the thousands gathered in hope of witnessing the ghost?
The irreligious Louis Rose haunts, not a house, but an entire neighborhood.
Daniel McLeod, a miner and violin player, was murdered. Death, though, has not stopped McLeod from playing his fiddle.
Some ghost reports offer background on the specter — but some ghosts are more mysterious.
There are haunted houses, of course. But there are also haunted people.
One of my very favorite ghost reports tells the frightening tale of poor Lizzie Clark.