Ghost Stories

This is where you’ll find all of the ghost stories that have appeared on this website in the past.




William Hope Hodgson:

The Whistling Room

Robert Louis Stevenson:

The Body Snatcher

M R James:

Lost Hearts

Casting the Runes

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’

The Ash-Tree

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement

Playing with Fire

The Devil’s Foot

Lot No. 249

The Hound of the Baskervilles

H P Lovecraft:

The Tomb

At the Mountains of Madness by H. P

The Dunwich Horror

Bram Stoker:

The Judge’s House

Dracula’s Guest

Sir Arthur Gray:

The Everlasting Club

J S Le Fanu:

Aungier Street

Edgar Allan Poe:

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Fall Of The House Of Usher

E F Benson:

The Bus Conductor

The Horror-Horn

Negotium Perambulans

Rudyard Kipling:

The Mark of the Beast

The Phantom Rickshaw

Algernon Blackwood:

The Willows

E G Swain:

Bone to his Bone

Wilkie Collins:

Mrs Zant and the Ghost

Charles Dickens:

The Signalman

A Christmas Carol

Robert E Howard:

The Black Stone

Edith Wharton:

The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

Clark Ashton Smith:

The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis

Ambrose Bierce:

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Washington Irving:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Henry James:

The Turn of the Screw

The Romance of Certain Old Clothes

E & H Heron:

Yand Manor House

Charlotte Bronte:

Napoleon and the Spectre

Virginia Woolf:

A Haunted House

W W Jacobs:

The Monkey’s Paw

W F Harvey:

The Beast with Five Fingers

A M Burrage:

Smee by AM Burrage

The Waxwork

Edith Nesbit:

Man-Size in Marble

A N L Munby:

An Encounter in the Mist

Arthur Machen:

Aftermath_ The Bowmen by Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan

Nathaniel Hawthorne:

The Ghost of Dr Harris

Perceval Landon:

Thurnley Abbey

R H Malden:

Nine Ghosts

L T C Rolt:

Cwm Garon

Fritz Leiber:

Smoke Ghost

12 Responses to “Ghost Stories”

  1. foxhughox November 9, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    I love a good ghost story and will be sure to return to read some.

  2. somkritya November 18, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Oh lovely I have been looking around for ghost stories, its really great to see your blog.

  3. mrmattcool December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    First of all thanks for following my blog Readerbreeder ( I believe you are the first!). Also:

    1. Ghost stories are awesome

    2. Have you come across Roald Dahl’s anthology of his favourite ghost stories? It’ is doubly awesome because it involves both A) Roald Dahl and B) ghost Stories! Check it out:

    Here is a juicy teaser from the Amazon synopsis, “…he then went to the British Museum Library, and read a total of 749 tales before selecting 14 for this anthology”

    • anilbalan December 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      Thanks, love Dahl!

    • jennifer November 5, 2012 at 3:11 am #

      I believe I have this book, have had it so long and read it so many times that it’s falling apart and is held together with a rubber band. My copy is a paperback, and the cover is different – but I think it’s the same book – Does yours have “Harry” by Rosemary Timberly, “Ringing the Changes”, “W.S.”, and one of my favorites – Le Fanu’s “Ghost of a Hand” ? …..I really should get a new copy….

  4. Chelsea January 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    very innovative blog! Love it

  5. Scribblerbean May 28, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    It has been ages since I first read “The Everlasting Club”, in an anthology of classic Twilight Zone stories. But oh, does this one stick with you! When I tried to find it again, the book was out of print. It’s one of my favorites. Thanks for posting!

  6. Peter November 20, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    There is a few ghost stories in Salem Secret Underground:The History of the Tunnels in the City. There is the story about the brother and sister that haunt a wand shop. Yes a wand shop. A Olivander themed place… In its history it was a hair salon for corpses too. The brother is autistic and the sister is just evil. Find out in the book what happened to them. Plus there is the house that had 50 ghost during one Christmas season. Then the haunted bank. All of these locations are connected by tunnels and disturbed by undines. Salem was a hot bed for alchemy even while they were hanging women falsely as witches. Oh there is many more stories like this on the Salem ghost tour that highlights the tunnels of Salem.

  7. C. Leinbach April 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    “The Haunting of Hill House,” by Shirley Jackson, is one of the scariest ghost stories ever. The B&W film made in the 1960s was the scariest thing I’d ever seen growing up. Really well done by the standards back then.
    Also by M.R. James–“The Mezotint.”


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