Ghost stories (7 pages found in this category)

Athenodoros and the ghost

Athenenodorus (c. 74 BCE – 7 AD) was a Stoic philosopher and the subject of the first recorded ghost story.

Mother Haggy

Witch of St. Albans, best-known for her salve to restore the hymen.

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

Ghost story by M. R. James published in 1904, about a mysterious whistle found on a beach in Suffolk.

The Apparition of Mrs. Veal

Account of a ghostly visitation said to have occurred in Canterbury in 1705.

The Ash-tree

Ghost story by M. R. James, published in 1904, about the vengeance of a witch against her accuser.

The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Short story by H. G. Wells about a man who dies after re-enacting the masonic passes he had seen a ghost use to disappear.

The Turn of the Screw

Horror novella by Henry James, first published in 1898, about a governess who comes to believe that the house where she works is haunted.