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Best Real Ghost Stories

Is there an afterlife? Where do we go when we die? Some believe we go up to heaven (or hell for the wicked) and others think we merely die and that is it. Your life is snuffed out and all you do is lie underground, rotting away.

However, there are many that think when you die, your soul leaves your body and instead of going up, or down, you merely stay on this earth as a spirit, wondering around for eternity. The following are books that offer experience and real testimonials of ghost sightings. See more book recommendations here.

The Amityville Horror

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This is the true story account of the house possessed by evil spirits. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson is about the Lutz living in their new house on Long island. It’s a nice cozy home except for its history. The family was murdered a year ago and now they are back again.

Dark World

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Dark World is by paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and Kelly Crigger. In this book, Zak tries to find and share the reason people have phenomenal encounters. His narration helps you experience the same things he does during his explorations. This is a must read for paranormal enthusiasts and anyone who has questions about those beyond.

The Ghost Next Door

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The Ghost Next Door by Mark Morris is a collection of people’s experiences with ghost. Just like seeing an actual U.F.O., it seems like ghost sightings are rare occasions. Not really. This book holds stories from witnesses who have encountered ghost. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, the stories in this book will send chills up your spine.

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

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Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places by Brad Steiger includes an appendix, movie recommendations and a list of paranormal groups. You will read about the Bell Witch, the monster of Glarris Castle as well as many more. This book goes into depth on ghosts and haunting activity that will enlighten you, whether you be a true believer or just looking for a good read.


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Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond by paranormal expert Hans Holzer explores ghostly sightings of every type and goes into the truth of the beyond. This book includes photographs of ghostly apparitions, case histories and tips on interpreting ghostly activity.

Charleston’s Ghosts

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Charleston’s Ghosts by James Caskey speaks of the ghosts that haunt Charleston, South Carolina. Just walking down the streets throws tingles into your spine. Mysterious visions are said to gather in the misty alleyways and pale mourners gather in graveyards.

These ghost have unfinished business and undying love in this once romantic city. In this book, you will read all about Charleston’s gruesome history and the horrific details to the city’s most infamous ghost tales.

The Haunted

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The Haunted by Ed Warren, Robert Curran, Lorraine Warren, and Jack Smurl describes the occurrences to an average American family.

It’s not your usual ghost story; supported by eyewitnesses, journalists, police and even priests, this is the true story of the terror that tormented the Smurls. Read about the horrible events the Smurls had to endure and how their bond held them together and got them past their haunting.

Ghosts Caught On Film

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Ghosts Caught On Film: Photographs of the Paranormal by Melvyn Willin is a collection of mysterious and unexplained photographs of possible ghost sightings caught on film.

Each photo has a description of the circumstances of when it was taken and the steps used to establish the lack of explanation for the phenomena. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, there is no denying what you see in these photos.


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Graveyard by the most renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren chronicles the most horrifying encounters of otherworldly beings. For decades, the two have hunted the haunted searching for the truth and have collected evidence of their encounters with the spirits.

These events include researching the Amityville Horror to events that inspired the film “The Conjuring”. These experiences will leave your blood running cold whether you read it by yourself or with a group of people.

The Myrtles Plantation

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The Myrtles Plantation by Frances Kermeen tells the story of her experience at the old plantation mansion. The Myrtles Long is recognized as the most haunted house of America by both media and parapsychologists. Not only was Kermeen terrified by the haunting at The Myrtles, but she also had to endure threats from the Ku Klux Klan, the loss of friends and other personal challenges.

If you enjoy stories on the unexplained phenomena that surround the great beyond, then you should check the books above. If you’re not a believer now, try out on e of these books and see if your opinion changes.

Written by Theresa Melander

Theresa Melander

I'm a creative writer who enjoys telling tales. My specialty is horror. I love to scare people as well as myself.

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