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    Ghost Stories

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    Ghost Stories Ghost stories help us to explore the idea of an afterlife, focusing mainly on death and dying. These stories usually use our fear of death and what happens when we die to build up an atmospheric scene and to build up suspense in the reader. They also explore our feelings of what happens to us when someone we love and who is important to us dies. Ghost stories are often related to the time and place where a person may have had a very violent death, this can take on a symbolic

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    Ghost Stories

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    always believed in ghosts and spirits. Perhaps it was because it amused me, or perhaps it was because I’ve been stuffed with ghost stories ever since I was old enough to comprehend them. I’ve been around a lot of people who grew up in remote areas of the world. You know, the place where electricity doesn’t exist, and running house water is just a myth. Well, anyway, I’ve heard many ghost stories from them, mostly drawn from their actual encounters and experiences. These stories were pass on to me

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    Ghost Stories

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    Ghost stories are a truly timeless form of literature, the ghost, like death, has no end. Stories of the supernatural date back to early ancient manuscripts involving mythology, legend, and religion. The past few centuries have seen the supernatural flourish in Gothic romanticism through tales of fantastic creatures, demonic forces, and parallel dimensions (Scarborough). Interest in the other-worldly has provoked many stories involving the interaction between the living and the returning dead. The

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    Ghost Stories

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    Ghost Stories Ghost stories revolve around lots of Spooky tales that work on displacing the reader's fear. Some of the main techniques which make them successful involve: Fear, Drama, Danger and Suspense. However, the main idea is that they create tension too. Such stories which use tension to dramatic affect are "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells and "Farthing House" by Susan Hill; both are written in first person narrative to allow the reader to get scared along with the main character. Both

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    Ghost Stories

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    thinking about the phrase “ghost” stories? For many interested in items of pop culture, the visual interpretations of ghost stories that capture the horror and psychological thrilling motives like the movies Poltergeist, The Ring, or Paranormal Activity often find mention. These movies gain viewers because they lend a reference that demonstrates both their ability to become infamously loved and also make people terrified. Many of these same people also love these “ghost” stories because of their explanations

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    of a Good Ghost Story A good mystery novel needs to be based on life in the past similar to the Victorian era for the reason that of industrialisation and it was an era of when inventors started experimenting and creating new and bizarre ideas. In the Victorian era many stories were based around the gothical theme. The story ‘signalman’ is a ghost story, it was written in 1866 by Charles Dickens. Another example of a gothic story is the ‘red room’, which is also a ghost story or contains

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    Basics of Ghost Stories

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    Basics of Ghost Stories INTRODUCTION The ghost story writer has to attract the reader's attention straight away. The way story begins is important and often links with the rest of the narrative. The opening of a short story must try to engage the reader quickly. I think all ghost stories should always have a lot of suspense in it, to create anticipation and excitement. Some symbolic object/place for example a knife, a key must play a major part in the narrative. The story should also

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    A Ghost Story

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    that consist of ghosts, extraterrestrial life, UFOs, and Cryptids. A ghost is a person’s spirit from his or her body and will continue after death. (According to Benjamin (2013), “Ghosts have been a popular subject for millennia, appearing in countless stories, from "Macbeth" to the Bible, and even spawning their own folklore genre: ghost stories.” Places that are haunted by ghosts usually are where he or she may have died, therefore majority of the ghost stories tell how ghosts haunt what he or

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    Ghost Stories

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    The Nelly Butler hauntings is referred to as the first recorded ghost story in American history (LiBrizzi 5), and possibly the most exciting hauntings to date as there are still many unsolved mysteries. The apparition appeared on more than 30 separate occasions to over 100 witnesses in Sullivan, Maine, just over fifteen years after the American Revolution (5-6). Although the Nelly Butler apparition is one of the most convincing ghosts of all time, it was subject to suspicions of fraud. These claims

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    Oh, I remember those class discussions where I thought, like the majority of the class, that the governess was delusional and ghosts didn’t exist on the Bly estate. However, after further speculation I realized I was wrong. The governess always said that Bly was “mysterious” and she was right. After corrupting Miles, the ghost of Peter Quint was deemed real by the Governess, who in the meantime, was trying to protect him. Although some believe that the governess is hallucinating as a result of her

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    A Ghosts Saves Her Baby I had just finished up lunch with a friend at around one o’clock in the afternoon. I was trekking back from the dining hall when I met the storyteller. She was a freshman who had just turned eighteen, and a moderately-devout Catholic. (“I’m into my religion but I don’t go to church as much as I’d like to.”) She was Filipino and born and raised Maryland. She was sitting on the lawn in front of the library, deeply immersed in a novel. When prompted by my question, “Would

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    Ghost Story of College Ghost Lure

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    College Ghost Lore If one were to take the beltway to I-270 north, about an hour north of Washington, DC one would arrive at a town called Emmitsburg, Maryland. Is the town haunted? I collected several stories from a senior in college who is from Emmitsburg. This senior is a white female. The stories I collected, many of which have to do with the small Catholic college indicate a rich ghost lore in the town. There are several stories that this woman told me concerning her hometown. The first

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    Ghost Story of the Hell House

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    Hell House In searching for an interesting and reliable ghost story, I began by asking upperclassmen that would probably have more experience and time to have heard the legends and lore of Maryland. After asking many students, one of my friends knew one from her hometown of Ellicott, Maryland. This friend is a twenty-year-old junior, majoring in finance and accounting. She was born in Virginia but moved around quite a bit during her early childhood. She is Indian, and moved to India at the

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    Dirt Biker Ghosts in Maryland This story was heard from a friend of mine; a 20 year old, Caucasian, Irish-American male. He discovered this story when he first moved into his house. He heard this story from his newly acquired friends who were neighborhood children that had lived in the area since before he arrived, although he did not mention any specifics about the sources, such as names, how many there were, or how old they were, but just that they were friends. The teller, however, did remember

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    Ghost Story of the Motel Murders

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    Prophetic Dreams of the Motel Murders This particular ghost story was told to me by one of the members of my gymnastics troupe. We had become friends over the course of the season, and she was telling me this story in an informal setting in my dorm room on a Friday night. She is twenty years old and grew up in a very conservative Catholic family in New Jersey. Later on, as I attempted to find more people who would have heard a similar story, I ran into another friend who had heard a variation of

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    Ghost Story of the Landon House

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    Landon House: Urbana, Maryland Urban legends and ghost stories play an important role in society. Supernatural and “uncanny” events are evident in the folklore of every culture. Stories of the supernatural, such as ghosts and magic, are typically passed down as oral traditions from generation to generation. With the advent of mass media, such as television and the Internet, ghost stories can become easily popularized. The realm of ghost stories and urban legends is divided among skeptics and believers

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    Illinois Ghost Stories

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    celebrities have experienced a ghost encounter in their life. Some believe in ghosts and others do not. Some even captured photographs of them and do not even know it until further investigation of it when they found unexplainable things in them. A lot of people in Illinois have experienced ghosts and have told stories about them, for example, the story of old A. Bookbinder of the Bartonville insane asylum or the St. Valentine’s Day massacre ghost story. Illinois ghost stories are the most interesting

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    of a most interesting ghost story, which happened to my friend’s friend’s grandmother. Now while I have heard many stories similar to this, I have never known someone to be involved in one and actually affected by it. My friend’s friend is a Caucasian, 17-year-old, female Christian from Hagerstown. Her dad is a postal worker, and her mother works for the government. The story takes place in the house her grandmother temporarily lived in as a child. I collected this story while I was hanging out

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    A Ghost Story Analysis

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    Naïveté “A Ghost Story” by American author Samuel L. Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) is a short story that “departs sharply from the views sanctified by critical condition. [Twain] opposes a studied perfection of plot, favors instead a loose, spontaneous development of narrative” (Feinstein 1). The story opens in an abandon building in New York, the narrator describes his flight up the stairs with creepy detail and allows the reader to simultaneously reach a sensation of relief as he arrives

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    Ingredients of a Successful Ghost Story In this essay I will be writing about the ghost story genre. The ghost story is different to other types of story because it gives you a unique feeling at the end of the story. It can frighten you but on the other hand you might enjoy it. It is your perspective. The stories I will be looking at were written in pre 19th Century and were created originally to scare and build intense atmospheres. I will be looking at three short ghost stories and they are The Red

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