The Real Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Ghosts and Hauntings

Did you hear the one about the vanishing hitchhiker? You know the one, where a motorist on a lonely road late at night stops to pick up a young, vulnerable-looking girl standing by the side of the road and by the time they reach her destination – she’s vanished!

Stories like the vanishing hitchhiker have been part of every culture since the beginning of time. In fact, the first accounts of ghost stories go as far back as classical Greece. Every culture has its own particular kind of ghost lore. But, similar types of ghost stories have been reported from many diverse cultures all over the world. How many of these stories are examples of genuine hauntings rather than urban legend?

In Lore of the Ghost readers will discover:

– What it means to witness the Headless Horseman & the Death Coach.

– The real history of the Vanishing Hitchhiker.

– Extraordinary accounts of phantom battles.

– The origin of Poltergeists.

– The truth behind Screaming Skulls.

Lore of the Ghost is a thought-provoking exploration of ghosts and hauntings all over the world. What are the possible motives for each type of haunting? What do they represent? Why do they occur? What is their function? This is an in-depth investigation into human beliefs in the supernatural. Ghost stories give their audience an important insight into the major concerns, the traditions, and the psychology of the societies in which they circulate. Every era experiences its ghosts according to a defined set of traditions and expectations.

Filled with beautiful and evocative illustrations, Lore of the Ghost adds a new dimension to supernatural lore.

Lore of the Ghost: The Origins of the Most famous ghost Stories Throughout the World (ISBN: 1601630247, pages: 192) was published by New Page Books (a subsidiary of Career Press). The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders,, and many other booksellers.

For more information about Lore of the Ghost and other new releases, visit the website of publisher New Page Books at

About Brian Haughton

Brian Haughton is a qualified archaeologist and researcher, with an interest in the strange and unusual. He is the author of Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries and Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places (both published by New Page Books) and webmaster of, devoted to the lives of enigmatic people. He has written on the subjects of ancient mysteries and the folklore of the supernatural for a variety of print and Internet publications, including the BBC’s Legacies Website, Doorways Magazine, New Dawn, Awareness, and Paranormal Magazine in the U.K. He currently lives and writes in Greece.

Judyth Piazza is the host of the American Perspective Radio Program, a cutting edge radio program that is full of inspiration and information. It’s intended to help people succeed in life.

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