I Ain't 'Fraid of no Ghost.
January 21, 2010 9:38 AM Subscribe
Please help me find find some "historic" ghost stories. Emphasis on folklore and authenticity.
posted by AtomicBee to Society & Culture (23 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a collection (preferably online) of ghost stories that appear to be supported by history and research. I will try my best to describe what I mean.
The stories should be able to identify who the ghost is, how they died and where they are haunting. The more facts the better. They don't have to be "true" per se, but they should be convincing. If you have ever been on a walking "Ghost Tour" in an historic city, then this is the type of stories you heard.
Conversely, I am also open to folkloric stories that may not be based on reality at all, but have an oral tradition. You know, the kinds of stores that get passed down by camp counselors every year.
Here is what I am not looking for: "When I was a kid, we lived in this house where we always heard footsteps upstairs when nobody was home!!!!"
If you have a story of your own to share, that would be welcome as well!