Dark Stories

The Canterville Ghost

The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately
home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de
Canterville - blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But these modern
Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat
the spectre at his own game.

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Chapters 4-5
Chapters 6-7

Author: Oscar Wilde

Posted: 5/1/18

Martins Close

The story is presented as a report of a trial in the year 1684, before Judge Jeffreys. Squire Martin has been accused of murdering a young girl named Ann Clark, who he had an one-sided romance with. The prosecution presents a case that Martin murdered Ann Clark, because she ruined a good marriage proposal for him. During the trial, an event is described in which Martin acted in a guilty manner when confronted with a possible apparition of the girl.

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Author: M. R. James

Posted: 5/1/18

The Judges House

In the story, a student arrives in a small town looking for a quiet
place to stay while preparing for his examination. Making light of the
local superstitions, he moves into an old mansion where a notorious
hanging judge once lived. He is comfortably settled and engrossed in his
work when, in the middle of the night, he is visited by an enormous rat
with baleful eyes.


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Author: Bram Stoker

Posted: 4/28/18

The Empty House

Aunt Julia, an elderly spinster with a mania for psychical research, has
the keys to the haunted house on the square. She invites her nephew to
accompany her on a midnight investigation into what really happened a
hundred years ago when a servant girl fell to her death. But the house
may not be as empty as it seems . . .


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Author: Algernon Blackwood

Posted: 4/28/18

Willow Paranormal Society

Updated: 5/1/18