Living in an older town, full older houses, you hear the occasional ghost story. Want to learn a little more about our resident ghouls?
13 Haunting Tales.
Terri Karsten, editor.
13 Haunting Tales contains 13 different interpretations of ghost stories by eight Winona writers that will get even the most skeptical readers in the mood for Halloween. Each tale begins with an illustration by Kayla Fayerweather to set the chilling tone.
Krueger Library, second floor, PS 648.H6 K37 2013.
The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends.
Want some true ghost stories? This book contains real stories from all around Minnesota. “Old Earl” tells the story of three Winona State students who lived in a haunted house just five blocks from campus. Flickering lights, typewriters on the fritz, and doors that open on their own are only some of the creepy things that happened in this Winona home. Other stories come from St. Mary’s University and Rochester.
Krueger Library, second floor, BF 1472. U6 N69 2009.
If your ghost stories need to be a bit further removed from real life, try the classics:
The Demanding Dead: More stories of terror and the supernatural.
Wharton won a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence, a passionate love story set in late 19th-century New York society. She was also heralded for her collection of spooky ghost stories. Included in this collection is one of her best, “Kerfol.” Let Wharton’s gothic descriptions surround you and you’ll jump at every creak, and startle when the wind blows.
Krueger Library, second floor, PS3545.H16 D399 2007.
Classic Ghost Stories.
Charles Dickens and others.
Dover has assembled the perfect collection of ghost stories by some of the most well-known England and American classic authors. Ghosts appear in carriages, railways, houses, bedchambers, and more in stories by, among others, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Guy de Maupassant, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Krueger Library, second floor, PR1309.G5 C53.