Ghost Stories by Famous American Authors
A Ghost Story by Mark Twain
For the first time in my life a superstitious dread came over me; and as I turned a dark angle of the stairway and an invisible cobweb swung its lazy woof in my face and clung there, I shuddered as one who had encountered a phantom.
The Moonlit Road
Ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South, told by the region’s most celebrated storytellers.
Most people recognize Poe by his famous poem, “The Raven”. Others may have read one of his more popular dark and creepy tales like, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” or “The Tell-tale Heart.” Unusual words helpfully linked to definitions.
The Sherwood Ring
By Elizabeth Marie Pope. As a girl, I devoured this book several times. A girl is forced to go live with her dreary uncle but discovers that the estate is haunted by ghosts of the Revolutionary War. Read the whole book online. No eBook available.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback without a head. By Washington Irving. Sleepy Hollow Lesson Plan