Not sure about anyone else but I am counting the days until Halloween and all the little goblins and gremlins about town. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes this year. Was thinking it is a good time to share some spooky stories and guides to Texas haunted places. We have a wonderful selection at the library. These really are just a few of many and of course there is always classic horror like Frankenstein, Dracula and most anything by Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King or Dean Koontz.
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark -Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. And don’t miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn– The spine-chilling tale begins when twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, learn that they’ll be moving to a refurbished old church in rural Maryland with their mother’s new husband, Dave, and their younger stepsister, Heather. Heather is an insufferable brat, but that turns out to be the least of the family’s worries. When she strikes up a friendship with Helen, the malevolent ghost of a seven-year-old girl who died in a mysterious fire more than a hundred years ago, things really heat up . . . and Heather’s unsettling threat, “Wait till Helen comes,” becomes a grim reality.
Ghost Stories of Texas by Jo-Anne Christensen – Along with its Wild West spirit, geographical diversity, dramatic history and sheer size, Texas contains a wealth of spine-tingling stories of the supernatural. Enjoy tales of Texas hauntings from the Alamo, Big Bend National Park, Dallas, Fort Worth, Laredo, Galveston, Corpus Christi and more.
Texas Haunted Forts by Elaine Coleman – Near-forgotten tales of life and death on the Texas frontier and mysterious hauntings fill the pages, as well as the history and location of the forts and what can be seen of them today. Ghostly whispers of the past inhabit these well-researched stories about the forts of early-day Texas.
A Texas Guide to Haunted Restaurants, Taverns and Inns by Robert & Anne Wlodarski – Ghosts can be encountered anywhere at any time by any person. Why do some people see ghosts more than others? Who knows? Perhaps as some suggest a few people are more psychic or more tuned in than others. The fact is the living and deceased do make occasional contact and have been doing so for thousands of years. This guidebook is loaded with tangy tales of spirits who inhabit places where you can spend a night or have a bite to eat. From food to phantoms, ale to apparitions, or inns to the invisible, this guide allows guests the opportunity to meet ghosts in public places. Listed by city, each haunted locale provides in-depth history about the spirited occupants, current facts, and additional references.
Haunted Love by Chris Gonsalves – Romance is undeniably otherworldly. Heart racing, breath quickening, senses ablaze―it’s all part of what makes love so frighteningly grand. As Francois de La Rouchefoucauld said four centuries ago, “It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.” Haunted Love delivers a rich and varied collection of tales that touch the heart and tingle the spine. The book features lush historical narratives that capture all of the tenderness, heartbreak, and raw emotion of the love affairs along with the chillingly detailed encounters with the ghosts these ill-fated romances left behind.