Ephemera

A Photograph of Uncle William

A Photograph of Uncle William A photograph of long-dead Uncle William appears in a snap-shot taken of a little girl by her mother.

The Spectral Well of Virginia

The Spectral Well of Virginia It began playfully, with a fortune-telling game: hold a mirror over a well and you will see the face of your future husband. But the young woman on her father’s Virginia plantation never dreamed of the ghostly sights and strange visions that would arise from those waters

Haunted by a Death-bed Promise

Haunted by a Death-bed Promise Some spouses asked for death-bed promises that their husband or wife would not remarry. And some returned from beyond the grave to enforce that promise.

The Suffolk Sea Monster

The Suffolk Sea Monster A strange Suffolk sea monster is shown by one of the fishermen who was injured while capturing it.

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