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‘ghost hoaxes’

The Hound of Evanston

The Hound of Evanston The Hound of the Baskervilles came to life in 1904, throwing the Illinois suburb of Evanston into convulsions of terror.

Jack the Stripper

The story of “Jack the Stripper,” who shocked a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood from about 1875 to 1878, wore nothing but a coat of grease, caused a rather prurient panic, and evaded both bullets and arrest with ease. No one knew where he came from; he simply melted away in the dark, to the despair of the police force and the titillation of the ladies.

Unnatural Love and a Ghost in 1897

Frank Campbell was uneasy, the reason being that Frank is said to have become possessed of the idea that he no longer holds a monopoly of his wife’s affections. Strange to say he does not charge her with bestowing them upon another man, but upon a woman… So Frank conceived a clever plan to throw a wrench into the affections of the two affinities.

The Shape-Shifting Ghost of Bloody Run

The Shape-Shifting Ghost of Bloody Run Something strange appeared in southern Indiana in December of 1885: It was a shape-shifting ghost—no two witnesses agreed on the same form—and it arrived with a whir, like the sound of a flock of birds. When mocked for his vision, the initial eye-witness offered a substantial reward, but no one could collect it: they were all too terrified by THE GHOST OF BLOODY RUN.

The Shape-Shifting Ghost of Bloody Run

Something strange appeared in southern Indiana in December of 1885: It was a shape-shifting ghost—no two witnesses agreed on the same form—and it arrived with a whir, like the sound of a flock of birds. When mocked for his vision, the initial eye-witness offered a substantial reward, but no one could collect it: they were all too terrified by THE GHOST OF BLOODY RUN.