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‘The Ghost Wore Black: Ghastly Tales from the Past’

Encore: Mistresses of the Dark: The Women in Black

The final chapter in my book The Ghost Wore Black: Ghastly Tales from the Past tells of a little-known 19th-century panic over those mistresses of the dark, The Women in Black. They were the female equivalent of Spring-heeled Jack, without the flames and (sometimes) the leaping, and they terrified communities across the United States from roughly 1865 to 1915.

Introducing The Ghost Wore Black: Ghastly Tales from the Past

Sinister entities abound in The Ghost Wore Black: Ghastly Tales from the Past. This post introduces some of the main themes and surprises of the new, national book by Chris Woodyard.