Posts tagged
‘Women in Black’

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat A compendium of popular posts.

Mistresses of the Dark: The Ghost Wore Black

Mistresses of the Dark: The Ghost Wore Black The final chapter in my just-released 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. This story is a good illustration of some of the features of the apparitions: clothed in widow’s weeds, seen outdoors at night, bullet-proof and evasive.

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.

The Woman in Black of Massillon, Ohio: Part 2

A few days ago I wrote about a Woman in Black haunting the town of Massillon in 1895. The town was in a fever of excitement and a young man, ill-advisedly impersonating the ghost, was wounded when shot by a friend. Here is the thrilling conclusion to that tale.

The Woman in Black: Death Stalks Plum Street

The Woman in Black: Death Stalks Plum Street For several decades between 1870 and 1910, ghostly female figures in mourning clothes and veils caused panic wherever they appeared. This is the story of the 1895 Woman in Black panic of Massillon, Ohio