True Ghost Stories

Author: Patrick Bernauw
Pages: 100
Language: English
Publication date: 18/05/2013
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From well known urban legends to the historical stuff...
Here are some of the finest true ghost stories taken from my own collection... From well known 'urban legends' such as the Amityville Horror (or Hoax?) to the historical stuff (ah, the Ghost of Anna Boleyn), from the Angels of Mons to the Pilot's Ghost of Montrose... Are not we all living in a haunted submarine?


The spirit of Henry VIII apparently sleeps peacefully. But the two wives he executed – Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard – still haunt the world they once lived in... Here is the story of Anne Boleyn, who was believed to be guilty of treason, incest, adultery and... witchcraft!

A November evening in 1974. The New York police are called to 112 Avenue, Amityville on Long Island. Six people have been killed in the six-bedroom house in Dutch Colonial style, with swimming pool and boathouse. This brutal mass murder is only the beginning of one of the most controversial stories of the supernatural the world has ever seen...

In her book on spiritualism 'There Is No Death', published in 1891, Florence Marryat told the story of a séance that was held in a haunted house in Bruges, Belgium. This house would soon be known as 'Bruges-la-Morte', because of the famous novel of Georges Rodenbach...

This is probably the oldest ghost story in the history of aviation. The little Irishman Desmond Arthur, black-haired and grey-eyed, gained his Royal Aero Club certificate in June 1912 and was killed in May 1913 when the BE2 biplane he was flying over Montrose in Scotland folded up in the air. But it was no flying accident. It was murder...

In Germany a submarine was called an U-boat, or 'Unterseeboot'. At the outbreak of World War One, Germany had 33 of them. With the possibility of rich prizes off the British and Irish coasts and in the Channel, in early 1916 an entire flotilla of 24 U-boats was launched in the North Sea. One of them was the U-65, and from the very beginning there was talk about 'jinxes' and 'hoodoos'...

In 1930, the British newspaper The Daily News had a story that first was published by a New York newspaper. If a former member of the Imperial German Intelligence Service was to be believed, British troops had in 1914 really seen what they called The Angels of Mons...
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Patrick Bernauw is de auteur van heel wat historische faction thrillers, zowel voor volwassenen als voor jongeren. Hij is ook producent van moord- en stadsspelen in de reeks Mysterieus België, redacteur en uitgever van het schrijverscollectief vzw de Scriptomanen en docent literaire creatie aan de Academie voor Podiumkunsten in Aalst (België).

Patrick Bernauw is living in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. He is a full time writer of historical mysteries, faction and fiction, and supernatural stories. His work was translated in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish,... He is also a playwright, performer and producer of music theatre, murder mystery and city games.

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