Haunted Island: True Ghost Stories from Martha's Vineyard

Haunted Island: True Ghost Stories from Martha's Vineyard

by Holly Nadler

Paperback(20th Anniversary Edition)

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It's no surprise that remote Martha's Vineyard is home to a significant population of ghosts. There are the strange entities that just may have played a part in the notorious accident at the Chappaquiddick Bridge. There is the ghost of aristocratic Desire Coffin, called back from the Other Side by the power of music and the memory of lost love. And at one haunted inn, Room 8, accessible only by way of a cramped hidden staircase, is the focus of strange events—including the total disappearance of one guest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608933525
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Edition description: 20th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Holly Nadler is a long-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard and former owner of the island bookstore. She has written several books about the Vineyard, including Vineyard Supernatural and Vineyard Confidential. She is also the author of Ghosts of Boston and has conducted ghost tours both in Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Journey's End at The Old Marine Hospital 1

2 The Return of Desire 9

3 The Secret Staircase 15

4 The Sad-Eyed Lady of Hariph's Creek 21

5 Service With A Smile …And A Ghost 27

6 Old Joe of the Jail 33

7 Possession of the Demonic Kind 39

8 Guardian Angel 45

9 The Ghosts of Winter 51

10 Do You Want To See Something Really Scary? 57

11 The Amorous Ghost 65

12 One for the (Other World) Road 75

13 The Ghostly Love Muse 83

14 A Way Station for Wandering Spirits 89

15 Windy Gates 95

16 Campground Gothic 103

17 The Cat at the Funeral 109

18 Which Mrs. Hillman? 115

19 House of Dark Shadows 125

20 Dispatches from The Wayside Inn 131

21 Intimations of Immortality 135

22 Forty Days and Forty Nights 139

23 Anchors Aweigh On an Attic-Full of Ghosts 145

24 Parlez Vous Death? 149

25 Another Piece of the Chappaquiddick Puzzle 155

26 Vintage Vineyardiana 165

27 This One's Personal 173

About the Author 181

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