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The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story   By: (1851-1932)

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The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story by Walter Hubbell is a riveting and spine-chilling account of the author's personal experiences in an eerie and haunted house. Hubbell artfully weaves together a gripping narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats throughout.

From the very beginning, Hubbell expertly sets the stage by describing the house's eerie atmosphere and its mysterious history. The author's attention to detail is exceptional, allowing readers to vividly envision the unsettling environment and the ominous presence that permeates every corner of the house.

What sets this book apart is its claim to be a true ghost story. Hubbell recounts his encounters with various supernatural occurrences, detailing them in a manner that is both captivating and convincing. Readers will find themselves questioning whether they believe in the paranormal, as Hubbell's detailed descriptions and unwavering conviction make it difficult to dismiss his experiences as mere figments of imagination.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is Hubbell's portrayal of the different characters he encounters within the haunted house. From skeptical investigators to visitors who have their own haunting tales, each individual adds depth and complexity to the narrative. Hubbell's ability to convey their emotions and reactions further enhances the believability of his story.

Moreover, the pacing of the book is commendable. Hubbell skillfully builds suspense with each passing chapter, leaving readers anxiously anticipating the next supernatural occurrence. The sense of dread that permeates the pages is as palpable as the ghostly presence within the house itself.

It is worth mentioning, however, that some readers may find the level of detail and description overwhelming at times. Hubbell leaves no stone unturned, meticulously documenting every eerie event, which can prolong the narrative and slow down the plot. However, for those who appreciate a thorough examination of paranormal encounters, this aspect will be seen as a strength rather than a weakness.

In conclusion, The Haunted House: A True Ghost Story is a captivating and hair-raising read that will leave readers questioning the boundaries between the natural and supernatural. Walter Hubbell's ability to transport readers into the creepy domain of the haunted house is a testament to his storytelling prowess. Whether one believes in ghosts or not, this book is sure to send shivers down the spine and keep readers captivated until the very end.

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A True Ghost Story.

Being an account of the Mysterious Manifestations that have taken place in the presence of


The young Girl who is possessed of Devils, and has become known throughout the entire Dominion as





Saint John, N.B.: "Daily News" Steam Publishing Office, Canterbury Street.



The manifestations described in this story commenced one year ago. No person has yet been able to ascertain their cause. Scientific men from all parts of Canada and the United States have investigated them in vain. Some people think that electricity is the principal agent; others, mesmerism; whilst others again, are sure they are produced by the devil. Of the three supposed causes, the latter is certainly the most plausible theory, for some of the manifestations are remarkably devilish in their appearance and effect. For instance, the mysterious setting of fires, the powerful shaking of the house, the loud and incessant noises and distinct knocking, as if made by invisible sledge hammers, on the walls; also, the strange actions of the household furniture, which moves about in the broad daylight without the slightest visible cause... Continue reading book >>

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