Ghost Stories


The stairs at Richmond Castle...the ghost I saw crossed the top of the stairsI have written a number of books about ghosts, including the novel The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose. Earlier in my publishing career, I wrote How to Find a Ghost (which was filled with stories and advice for budding young ghost hunters) and Ghosthunters (which was a collection of ghost stories). 

I was interested in ghosts from the time I was four years old. I was scared that my house was haunted! But I didn't see a ghost until I was over 30. Here's what happened:

I saw a ghost once (I think, unless I was mistaken); it wasn't scary at all. I didn't even know I had seen a ghost until it was gone. My wife and I were visiting Richmond castle in England when we were walking up an old stone staircase to the second floor of the keep.

At the top of the stairs I saw a woman in a blue dress walk by. When we got to the second floor, the woman was gone--and there was no other way down from the floor. I decided that she must have been a ghost (otherwise, how could she disappear?), though I can't prove it. Of course, she also could have been a figment of my imagination (a blur as I turned my head). Whatever I saw (or didn't see), it wasn't a terrifying experience; it simply happened.

I still like a good ghost story. Here are nine ghost stories that I've written:


Ghost Story 1

Serena's Ghost -- a ghost story about a family that didn't know how to investigate ghosts.


Ghost Story 2

The Ghost Detective -- a ghost story about a real ghost detective from the late 1800s.


Ghost Story 3

A Seafaring Ghost -- a story about an accident on the high seas and a ghostly rescue


Ghost Story 4

The Bleeding House -- a family's unsettling experiences in an old English manor house


Ghost Story 5

The Mummy's Eyes -- a story that gave my own children major shivers for a long time


Ghost Story 6

The Glencairn Ghost -- a tragic tale about a haunted house in Ireland


Ghost Story 7

The Haunting of Abbey House -- an account of well-researched haunting in Cambridge, England


Ghost Story 8

The Pleading Ghost -- a story about the ghost of a young boy


Ghost Story 9

The Sauchie Poltergeist -- a poltergeist story from Scotland