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Feel a profound sense of dread at the ghostly horrors that scratch at the surface of our world. Discover frightening true accounts of poltergeists, apparitions and malevolent entities, and explore some of England's most fearsome haunted locations. 'Tales of Ghostly Horror' is the UK and USA bestselling-work from Peter Drake. It merges the nerve-shredding drama of paranorma Feel a profound sense of dread at the ghostly horrors that scratch at the surface of our world. Discover frightening true accounts of poltergeists, apparitions and malevolent entities, and explore some of England's most fearsome haunted locations. 'Tales of Ghostly Horror' is the UK and USA bestselling-work from Peter Drake. It merges the nerve-shredding drama of paranormal research and investigation with solid history. The twenty-three stories include: * Terrifying apparitions in THE GALLERIES OF JUSTICE * Dark energies in WOODCHESTER MANSION * A demon seeking escape from a Ouija board at THE STATION HOTEL * Incubus, telekinesis and possession at THE ANCIENT RAM INN * Haunted house and exorcism in DUDLEY on site of ancient manor house * Disembodied voices echoing though THE HELLFIRE CAVES * Poltergeists at the EDINBURGH VAULTS * Coffin-dodging and divination at the THEATRE-ON-THE-STEPS * A warning of perils to sanity and soul from OUIJA BOARDS * Trapped, alone in the dark with THE THING IN THE CELLAR * Attack on a woman in a tanning salon by THE PERVY POLTERGEIST * Psychic attack in THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL * Ghostly encounter with Indian medicine man at DIXIE DUDE RANCH, TEXAS …and more!


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Feel a profound sense of dread at the ghostly horrors that scratch at the surface of our world. Discover frightening true accounts of poltergeists, apparitions and malevolent entities, and explore some of England's most fearsome haunted locations. 'Tales of Ghostly Horror' is the UK and USA bestselling-work from Peter Drake. It merges the nerve-shredding drama of paranorma Feel a profound sense of dread at the ghostly horrors that scratch at the surface of our world. Discover frightening true accounts of poltergeists, apparitions and malevolent entities, and explore some of England's most fearsome haunted locations. 'Tales of Ghostly Horror' is the UK and USA bestselling-work from Peter Drake. It merges the nerve-shredding drama of paranormal research and investigation with solid history. The twenty-three stories include: * Terrifying apparitions in THE GALLERIES OF JUSTICE * Dark energies in WOODCHESTER MANSION * A demon seeking escape from a Ouija board at THE STATION HOTEL * Incubus, telekinesis and possession at THE ANCIENT RAM INN * Haunted house and exorcism in DUDLEY on site of ancient manor house * Disembodied voices echoing though THE HELLFIRE CAVES * Poltergeists at the EDINBURGH VAULTS * Coffin-dodging and divination at the THEATRE-ON-THE-STEPS * A warning of perils to sanity and soul from OUIJA BOARDS * Trapped, alone in the dark with THE THING IN THE CELLAR * Attack on a woman in a tanning salon by THE PERVY POLTERGEIST * Psychic attack in THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL * Ghostly encounter with Indian medicine man at DIXIE DUDE RANCH, TEXAS …and more!

52 review for Tales of Ghostly Horror: Real-life Encounters with the Supernatural

  1. 5 out of 5

    Grammar*Kitten

    I'm actually quite offended by how bad Tales of Ghostly Horror was. It is badly written, and reminds me awfully of some back-to-school 'What I did in the summer holidays' essay that a young teenager might write. It wasn't very ghostly, it wasn't horrific (well it was, but not in the way I presume was intended), and it was an absolute disappointment, It flits between tales told in the third person with first person quotes (bad grammar and all) and what I can only describe as someone amateurishly d I'm actually quite offended by how bad Tales of Ghostly Horror was. It is badly written, and reminds me awfully of some back-to-school 'What I did in the summer holidays' essay that a young teenager might write. It wasn't very ghostly, it wasn't horrific (well it was, but not in the way I presume was intended), and it was an absolute disappointment, It flits between tales told in the third person with first person quotes (bad grammar and all) and what I can only describe as someone amateurishly describing an episode of Most Haunted. Boring as hell. The punctuation is quite bad too - 'The Penny's were not lucky' - I can't for the life of me work out why the author thought that apostrophe was necessary! Quite simply, I have wasted enough time (just over an hour) reading this abominable book, and I do not wish to waste any more time reviewing it. Avoid it. There are much better books for ghost or horror lovers out there.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Georgina

    I'm glad I only paid 77p for this book because had I paid anymore I would be really angry. The book is marketed as one thing and turns out to be another, a vague description of experiences of supernatural phenomenon and hauntings told by the same people. I have to echo other reviews about this book and say there are lot's of film references in here and the whole book feels like an advertisement for WOLF paranormal group. Really disappointing the only thing that saved it was learning about actual I'm glad I only paid 77p for this book because had I paid anymore I would be really angry. The book is marketed as one thing and turns out to be another, a vague description of experiences of supernatural phenomenon and hauntings told by the same people. I have to echo other reviews about this book and say there are lot's of film references in here and the whole book feels like an advertisement for WOLF paranormal group. Really disappointing the only thing that saved it was learning about actual locations of supposed hauntings. Avoid at all costs!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sean Kennedy

    I shouldn't really complain as it only cost 99 cents on the Kindle, but sometimes you get what you paid for. How can ghost stories be boring? Quite easily, it seems. This book is quite dry, and a lot of the stories are unremarkable. I knew I was in trouble when the first story basically amounted to "I moved to a house in Norway. I felt kind of uncomfortable. One night I thought I saw someone standing over my bed. I moved out." It's not even worth keeping on the Kindle, really. I shouldn't really complain as it only cost 99 cents on the Kindle, but sometimes you get what you paid for. How can ghost stories be boring? Quite easily, it seems. This book is quite dry, and a lot of the stories are unremarkable. I knew I was in trouble when the first story basically amounted to "I moved to a house in Norway. I felt kind of uncomfortable. One night I thought I saw someone standing over my bed. I moved out." It's not even worth keeping on the Kindle, really.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Francesca

    Firstly I enjoyed this book. It gets some poor reviews which I think are unfair. The book is about real life ghostly encounters - or not as is sometimes the case. It is an honest look at paranormal investigation and the potential pitfalls. If you want sensational, "movie style" ghost tales then this isn't for you. However there are quite a few creepy tales in this book which makes you wonder if ghosts really do exist after all. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series. Firstly I enjoyed this book. It gets some poor reviews which I think are unfair. The book is about real life ghostly encounters - or not as is sometimes the case. It is an honest look at paranormal investigation and the potential pitfalls. If you want sensational, "movie style" ghost tales then this isn't for you. However there are quite a few creepy tales in this book which makes you wonder if ghosts really do exist after all. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael Smith

    Review to follow...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Liz Queen

    Whenever I hear the name "Peter Drake" I always smile to myself and congratulate myself on discovering him early on in his career - it's like he was my little secret. He is so wise - the observations that he makes when setting out his palette are so acute ... he is like my life "teacher". Give him a read and you'll see what I mean. Whenever I hear the name "Peter Drake" I always smile to myself and congratulate myself on discovering him early on in his career - it's like he was my little secret. He is so wise - the observations that he makes when setting out his palette are so acute ... he is like my life "teacher". Give him a read and you'll see what I mean.

  7. 4 out of 5

    J. Hexham Northumberland

    If any budding authors want to know how it's done, they should Google "Peter Drake" - I am a budding author and playright (retired teacher), and I really enjoyed this. Regards, John Hexham Northumberland If any budding authors want to know how it's done, they should Google "Peter Drake" - I am a budding author and playright (retired teacher), and I really enjoyed this. Regards, John Hexham Northumberland

  8. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Connolly

    I cannot agree with some of the comments on here. 'Peter Drake' writes in a particular style, yes, that is not to everyone's taste. But unless you are a 'teacher' you cannot really start to criticise other people's style. I cannot agree with some of the comments on here. 'Peter Drake' writes in a particular style, yes, that is not to everyone's taste. But unless you are a 'teacher' you cannot really start to criticise other people's style.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Peter Drake

    I read this as part of my book-reading circle (based in Hexham Northumberland). It was the second "Peter Drake" book that we had tackled, and the general consensus was a big thumbs-up. Jane Drake Denby (no relation to Peter!), Hexham Northumberland I read this as part of my book-reading circle (based in Hexham Northumberland). It was the second "Peter Drake" book that we had tackled, and the general consensus was a big thumbs-up. Jane Drake Denby (no relation to Peter!), Hexham Northumberland

  10. 5 out of 5

    Paul Creasy

    Good read Fad paced and lots of individual stories. It is a good brief look into the world if beyond. Recommended and a good light read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I enjoy reading books on the paranormal. Didn't realize there were so many places in other countries. I enjoy reading books on the paranormal. Didn't realize there were so many places in other countries.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Alday

    I didn't really enjoy this at all and am happy I found it as a free download. While I am not starting the follow up book about the occult, this was poorly written in my opinion and really not worth the few hours it took me to read it. It had the feeling of a high school junior writing an essay promoting WOLF (World Onerific Life Force), a paranormal group in the UK. The stories left much to be explained and many times ended abruptly with no really conclusion. There were too many references to th I didn't really enjoy this at all and am happy I found it as a free download. While I am not starting the follow up book about the occult, this was poorly written in my opinion and really not worth the few hours it took me to read it. It had the feeling of a high school junior writing an essay promoting WOLF (World Onerific Life Force), a paranormal group in the UK. The stories left much to be explained and many times ended abruptly with no really conclusion. There were too many references to the UK television show Most Haunted, and really had a feel of that show - cheesy and fake. While I am a believer in the paranormal, I am also skeptical of what others view as 'real' and what is just coincidence or some environmental factor. While the author claims himself a skeptic, his word usage makes me believe differently. The way he speaks of the members of WOLF makes me feel like he wants to be part of the group and is nothing more than a fan-girl of sort (for lack of a better term). I've read some really creepy ghost stories in my time and this is something that I don't even think would spook my 4 year old. Very dry, and even the histories of the locations aren't sufficient to really get a good picture of the locations. I admit that I used to watch Most Haunted (not even sure if it is still on the air), but I felt the investigations were cheesy and staged, yet the history and video footage of the locations was quite intriguing. Many of the locations in this book are the same as they did 'investigations' at, so I knew the histories from the show, but the author made sure it was mentioned (had the feel of product placement through out) what shows had aired investigations at the locations. All in all not worth the read, I would give it a half star if it was possible, or maybe I shouldn't even have admitted to reading it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    Very disappointing, especially considering I paid money for this (I believe it was only 99 cents, but still.) What I found most disappointing about this is that most of the "Real-life Encounters" advertised are the doings of WOLF, a sort of spiritualism/ghost-hunting group. It reads like a recruiting drive or an advertisement for the group, more so than having any actual material for the interest of those who don't know or care who the author's buddies are. Every single one of their adventures i Very disappointing, especially considering I paid money for this (I believe it was only 99 cents, but still.) What I found most disappointing about this is that most of the "Real-life Encounters" advertised are the doings of WOLF, a sort of spiritualism/ghost-hunting group. It reads like a recruiting drive or an advertisement for the group, more so than having any actual material for the interest of those who don't know or care who the author's buddies are. Every single one of their adventures is a "you'd have to be there to find this interesting" sort of scenario. Reading of the "creepy feelings" of so-called "mediums" you don't know or care about, told from a third person's very bare-bones POV, gets very tiresome, very quickly. (I am not a complete sceptic, however, a medium will have to come up with more than the exceptionally-common name "John" during a session to impress me. It all read like very blatant cold-reading.) The writer is not particularly skilled with words, adopting a very "and then, and then" sort of tenth-grade-journal style. And although he was allegedly present while many of these things were happening, he frequently undermines his own purpose by commenting that he did not see, hear or feel a single creepy thing. Give it a miss.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    The experiences are interesting to read but you get the general impression that members of the team are film fans, a lot of experience were apparently similar to experiences in 'Ghostbusters' and various films. The experiences are interesting to read but you get the general impression that members of the team are film fans, a lot of experience were apparently similar to experiences in 'Ghostbusters' and various films.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    I didn't enjoy this book. It is badly written and downright boring. My niece writes better essays for school. I didn't finish the book, there was nothing to hold my interest. I shall be deleting it from my kindle. I didn't enjoy this book. It is badly written and downright boring. My niece writes better essays for school. I didn't finish the book, there was nothing to hold my interest. I shall be deleting it from my kindle.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Ok, I only paid 99 cents for this, so I can't complain too much. But the only time I found myself being scared was when they mentioned a clown, because well, I really hate clowns. Ok, I only paid 99 cents for this, so I can't complain too much. But the only time I found myself being scared was when they mentioned a clown, because well, I really hate clowns.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    Wasnt overly thrilled by this book but there were a couple of moments where I genuinely felt it was scary.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    There a much more well-told stories. This was not in the least bit compelling.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chrissi Gesme

    Boring

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jill Ruiz

  21. 4 out of 5

    violet purves

  22. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Lycka-Smith

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bobbie

  24. 4 out of 5

    mitchell lee

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amy Roper

  26. 5 out of 5

    James venus

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carla Belkevitz

  28. 4 out of 5

    Karen Reome

  29. 4 out of 5

    Candacemcclintick

  30. 5 out of 5

    Diana

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    Katy

  32. 5 out of 5

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  34. 4 out of 5

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  35. 4 out of 5

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  36. 5 out of 5

    Jo

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    Denise

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    David Briggs

  39. 4 out of 5

    TWA

  40. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  41. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

  42. 4 out of 5

    Becky

  43. 5 out of 5

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  44. 4 out of 5

    Zack Burnham

  45. 5 out of 5

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  48. 4 out of 5

    Garry Sinclair

  49. 5 out of 5

    Paula Croskell

  50. 5 out of 5

    Njy

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    Tiffany

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    Taj

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