The Night-Side of Nature Catherine Crowe

ISBN: 9781230415550

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The Night-Side of Nature  by  Catherine Crowe

The Night-Side of Nature by Catherine Crowe
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. HAUNTEDMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. HAUNTED HOUSES. Everybody has heard of haunted houses- and there is no country, and scarcely any place, in which something of the sort is not known or talked of- and I suppose there is no one who, in the course of their travels, has not seen very respectable, good-looking houses shut up and uninhabited, because they had this evil reputation assigned to them.

I have seen several such, for my own part- and it is remarkable that this mala fama does not always, by any means, attach itself to buildings one would imagine most obnoxious to such a suspicion. For example, I never heard of a ghost being seen or heard in Haddon hall, the most ghostly of houses- nor in many other antique, mysterious-looking buildings, where one might expect them, while sometimes a house of a very prosaic aspect remains uninhabited, and is ultimately allowed to fall to ruin, for no other reason, we are told, than that nobody can live in it.

I remember, in my childhood, such a house in Kent -- I think it was on the road between Maidstone and Tunbridge -- which had this reputation. There was nothing dismal about it: it was neither large nor old, and it stood on the borders of a well-frequented road- yet I was assured it had stood empty for years- and as long as I lived in that part of the country it never had an inhabitant, and I believe was finally pulled down -- and all for no other reason than that it was haunted, and nobody could live in it. I have frequently heard of people, while travelling on the continent, getting into houses at a rent so low as to surprise them, and I have, moreover, frequently heard of very strange things occurring while they were there.

I remember, for instance, a family of the name of S S, who obtained a very handsome house...



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