NSS 75th Anniversary Convention

Ghost Story CDs


Doesn't it seem that ghostly hauntings are usually confined to out-of-the-way places? If that's true, then the American west's Great Basin should be full of ghosts. Out here, the open space between settlements is about as far as you can imagine. White Pine County has nearly 70 ghost towns - all with their own history from the days of the old west.

Here are some fun audio books we found that should get you in the right mood!


Seven H.P. Lovecraft Stories

by H. P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction and many feel he is the acknowledged master of creepy, weird and unsettling stories. These are seven stories by Lovecraft that literally span his career; some being written when he was barely a teenager and one (The Shunned House) only published after he had died. Each story is unique and strange in it's own way but all of them come from the same mind that gave us the Cult of Cthulhu and other wonderful tales that generations now have enjoyed for their strangeness that resonates with our own inner fears. Some of these stories explore the depths of the human mind others the depths of human degradation and creepiness. I won't ruin the suspense by telling you which is which. Enjoy. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

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Contents

1. The Beast in the Cave (00:18:16)

2. The White Ship (00:18:02)

3. Nyarlathotep (00:09:13)

4. The Alchemist (00:27:15)

5. The Shunned House (01:14:50)

6. Dagon (00:16:11)

7. The Tomb (00:29:28)



Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

by Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?)

Ambrose Bierce, satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa's army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)

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The Ways of Ghosts

Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue a killer.
  1. Present at a Hanging
  2. A Cold Greeting
  3. A Wireless Message
  4. An Arrest

Soldier Folk

Oddities of death and life; from a man who finds that his death is uncertain, through the effects of war on the family, duty that survives death, to the memory of revenge.
  1. A Man with Two Lives
  2. Three and One are One
  3. A Baffled Ambuscade
  4. Two Military Executions

Some Haunted Houses - Part One

Encounters of the living with the spirits of the dead who have been bound into buildings. An old man revenges himself; a journalist investigates a haunted house; and the quivering vine that tangles the face of a deserted home.
  1. The Isle of Pines
  2. A Fruitless Assignment
  3. A Vine on a House

Some Haunted Houses - Part Two

Houses where the living are never seen again, memories of the mortuary live on, and a murdered man wanders through.
  1. At Old Man Eckert's
  2. The Spook House
  3. The Other Lodgers
  4. The Thing at Nolan

Mysterious Disappearances

Three short tales of men who have vanished living their ordinary lives, sometimes in full view of witnesses; plus a short, probably fictional, description of a theory to partly explain these events.
  1. The Difficulty of Crossing a Field
  2. An Unfinished Race
  3. Charles Ashmore's Trail
  4. Science to the Front