The Supernatural

The Supernatural

Do you believe in ghosts, demons, or otherworldly beings? Have you had a supernatural encounter of your own? In the spirit of Halloween check out one of these nonfiction books about different aspects of the paranormal.


Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items

J. W. Ocker
001.94 Ock

Stories of infamous real-life items that leave death and destruction in their wake, including the Raggedy Ann doll that spawned the horror franchise The Conjuring and the mummy rumored to have sunk the Titanic and kickstarted World War I.


Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew

Zak Bagans
133.12 Bag

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, host of the popular Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures, wants you to experience a haunting through his eyes: to feel what it's like to be scared, freaked out, pushed, cold, sluggish, whispered-at and touched by an ethereal being or attacked by a demonic spirit.


The Devils of Loudun

Aldous Huxley
133.426 Hux

In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft.


Haunted Indiana: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Hoosier State

James A. Willis
398.208 Wil

Explore some of the most well known haunted places in Indiana. This volume looks at such popular haunts as the ghosts of Kendallville's Strand Theatre, San Pierre's Dog-Headed Woman, and the creepy 100 Steps Cemetery outside of Brazil.


Hauntings of the Underground Railroad: Ghosts of the Midwest

Jane Ammeson
133.1097 Amm

Ammeson investigates unforgettable tales of the restless ghosts of the Underground Railroad, including the tale of the Hannah House in Indianapolis, where you can still hear voices and moaning of the slaves who were burned alive.


A History of Magic, Witchcraft & the Occult
133.4309 His

Providing readers with a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, this book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural.


The Penguin Book of Exorcisms
133.427 Pen

For thousands of years, across countries and cultures, demonic possession has been documented. This title brings together accounts of exorcisms including a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily and poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist.


Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Robert Cozzolino
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709.73 Sup

This quirky book is the exhibition catalogue for "the first major assessment of the supernatural in American art." It studies works from the nineteenth century to the present day exploring all manner of things spooky from séances to to possession to the ghosts that stalk our battlefields, lynching sites, and other unhappy spaces.


The Witches Book of the Dead

Christian Day
133.43 Day

According to legend, the spirits of the dead can confer magical talents, fame, love, and wealth on those brave enough to summon them. The Witches' Book of the Dead explores the enduring relationship between witches and the dead and teaches rituals and incantations to help readers open doorways to the spirit world.