Spooky Series

Spooky Pennsylvania

Spooky PennsylvaniaTales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and other Local Lore    

by S.E. Schlosser

I was awakened for by soft strains of music that seemed to come from everywhere at once. As I listened, the haunting melody faded away. And then I heard my wife screaming."

Meet a blacksmith whose little girl is lured away by the witch known as Bloody Mary; just one of 30 spooky characters in this collection.

You will also encounter:

  • The ghost of Edgar Allan Poe as he strolls along the reservoir
  • George Washington's phantom leading a charge at Gettysburg
  • A Powwow doctor who cures a hexed man in Reading
  • The ghost of an axe murder , who kills again in Erie
  • Plus more Pennsylvania ghost stories and spooky tales, including the ghost of Ben Franklin in Philadephia, a vampire who stalks a tribesman in Bedford County, and the Goblin of Easton.



Part One: Ghost Stories

1. The Phantom Drummer - Valley Forge
2. George Washington Leads the Way - Gettysburg
3. The Artist and the Ghost - Millvale
4. Sweet Cecily's Song - Williamsport
5. The Last Dance -- Chester
6. Ghost in the Steel Mill - Pittsburgh
7. Death on the Spur - Old Logger's Path, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County
8. Ben and Me - Philadelphia
9. The Toy Room - Allentown
10. Old Coaly - Pennsylvania State University, State College
11. The Flood - Johnstown
12. The White Lady - Altoona
13. The Miner-Minstrel - Wilkes Barre
14. The Phantom Stagecoach - Strasburg
15. Axe Murder Hollow - Erie

Part Two: Powers of Darkness and Light

16. Bloody Mary - Harrisburg
17. Room for One More - Philadelphia
18. Hexed! - Reading
19. The Goblin - Easton
20. Morning Star - Bedford County
21. Dark Cathlin -- Reading
22. The Walking Statue - Lancaster City
23. Top Hat - Schuylkill Haven
24. Angel in the Coal Mine - Lansford
25. Corpse Candles - Pottsville
26. The Storm Hag - Erie
27. The Jersey Devil Returns - Morrisville
28. Wild-fire - Bangor
29. The Dragon Tree -- Lenhartsville
30. Nevermore - Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

About the Author
S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the origins of America.

About the Illustrator
Paul G. Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres--children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For the Spooky series he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.



nice. gonna git it.

it sounded good!

I like your book i was really intersed in it it just kept getting better and better or so i thougt.

I am really into scary stories !Im totally getting that book!!!!!!!

sooo scary but but but fun


i love scary stuff. but its all FAKE.

scary i love that

I love this kinda stuff. I would love to have it.

buy it

I feel so bad for Bloody Mary..Why would they kill her like that..I mean..I know they killed there daughters but just at least don`t kill her.

Another story to add may be about The Ghost Matilda in North Hall Mansfield, PA.

She is a Ghost of a student that was living in North Hall. Her future Husband had to go away to war and was killed. When she heard this she killed herself by jumping from the top floor of the 7 story in the center of an open staircase.

Her ghost will never leave because she is waiting for her future husband and he can't enter because of the all girls rule of North hall at the time.

Many Professors and students have seen her.

I can't give the story the justice due but it is interesting. North Hall is the oldest steel structured building in North America.

i chanted that in the mirror n i saw my self turn into a human oooohohohohohohoho

I Love Scary Stuff....Im Gunna Get It !

So so so scary can't stop reading it but it is all fake if I ever saw her I would totally freak out ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!😁😁😖😖😖😖😖

it was ok but scarie i too did it with myfriends and we saw her it was so scary we ran away screaming[a bit over dramatic] but i loved it

i just wish there was a way to read it for free....im so poor im useing free wifi from this homless shelter. dont make me buy it!

I live scary stories please write more because your stories make me shiver :D:D:D=)=)=)lol

Want it so bad

That was cooooooool,

so awesome book thousand kisses

it was scary

Me and my friends did it she was scary

well,the bloody mary was cool and i know everything about her....
this sacry story was so cool eventualy im not scared at all.....

Scary. But cool

I love the story

i love it it was very spooky

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Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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