With plenty of photographs – some of which are very eerie – and covering a wide range of ghost-related topics: definition of a ghost; homage to the spirits of the dead; poltergeists and magicians; phantom drummers and ghostly warnings; ghost shows, phantom ships and the birth of spiritualism; ghost photos and ghostly phenomena in the modern day as well as explorations of the famous Cock Lane Ghost and the Moving Coffins of Barbados. Illustrated with black and white photographs.