Spooky Massachusetts

Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

Spooky Massachusetts by S.E. Schlosser
Spooky Massachusetts by S.E. Schlosser

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for twenty-five creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the Bay State.

You will read about the ghost of a missing bride who seeks vengeance against her killer; the ghost of a drowned sailor who helps a Nantucket sea captain spot whales; twin witches, who listen to the names of dead sailors called upon the wind; the black wizard of Springfield; the Salem witch trials; and many more spirits and supernatural happenings in Massachusetts.

Set in the state’s historic towns, charming old islands, and sparsely populated backwoods, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

“As I drove down the street paralleling the graveyard, I saw a strange light glowing among the tombstones. I stopped the car to take a look, and I saw a figure moving among the gravestones. She was walking slowly as if she bore a heavy weight and she was glowing from the inside…”

“Death Omen” from SPooky Massachusetts

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spooky Massachusetts by S.E. Schlosser
“Death Omen” from Spooky Massachusetts by S.E. Schlosser

Part One: Ghost Stories

1. Death Omen – New Bedford
2. Which Way to Boston? – Northampton
3. The Missing Bride – Westboro
4. The Treasure and the Cats – Ipswitch
5. A Basket of Cod – Plymouth
6. Hoosac Tunnel – North Adams
7. The Shroud – Cape Cod
8. Lost My Head – Amesbury
9. The Hitchhiker – Rehoboth
10. Hide and Seek – Martha’s Vineyard
11. Lover’s Tryst – Somerville
12. The Fireside Chair – Salem


Part Two – Powers of Darkness and Light

13. Madness – Salem
14. The Wise Woman and the Witch – Gloucester
15. The White Wizard- Marblehead
16. The Black Horse – Woburn
17. Black Magic – Springfield
18. Bean-nighe – Worchester
19. The Brick Wall – Boston Harbor
20. Thar She Blows! – Nantucket
21. The Jewelry Box – Holyoke
22. Dark Portrait – Boston
23. Time Warp – Lexington
24. Elixir of Life – Malden
25. The Devil’s Altar – Pittsfield

S.E. Schlosser
S.E. Schlosserhttps://Worldfolklore.net
S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. 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.