Check out the following books from Black Oak Media for all your scares this Halloween season!
This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost
By Amelia Cotter
“The house looked imposing and the eyes of the attic windows gazed down at me as we approached. The glass had broken away from the windows long ago, leaving nothing but space between us and whatever it was that was watching us…” Nora is a lonely fifteen year old who dreams of more adventure than life in suburban Maryland can offer. Fascinated by the supernatural, she begins exploring an allegedly haunted abandoned house on the property where her father works. She soon finds herself tangled in the mysteries of the house as she uncovers its many secrets and meets a shy ghost called “Walter.” Including original documents with the author’s notes, this book is based on real events and reveals how a girl, a house and its ghost will become intertwined forever. This second edition contains additional material and a preview of the book Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State.
Diaries of the Dark Side, 2nd Edition
By Cassidy O’Connor
This revised edition of the controversial Diaries of the Dark Side contains a new introduction and reflection on the incidents and strange occurrences since the book was first published! Young Cassidy O’Connor was an avid researcher of the supernatural. When she found herself involved in a case that was unlike any other, however, she was forced to open her eyes. With the introduction of young Matthew into her life, she began to realize this was not a normal haunting. This was something very different – this was evil. Cassidy dug through layers of historical events and learned how the past can always come back to haunt you. Combining history with folklore, she discovered that what tormented Matthew and his family was not a ghost or a simple whisper, but something out of Hell itself.
More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois
By Bruce Cline
In his first book, Bruce Cline opened the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club for the first time. Now, join him again as he brings you all new tales of southern Illinois’ most notorious places and historical events. You may have heard of John Crenshaw, Little Egypt’s notorious slave owner, but did you know that he may have been responsible for the haunting screams emanating from the mysterious Pig Island? Have you heard the story behind the bloody Harpe Brothers, or braved Tuttle Bottoms and its monster? From Southern Illinois University’s hidden tunnels, to the Gates of Hell, to the stomping grounds of the Hamp Mine Monster and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois’ oldest and most interesting places!
Do UFOs, Bigfoot, and ghosts stalk the prairie? In Chasing Shadows, you will get a firsthand look at some of the most haunted and mysterious places in the Midwest through the eyes of author and paranormal investigator Larry Wilson. Join Larry as he takes you on a journey into the unexplained at Illinois’ Williamsburg Hill, Springfield’s Legacy Theater, and the mysterious “Graveyard X;” at Missouri’s Rockcliffe Mansion, Morse Mill Hotel, and Kemper Military Academy; and at Iowa’s notorious Villisca Ax Murder House. Not only has Larry personally investigated these places, he has experienced their phantoms firsthand.
Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State
By Amelia Cotter
Join author and paranormal explorer Amelia Cotter as she presents a chilling collection of personal paranormal encounters gathered from friends, family, ghost hunting teams, and suburban adventurers across Maryland—in some of its most legendary haunted locations, private homes, hidden, and sometimes unexpected places. From classic haunted houses to UFO sightings and mysterious creatures, these true stories, powerfully told in the words of those who experienced them, are sure to entertain and engage paranormal enthusiasts in Maryland and beyond.
History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois
By Bruce and Lisa Cline
At long last, the archives of the Little Egypt Ghost Society and the Gaslight Ghoul Club have been opened. Within these pages, uncover the secrets behind some of southern Illinois’ most famous ghost stories and legends. Bruce and Lisa Cline expose the truth behind the Murphysboro Mud Monster, present evidence of paranormal activity at places such as the Rose Hotel, Oakland Cemetery, and Harrisburg’s Cinema 4, and explain the history behind some of southern Illinois’ most controversial and eccentric figures. From the Old Slavehouse, to the Rose Hotel, to the Woodlawn Sarcophagus and beyond, join the Little Egypt Ghost Society as they explore some of Illinois oldest and most interesting places!