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All Things Eerie Podcast

“The Tapestried Chamber,” by Sir Walter Scott, is believed by many scholars to be the first “modern” ghost story, published in 1828.


 “People fear what they don’t understand, hate what they can’t conquer
Guess it’s just the theory of man”  

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A tailor kills seven flies in a single blow! But when his bragging is a bit unclear, who knows what adventures await?

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Today’s story, “The Ledge” by Lawrence Sargent Hall,  won first place in the 1960 O Henry Prize Collection, and has appeared in more than 30 anthologies. 

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon  was an English popular novelist of the Victorian era. She was a prolific writer, producing more than eighty novels with inventive, sensational plots, but it was Lady Audley's Secret which won her recognition and a fortune as a bestseller.

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Ready for Halloween? Check out Paige's latest spooky read! Yes, we know that Halloween is two months away but who says we can't start celebrating now?