In plenty of time for the holidays, here is a gathering of thirty tales of ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal happenings purported to have taken place on or around Christmas, or that are otherwise related to this holiday. By a long-time believer in the paranormal who in the introduction tells the story of her own Christmas ghost, Haunted Christmas
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HAUNTED BETHLEHEM—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is famous for haunted locales such as the Hotel Bethlehem, the first house built in the town, in 1741. There, guests have come to expect visits from several spirits. Predictably, things heat up at Christmas—after all, this is Bethlehem.
THE DEATH COACH OF CHRISTMAS—One Christmas Eve in Ireland many years ago, young Nora Mahoney was returning from the bogs when an invisible something suddenly rushed past her with the sound of grinding wheels and thundering horses' hooves. Had Nora encountered the “death coach” of Irish legend?
Mary Beth Crain, author of HAUNTED US BATTLEFIELDS (GPP 2008), is a journalist, editor and author whose personal memoir, "A Widow, A Chihuahua and Harry Truman" (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and whose book, "Guardian Angels" (Running Press, 2004) has sold over 150,000 copies. A long-time believer, through personal experience, in the paranormal, Mary Beth has experienced her own Christmas ghost (told in the introduction to this book).