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True Ghosts: Haunting Tales from the Vaults of Fate Magazine

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From the vaults of FATE Magazine come true stories of encounters with ghosts, phantoms, and haunted places.

An elderly waitress silently serves breakfast to two friends at an eerily deserted diner—and the next day, the friends discover the diner is out of business and slated for demolition. A phantom train still blows its whistle more than fifty years after a gruesome accid
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2009)
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Christin Natalia
Jul 14, 2013 Christin Natalia rated it it was ok
Western ghost stories do not give me goosebumps. Having been familiar with much more frightening Eastern ghosts, theirs are nothing. hhahaha..

However, what I like best is the animal spirit stories since I love pets. It kinda remind me of my own experience of dreaming and feeling the afterlife existence of my beloved pet, a German Shepherd cross breed, who had been my company when I was 3 to 13. Now I know that he had gone to a better place and that he will always be in the special place of my he
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Sarah
May 24, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
Every now and then I have a desire to read the book about true ghost stories. I don't know why, because I'm not sure if I actually believe in ghosts – I've had a few strange experiences myself. I think a lot of people who write into fate magazine just want to see the name in print – but some of them may be credible. After experiencing some of the strange things I did in my old apartment, I realize you have to have an open mind. So I come to this partially From a skeptics point of view, but ...more
Kate Brady
Dec 26, 2010 Kate Brady rated it liked it
This book is composed almost entirely of reader-submitted stories so it obviously the writing is hit or miss. The stories themselves range from stupid, unbelievable or boring to poignant, thought-provoking and beautiful (real or not). The stories are very short for the most part, so it can be fun to just pick up and have a quick read here and there. Overall, it's certainly not a 'great' book, but I was entertained by it and did enjoy reading it.
Amy
Oct 18, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok
This is a collection of very short reader-submitted entries of personal encounters with the deceased. However, they are so short, it becomes repetitive and somewhat meaningless "and in his pocket I found 20 dollars" way to anyone who isn't that person. I only read through 40 pages before it all felt so monotonous that I was ready to move on.
Jenn  Marx
Oct 24, 2011 Jenn Marx rated it it was ok
Like a paranormal chicken soup for the soul. Really lame.....would rather just watch paranormal state or celebrity ghost stories on the sci fi channel. Crap, did I really just admit that I watch those?
Katie
Mar 23, 2013 Katie rated it it was ok
It's a great read near Halloween! It's a compilation of stories. Some of them are really good and others fall short. It's an easy read.
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