All About Ghosts (The World of the Unknown)

Author(s): Christopher Maynard


First published in 1977, this cult classic has been reissued for a new generation of ghost-hunters. This book is for anyone who has shivered at shadowy figures in the dark, heard strange sounds in the night, or felt the presence of a mysterious ‘something’ from the unknown.

Ghost stories are as old as recorded history and exist all over the world. Many of the different kinds of ghosts that are thought to haunt the Earth and their behaviour are described here. You will meet haunting spirits, screaming skulls, phantom ships, demon dogs, white ladies, gallows ghosts and many more.

This book also explains the techniques and equipment of ghost hunting and tells how lots of ‘ghosts’ have been exposed as fakes or explained away as natural events. Also included are some theories that attempt to explain the possible existence of ghosts.

With a brand new foreword by BAFTA-winning writer, comedian and actor Reece Shearsmith, otherwise the book remains unchanged from the original.


Lucy Black's Review:

Attention occult enthusiasts of Wellington! This is  public service announcement: Due to popular, persistent demand (and spells?), family favourite Usborne Books has reprinted their famous All About Ghosts, part of The World of the unknown Series.

Many a slightly macabre child has poured over this text since its first publication in 1977. Author David Nichols described it as "a seminal work of ground-breaking genius. This book haunted my childhood dreams.". The seemingly small text packs in a lot of facts, covering such spooky topics as - famous fakes, ghost hunting, strange happenings and, my personal favourite, spirit photography (yay ectoplasm!).

Maybe you are a Stranger Things or Wellington Paranormal fan? Maybe you remember these from your own childhood? Maybe you are a lost spirit from another realm? Whatever the case, pick up a copy of Ghosts and share it with the gothier children in your life soon.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781474976688
  • : Usborne Publishing, Limited
  • : Usborne Publishing, Limited
  • : October 2019
  • : 276 x 216mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 133.1
  • : 32
  • : Christopher Maynard
  • : Paperback