Public Domain Ghost Stories

I am looking for a collection of ghost stories that are completely

royalty free, including for commercial use. If there are any

restrictions then I do not want them.

Themes: ghosts, paranormal, poltergeists, seances, psychics, haunted

houses, spectres, clairvoyance, spirits, spooks etc.

I do not want a collection of short articles taken from article type

sites. Instead I am looking for longer stories from the public domain

archives. Ideally these are from books that someone has already

scanned in and performed OCR to produce a Word Doc or PDF.

Example lengths:

Either: 10 stories minimum of 1500 words each

Or: 3 stories minimum of 5000 words each

Note the word counts are just guidelines, so you can get an idea of

the minimum I am looking for. If you find a full length novel that is

appropriate, then by all means include that as well.

The stories must be either immediately accessible or readily available

with minimum hassle.

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  1. Hello Clickstar,

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    Ghosts I have Met and Some Others by John Kendrick Bangs

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    True Irish Ghost Stories by St John D Seymour

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    Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce

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    Modern Ghost Stories, by Various,

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    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

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    Told After Supper, by Jerome K. Jerome

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    The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood

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    The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

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    Stories of Mystery by Various

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    The Haunted Chamber by "The Duchess"

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    Hauntings by Vernon Lee

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    Carmilla by Sheridan LeFanu

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