Friday, October 15, 2010

Ghosts: Jennie


At the top of the second set of stairs, Yara suggests that you turn right and she'll turn left to look for the elusive Igor.

Walking along the corridor you spot a scrapbooks atop a console table. You flip through it and see some portraits and memorabilia from the U.S. Civil war era.

The door behind you slowly creaks open. A young lady dressed in formal attire peeks out.

Oh, Hello. I thought I heard someone walking about. I see you've discoverd my scrapbook. Would like to know a bit more about the items in there?

Jennie proceeds to tell you about her ghostly encounters...

Picture the Dead
by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown

Description from the amazon:
A ghost will find his way home.

Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fiancé falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but is haunted by a mysterious figure that refuses to let her bury the past.

When Jennie forms an unlikely alliance with a spirit photographer, she begins to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved. With her sanity on edge and her life in the balance, can Jennie expose the chilling truth before someone-or something-stops her?

Against the brutal, vivid backdrop of the American Civil War, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown have created a spellbinding mystery where the living cannot always be trusted and death is not always the end.

-+0+o+ Prize Pack Giveaway courtesy of authors +o+0+-

Prize pack includes:
Book and t-shirt

Open to all.

Offer ends: October 31, 2010

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Sign the guestbook (if you signed it already or in September - no need)

2. Visit the Picture the Dead - spirits and tell me something you learned from one of the spirit posts.


Contest has ended - winner is here


* image source portrait

-+0+o+ October Trix-n-Treatz schedule +o+0+-


  1. I learned about:
    Spirit trumpets: this was exactly what it sounds like. A trumpet hung in the air, and out of it came the eerie whisperings of the dead.

  2. I learned that the Spiritualist movement started in the mid-19th century.

  3. Mrs. Lincoln used mediums to try to contact their son,who died of typhoid fever, when he was 12 in 1862.

  4. This book is too scary for me -- I'm just susceptible enough to be convinced I see things! Spirit photography, for anyone interested, featured in Karen Essex's Dracula in Love.

  5. I learned that what began as an innocent prank would shape the history of America and eventually overshadow the two high-spirited girls who began it.

  6. It was all a hoax which started on april fools' day.

  7. It was interesting learning that amidst all the deaths during the Civil War era, people decided they could *photograph* the dead. I can't imagine having lived those times... brrr

    Of course, even the photos of the *living* taken during that time looked scarey LOL

  8. It was iteresting to learn about the Fox sisters.. I think I have heard about them before here is a bit about them... the two Fox girls—Maggie, age 14, and Kate, age 11—had the ability to call spirits back from the afterlife ( or so they thought)


  9. Mediums and séances were invented by the Fox sisters as a prank. They then when on to make a business out of it.

  10. mediums used spirit trumpets to hear the spirit's voices.

    thank you!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  11. It was interesting to learn about the different types of séances. Spirit cabinest really creep me out.
    It wouls be scary as hell to be tied up and locket in a closet D:

  12. that is a cool website! I learned:
    Spirit trumpets: this was exactly what it sounds like. A trumpet hung in the air, and out of it came the eerie whisperings of the dead.

    How weird is that?

  13. I learned about spirit trumpets and cabinets! I didn't know about these!
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :D

  14. Signed guestbook and I learned that members of the Spiritualist movement believed that people lived on in spirit form after they died and could be contacted through mediums.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  15. abes wife hired mediums as first Lady to enlist the help of several famous mediums, including a young woman named Nettie Colburn, for whom Mrs. Lincoln went so far as to secure a job in the Department of the Interior so that Colburn could relocate permanently to Washington, D.C.

    those spirit photos were cool too

  16. It was interesting to discover, that two teenage sisters originated seances.

  17. I learned that the spirits can be used to earn money. And that is really really bad. I learned that we need analyze things from all angles and exhaust all the possible solutions before committing to mind that something is in fact supernatural.

  18. I learned that mediums had various ways of communicating with ghosts. I never really thought there was anything past the whole trance kind of thing. But apparently they could write messages, or use rapping (tapping on things, not like R&B rap :P) to communicate with them too. I really wonder how they managed to get all that ecoplasm effects into photographs...maybe they overexposed the film or something.

    Thanks again for the Trix-n-Treatz! :D

  19. I learned that some people in the 19860s took photos of ghosts, that today look to us as though they were double exposed or photoshopped (badly)

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  20. The Little Foxes: Spiritualism (the dead can communicate with the living in another realm)began in the mid-19th century.

  21. I learnt that seances were started by two young girls.

  22. MEMBERS OF THE Spiritualist movement believed that people lived on in spirit form after they died.

  23. Most people don't realize that spirit mediums and séances were invented by a pair of adolescent sisters with a clever prank. They made a business out of it and soon, other people came out of the woodwork and did it too. What does that mean? It really is not true?

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  24. OMG I hadn't realized that seances were so popular in the early 1900's, that is amazing!!!

    I learned that Rapping is where a medium would ask the spirits questions, and then merely ask for a series of knocks as responses to yes or no questions.

  25. I signed and I learnt that First Lady of the United States hostessing a White House event that was held specifically for the purpose of communing with spirits? Pretty farfetched, right? But that is exactly what an inconsolable Mary Todd Lincoln did after her twelve-year-old son Willie died of typhoid fever in 1862.


  26. mediums sometimes used spirit trumpets to let the dead communicate - boy, i would love to hear that!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com


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