Top: Mary’s Playhouse at Head of the Harbor. Mary lived with her father in a large rambling house on Stony Brook harbor, in what is today known as Head of the Harbor, New York. One can assume that Mary’s father was anticipating a large family, or perhaps more likely, he inherited the house. But either […]
Top: The Stony Brook Grist Mill. When a building becomes a part of a person’s life, there’s a better chance that it will become haunted. This only stands to reason. The more people who are touched by a building, the better the chance. Is this not so? One of the centers of colonial life and […]
Top: Bridge to the stage at Rosemary Farm (Conklin Farm), Huntington, New York. “A poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.â€ William Shakespeare, Macbeth Across this bridge, some of the […]
Ghosts of children are among the most terrifying of the horror genre. Mary Wilkins was born on Halloween in 1852, and her writings realistically depicted life in New England in the 19th Century. Enjoy this piece from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
A creepy tale from the pen of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, one of the most popular writers of sensational fiction of Victorian England, from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a British writer of the 19th and 20th centuries, who published under the curious pen-name of Q. An academic as well as a writer, he is best known for the anthology the Book of English Verse. His short story, The Roll Call of the Reef is another treasure from the Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries.
The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker is a chilling tale of a malicious spirit which carries on after death, as it did in life. A truly great, gothic ghost story, from the Cabinet of Gothic Curiosities