Disembodied whispers, fading screams and moans from behind walls. Phantom footsteps on the stairs. Furniture scraping across the floor. Doorknobs slowly turning.... The ghostly tales range from long-dead relatives returning for a last look at a loved one, to flashing lights and crashing noises in the unoccupied upstairs of the old house down the road.
Two showbiz sisters appear in a Seattle-area dancehall long after their days on the stage have past;
hikers in the Cascades are warned not to take a route by a man killed on the same treacherous path;
a brawl between two long-dead lovers occurs above a bedroom in Seattle's historic Georgetown district;
a man wrongly lynched near Rockford swears revenge on the drunken vigilantes who strung him up - they each die screaming;
a phantom bank manager and other spirits are spotted in the Seattle Underground;
a spirit hangs out in Port Townsend's luxurious Manresa Castle;
a troupe of ghosts inhabits Bellingham's Mount Baker Theater, while a spirit named Shorty calls Yakima's Capitol Theater home;
a musical phantom in deserted buildings at Gonzaga University;
spirits ring the bells in the tower of Tacoma's Old City Hall - even after the bells have been made unusable.
Murder and tragedy are woven together with mystery and misfortune in this chilling collection of tales from the paranormal.