Archeologist Damon Knight excavates an ancient egypt tomb. He is warned by the ghost of the 8,000 years old mummy of Kali-Dahn not to desecrate his burial chamber. As Knight continues, he gets lured into the tomb and has to take the mummy's place.
"We may laugh at the thought of ghosts. That's what the young Smiths, who were spending their honeymoon in Massachusetts, did". As the couple goes on a canoe trip at night, they encounter an indian ghost canoe and get capsized. They manage to swim to safety though.
A plane goes down in Honduras. The pilot, a young woman and Count Vacrini survive and make their way to the jungle. They encounter bloodsucking bats and an indian tribe. Vacrini turns out to be a necromancer and wounds the indian chief. He is killed for that, but returns as a fullgrown vampire. The pilot locks him inside a cave, where Vacrini is eaten alive by small vampire bats. Pilot and girl marry.
"There is a belief among the village people of Yorkshire, England, that the soul always returns to the body once in twenty-four hours until after the funeral..." A hunter gives a lift to a taciturn traveller. On inquiring about his passenger later on, he learns that the man died a day ago.
The deformed hunchback Hans Walden is a masterful bell-caster. His bells sound like the voices of angels - because he melts human bodies in the boiling cauldron as well. After manufacturing an old friend into a new bell, Walden is haunted by the ghostly tolling of the bell. He breaks down and confesses.
A young couple steer their boat into a hurricane and end up on a pirate ghost ship. The crew want to murder them, but they are protected by the captain's ghost, who turns out to be the man's great grandfather.