The World Around Us #24 - The Illustrated Story of Ghosts
(August 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. Information for this index supplied partly by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Illustrated Story of Ghosts (Table of Contents)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ghost
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Keywords
Ghost; haunted house

The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most of us have probably never seen a ghost face to faceless.
Characters
Witch
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The Hitchhiker (Table of Contents: 3)

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George Evans
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Reed Crandall
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late one Saturday night, a doctor was driving home after a call on a patient.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor; young woman; parents
Synopsis
A doctor finds a young woman standing in the rain, and offers her a ride home. She disappears before he finds the house, where the parents tell him that their daughter was killed in a car crash, and that he is not the first driver who has tried to give her a ride home.
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Keywords
Cemetery; ghost; hitchhiker

Indexer Notes

Besides telling the story, this piece includes a one-page discussion of variants on this persistent and widespread tale.

Room for the Night (Table of Contents: 4)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Like the tale of the ghostly hitch-hiker, this story has been told many times.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Husband; wife; Mrs. Jenkins; counterman
Synopsis
A lost couple find hospitality with elderly Mrs. Jenkins, and surreptitiously leave her an envelope with money when they depart. Being told that the house had burned down exactly a year earlier, killing Mrs. Jenkins, they return to investigate. They find the house in ruins, but they also find their envelope and money.
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Keywords
Ghost; haunted house

The Ghost of Gold Gulch (Table of Contents: 5)

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Jack Abel ?
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Jack Abel ?
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One day, long before movie stars or the Dodgers came to California, a salesman from way back east in St. Louis brought his wares to a little mining town called Gold Gulch.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Salesman; cowboys; Pete (bartender); Old Matt
Synopsis
A man who loves beer and despises water keeps sipping the drinks of men in the saloon.
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Keywords
California; ghost; saloon

The Chinese Sage (Table of Contents: 6)

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A woman was kneeling by a grave in a North China province.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Confucius
Synopsis
The life and thought of Confucius.
Keywords
China; Confucianism

Ghosts That Make a Racket (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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The word poltergeist is German for 'ghost that makes a racket.'
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Description of the supposed actions of poltergeists.
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Keywords
Poltergeist

The House of Flying Objects (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Edd Ashe ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
On February 3, 1958, a housewife in Long Island, New York, heard a loud popping noise coming from the basement of her home.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mother; father; Allen; Robin; detective; policeman
Synopsis
A family suffers a spell of mysterious and frightening events.
Reprints
Keywords
Long Island; New York; poltergeist

Indexer Notes

The story states that these events began on February 3, 1958, but that all names have been changed. The story is based on events that supposedly took place at the Hermann house in the town of Seaford.

The Talking Mongoose (Table of Contents: 9)

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John Tartaglione
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John Tartaglione
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In 1931, Mr. and Mrs. James Irving and their daughter Voirrey lived on a farm on the Isle of Man's Dalby Mountain.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. Irving; Mrs. Irving; Voirrey; Gef
Synopsis
A being claiming to be a talking mongoose terrorizes a family.
Keywords
Isle of Man; mongoose; poltergeist

Olga's Revenge (Table of Contents: 10)

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'We shall be slaves!'
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Princess Olga; people of Kiev; Derevilians
Synopsis
Kiev is defeated in battle, and its prince slain. But widowed Princess Olga outwits the would-be conquerors.
Keywords
Kiev; Ukraine

The Mummy's Foot (Table of Contents: 11)

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George Peltz ?
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George Peltz ?
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I had strolled into the Paris shop of one of those dealers in curiosities.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Narrator; curiosity seller; Princess Hermonthis; Pharaoh; Alfred
Synopsis
The narrator reunites a long-dead princess with her mummified foot.
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Keywords
Mummy; Paris; pharaoh

The Mysterious Lake (Table of Contents: 12)

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The sun beat down on the desert sands.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
How, why, and when mirages appear.
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Keywords
Mirage

The Sixth Sense (Table of Contents: 13)

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John Tartaglione
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All through the ages, there have been stories about objects moving when no one is near, and about people who can see into the future, guess what others are thinking, and know what is happening far away.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Carl; Dave; students; bus passengers; Emanuel Swedenborg; mother; father; Tom; bus driver; Carl Jung [Dr. C. G. Jung]
Synopsis
Examples of different types of supposed extrasensory perception.
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Keywords
Clairvoyance; e.s.p.; extrasensory perception; mental telepathy; parapsychology; precognition

The Yellow Star (Table of Contents: 14)

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A decree had been issued in Nazi Germany.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
A Nazi order that Jews must wear identifying badges meets surprising resistance in various parts of Europe. The Danish government refuses to collaborate, and the Danish underground spirits 6000 of the country's 7500 Jews to safety.
Keywords
Antisemitism; Denmark; Holocaust; persecution

The Scientific Search (Table of Contents: 15)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Many institutions throughout the world are doing research on extrasensory perception.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Scientists; test subjects
Synopsis
Scientific researchers at Duke University design and conduct experiments testing for extrasensory perception.
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Keywords
Clairvoyance; Duke University; E.S.P.; extrasensory perception; North Carolina; parapsychology; precognition; telekinesis

A Question of Ghosts (Table of Contents: 16)

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How many of these ghosts can you recognize?

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Illustrated Story of Ghosts
  2. 1. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales
  3. 2. ["Most of us have probably never seen a ghost face to faceless."]
  4. 3. The Hitchhiker
  5. 4. Room for the Night
  6. 5. The Ghost of Gold Gulch
  7. 6. The Chinese Sage
  8. 7. Ghosts That Make a Racket
  9. 8. The House of Flying Objects
  10. 9. The Talking Mongoose
  11. 10. Olga's Revenge
  12. 11. The Mummy's Foot
  13. 12. The Mysterious Lake
  14. 13. The Sixth Sense
  15. 14. The Yellow Star
  16. 15. The Scientific Search
  17. 16. A Question of Ghosts
  18. 17. Read the Best in the World's Finest Juvenile Publication
  19. 18. Subscribe now! Today!
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