WEFOUNDVictorian Hauntings: Spectrality, Gothic, the Uncanny and Literature


Victorian ghost stories, which dealt with the supernatural were quite popular. Fairies, ghosts, and witches were largely taken up by authors of their books. Ghost stories were appreciated largely by the people.

Britain was a very religious nation during the Victorian age. However, if we’re to examine in retrospect, we will find that religious views of the people were accompanied by several other beliefs. Pagan beliefs were included too. Stories which spoke of fairies were not as popular as those which spoke about ghosts. Stories dealing with fairies had lost their charm in the Elizabethan era.

But, the Victorian era seemed to be haunted by the ghost stories. In some of the stories, the ghosts visited the mortal world to haunt the living. Religion taught the people that the blessed souls were resting in heaven and the evil ones were damned in hell. The Catholic Church had to provide enough space to let the ghosts function.

Halloween season: It’s that time of year when the ghosts of old come out to play. Have you witnessed spooky events in your own home? Then, you might join the ranks of more than a few Victorian homeowners. If your home’s stories are similar to this one, you may have a an authentic haunted home for the holidays!

There is the spirit who steals. There is the specter that sprints up and down stairs in street shoes instead of sneakers. And there is the phantom that plays hide-and-seek with cat toys.

Karen and David Bateman, had, of course, heard all these spooky stories, but they never thought their new Victorian would join the ranks of haunted houses in their Garfield Heights Landmark District.

Victorian ghost stories, which dealt with the supernatural were quite popular. Fairies, ghosts, and witches were largely taken up by authors of their books. Ghost stories were appreciated largely by the people.

Britain was a very religious nation during the Victorian age. However, if we’re to examine in retrospect, we will find that religious views of the people were accompanied by several other beliefs. Pagan beliefs were included too. Stories which spoke of fairies were not as popular as those which spoke about ghosts. Stories dealing with fairies had lost their charm in the Elizabethan era.

But, the Victorian era seemed to be haunted by the ghost stories. In some of the stories, the ghosts visited the mortal world to haunt the living. Religion taught the people that the blessed souls were resting in heaven and the evil ones were damned in hell. The Catholic Church had to provide enough space to let the ghosts function.


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