While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top True Horror books.
- The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm: Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer’s Home (2019)
- True Stories of the Paranormal: The Complete Collection (2018)
- Evil Unleashed: True Tales of Spells Gone to Hell and Other Occult Disasters (2016)
- Horror Stories: The most Terrifying REAL unsolved mysterious and unexplained disappearances that are seriously scary, Chilling- Murder, True Crimes & Unexplained deaths (2016)
- Checkmate: Book 3 (Noughts and Crosses) (2006)
- The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Avenue: Oregon, Notorious USA (2017)
- THE REAL AMITYVILLE HORROR: The True Story Behind The Brutal DeFeo Murders (2017)
- Bram Stocker’s Dracula: The Graphic Novel (2006)
- Nancy Drew #20: High School Musical Mystery (Nancy Drew Graphic Novels: Girl Detective) (2010)
- The House Next Door: A Ghost Story (2017)
- You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime) (2018)
- True Ghost Stories: Real Police Ghost Stories: True Tales of the Paranormal as Told by Cops and Other Law Enforcement Officials (2017)
- Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)
Fox Hollow Farm, the infamous Indiana property where Herb Baumeister allegedly murdered at least eleven men, has a grim past and an unsettling present.
This book is the combined collection of the six previously published “True Stories of the Paranormal” series. The true tales featured in this tome range from the experiences some people have had with loved ones who have passed on, to the terrifying encounters others have had with demonic forces not of this world. Also included are stories of ghost animals, haunted houses, vengeful spirits, guardian angels and much, much more.
The occult is many things to many people. For some, it’s a path to enlightenment. Others find it a source of personal transformation. And still others consider it a doorway to the devil. But while distinctions can be drawn and argued all day, what can’t be argued is this: the occult is dangerous. It opens channels that are best left closed. It attracts entities that don’t play by the rules.
Horror Stories: The most Terrifying REAL unsolved mysterious and unexplained disappearances that are seriously scary, Chilling- Murder, True Crimes & Unexplained deaths (2016)
Have you ever had that creepy feeling you were being watched?Did you know… The world is a big place, and with all that goes on, it can be downright scary!Horror Stories by Hannah J.
Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the pale-skinned Noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.
The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Avenue: Oregon, Notorious USA (2017)
WITH PHOTOS A seven-year-old goes missing and his step-mother is the chief suspect. Two women, fifty years apart, make history for committing the most shocking of crimes. A father kills his three young children and his wife and impersonates a disgraced journalist. Oregon’s most famous murderer explains how her jail breaks show she’s ready for parole.
Settled in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island, New York is the one of the most infamous houses in all of America, or perhaps the world.
Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker’s Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author’s mother, who wrote her son: ‘It is splendid. No book since Mrs.
Nancy Drew meets another Carolyne Keene creation, the Dana Girls, for the first time ever! Nancy and her pals visit the Starhurst School for Girls. Once students hear that the famed Girl Detective has arrived, they insist that Nancy meet Louise and Jean Dana, the Dana Girls! Soon, a good-natured contest is put together to see who the best mystery-solver really is, and it’s in the form of a musical, complete with clues planted throughout the school.
I live next to a haunted house.I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in.
You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime) (2018)
In the fall of 1994, Erich Baumeister (13), was playing in a wooded area of his family’s estate, when he stumbled across a partially buried human skeleton. He presented the disturbing finding to his mother, Julie, who inquired about the skull to her husband, Herb. He told her that the skeleton belonged to his late father, an anaesthesiologist, who used it for his research. He said he didn’t know what to do with it, so he buried it in the back garden. Astonishingly, Julie believed him.
True Ghost Stories: Real Police Ghost Stories: True Tales of the Paranormal as Told by Cops and Other Law Enforcement Officials (2017)
“Police! Who goes there?” the cry goes out as a shaking torchlight illuminates a ghostly figure. The figure hangs for a moment then disappears and the officer is changed forever. Suddenly, a world that made sense has been turned upside down and the terrified family who first called the police remains uncomforted. This family is not alone though, for all over the world, police officers come in contact with the strange and the paranormal.
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)
The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain.
Best True Horror Books Worth Your Attention
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Paranormal Confessions: True Stories of Hauntings, Possession, and Horror from the Bellaire House
Author(s): Kristin Lee
ID: 3153557, Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 870 Kb, Format: epub
The Shadow Book of Ji Yun: The Chinese Classic of Weird True Tales, Horror Stories, and Occult Knowledge
Author(s): Yun Ji, John Yu Branscum
ID: 3300774, Publisher: Empress Wu Books, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3
Behind the Horror: True Stories that Inspired Horror Movies
Author(s): Lee Mellor
ID: 2566387, Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 26 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.