I love a good ghost story, and with Halloween around the corner, I’m in the mood for frightening tales. Luckily for us at the library, we have a whole collection of just the right scare for you. Here’s a few to give you just the fright you’ve been looking for.

Nonfiction

1. Ghostlahoma by Tonya Hacker & Tammy Wilson: Ever wonder what supernatural stories are looming around your neighborhood?

Tonya Hacker and Tammy Wilson put together a recounting of ghost sighting and stories that make up Oklahoma’s history of haunting. These authors have also hosted Eerie Enid tours and Oklahoma Ghost Town Tours. Imagine the stories that could chill your blood. What better scare than finding out the history of your own hometown?

2. Haunted Highway: The Spirits of Route 66 by Ellen Robson

In the mood for a haunted adventure? Be sure to check out these hot spots anywhere along Route 66 to liven up  your road trip.

3. In Search of the Paranormal by Richard Estep: Want to step into a paranormal investigator’s shoes and experience first-hand account? Richard Estep takes you on his journey around the globe to uncover the most haunted and scary places.


Fiction

1. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red: Written in diary format, Ellen Rimbauer not only tells the story of a haunted mansion, but a young girl’s quest for love and a woman’s journey out of emotional turmoil. It’s sure to bring thrills, chills, heartache and everything in between.

Be sure to check out Stephen King’s Rose Red miniseries that you can request through ILL for added scares. Could you spend the night in a haunted house?

2. Psychopomp and Circumstance by Adrean Messmer: Oklahoma author, Adrean Messmer, introduces us to the Sewercide Man in the Books of Nethermore series. One mysterious Facebook posts starts Nell down a path of monsters and mystery.

3. Undead Flesh by Dennis McDonald: What Halloween list would be complete without a Zombie Apocalypse? Will Jack Garret and his family make it out alive?

4. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco: In this Young Adult novel, Rin brings to life a Japanese legend with a girl seeking revenge on those who kill and abuse. Then she meets him…

5. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King: Small, quaint town. Everything seems okay, right? Until secrets are revealed and it’s anbody’s guess what (or who) will come out of the woodwork. (Hint: vampires!)

6. The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash: Flipping houses got a whole lot more dangerous when invisible occupants don’t want to leave.

7. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black:  A girl escapes a vampire attack only to settle in a town full of them.