Ghosts appear in many places and in many forms. There are headless ghosts and animal ghosts, friendly ghosts and mischievous ghosts, ghosts that warn of danger, predict disasters, save lives, avenge murders or scribble messages on walls. Since the first recorded sighting nearly 4,000 years ago, they have been seen all over the world: in houses, castles and graveyards as well as in less likely places like lifts, trees and waterfalls and on bridges and mountain tops. The Usbome Atlas of the Haunted World is a comprehensive guide to the geographical locations of hundreds of these mysterious and unexplained apparitions. Full of lively illustrations and detailed accounts, this tour of the mystifying and the macabre takes the reader from the sites of spectral reenactments of bloody battles to encounters with the phantom hitch-hikers of New York to the hungry ghosts of India, then by disappearing train, ghostly ship, or vanishing aeroplane to the most haunted house in the world. Aimed at 1 0 year olds and upwards, this book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the world of spooks, spectres, screaming skulls and things that go bump in the night...