Holly Nadler

Holly Nadler

is creating True Ghost Stories personally experienced by the author

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The Ghost Lady’s ghosts
the private collection


Want to read something really scary?

Still here? Okay, I’ve come to be known on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where I’ve lived for the past 28 years, as the ghost lady.

It started with a slate of guided walking tours. Two out of the three down Island towns were strictly historical, fun historical, or so I hoped: From Campmate to Cathouse: The Sacred and Profane Oak Bluffs; Life Styles of the Rich and Famous of Vineyard Haven and, for the third, the straight-forward Ghosts of Edgartown.

My biggest crowds turned out for the ghoulies and ghosties of Edgartown. I quickly threw in the [educational] towel and featured ghosts for all three towns. Along the way, being a writer and a journalist, I lucked into a long-term deal with Down East Books of Camden, Maine. Haunted Island was the first work to be published, followed by The Ghosts of Boston Town, then a gossipy, goofy book Vineyard Confidential that contains a few dark tales including one about two arsonist spirits from the 1890s who may have set fire in 2001 to the manor in which they’d lived over 100 years before; and finally, Vineyard Supernatural. In 2014, a 20-year anniversary edition of Haunted Island appeared. All these books are still in print and available in Vineyard bookstores and on Amazon.

But here’s the eerie part. Once I made a niche of true ghost stories, I started to get haunted myself. You know the law of attraction, right? In this case, I would just as soon these players from the Other Side would leave me alone, but I began to see myself for what I was: not so much a ghost lady as a ghost magnet.

So here’s a continuing column / blog about my own encounters of the third kind — or would this be the fourth kind? And hey!, if you’d care to take your laptop outside, build a campfire, and toast some marshmallows as you read, that could “double the flavor, double the fun.” (If you remember that old jingle, you’re as old as I am).

In the meantime, above you'll find a clip a stranger once filmed during one of my ghost tours and mounted on Youtube. It’s very dark, as walks along haunted lanes tend to be, but please take a peek so that we’re properly introduced, then get those marshmallows melting while I tell you a whopper. A true whopper. 
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The Ghost Lady’s ghosts
the private collection


Want to read something really scary?

Still here? Okay, I’ve come to be known on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where I’ve lived for the past 28 years, as the ghost lady.

It started with a slate of guided walking tours. Two out of the three down Island towns were strictly historical, fun historical, or so I hoped: From Campmate to Cathouse: The Sacred and Profane Oak Bluffs; Life Styles of the Rich and Famous of Vineyard Haven and, for the third, the straight-forward Ghosts of Edgartown.

My biggest crowds turned out for the ghoulies and ghosties of Edgartown. I quickly threw in the [educational] towel and featured ghosts for all three towns. Along the way, being a writer and a journalist, I lucked into a long-term deal with Down East Books of Camden, Maine. Haunted Island was the first work to be published, followed by The Ghosts of Boston Town, then a gossipy, goofy book Vineyard Confidential that contains a few dark tales including one about two arsonist spirits from the 1890s who may have set fire in 2001 to the manor in which they’d lived over 100 years before; and finally, Vineyard Supernatural. In 2014, a 20-year anniversary edition of Haunted Island appeared. All these books are still in print and available in Vineyard bookstores and on Amazon.

But here’s the eerie part. Once I made a niche of true ghost stories, I started to get haunted myself. You know the law of attraction, right? In this case, I would just as soon these players from the Other Side would leave me alone, but I began to see myself for what I was: not so much a ghost lady as a ghost magnet.

So here’s a continuing column / blog about my own encounters of the third kind — or would this be the fourth kind? And hey!, if you’d care to take your laptop outside, build a campfire, and toast some marshmallows as you read, that could “double the flavor, double the fun.” (If you remember that old jingle, you’re as old as I am).

In the meantime, above you'll find a clip a stranger once filmed during one of my ghost tours and mounted on Youtube. It’s very dark, as walks along haunted lanes tend to be, but please take a peek so that we’re properly introduced, then get those marshmallows melting while I tell you a whopper. A true whopper. 

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TIP JAR
$2 or more per creation
no reward, I just want to support the ghost lady 
pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per creation
after 6 months you'll receive a signed copy of one of my books -- your choice
tarot card reading
$10 or more per creation
for $10 a month receive after 3 months a tarot card reading