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Night Stalks the Mansion: A True Story of One Family's Ghostly Adventure

Night Stalks the Mansion A True Story of One Family s Ghostly Adventure Back by popular demand A supernatural detective story Winner of the National Writers Club Award for Nonfiction Now in paperback this true story recounts a Philadelphia family s encounter with a

  • Title: Night Stalks the Mansion: A True Story of One Family's Ghostly Adventure
  • Author: Constance Westbie Harold Cameron
  • ISBN: 9780811732086
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Back by popular demand A supernatural detective story Winner of the 1977 National Writers Club Award for Nonfiction Now in paperback, this true story recounts a Philadelphia family s encounter with a supernatural presence in their eighteenth century mansion After experiencing footsteps at night, opening doors, strange sounds and activity that centered around the library,Back by popular demand A supernatural detective story Winner of the 1977 National Writers Club Award for Nonfiction Now in paperback, this true story recounts a Philadelphia family s encounter with a supernatural presence in their eighteenth century mansion After experiencing footsteps at night, opening doors, strange sounds and activity that centered around the library, they investigate, unearthing the mansion s tragic past and changing their beliefs about the supernatural world.

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    1. I was hoping this would be scarier, but did enjoy the way it was written. It was like a mystery and all the way through you would get more clues about those haunting the mansion until finally it was revealed who the ghosts were.


    2. I finished this gripping tale from beginning to end in a single sitting. It is creepy and fun. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good ghost story!


    3. I love a good haunted house story, and this one was pretty decent. It had the semblance of a plot, which is often lacking in these kinds of books. What I liked most was that once the homeowner meets Enoch (a really old dude who had been the caretaker of the mansion for years), he learns how the mansion's past ties in with the current ghostly happenings. That's why I liked A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House so much; you get to find out the history of the house, and I think that m [...]


    4. 3.5 stars. I like reading or watching true ghost stories. This one was interesting and a fast read, but nothing too scary or creepy.


    5. I like a good ghost story & this one is okay. It's not very well written though and it didn't keep my attention well enough for me to finish reading it, even after 2 attempts at reading the book.


    6. Book DescriptionBack by popular demandA supernatural detective storyWinner of the 1977 National Writers Club Award for NonfictionNow in paperback, this true story recounts a Philadelphia family's encounter with a supernatural presence in their eighteenth-century mansion. After experiencing footsteps at night, opening doors, strange sounds and activity that centered around the library, they investigate, unearthing the mansion's tragic past and changing their beliefs about the supernatural world.M [...]


    7. Interesting. One thing I thought off was that Harold Cameron made himself out to be an average Joe throughout the story but then suddenly in the epilogue and end notes he became this psychic medium who'd always had powers and had even more after this experience. I guess that's all sensationalized by the great-nephew who's trying to raise money to make a movie version (still, after 12 years?) But that was the only thing in the book that struck me as being disingenuous.



    8. Night Stalks the Mansion by Harold Cameron and Constance Westbie is a very readable book about a period of time that Harold's family lives in a house that they believe is haunted. The family moves into the house in Philadelphia on an unbreakable two year lease and are stuck in the house with unexplainable footsteps inside and out, vases of flowers that appear in winter, and the mysterious library which they opt out of even going into because of a creepy feeling. Even visitors to the mansion and [...]


    9. Harold Cameron, his wife and five children had to move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due to his job transfer. During the time they moved, there wasn't any places to rent and so they had to lived in a small, cramped motel room.It seems like a miracle to Harold when he reads in the paper about the mansion with 17 bedrooms, which is more than enough room for his family. And when he finds out how much the place is to rent, he thinks the place is too good to be true. The Camerons signed a two year l [...]


    10. the plot was very poorly developed, in addition to insanely slow. The only two noteworthy instances of anything paranormal were the occasional footsteps that were heard inside and outside of the mansion at night, and I am really astounded at how the author managed to stretch that out into a 176 page book. Also, the writing was elementary and Harold Cameron uses way too many exclamation points.



    11. I had high hopes when I started this book. I was in the mood for a good ghost story and this one, being true, seemed like it would fit the bill for me. The truth is stranger than fiction, etc, etc.While I find that it's based on a family's true experiences (which is what really drew me to it in the first place) I found the book to be pretty boring. I don't mean to bash it but that's my honest assessment. I found the writing and the 'characters' (I put that in quotations because we're talking abo [...]


    12. I'm in a Facebook group featuring my hometown. Someone mentioned this place near our high school and that a one time renter wrote a book about the two years he and his family lived there. It was said to be haunted by those who had lived there 100 years earlier. Mr. Cameron/Ms. Westbie are believable writers and the book was easy enough to get through. At the end of the book, his great nephew said he took an interest in the story and wrote a screenplay about it. At present, they haven't signed ac [...]


    13. Since I actually live in a home believed by many to be "haunted," I could really relate to much of what the family in this story went throughd have come to many of the same conclusions. Living in a haunted house doesn't necessarily have to be scary all the time, and you CAN co-exist peacefully with your houseguests, lol.This was a fun, quick read and it was really fascinating how the historical events as told by someone who knew the history of the house and the area seemed to really fall magical [...]


    14. **3.5 stars**This was a good old-fashioned style of ghost story. What that means is that there wasn't too much gore, the nature of the crime was hinted at rather than described in gory detail, and the ending was typical of stories that were written around the same time frame as this one. What I enjoyed about it was the gothic setting: old house, isolated location, strange people dressed in black showing up at strange hours during the night. I also liked the fact that it was based on the author's [...]


    15. Creepy good. This family were forced to stay in this haunted mansion (because they signed an lease with no escape clause). It was haunted by at least 2 individuals, one woman and one man. They heard footsteps on the stairs and landings at night, they heard footsteps on the path to the home that would stop/end at the front door. After getting used to at least the female presence, they struck a deal with the spirits and things seemed to get easier for them.But they couldn't seem to keep the help. [...]


    16. This ghost story is written from the perspective of a father who rents a haunted home for his family in Pennsylvania. His view is a very rational one, and it's more a mystery than a typical story. I appreciated the unique perspective of this book and found the interpersonal relationships of some of the characters delightful. I really wanted to enjoy this book but found myself constantly struggling to pull through it despite it's short length. The writing and pacing of this book is terrible. It's [...]


    17. Sometime in the early 1970s (I'm guessing), Harold Cameron and his family leased a mansion outside of Philadelphia. The lease was unusually strict, but the price was right. In this book, Cameron reports that before even fully moving in, the family began to experience "presences," usually in the form of footsteps, but occasionally including turning doorknobs and sudden crashes. This allegedly true story isn't very notable for the ghosts, who are actually fairly tame, but more for the tenacity wit [...]


    18. This is a book about a haunted mansion located down the street from where I grew up. A young girl was murdered there a long time ago, and her mother eventually committed suicide. The mother's ghost still walks the property. When I was really young, it was abandoned and frighteningen it mysteriously burned down. A wealthy family rebuilt it in the early 90s and reportedly still witnessed a lot of paranormal activity. Its not a particularly great book, but obviously appeals to me for the local hist [...]


    19. A very-low key relating of a "true" haunting in PA shortly after WWII. Not much beyond some footsteps, doors opening and closing and a few items being transported, but at least it doesn't feel as if the writer is trying to sensationalize the family's experiences. Having done a little research after reading, sounds as if their conclusions, and at least some of their experiences, have no basis in fact -- SHOCK! That all being said, it's an okay read if you're looking for a low-key and not very sca [...]


    20. When a very rational couple rent an old mansion near Philadelphia strange things happen. The house had had no renters even though the rent was very cheap. The couple had 7 children so the home seemed perfect to them. This was in the time after WWII. They were locked into a 2 year lease. The husband has gone through seminary training as a Baptist minister but decides against going into ministry but is still a man of deep faith. If you don't believe in ghosts this true story, written very rational [...]


    21. I'm not a fan of true crime, biographies, or "true account" re-tellings. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was even kicking myself for reading this with the lights off at one point. It has a distinct horror element that I believe would be there even if this were not based on an actual family's experiences. It was a great read, chilling, and more importantly to me, believable. Recommended for anyone who loves a good spook, ghost story, haunted house tale, or good old-fashioned s [...]


    22. I got this book as an freebie when I was in the mood for something spooky and supernatural. I don't know what I expected from a book that claimed to be a true story of "ghostly adventures," but I at least wanted to be scared. I'm sure that if I heard footsteps and saw door knobs turning, I would flip out, but reading about it wasn't as exciting as I thought. The book was generally, enjoyable, however. It was an easy ready, short, and kept your attention. I'm still skeptical about the authentici [...]


    23. Blast from the pastThis was an enjoyable read about one family's account with the paranormal. it's authentic and real, therefore not overly filled with paranormal activity. Unfortunately, that leaves little to be remembered or taken seriously. The narration was enjoyable, as was the bond between author and wife and children, but the story, in all, was not as intriguing as we've come to view ghastly tales of ghosts and the history they're left to repeat


    24. Wow. I loved this story so much! I decided to finish this ghost novel tonight because it was so interesting and entertaining to me. I finished it at 2.30AM, I loved it so much I couln't stop reading! I downloaded it for free at amazon and it is so worth it. This is the last ghost story I am going to read for a while because I do find them very scary and I would like a more fun read. Dont be mistaken by this novel being free because it is actually really really good!!!!!


    25. Night Stalks the Mansion is a short but interesting read of the Cameron families ghostly experiences in an old mansion in Pennsylvania. This came out near the same time as "The Amityville Horror" and even the cover art resembles it. This is not a novel but reads like one. I found it an interesting read and it encouraged me to find out more about the house and the Cameron's experiences. I recommend it. (originally posted on )


    26. Got this as a freebie on . Lode creepy, and I like creepy. The good? It was a quick read (only took me a couple hours to get through) and it did keeps y attention. The bad? I kept waiting for it to get good and creepy. Mostly it was about trying to figure out who the spirits were and why they were there, rather than about the "hauntings". Hearing footsteps and singing door handles turn would creep me out, but there was never much more than that.


    27. Told in the first person, this story of an apparently "normal" family experiences paranormal situations over a two year period while renting an old mansion. This is a memoir, not a fiction. It is fascinating, seeing how the family deals with it and how they introduce visitors to the situation. As a somewhat skeptical believer of paranormal (I believe some but not all claims.), I found this to be a very good read.


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