THE WHISTLING ROOM

by William Hope Hodgson. Originally Published in The Idler, March 1910. Dr. Carnacki, the famous Investigator of "real" ghost stories, relates his peculiar and weird investigations of The Whistling Room. Carnacki shook a friendly fist at me, as I entered, late. Then, he opened the door into the dining-room, and ushered the four of us - Jessop, Arkright, Taylor and myself - in to dinner. We dined well, as usual, and equally as usual, Carnacki was pretty silent during the meal. At the end we took our wine and cigars to our accustomed positions and Carnacki - having got himself comfortable in Continue reading

THE HOUSE AMONG THE LAURELS

by William Hope Hodgson. Originally Published in The Idler, February 1910. Thomas Carnacki, the famous Investigator of "real" ghost stories, tells here the results of his peculiar and weird investigations in The House Among The Laurels. "This is a curious yarn that I am going to tell you," said Carnacki, as after a quiet little dinner we made ourselves comfortable in his cosy dining-room. "I have just got back from the West of Ireland," he continued. "Wentworth, a friend of mine, has lately had rather an unexpected legacy, in the shape of a large estate and manor, about a mile and a half Continue reading

THE GATEWAY OF THE MONSTER

by William Hope Hodgson. from The Idler, January 1910. Thomas Carnacki, the famous investigator of "real" ghost stories, tells here his incredibly weird experience in the Electric Pentacle. In response to Carnacki's usual card of invitation to have dinner and listen to a story, I arrived promptly at 427, Cheyne Walk, to find the three others who were always invited to these happy little times, there before me. Five minutes later, Carnacki, Arkright, Jessop, Taylor and I were all engaged in the "pleasant occupation" of dining.   "You've not been long away, this Continue reading