© 2002 James Cunningham
All rights reserved. Reprinted here by generous
of the Prologue excerpted from
Diary of Emily Cavanaugh
permission of Fiona Broome at HollowHill.com
the Shipley-Lydecker Mansion (above)
the book TheShipleys of Maryland by the Shipley genealogical society.
In 1803, Nicholas McCubbin Carroll, nephew of wealthy barrister Charles Carrol Jr (father of Charles Carroll III
, co-signer of the Declaration of Independence for Maryland) built this mansion for his daughter Ann Carroll Mason; and in
1851 it was purchased by Charles Shipley, the
grandfather of Isabel Shipley Cunningham
- cousin of the author of this novel.
"Reaching Toward Heaven" Cape Cod Gravestone photo
permission © Nancy Nichol/Gallery 6
of Barry Clifford, the explorer who discovered the Whydah Galley - the world's only authenticated pirate shipwreck
Some characters are based on The Ghost Gallery
Haunted Mansion cast members
based on concepts by The Walt Disney
[Note: As of the writing of this book, "Mdm. Leota" is the only officially named ghost in the Disneyland Haunted
Mansion. All other names applied to Mansion ghosts are by literary license, created before the Disney Mansion refurbishments and
may not necessarily match the names given by other stories. If you don't like it, darling, write your own story].
Courtesy nod to www.Doombuggies.com,
premier Haunted Mansion website,
originally hosting this story before printing
part of this book may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or
transmitted by any means
the written permission of the author.
Edition printing in paperback 2002 by Corpusle Press
2nd Edition printing in paperback 2006 by Wordclay
Edition printing in paperback 2012 by CreateSpace
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