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Elliot O’Donnell

Elliott O’Donnell was a professional ghost hunter and prolific author, who produced an impressive series of books on ghosts and the paranormal. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was a five year old boy. Another claim of his was a strangulation attempt by a mysterious phantom, which attacked him in Dublin.

His first book, written in his spare time, was a psychic thriller titled For Satan’s Sake (1904). He composed several popular novels, including an occult fantasy, The Sorcery Club (1912), but specialized in true tales of ghosts and hauntings. At the time these were immensely popular. O’Donnell published in numerous magazines, including Hutchinson Story Magazine, The Novel Magazine, The Idler, Weekly Tale-Teller, Hutchinson’s Mystery-Story Magazine, Pearson’s Magazine, Lilliput and Weird Tales. As he became known as an authority on the supernatural, he was called upon more often as a ghost hunter. He also assisted in radio broadcasts on the paranormal in Britain and the United States.

Read more about Elliott O’Donnell in the Post Scriptum of 'The Banshee'.