Welcome to my countdown of the Top 40 ghost stories from 1800-1849. These are not just any ghost stories, mind you. They are the scariest ghost stories, ones that will keep you up at night. So let's get started. The first story was published anonymously. Little happens in the first ten pages, but then it gets wild (and a bit gruesome if you are squeamish). It is a ghost story set on the sea, as a lot of them were during this nautical period. It is called The Bloody Bread Bag. The ghost story is chapter VIII of "The-Man-of-War's-Man" published in Blackwood's during 1823. Enjoy.