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The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places is the first directory to be written by dozens of the world's leading paranormal investigators. Research notes, location background, first-hand accounts, and many anomalous photographs featuring ghostly manifestations comprise the hundreds of haunted listings in this directory....

Title : Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World
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ISBN : 9781564147998
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 359 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World Reviews

  • Molly
    2018-11-27 13:05

    Lots of really interesting places, it's hard to get them all, though! There were a few locales I was disappointed were not included, but overall I enjoyed reading about the locations that were included in the book. I recommend it for anyone who is just interested in haunted histories, but be warned: the synopses are brief, and often there is not a ton of info on each place, but it's a great starting point for brief descriptions of haunted places. Could definitely prompt future research.

  • Bradley Milton
    2018-12-02 14:54

    Great book for a quick reference. Jeff Belanger continues to be one of the best researchers in the paranormal field. This book is somewhat-perfect for paranormal investigators. Going on a vacation trip and wanna know any good haunts nearby? This book will cover it.A bit of caution to the readers though. This book only covers some of the famous haunts in major cities or popular destinations. It's definitely NOT the end-to-all Book of Haunted Places because it's still missing quite a bit of our locally famous haunts and so on. I'm also bummed out on some of the haunted places that Jeff covers in the book. Some places will only get a paragraph while other places will get a page or two worth of information/accounting.Please Note: This review is based on the First Edition (as the cover shown on GoodReads). The Second Edition has new haunted locations, sporting a different cover and only available in paperback.

  • MeriBeth
    2018-12-13 14:11

    An encyclopedic compilation of famous ghost stories from around the world, Jeff Belanger's book is mildly interesting but extremely boring. It has taken me almost a year to read the book much of it spent wondering if I've read or heard these stories before. Turns out I had done both. Many of these stories have appeared on Haunted History by the History Channel, Ghost Adventures or Most Haunted by the Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters by SyFy Channel or have been posted in one form or another to the internet. In fact, I don't think there was a single 'new' story in the entire book. Additionally, the stories are presented in such a dry manner as to become completely dull and boring. For a book by a man who loves to tell us he learned his craft from the famed, or infamous depending on your point of view, Warrens, Jeff Belanger did a very poor job with this book.

  • Zephan
    2018-11-20 13:52

    This book is pretty good. I like it a lot. I'm having trouble keeping interest sometimes. But overall, I recomend this book to people who injoy paranormal fiction books. It gives you information about paranormal locations. I really enjoyed this book. It also gives you really interesting information. Like the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Supposively, it is haunted. But this makes me a skeptic of this book. I think some people are lying about some of these stories. Which also makes me not like this book a bit. So overall, this book its pretty good.

  • kylajaclyn
    2018-12-12 18:52

    This books contains more history and folklore, especially towards the end, than it does information about hauntings. It was enjoyable but also a little boring. I know all phenomena could be said to be conjecture, but I wonder how many of the hauntings presented here are real and true. There was a lot about cold spots... Not much to go on. Overall it's worth 2 1/2 stars. I started it two years ago... It took me that long to come back to and finish.

  • Page Wench
    2018-12-02 17:09

    Whether you just like to seek out reputedly haunted spots to see if you experience anything yourself or are a paranormal investigator, you will enjoy this book. It's different than a lot of other books in the same vein because it doesn't focus on the "famous" spots. I know my entry has never appeared in any other reference. My claim to fame...pages 206-207, Frank-N-Steins Pub and Gasthaus.

  • RumBelle
    2018-12-14 11:08

    A world tour of spirits, ghosts, haunted houses and more. Ghosts from many cultures and locations around the world. It's history and entertainment all rolled into one.

  • Ann
    2018-12-02 19:03

    I am usually interested in ghost stories/hauntings, but I had trouble finishing this one. Not trying to stop anyone else from reading this one, but it wasn't for me.

  • Bradley
    2018-12-11 18:12

    Some creepy stories in these pages. Someone on Listia will like this book. =)

  • lekshmi
    2018-12-12 16:03

    spooky and funny

  • Sam
    2018-12-11 10:59

    You don't really read encyclopedias but I have looked though it and the information in it is really interesting and it make you want to go check out some of the places.