Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved...
Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries, by
Joseph A. Citro. 1994.
book covers all kinds of oddities in Vermont, not just
ghosts. It is organized by type of story, with major
headings such as: Vermont's Ghostly Gallery, Here
Monsters Dwell, Alien Skies, and Lingering Mysteries.
I found this book well written, intriguing and fun to
read. In 1996 Mr. Citro published another book,
Passing Strange which covers all kinds of strangeness
throughout New England and was also very entertaining.
Beth Scott & Michael Norman, 1985.
and Norman offer 468 pages of ghost stories of the
Midwest. Their "day jobs" as college
professors shows through. There is lots of historical
background and their detailed research is obvious.
Lots of ghost stories, including many from the 19th
century as well as contemporary ones.
Hotels: A Guide to American and...
Robin Mead, 1995.
in the U.S. and Canada are described. Most states are
included. Descriptions of the hotel are given, then
the nature of the haunting. At the end of each entry
Mead lists the address, telephone, facilities and
price range. Nicely done with line drawings of the
buildings for some of the listings. 218pp. At the end,
the author lists other haunted places that he did not
write chapters on. A handy reference book to have,
especially if you like to travel.
Nancy Roberts, 1997
is an entertaining book covering many hauntings in
Georgia. It is organized by geographic area and has
some photos. Nancy Roberts is a well-known writer of
ghostly folklore and her chapters in this book are
written in a storyteller's style. The book is not only
helpful in identifying haunted places, but is
enjoyable just to read the tales.
Hunter's Guide to Florida
Joyce Elson Moore, 1998
book has lost of entries, organized by geographic
region and includes a map in the front, which is
helpful. Each chapter has a general description of the
place, then "Haunt History," "Visitng
the Site," and "Directions." The
chapters are short and to the point, but have all the
information you'd need. I think this book would be a
useful resource to find hauntings in a particular area
you're interested in or will visit.
Lakes : Great Lakes Ghost...
Frederick Stonehouse, 1997
this book Stonehouse writes about all sorts of
paranormal phenomena of the Great Lakes. After many
years of compiling maritime history about the lakes,
Stonehouse realized he had amassed many odd tales and
set them down in their own volume. He writes about
haunted lighthouses, ghostly ships, sea serpents,
superstitions and more. This book is very well
written, with interesting tales and information about
what life was and is like on the lakes. The book is
almost 200 pages, with photos, an index and a
Stories of Washington
Barbara Smith, 2000
Smith has written several books about ghosts in
Canadian provinces and now turns her hand to the
Pacific Northwest. She covers a variety of spooks,
from haunted houses to inns, schools, roads, and
theaters. While this book will not give you as many
sites you can visit as some other books do, it will
give you enough. Many of the stories are not
contemporary but are still interesting to read. So,
while not what I would view as a real
"guidebook," this is still a good book to
curl up with on a stormy day. 230pp, some photos.
Ed Okonowicz, 1995
This book is part of a series by Mr. Okonowicz called
Spirits Between the Bays covering hauntings in the
DelMarVa area. Although his volumes are thin, they are
well written, entertaining and have interesting
content. Welcome Inn has twelve chapters describing
haunted inns. 90pp. Drawings of sites. Note: Another
entry in this series, Possessed Possessions, is a
Ghosts : 13 Bona Fide...
Norma Elizabeth and Bruce Roberts, 1999
book presents well done writeups of 13 haunted
lighthouses, from Michigan to the Atlantic Coast down
to Florida. Detailed directions and contact info are
provided. Excellent photographs accompany each
chapter. The authors' love of and respect for
lighthouses is apparent and contagious. 144pp.
to Coast Ghosts
Leslie Rule, 2001
by type of ghost, Ms. Rule covers a wide breadth of
hauntings (including the house she grew up in). Chapters
include ghosts of children, animals, schools, the Gold
Rush, and watery sites among many others. She visited each
place, and each entry conveys her personal
interest. The writing and photography (which she
does herself) are very good and there are interesting
sidebars throughout the book. This would be a nice book to
curl up with on a gray weekend day. 249pp with
photos. Ms. Rule is currently working on a second