Everyone loves a good road trip, so why not combine your fascination with the paranormal with your love of travel? Book 1 of America's Most Haunted Road Trip takes you through 21 states, and their most haunted locations, many of them open to the public. Listed by state, city, and then location- each entry contains a history of the haunted hot spot, an address, and applicable contact info. Experience the hauntingly strange activity at theaters, restaurants, bars, battlefields, saloons, parks, hotels, museums, resorts, and more. Just remember to bring your camera and recorder! Book 1 takes you to: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a renowned expert on paranormal, visionary, and spiritual topics. She puts her expertise to use in this guide to the scariest sites in the Keystone State. Each destination includes a detailed description and photographs so readers may test their own ghosthunting skills or visit from the safety of their armchairs. Firsthand accounts of otherworldly encounters bring the spooks into view, while a Ghostly Resources section points ghosthunters to further information.
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! The PCH is an epic journey: 1,700 miles of vibrant cities, lively coastal towns, and dramatic cliffs, all bordered by the glittering Pacific Ocean. Inside Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you'll want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Coast by fields of golden California poppies or stop at a seaside grill in Santa Barbara for the best chicharrón and Baja fish tacos you've ever tasted. Marvel at the mystical evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest, or dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro district Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Local Expert: Born-and-bred Californian Victoriah Arsenian shares her love of adventure with you Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip or Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California or Moon Seattle.
A cross-county trip explores America's spookiest places, from New England and New Orleans to Wild West towns and the hills of Hollywood.
A quirky, entertaining, and insightful collection of hip travel guides for young travelers brings a fresh perspective to Old World destinations to offer helpful tips on the hottest cities and regions, accommodations, and eateries for a variety of budgets, the hottest things to see and do, detailed city maps, activities and nightlife, outdoor adventures, and no-cost museums, complementary entertainment, and free bar food.
Settled by Spanish explorers more than three centuries ago, San Antonio has a rich haunted history. Ghosthunting San Antonio by local author Micharl Varhola covers 30 haunted locations in or around the cities of San Antonio and Austin and throughout the region known as Texas Hill Country. Each site combines history, haunted lore and phenomena, and practical visitation information. The book is organized into four geographical sections, "City of San Antonio," "Greater San Antonio," "Austin," and "Texas Hill Country." This hands-on guide also includes an introduction to the subject of ghosthunting in the Lone Star State and all the information readers need to visit the places described within it. It also has an appendix that briefly describes nearly 100 other haunted places. Sites covered include bridges, churches, colleges and universities, cemeteries and graveyards, government buildings, historic sites, hotels, museums, parks, restaurants and bars, and much more. They include the Crockett Hotel, built on the spot where David Crockett and the final defenders of the Alamo are believed to have been slain; the Ghost Tracks, where spectral children are known to move people's stopped cars and the Devil's Backbone, the haunted highway that wends through the hills north of San Antonio.
As part of the America's Haunted Road Trip series, Ghosthunting Oregon takes readers along on a guided tour of some of the Beaver State's most haunted historic locations. Local author Donna Stewart researched each location thoroughly before visiting, digging up clues for the paranormal aspect of each site. In Ghosthunting Oregon, Stewart takes readers to some of the spookiest haunts across the state including: Oaks Park in Portland, where visitors have reported a ghostly apparition of a child in the 1970s style dress; the O'Kane Building in central Oregon, where people have reported seeing "ghostly smoke" and strange lights; and Pioneer Park in Pendleton, where some have reported apparitions and hearing voices. With a copy of Ghosthunting Oregon in hand, readers can visit some of the spookiest haunts across the state and compare their experiences.
For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward. " ... an engaging exploration -- and example -- of the fruitful tunnel-visions of dreamers turned doers." - Publishers Weekly
Seattle may not be as old as some would expect from a haunted city. But it has a large number of haunted sites and stories. Spooked in Seattle will lead readers on a journey through Seattle's neighborhoods and reveal the city's public locations, history, and tales of strange encounters. For those who love to venture off into corners in search of ghosts and the unknown, this book will set readers forth in the right direction. Spooked in Seattle features more than 150 haunted locations, historic and contemporary photos, top ten questions about ghosts, Seattle's top ten most haunted places, location maps and addresses, Seattle history and haunted facts, Seattle cemeteries and tombstone symbols, and more. Spooked in Seattle presents many locations throughout the city that are believed to be haunted, claim to have ghosts, or have undergone investigation. All of these stories are broken down into sections based on the city's neighborhoods with corresponding addresses to make finding them easier for the ghost enthusiasts. Maps and photos help bring to life the locations, making the Seattle ghosthunting experience easy and enjoyable.
If you believe in ghosts, you're in good company. Haunted Histories brings America's most ghostly locales to life, illuminating their role in shaping America's history and detailing how they became the nation's most feared places. Haunted Histories takes readers on a state-by-state journey across the United States, exploring the nation's most feared places. Along the way, the text introduces readers to new ghostly tales and takes a fresh look at familiar stories and locations, with an eye to history. From well-known spooky spots like Salem, Massachusetts, to such lesser-known ones as the Shanghai Tunnels of Portland, Oregon, where spirits are supposedly trapped, readers will discover not only where America's most haunted places are but also why they are said to be haunted. The ghosts of the doomed Donner Party allow readers to experience the arduous and often deadly journey of America's westward wagon trains, while different kinds of "spirits" haunting old distilleries allow readers to discover how whiskey almost derailed the new American nation before it was born. This book can be studied for academic purposes as a historical reference, used as a source for classroom assignments, or simply read for the pleasure of a great story. Combines entertaining ghost stories with the history that inspired them, resulting in a highly readable and informative reference text for both students and adults Serves as a well-researched and useful resource for teachers seeking to supplement their curriculum or develop class projects Brings lesser-known stories to the forefront in lively sidebars Brings ghost stories to life in photos of haunted locales Helps readers to find specific information in cross-reference guides Provides information for site visits, along with video references, in a "Ghost Tour Road Trips" section
On this leg of the journey you'll explore the scariest spots in the Garden State. Author L'Aura Hladik visits 34 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public--so you can test your own ghosthunting skills, if you dare. Join L'Aura as she personally visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a first-hand account. You'll go to: The Spy House--one of the most haunted sites on the Eastern Seaboard, which is home to several ghosts The Proprietary House--haunted by the ghost of a little boy, a Revolutionary War soldier, and others who occupy the ladies' room Centenary College--where a ghost known as Tillie Smith has been seen on the campus grounds and in her old dormitory, as well as Union Cemetery in Hackettstown Enjoy Ghosthunting New Jersey from the safety of your armchair or hit the road, using the maps, "Haunted Places" travel guide, and "Ghostly Resources." Buckle up and get ready for the spookiest ride of your life.
One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016 “A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The New York Times Book Review An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places—and deep into the dark side of our history. Colin Dickey is on the trail of America's ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie homes," Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. Some have established reputations as "the most haunted mansion in America," or "the most haunted prison"; others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget. With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living—how do we, the living, deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed, for whatever reason, haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes to those facts are made—and why those changes are made—Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone, crimes left unsolved. Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the past we're most afraid to speak of aloud in the bright light of day is the same past that tends to linger in the ghost stories we whisper in the dark.
The heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series follows three teens as they take a senior year road trip to one of America's most haunted cities, uncovering dangerous secrets from their past along the way. With all the thrills, chills, and eerie found photographs that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum "a strong YA debut," Catacomb is perfect for fans for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Sometimes the past is better off buried. Senior year is finally over. After all they've been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they're just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan's uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice that they're being followed . . . and photographed. Then Dan starts receiving messages from someone he didn't expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween. When the trio arrives in New Orleans and the strange occurrences only escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence, but fate—a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past. Now Dan's only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive. Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.
Are you thirsty for a paranormal adventure? Do you enjoy visiting bars where the floors are sticky with decades of spilled beer? How about a prison where moonshine is being legally distilled? Or maybe even a seedy bordello turned award-winning winery? From battles to murder, and stouts to Merlots, learn about the darker side of America's liquid libations as we journey to some of the most haunted breweries, distilleries, and wineries in the country. You might even find some boos to go with your booze. Sip on a Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout in Denver's oldest brewpub, enjoy a pint of Shanghai'd IPA above Portland's infamous Shanghai Tunnels, or try a taste of butterscotch moonshine in one of America's most haunted prisons turned distillery. Whether you're searching for rich history, delicious drinks, or a few ghosts lurking in the shadows, The Spirit Guide: America's Haunted Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries is the perfect companion for your next haunted road trip. Cheers!
Haunted Cincinnati Handbook is the first book in the new Haunted Handbook line within the popular Americas Haunted Road Trip series. The Haunted Handbooks are city-specific travel guides to nearly one hundred places within a major city. Each of the places in Haunted Cincinnati Handbook is presented in a two-page spread that includes directions, a brief history, details about how the place is haunted, and advice on visiting the place. Each spread also includes one or two photos. The places are organized into sections, including schoolhouses, roads and bridges, hotels and inns, and others. From the winding curves of the spooky Buffalo Ridge Road to the ghost of Music Hall, from the moans heard by the Miami town bridge to the wispy form that flits through Spring Grove Cemetery, readers will find many places they know or have heard about and will enjoy learning more about the place even if they have no intention of visiting. Developed as a fun travel guide with plenty of scary details, Haunted Cincinnati Handbook is easy to browse and fun to read.
As part of the America's Haunted Road Trip series, Ghosthunting Michigan takes readers along on a guided tour of some of the Great Lake State's most haunted historic locations. With a background in library science, author Helen Pattskyn researched each location thoroughly before visiting, digging up clues for the paranormal aspect of each site. Her approach to each site allows readers to decide whether or not the ghost stories are really true. In Ghosthunting Michigan, Pattskyn takes readers along as she explores some of her home state's most haunted locations, starting with a visit to the Whitney in Downtown Detroit. Some of the other sites include Belle Isle, historic Fort Wayne, the Grand Plaza Hotel, Eagle Harbor, the Point Iroquis Lighthouse, and many more.
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of US-83, Jamie begins at the Canadian border and takes you all the way down to Matamoros, Mexico. This must-do long-distance byway transnavigates our broad, odd nation without once grazing a conventional tourist destination. From sights like the Sitting Bull Memorial and the Alamo to events like OzFest, Road Trip USA: The Road to Nowhere, Highway 83 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on America's most famous highway with Road Trip USA: The Road to Nowhere, Highway 83.
Welcome to colorful Colorado, home of the infamous Stanley Hotel, ghostly city parks, and of course some of the best mountain viewing around. Just watch out for ghostly hitchhikers. Author Kailyn Lamb looks at locations throughout the state and dives head first into the history behind the ghosts and what made them stay. Join her investigating the history of some of Colorado's most haunted locations, you might find more than gold in those hills.