Forty spooky stories that reveal the otherworldly history of this coastal city . . . includes photos! Researched and written by a local history expert, this book delves into the creepy, unexplored avenues of Virginia Beach’s past. You’ll learn about the paranormal sightings at the Mayflower Apartments, where elevators behave bizarrely; the spectral details of Blackbeard’s buried treasure; a deadly stretch of road inexplicably responsible for eighty-nine fatalities over thirty years; and the untimely death of a military wife. From a wailing woman in the old Coast Guard Station to supernatural activity provoked by the association of two friends, Haunted Virginia Beach offers up spine-tingling apparitional tales that will shock and delight visitors and locals alike.
The definitive, comprehensive guide to Virginia Beach, Richmond and surrounding areas, with hundreds of lodging, dining, and recreational recommendations. Explore this vital region—Virginia Beach and Richmond, the state capitol. Author Renee Wright offers extensive coverage of Colonial Williamsburg, historic James-town, and Norfolk, home to the great Atlantic Fleet. Includes special sections on Civil War battlefields, maritime history, Hampton Roads’ quadricentennial, and bird-watching opportunities in the region.
Like every state in the Union, Virginia has unique myths, legends, and yes, even true stories that sound much like legends, but aren't. Learn about the urban legend of the Bunnyman and what happens to mortals at his Bunnyman Bridge in Clifton at midnight on Halloween. Prepare to discover the myths surrounding Edgar Allan Poe and other famous Virginians. See why Natural Bridge is actually a haunted tourist attraction. And what makes the Great Dismal Swamp so creepy: Is it the ghosts or Bigfoot? Meet the Witch of Pungo in Virginia Beach and find out that Mothman and the Jersey Devil actually visited Virginia. Read Virginian stories of witches, demons, monsters, ghosts, pirates, strange animals, and soldiers from the Civil War. Come visit a most amazing, frightening, and even intriguing Virginia that you never knew existed.
Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Old Dominion State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author L. B. Tayloy shines a light in the dark corners of Virginia and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From poltergeists that make trouble at Blue Ridge Pottery, to a phantom light on Holston Mountain, to specters haunting the battlefield of Cedar Creek, there’s no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
The Odd and Unusual in and Around Long Beach, California
Author: Claudine Burnett
Claudine Burnett, author of popular Murderous Intent and Strange Sea Tales Along the Southern California Coast, has at last revised and updated the long out of print Haunted Long Beach. New stories and updates have come her way since the original Haunted Long Beach was published in 1996. Now readers can rediscover the "ghostly" side of one of America's finest cities----haunted houses, phantom airplanes, cemetery apparitions, and ghosts of the Queen Mary come alive in these true stories of eerie happenings in Long Beach, California. Gathered from historical files and personal experiences, Ms. Burnett has researched these stories extensively to try to find historical evidence as to their cause. All in all, these ghostly tales are sure to entertain both visitors and residents alike.
The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.
The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations
Author: Dennis William Hauck
In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.
Release on 2007-09-18 | by Michael Norman,Beth Scott
Author: Michael Norman,Beth Scott
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Continuing the success of the nationally acclaimed Haunted America, Historic Haunted America is a further investigation into North American ghost legends. This chilling collection documents yesterday's and today's most terrifying hauntings in the United States and Canada in more than seventy-five shocking stories! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This is the first and only work written by a certified ghost hunter and certified paranormal investigator that documents the history and true haunts of the Daytona Beach area. Dusty Smith began researching the history of the haunts in the Daytona Beach area in 1997 after founding the Daytona Beach Paranormal Research Group, Inc. After three years of hard work and dedication, she began committing the stories to paper. As she researched, she found many local haunting tales to be true rather than mere folklore. Seeking to provide the public with the background history, the documented haunts and the photographic evidence, Smith is one of the first to create a collection that spans Daytona Beach and Volusia County.