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Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  15 reviews
America is the land of the beautiful, but it is also a land of mystery and many haunted and bizarre places. With 150 images, addresses, and directions, go state-by-state to tour the macabre side of the United States. Journey to haunted old battleships, abandoned prisons, creepy lunatic asylums, the Amityville Horror House, the Winchester House, museums such as Edgar Allan ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Schiffer Publishing (first published December 28th 2013)
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Lisa
Eerie America goes state by state documenting weird places to visit, spooky places to sleep and creepy places to eat. The layout was very conducive for making this a widely appealing and fun, quick read.

I was entertained reading about a few places I've visited that made it in the book. Kate, that Mutter Museum in Philadelphia we went to a few years back (that I think Susan Dognaux told us about) was in there.

Overall, a nice way to walk into the Halloween season. I wouldn't buy the book for mys
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Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/reviews/...

Eerie America is a travel guide of the macabre. The author takes the reader on a ride through America, through all the States, and stops by to visit the most macabre spots out there. With beautiful photographs and an atmospheric layout design, this is a great guide for people wanting to experience the more macabre side of the United States.

However, as a person more interested in the hauntings than the traveling itself
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Jillyn
Four and a Half Stars, rounded up.

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This book is a travel guide featuring over a hundred creepy and dark spots for your inner creeper. From restaurants and hotels that just might have a ghost or two to historical sites where the gravest acts happened, Eerie America is there to help you add a little bit of the macabre to your next vacation across the states.

When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. In the words of Lydia from Beetlejuice, "Live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, mysel
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Margaret Sholders
This is an interesting book. I believe in the Paranormal. I have seen things. So I had to check out this book. It wasn't what I expected. I thought it would be cut and dry boring. No Way! The authors have some of the best photos of places checked out in this book. There are several states used . There are the usual, almost overdone, famous locales but then they add smaller interesting sites. This book doesn't just show you places to explore they also give you places to eat and stay with times an ...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Review: EERIE AMERICA

If you're an aficionado of the occult and the paranormal, or if you just enjoy the titillation of the supposedly (and possibly real) spooky, and you're exhausted from hunting piecemeal on the Internet for locales and information--relax, the void in your life is about to be filled. Authors and researchers Eric R. Vernor and Kevin Eads have done the fieldwork and the footwork for you.

EERIE AMERICA gives you, state by alphabetical state, the right locales, illustrations, and ap
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Sharon Tyler
Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre by Eric R. Vernor and Kevin Eads is a nonfiction book for children about the more unusual attractions around the United States, with a slant towards the haunted and most interesting. there is alt least one attraction per state with more detailed descriptions for a few of the attractions. The book has 150 images, addresses, and directions, go state-by-state to tour the macabre side of the United States.

I found Eerie America to be an amusing diversion wit
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Julie Ann Dawson
Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre is just under 200 pages of full color promotional literature for tourist attractions across America. And unfortunately, promotional literature is really all this collection is.

The guide is conveniently organized by state and includes at least one stop for every state in the union. Visually, the book is attractive and has that sideshow carny vibe. In that regard, it would be a fun coffee table book to leave out for guests to flip through or as a gift id
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Mandy
As the title suggests, this is no ordinary guide book but one that concentrates on the eerie, creepy and scarier places to visit in America. From abandoned prisons and lunatic asylums, to Edgar Allan Poe’s house or the New Orleans Voodoo Museum, the tourist attractions listed here are either haunted or macabre or both, and it’s a lot of fun discovering them, either on the page or in reality. As well as places to visit, there are places to eat and places to stay, such as Lizzie Borden’s B&B. ...more
Libby
No.
Just no.
It's a shame, because it's a pretty book with lots of illustrations, pictures, and graphics. Then you get to the text. I could not make it through the first chapter. To quote from the very first description: "Visitor's say they see him walking the catwalks." A few pages over: "Their story comes from an Indian ghost who they call Mary." "This has been so important, a judge who was dying requested his body be taken to the location, the guest speaker told the class!"
Someone did a lot of
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Heather
If you are a lover of travel and the macabre, then this book is for you! The author takes you on a eerie journey through the many haunted locations through out the United States of America. It's a very fun read and the author includes contact details about each one of the locations, in case you yourself ever wants to visit one of these "scary" places!
Elizabeth
May 05, 2014 Elizabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who likes paranormal
I liked this book a lot. Everything in the book is organized by state. The print is fun and energetic and gives you enough information in a small paragraghs. I never realized how many places are haunted in America!! I am planning on making pit stops in a few during my travels this summer!
ceeeeg
informative and would be an interesting tour guide book if one were traveling in the US.. but not a lot of in depth detail on various hauntings and the like, not enough photos...not as entertaining as i had hoped...

thanks to the author and publisher for allowing me a preview...
LaGina
State by state guide documenting weird places to visit, spooky places to sleep and creepy places to eat. There were a few places that I have been wanting to visit in this book and it just makes me want to add them to my summer to do list.
Alana S
Want to check out so many of these places!!
ReadingWench
Great book if you would like to see the off beat, haunted, places on your vacation.
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