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Haunted New York: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Empire State (Stackpole Haunted Series)

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More than 60 frightening tales Covers all regions of the state An entertaining look at supernatural phenomena in New York, including the ghost of a British soldier at Fort Ontario, Champ the Lake Champlain monster, the haunted castle of Captain Beardslee, spirits in Manhattan's oldest house, the alien abduction at the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more.
Paperback, 117 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Stackpole Books (first published August 1st 2005)
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Laura
Aug 09, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
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I cracked a tooth. By the time I made it in to the dentist, I knew I was going to require some oral surgery. After visiting the dentist and receiving prescriptions for pain and antibiotics, I knew I was going to need some new reading: books which would allow me to drift in and out of them without a detailed plot. I went to Half-Price books and bought a few collections of ghost stories.

This book fulfilled my needs. I learned a few new ghost stories I hadn't heard about before. I was able to nap a
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Chris Kenyon
Nov 17, 2015 Chris Kenyon rated it it was ok
Amateurishly written, this book is clearly meant for children or young adults. Although the origins of the stories were interesting, each one ended with a similar "maybe this place is haunted or maybe not... You decide". I was very disappointed.
Roberta
Jul 28, 2011 Roberta rated it it was ok
I was disappointed because I expected this to be a ghost book. The title is misleading. The subtitle, Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Empire State, is more accurate since a lot of the book is about Big Foot and UFO's rather than ghosts. The author even seems to think that there was something supernatural about the 1965 blackout although she doesn't mention the big blackout in 2003 so maybe she hasn't been able to decide yet if it was caused by UFO's or Big Foot.

Ghost researchers should not s
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Jeb Card
Oct 10, 2007 Jeb Card rated it it was ok
One of a slew of thin local books on legends and hauntings, which have become the popular reservoir for folklore. This one at least appealed to me by having all sorts of Fortean and paranormal tales, instead of just ghost stories, which generally bore me to tears. All of the hairy hominid stuff was right from (and cited as such) Monsters of the North Woods.
Jax
Mar 24, 2015 Jax rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about the various locations in NY that have unexplained & paranormal activity going on. I have friends & family that have had their own experiences (I as well), so it was interested to read about the history of these haunted locations. I look forward to visiting some of these old bars & restaurants in NYC that are known to have activity.
Lauraley Dilgard
Jan 14, 2011 Lauraley Dilgard rated it really liked it
I had fun reading this book while on a trip to visit relatives in New York. Anthing about Ghosts is fun. They had the TV series on tape so we watched them too while there. I would like to go back to New York and explore some of the locations mentioned in the book.
Karen
Sep 16, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
A good book. I like how the books was divided into sections by the areas of New York...I actually did further research on several of the things I read about in here.
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