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Ghostly Adventures: Chilling True Stories from America's Haunted Hot Spots
There are certain towns that we all associate with ghost stories and sightings. But creepy encounters happen everyday all throughout this country-in towns that you may never have heard of, to normal people, just like you! With Ghostly Adventures, you can travel to these terrifying towns and share in the scare. Let ghost guru, Christopher Balzano, be your guide through the ...more
Unknown Binding, 258 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Adams Media Corporation
(first published 2008)
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Not sure what genre to label this. The first section of the book gives advice on becoming a ghost hunter as well as defining terms. The second half is a "tour of the country" with ghost stories from each section. (Map included in back of book). Nothing outstanding as portrayed.
I found the combination of explanations of how to ghost hunt and real stories (that weren't always the same "most famous" stories that you hear over and over again) a great combo, and a well-written one at that. The only thing that didn't seem to work with the rest of the book was some of the glossary terms at the back of the book--a lot of the terms, while maybe having something to do with ghost hunting/experiences, didn't show up in the main book at all...(i.e. familiar, elemental, precursor n ...more
I would actually give this 3.5 stars, mostly because I feel like the author helped me come to a better understanding of my own personal thoughts on ghosts. I like that the author shares insights from "paranormal experts", how to scientifically (or at least as much as possible these days) study the paranormal, and then shares a short collection of ghost stories. This was a quick read, but I like that the author is just trying to share his thoughts and impressions rather than force the reader to b ...more
Jan 28, 2013 Stacy Gaumer larson rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I enjoy a good scary ghost story but this book lacked that very element. The first three chapters read more like a textbook than a collection of stories and the chapters give quick descriptions of people's experiences. Not one experiences goes into much detail which cause the book to fail at the scary factor. The title of this book is misconceiving because these stories are definitely not chilling by any means.
Sep 02, 2009 Jess rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I read this because it was around Halloween and it seemed very appropriate to read a few 'true' ghost stories. Overall, I liked these stories and was entertained. It's not any great literature but it does what it promises. I liked and if you're looking to get into a ghost story mood, I would say try it.