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Haunted Hospitals: Eerie Tales About Hospitals, Sanatoriums, and Other Institutions

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A look inside the hospitals, asylums, and sanatoriums in which formal spectral residents refuse to move on.

Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, places of birth, and places of hope. But with all of the varying highs and lows that are experienced in these buildings, is it any wonder when echoes linger indefinitely? How about asylums, which house some of society’s
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Published August 5th 2017 by Dundurn
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I feel pretty neutral about this one. The premise is good - stories about haunted asylums, hospitals, and prisons (which years ago, were often the same place). In execution, however, it didn't quite live up to expectations.

I did like a number of things about the book. The book covers quite a wide scope of hospitals and places, from a variety of places in Canada and the U.S., all the way overseases to England, Italy, and even Asia (I think Singapore, but I'm not sure). The tone feels very 'down-t
Read for #Spookathon challenge spooky word in the title: Haunted.

This is a book of "real" ghost stories mostly set in various care facilities in Canada, with a few of the more famous American ones thrown in. I liked that when able the authors actually went to the facilities to take tours and see the actual places where the sightings supposedly happened. My favorite thing about the book is that most of the stories were new to me which is a bit strange since I love books like this and have read so
K. Lincoln
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have never actually been a believer in ghosts and hauntings (although I would never agree to stay in any of the places depicted in this book at night) but the sheer volume of hospitals and sanatoriums listed in this book, a catalogue of the grisly and macabre and chilling, leave me questioning.

This book takes mostly North American "hospitals"-- sanatoriums, hospitals, poor farms, and asylums -- and gives you a brief run-down of the history of each as well as the most famous ghosts and haunting
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Rhonda Parrish moved in next to the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta – reputed to be the most haunted building in the city – the seeds were sown for this book. From there, it took just a brief conversation between Parrish and Mark Leslie, author of Creepy Capital and Tomes of Terror, for the two writers to team up on Haunted Hospitals: Eerie Tales about Hospitals, Sanatoriums, and Other Institutions.

As Parrish notes in her introduction, “Day after day the most extreme of human
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Really enjoyed the history provided with the stories. Lots of great places included - my favorites that have been investigated by my fave team, Ghost Hunters, and new places that would be amazing to visit.

My only complaint is minor. In the introduction one of the authors discussed how the book was originally intended to be about hospitals and prisons and such. They found that they had enough just on hospitals alone, though chose to include brief stories about different prisons at the very end. I
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Exaggerated and sensationalized stories that will have you rolling your eyes unless you are looking for silly ghost stories. There is some accurate research, but there is a bunch of other nonsense that doesn’t have much clout.
Phreia Von Woolfgaard
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I picked this book just to get a ghost story fix. It was not the best one I have read but not the worst one either. I love ghost stories so this hit the spot. Hospitals are a logical place that would have ghosts and this will hit the spot to get your own ghost story fix.
Mary-Esther Lee
Guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring, ghosts
I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. I love ghost stories but most of the stories were just tiny little snippets. Not enough to keep you interested.
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Mark is a writer, editor and bookseller who was born and grew up in Sudbury, spent many years in Ottawa and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

As a bookseller, Mark has worked for Indigo Books and Music, Inc. (previously known as Chapters; and prior to that known as Coles) in various locations and roles, at Titles Bookstore McMaster University, and the Director of Self-Publishing and Author Rela