Still the most respected and authoritative guide to ghosts in the United States! Completely updated every five years! This one-of-a-kind book is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide and an indispensable reference casebook for serious researchers. The result of a five-year research project with the cooperation of several national organizations, this unique directory lists over 2,000 locations in all fifty states where paranormal activity has been reported. Included are sacred sites, as well as haunted houses, hotels, inns, restaurants, businesses, schools, churches, campgrounds, and parks. These are real places complete with names, addresses, phone numbers, and websites. Each entry presents a history of the site, names of witnesses, current investigations, and detailed travel directions. Every case is footnoted to an extensive bibliography of sources for further research. Over 100 photographs.
Haunted Places: The National Directory is a book of enormous importance to the study of American folklore. - Academic Library Review
This book is a remarkable resource guide for serious case researchers and anyone interested in visiting unusual places and phenomena. - NAPRA Review
Similar works are narrower in scope and less thorough in coverage. Readers interested in the supernatural will enjoy this directory and will read it cover to cover. Buy one for reference and one for the circulating section. - Booklist
Hauck's book, while piquing my curiosity enough to make me think about buying an RV, also reassures me, because I already know what I might see. For the first time in my life, I can open myself safely to the Other Side. - Lily Warner in Fate Magazine
This guide is indispensable to both the serious fortean researcher and the psychic tourist. - Factsheet Five
Anyone who has had an unusual experience or has witnessed a supernatural occurrence will cherish the detailed descriptions in this book. Also, as you thumb through the listings, some of the sites may trigger a personal experience you may have had and previously forgotten. - Brian Thomas in Magical Blend Magazine
From an overgrown temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the empty shower stalls
at Dachau in Germany, this books chronicles all the latest hauntings worldwide.
Great Britain and Europe, Africa, the Middles East, Russia, Asia, Australia, the
Pacific Islands, South America and the Caribbean, and all of Canada – over 750
new cases with a hundred photographs of apparitions and locations. Visit haunted
jail houses in Iceland. Enter ghostly castles in Scotland. Or meet household
spirits in Russia. No matter what your destination, this unique guide will
direct you to the eeriest spots in the area. Each entry includes a
spine-tingling description plus precise travel directions, phone numbers, and,
if available, Internet addresses. This indispensable casebook will be of special
interest to paranormal researchers and folklorists, because it provides a unique
look at the variations among paranormal phenomenon in different countries and
cultures. Tourists and armchair travelers alike will find this directory a
fascinating companion to traditional guidebooks.
in ghosts or spirits is part of human culture, and the telling of ghost stories
has been traced back to ancient times. Today, according to the George H.
Gallup International Institute, more than half the world's population believes
in ghosts and at least a third of that group have actually seen one. Whether we
like it or not, ghosts and spirits are still part of modern civilization, and
most of us believe there is a lot more going on in the universe than our
practical scientists and social leaders would admit. This rejected part of human
experience, which is another side of reality, will not go away simply by closing
our eyes to it.
As we enter the new millennium, more and more people are opening
their eyes to the Other Side. The number of paranormal experiences being
reported has quadrupled in the last decade, and most organizations and
researchers are swamped with new cases. Witnesses are much more willing to talk
about such things, and they are actively looking for answers about what is
really going on. The media and entertainment industries recognize this trend and
have responded with an avalanche of articles and films on the subject. The surge
of interest in the paranormal coupled with the growing emphasis on the global
economy and emerging cultures makes this a truly planetary phenomenon. For the
first time, local folklore is giving way to an international perspective that
emphasizes the similarities and belief-altering components of these
– Dennis William Hauck, author of
Haunted Places: the National Directory
and the International Directory of Haunted Places.