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Posted June 19, 2012
Bob Curran has put together a book of actual locations around th
Bob Curran has put together a book of actual locations around the world that have frightening histories. Many of the locations are lesser known hauntings (at least to me). The segments are fairly short and in depth. There’s a lot of history in these pages.
However, I wished there had been pictures. I am a very visual person and I like to look at the places that are being written about. I would have loved to even just have a website I could go to that would link to pictures of these places. In this day and age, there’s no real reason not to have access to that visual accompaniment.
If you are big on hauntings or ghosts or even just eerie feeling sorts of places – this is a great book for you. Many of Bob Curran’s selections are out of the norm giving the enthusiast a new set of places to explore.
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Posted June 16, 2012
The World’s Creepiest Places is a rather fun, and interest
The World’s Creepiest Places is a rather fun, and interesting compilation of, you guessed it, the world’s creepiest places. This has been rather exciting for me to read, because I love both the paranormal as well as history. Even if you’re not a heavy reader, each place is about a chapter long, so you can read up at your own pace.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What I really enjoyed was the perspective the author took. He doesn’t just tell you about the places. No, he goes in depth into the history surrounding the eerie feelings, or sightings at each location. If psychics, myth-busters, or the like have done studies, he also includes their findings too.
Travel back into time as the legends, myths, and ghost stories are retold from a fresh angle. You will not be disappointed. If you’re like me, you’ll also find yourself planning your bucket list around the fabulously haunted lands, buildings, and ruins.
I think it’s plain as day that I’ve really enjoyed this book. I typically don’t read non-fiction, because in my opinion, it’s boring. I loved the short chapters, but they weren’t short on information either. If you enjoy real ghost stories, or even history, I think you’d enjoy this book. Just keep in mind it’s not meant to scare or freak you out. Instead it’s meant to inform, and make you think. Are these places really haunted? Or do we develop certain feelings around places because of their history?
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Rating:4.5 out of 5 Controllers
Posted June 3, 2012
Who does not like to be frightened? Why do we all stand in line
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This book does not disappoint. Bob Curran delivers a wonderful compilation of the 'creepiest places' around the world. He explains the folklore of each place in an objective manner.
He begins the book with a story of a decrepit home near his apartment. It is a worn down old house. He is led to believe a murder may have taken place there. After this information, the author explains that the house takes on a more sinister appearance. He later finds that no such murder occurs. Someone purchases the house and restores it. Point? Perception is everything.
The cover of this book alone is enough to put the reader into the right frame of mind to read this book. A creepy old home, surrounded by moonlight and fog. Love the cover. Loved the book. I love to read about scary places. As I read, I could almost hear a dark, deep voice reading along with me. Narrating the passages.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys folklore or just a fun creepy story. The book is broken into sections. Each section tells the story of a scary, spooky place. Cemeteries, houses, castles, and morbid, bizarre people. Some you may have heard of, some will be completely new to you. Read it on a dark night for the full effect! A fun and enjoyable read.
Posted December 12, 2011