Ghost Hunter's Guide to Monterey and California's Central Coast

Ghost Hunter's Guide to Monterey and California's Central Coast

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by Jeff Dwyer
     
 

When you combine three centuries of exploration and settlement; Spanish, Mexican, and Yankee influence; a handful of natural catastrophes and manmade disasters; and vast swaths of eerie and desolate shoreline, you have an environment ripe for a haunting. From Moss Beach south along Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and down the coast through Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and…  See more details below

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When you combine three centuries of exploration and settlement; Spanish, Mexican, and Yankee influence; a handful of natural catastrophes and manmade disasters; and vast swaths of eerie and desolate shoreline, you have an environment ripe for a haunting. From Moss Beach south along Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and down the coast through Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Lompoc, expert ghost hunter Jeff Dwyer guides locals and tourists alike through the most haunted and historic sites in the area.

The ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson and the Lady in Black in Monterey, the spectacular haunted Hearst Castle in San Simeon, and the ghost of the girl with tuberculosis in the Big Sur Lighthouse are among some of the spirits and sites visited. Historical information, tips and guidelines to planning a ghost hunt, and address and contact information for each locale round out this exploration of three hundred miles of haunted California coastline.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This entrancing book is the latest in Dwyer's excellent paranormal investigation series. Previous titles cover ghost hunting in Los Angeles, San Francisco, wine country, and the gold rush region. Dwyer, in his unnervingly cheerful tone, provides the historical details, intimate circumstances, and litany of tragic events (e.g., natural catastrophes, accidents, murders, suicides) that make each site fodder for paranormal activity. For each location, and there are hundreds, Dwyer shares his personal experience and corroborated information about the type and possible identity and motivations of the apparition or phenomenon. Entries also furnish what to expect if experiencing the phantasm through personal sensitivity and provide ample advice on how best to capture the ghostly activity by means of varying technologies. Appendixes are filled with additional resources, websites, and paranormal investigation organizations. VERDICT It is hard to imagine a more thorough exploration of the paranormal activity in this or any other region. A vivid read and well-researched guide for serious ghost hunters that also makes a handy travel companion for California history buffs.—Janet Tapper, Univ. of Western States, Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589808096
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,255,123
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.70(d)

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