Brian Haughton is a qualified archaeologist and researcher with an interest in the strange and unusual. He is author of Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries and Webmaster of mysteriouspeople, a site devoted to the lives of enigmatic people. He has written on the subjects of ancient mysteries and unusual people in history for various print and Internet publications including the B.B.C.'s Legacies Website, New Dawn Magazine, Awareness, and Paranormal Magazine in the U.K.
Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places: A Field Guide to Stone Circles, Crop Circles, Ancient Tombs, and Supernatural Landscapesby Brian Haughton
Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places is a fascinating and thoroughly researched exploration of the archaeology, legends, and modern mysteries of 32 ancient places throughout the world-from the mysterious megaliths of Britain and Ireland, the haunted tombs of the Etruscans, and the Pagan origins of Germany's Aachen Cathedral to the ancient Native American city of Cahokia,
Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places is a fascinating and thoroughly researched exploration of the archaeology, legends, and modern mysteries of 32 ancient places throughout the world-from the mysterious megaliths of Britain and Ireland, the haunted tombs of the Etruscans, and the Pagan origins of Germany's Aachen Cathedral to the ancient Native American city of Cahokia, the enigmatic Cambodian Temple of Angkor Wat, and the sacred Aboriginal rock formation of Uluru.
Why are strange phenomena so often connected with these ancient sites? Are certain sacred places somehow able to generate or attract paranormal phenomena? Or can such events be explained in terms of modern myth and contemporary folklore? What can the legends and folklore of ancient places throughout the world reveal to us about the beliefs and ideas of our ancient ancestors? These are just some of the questions answered in Brian Haughton's enthralling new book.
In Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places you will discover:
• The relationship between ancient Native American sites and unexplained phenomena in Colorado's San Luis Valley.
• The truth behind the legends of the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in China, home of the Terracotta Warriors.
• The legendary history of ancient sites such as Stonehenge, Chartres Cathedral, Delphi, Cuzco, and the Ohio Serpent Mound.
• The prevalence of modern encounters with ghosts, UFOs, spooklights, Bigfoot, and phantom dogs at ancient sacred places.
With more than 25 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those interested in the connections between ancient places, folklore, and unexplained phenomena.
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I so wanted to like this book. The cover is eye catching and I liked the title so I ordered a copy. And I've been working on my copy for the past several years. It sits on my nightstand and I keep working on it since my OCD insists I need to finish it but it is so dry and uninspiring. For me this reads like a dull textbook. I feel like the author focuses so much on the facts that he loses the magic and mystery of his subject. Facts can be presented in a fun and engaging way but for me that was completely lacking here. None of the questions in the overview seem to be addressed in the book but if you want to know the distance between stone pillars of ancient stone circles or who first researched what burrow and how many shards of pottery were found inside this book will be helpful to you.