Into the Shadows [NOOK Book]

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There is no question about it – America is a weird place! Join author Troy Taylor in an all-new, revised and updated edition of his classic book about unexplained America and discover just how strange the darkest corners of the country can be. Find out what historians and scientists have suppressed when it comes to the earliest travelers to explore our shores and the weird relics and structures that were left behind. Meet some of the strangest people from American history, from oddball explorers and writers to ...
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Overview

There is no question about it – America is a weird place! Join author Troy Taylor in an all-new, revised and updated edition of his classic book about unexplained America and discover just how strange the darkest corners of the country can be. Find out what historians and scientists have suppressed when it comes to the earliest travelers to explore our shores and the weird relics and structures that were left behind. Meet some of the strangest people from American history, from oddball explorers and writers to the lunatic fringe of religion and the most deviant killers that ever drew blood. Uncover for yourself some of the weirdest, little-known murders in America’s past – murders that still remain unsolved today. And finally, find out what makes America really bizarre with unsettling tales of monsters, mayhem, mad gassers, poltergeists and horrors that lurk under the earth!



You may think you’ve read weird books by Troy Taylor before, but we can promise you that you haven’t seen anything yet! As the author states in his introduction – everyone loves a mystery, but to love something is perhaps to fear it too. There is much to fear in the pages of this book, so turn the pages if you dare!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015865578
  • Publisher: Whitechapel Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 838,879
  • File size: 387 KB

Meet the Author

Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of 86 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies.

Taylor shares a birthday with one of his favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, but instead of living in New York and Paris like Fitzgerald, Taylor grew up in Illinois. Raised on the prairies of the state, he developed an interest in "things that go bump in the night" at an early age and as a young man, developing ghost tours and writing about haunts in Chicago and Central Illinois.

He began his first book in 1989, which delved into the history and hauntings of Decatur, Illinois, and in 1994, it spawned the Haunted Decatur Tour -- and eventually led to the founding of his Illinois Hauntings Tours (with current tours in Alton, Chicago, Decatur, Lebanon & Jacksonville) and the American Hauntings Tours, which travel all over the country in search of haunted places.

In 1996, Taylor organized a group of ghost enthusiasts into an investigation team and the American Ghost Society was launched, gained over 600 members in the years that followed. The organization continues today as one of America’s largest and most honored research groups.

In 1997, Taylor launched the Haunted America Conference, regarded as "America's Original Ghost Conference" in Decatur, Illinois. After a number of years in Alton, Illinois, the conference has returned to its original site at the Lincoln Theater in Decatur. The Haunted America Conference remains the most imitated conference in the country and in 2012, held the 16th annual events in Illinois.


In addition to the tour companies and Haunted America Conference, Taylor is also the founder of Whitechapel Press, a publishing company for books about the supernatural that he started in 1993, and Dark Haven Entertainment.

Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. has appeared in scores of newspaper and magazine articles about the subject and in hundreds of radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. Troy has appeared in documentary productions for TLC, The History Channel, A & E, Discovery Channel, PBS, and many more! Troy currently resides in Illinois.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    I Now Love Shadows!

    It is delightful to read when it's raining and the setting is mysterious too. This read leaves you so excited to turn the page you will have to ask for 'just five more minutes mom!'

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