There is no other figure in American history more closely connected to the supernatural than Abraham Lincoln. In addition to being known as "America's most well-traveled ghost", Lincoln had many brushes with eerie prophecies, strange premonitions and ghostly apparitions during his lifetime. In book from acclaimed Illinois author Troy Taylor, the supernatural life --- and afterlife --- of Lincoln is explored for the first time and offered to the reader with a chilling blend of rich history that details the ...
There is no other figure in American history more closely connected to the supernatural than Abraham Lincoln. In addition to being known as "America's most well-traveled ghost", Lincoln had many brushes with eerie prophecies, strange premonitions and ghostly apparitions during his lifetime. In book from acclaimed Illinois author Troy Taylor, the supernatural life --- and afterlife --- of Lincoln is explored for the first time and offered to the reader with a chilling blend of rich history that details the President's early life, friendships and loves, wartime tragedies and horrific assassination. This chilling volume presents an unusual look at Lincoln --- like no other you have ever seen before.
Along with the chronicle of Lincoln's life, the reader will also discover the spirits of the Lincoln Assassination, the unsolved mystery of John Wilkes Booth, the dark visions of President Lincoln, the documented accounts of Lincoln's sessions with Washington Spiritualists, his obsession with the death of Willie Lincoln, the secrets of the Lincoln Tomb -- and the many haunted places connected to Lincoln's ghost, including Ford's Theater, the mysterious tomb, the Lincoln Home, the White House and others!
Discover the story of the Lincoln Funeral Train and its eerie journey across the country, the lingering spirits of those involved in the assassination, the mysterious afterlife of John Wilkes Booth, and much more!
This is the perfect book for history enthusiasts, Lincoln buffs and ghost book readers alike. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there is no denying Lincoln's connections to and fascination with the supernatural. This book makes a unique addition to any Lincoln buff's library!
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. In 2011, he also became one of the principal owners of the haunted Avon Theater in Decatur, Illinois.
Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. He 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, & more!