The Haunting of Las Vegas

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"The Haunting of Las Vegas is a macabre compilation of the eeriest of haunts of Sin City. The city never sleeps, nor do its restless spirits."
--Kalila K. Smith, author of New Orleans Ghosts, Voodoo, and Vampires

"It's great to see another excellent book on the haunted history of U.S. cities. From Las Vegas to New Orleans, the paranormal comes alive! Janice has succeeded in bringing more attention to the undeniable existence of the spirit world."
--Sidney Smith, owner/founder, Haunted History Tours, New Orleans, ...

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Overview

"The Haunting of Las Vegas is a macabre compilation of the eeriest of haunts of Sin City. The city never sleeps, nor do its restless spirits."
--Kalila K. Smith, author of New Orleans Ghosts, Voodoo, and Vampires

"It's great to see another excellent book on the haunted history of U.S. cities. From Las Vegas to New Orleans, the paranormal comes alive! Janice has succeeded in bringing more attention to the undeniable existence of the spirit world."
--Sidney Smith, owner/founder, Haunted History Tours, New Orleans, LA

The legends and lore that surround Las Vegas are only a part of the total experience. Though the lights rarely go out here, many have reported encounters with otherworldly specters of all kinds. Is it any wonder this larger-than-life area, celebrated not only for the glitz and the glam, but also for its mystique and intrigue, is more than just headliners and casinos? Here Sin City's ghosts also take center stage.
Spirits of all varieties haunt halls and corridors, and apparitions of famous individuals are reputed to make regular visits. It is not uncommon to hear tales of Elvis idling around backstage at the Hilton Hotel or Liberace materializing at his favorite restaurant, Carluccio's. Other famed characters like Bugsy Siegel and Shoney, the once celebrated show elephant of the Luxor hotel, are also known to make their appearances from the other side. Haunted locations abound in this city of indulgence and frivolity.
Author Janice Oberding has been investigating the paranormal for more than thirty years, and she has consulted on the subject for The History Channel, Living TV, The Travel Channel, and Fox Television. She has developed and taught classes at colleges throughout Nevada, including Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Great Basin College in Elko, and Western Nevada College in Carson City.

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A thriving city of half a million that attracts nearly 40 million visitors a year can hardly be called a ghost town, but in one sense at least, Las Vegas fits the bill. For decades, the desert metropolis touted as the Entertainment Capital of the World has also been a haven for spectral visitors, including ghosts of the rich, famous, or merely intensely restless. Janice Oberding's The Haunting of Las Vegas contains accounts of posthumous visitations from the likes of Bugsy Siegel, Liberace, and Elvis (who seems to get around.) A diverting read for Vegas visitors, past, present, and future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805477
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Series: Ghost Hunter's Guide Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,443,229
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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