The Haunting of Las Vegas

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Though the lights rarely go out in Las Vegas, many have reported encounters with otherworldly specters. Ghosts of all varieties haunt halls and corridors, and spirits 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 and Liberace appearing at his favorite restaurant, Carluccio's, or playing the piano at his residence known as the "White House." Other famed characters like Bugsy Siegel and Shoney, the once celebrated show...

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Overview

Though the lights rarely go out in Las Vegas, many have reported encounters with otherworldly specters. Ghosts of all varieties haunt halls and corridors, and spirits 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 and Liberace appearing at his favorite restaurant, Carluccio's, or playing the piano at his residence known as the "White House." 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 sin and frivolity.

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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: 972,490
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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