The People Who Came From Nowhere [NOOK Book]

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The People Who Came From Nowhere: A True Novel of Paranormal Events

Can Runyon Nestor trust his world?

Lies, love, and eternal unrest await our protagonist, Runyon Nestor as he battles divergent perceptual realities throughout this taut supernatural thriller BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. A spiritual medium on ...
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The People Who Came From Nowhere

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Overview

The People Who Came From Nowhere: A True Novel of Paranormal Events

Can Runyon Nestor trust his world?

Lies, love, and eternal unrest await our protagonist, Runyon Nestor as he battles divergent perceptual realities throughout this taut supernatural thriller BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. A spiritual medium on the popular TV series Ghostwatch! Runyon enjoys acclaim and celebrity—until the show's producer, Clive McKinley, plants a mole in a jealousy-driven attempt to put Runyon's paranormal abilities to the test.

After Runyon is unjustly dismissed from the show as a charlatan and fraud, Ghostwatch! enjoys a brief stint at number one due to the controversy. But without its most bankable star, the show ultimately ends up canceled.

Enjoyment of early retirement is short lived, however, for Runyon knows all too well it's only a matter of time before the dead come calling.

With the show greenlit by a new network, Runyon rekindles his relationship with the old crew, including the love of his life, the producer's now ex-wife, Victoria Vignette.

The crew goes on to explore nine locales: the first, the iconic HOLLYWOOD sign, where Runyon speaks with Peg, a 1920's Hollywood starlet who had her own unceremonious fall from grace.

From there they visit Charleston, South Carolina, where they investigate the old home of an eccentric millionaire cannibal, only to be led outside to the waterfront by Captain Stede Bonnet, commonly known as “The Gentleman Pirate.” Bonnet desperately wants Runyon to see the souls of the dead men still swinging from the trees, but some tortures belong solely to individuals for eternity.

The third stop is the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona. Here the team discovers the troubled spirit of lawman turned train robber, Burt Alvord, whose hidden gold was dug up in 1928 to rebuild the magnificent hotel situated conspicuously in the middle of nowhere.

The fourth haunt takes the team to Old Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. After touring the grounds, Runyon comes face to face with a terrifying and nameless killer.

Surviving their encounter in Montana, the crew meets their match in Cherryvale, Kansas, at the Inn of the Bloody Benders. Locked in an underground vault for twenty-nine minutes, Clive captures footage of “missing time,” and his solipsistic beliefs are firmly put to the test.

At the sixth location, the Maggio house near the old French Quarter, the team battles the jazz loving axeman of New Orleans. Runyon pays dearly for the encounter and Clive considers cancelling the show. Tables turn as Runyon assumes the lead so that both crew and show can soldier on.

The seventh episode takes the team to the East coast where they explore the Devil’s Tree in New Jersey. Clive tells the macabre tale of how the tree became so cursed, the farmer who killed his wife and child at its base in the 17th century. Runyon sees a different horror, however, one more recent, a hanging victim of the Ku Klux Klan.

The eighth show sends Victoria to the hospital after the ghost of the demented Dr. Horace Wells attempts to unmask her for a monster. It’s a trip to Manhattan the team will never forget.

To regroup, Clive schedules a vacation at Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island. Cameraman Jon is nearly drowned in a sea of possessed theatre seats, Victoria is buried alive, and in the season finale, will Runyon’s ability alone be enough to save them?
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - zendt 66
The story holds together well and progressively builds from haunt to haunt to an interesting climax. There are many characters and locations one encounters in the pages, all of which are nicely developed and leave one with an appreciation of the time of the events and the people involved.

And I found myself smiling at a brief homage to Poe in the latter part of the book.

Amazon.com - Temperance F
This is a great book for anyone who enjoys reading about the paranormal. It's also great for those looking for specific sites of paranormal activities. Mr. Morlang is a gifted author--am anxiously awaiting his next endeavor!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149332380
  • Publisher: Shilo Morlang
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,186,482
  • File size: 373 KB

Meet the Author

Hello! My name is Shilo Morlang. My work has appeared in a number of journals including decomP, Gargoyle, and Vestal Review. I thank you for visiting my page today. Please take some time to look around, and enjoy a good book or two.

Thank you, Dear Reader:

Our need of stories is inherent. Folklore and legend reveal more than just plotlines; they serve as artifacts, tangible documentation of the living record, the path of human history. Without such stories, without our shared recollections and timeless tales of wonder, our collective world would disappear, simply cease to exist. And so would we.

We are our stories.

As a writer, I want to thank you for being a reader. Our world needs more people like you.
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