The World's Creepiest Places

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"Just sit back and relax as Dr. Bob Currantakes you to placesthat only your mind can create with his words and stories.He has captivated the radiolistening audience as he will captivate the reader.From vampires, to the undead, to green men, Dr. Curran will delight the imagination."
?Tom Danheiser, producer, Coast To Coast AM

There are some places in the world where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can ...

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Overview

"Just sit back and relax as Dr. Bob Currantakes you to placesthat only your mind can create with his words and stories.He has captivated the radiolistening audience as he will captivate the reader.From vampires, to the undead, to green men, Dr. Curran will delight the imagination."
—Tom Danheiser, producer, Coast To Coast AM

There are some places in the world where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can recognize such locations by the responses they evoke within us—that feeling we call "the creeps."

But just where are these places, and why do they terrify us?

In The World's Creepiest Places, Dr. Curran visits some of these sites, looking at their history and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in people who have been there. His travels range widely—from his native Ireland and through the empty deserts of the Middle East, to the misty hills of Tibet and back through Europe to America. He's not only looking for ghosts, but also for sinister people, vampires, the living dead, doorways to other worlds—even venturing close to the Gates of Hell itself!

This is not just a ghostly travel book. It's for those who want to explore the weird, out-of-the-way locations of our planet and test the boundaries of the reality many of us take for granted.

We dare you to take the journey with us!

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In this travel guide unlike any other, Dr. Bob Curran takes you on a globe-trotting tour of places where things go bump in the night and sometimes during the day. The chilling destinations in The World's Creepiest Places include a Hungarian Castle where a twisted countess allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth; a hamlet in Kansas reputed to be the gateway to hell; a Tibetan building so mysterious that Adolf Hitler dispatched underlings to investigate; a rural Irish hall reportedly invested with demons; and Rhode Island's infamous "vampire county." Too frightful for Fodor's.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601631909
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 378,330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bob Curran was born in a remote area of County Down, Northern Ireland, but left to travel and work in the United States., France, Italy, Mexico, North Africa, Spain, Holland, and parts of Eastern Europe. This has given him insight into the cultures and beliefs of people around the world. Living again in Northern Ireland, he holds several university degrees and acts as a consultant to such bodies as the Office of First, Deputy First Minister, and Tourism Ireland Ltd. He is author of many popular books on folklore such as Vampires; Werewolves; Man-Made Monsters; and Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms (all published by New Page Books). He can be found musing on drbobcurran.blogspot.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Bob Curran has put together a book of actual locations around th

    Bob Curran has put together a book of actual locations around the world that have frightening histories. Many of the locations are lesser known hauntings (at least to me). The segments are fairly short and in depth. There’s a lot of history in these pages.
    However, I wished there had been pictures. I am a very visual person and I like to look at the places that are being written about. I would have loved to even just have a website I could go to that would link to pictures of these places. In this day and age, there’s no real reason not to have access to that visual accompaniment.
    If you are big on hauntings or ghosts or even just eerie feeling sorts of places – this is a great book for you. Many of Bob Curran’s selections are out of the norm giving the enthusiast a new set of places to explore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

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    The World’s Creepiest Places is a rather fun, and interest

    The World’s Creepiest Places is a rather fun, and interesting compilation of, you guessed it, the world’s creepiest places. This has been rather exciting for me to read, because I love both the paranormal as well as history. Even if you’re not a heavy reader, each place is about a chapter long, so you can read up at your own pace.


    What I really enjoyed was the perspective the author took. He doesn’t just tell you about the places. No, he goes in depth into the history surrounding the eerie feelings, or sightings at each location. If psychics, myth-busters, or the like have done studies, he also includes their findings too.


    Travel back into time as the legends, myths, and ghost stories are retold from a fresh angle. You will not be disappointed. If you’re like me, you’ll also find yourself planning your bucket list around the fabulously haunted lands, buildings, and ruins.


    I think it’s plain as day that I’ve really enjoyed this book. I typically don’t read non-fiction, because in my opinion, it’s boring. I loved the short chapters, but they weren’t short on information either. If you enjoy real ghost stories, or even history, I think you’d enjoy this book. Just keep in mind it’s not meant to scare or freak you out. Instead it’s meant to inform, and make you think. Are these places really haunted? Or do we develop certain feelings around places because of their history?
    Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/Writer
    Rating:4.5 out of 5 Controllers
    Reviewer:Heather

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

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    Who does not like to be frightened? Why do we all stand in line

    Who does not like to be frightened? Why do we all stand in line to ride the 'thrill' rides at amusement parks?
    This book does not disappoint. Bob Curran delivers a wonderful compilation of the 'creepiest places' around the world. He explains the folklore of each place in an objective manner.

    He begins the book with a story of a decrepit home near his apartment. It is a worn down old house. He is led to believe a murder may have taken place there. After this information, the author explains that the house takes on a more sinister appearance. He later finds that no such murder occurs. Someone purchases the house and restores it. Point? Perception is everything.

    The cover of this book alone is enough to put the reader into the right frame of mind to read this book. A creepy old home, surrounded by moonlight and fog. Love the cover. Loved the book. I love to read about scary places. As I read, I could almost hear a dark, deep voice reading along with me. Narrating the passages.

    I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys folklore or just a fun creepy story. The book is broken into sections. Each section tells the story of a scary, spooky place. Cemeteries, houses, castles, and morbid, bizarre people. Some you may have heard of, some will be completely new to you. Read it on a dark night for the full effect! A fun and enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    entertaining

    well written, but not all that creepy.

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