The World's Most Haunted Places

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Is there life after death? Do ghosts really exist? Ghostvillage.com founder Jeff Belanger thinks so. He has traveled the world to speak with witnesses, psychics, and ghost hunters and to learn about their eerie experiences. 

In The World’s Most Haunted Places, Belanger offers an international tour of haunted historic locations. At the White House in Washington, D.C., staffers have spotted the specter of Dolley Madison protecting the Rose Garden and the ghost of Abraham ...

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Overview


Is there life after death? Do ghosts really exist? Ghostvillage.com founder Jeff Belanger thinks so. He has traveled the world to speak with witnesses, psychics, and ghost hunters and to learn about their eerie experiences. 

In The World’s Most Haunted Places, Belanger offers an international tour of haunted historic locations. At the White House in Washington, D.C., staffers have spotted the specter of Dolley Madison protecting the Rose Garden and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln staring back at them from hallways. For decades, Resurrection Mary has been picked up by motorists on Archer Avenue in Chicago, only to disappear when they reach Resurrection Cemetery. In the Paris catacombs, where more than six million skeletons are held, visitors often hear strange voices. In Ireland’s Ballygally Castle Hotel, the ghosts are more mischievous, waking up guests in the middle of the night with their cackling laughter and knocks on the door. Other spirits are even less subtle, appearing in attic windows and movie theaters, to the fright and occasional amusement of their living witnesses.

These fascinating tales of true hauntings will draw in even the most skeptical reader, who will come to know places where the walls, the grounds, and the ghosts really do talk. 

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Gr 8-10–Written in a relatively journalistic style, Belanger’s texts show that he has obviously done his research. Chapters include photographs of each haunt, interviews with locals familiar with the cases, and background information on the events that triggered the ghost stories. Sources are cited. Readers looking to be spooked, however, will be disappointed. Both books are very text heavy and dotted only sparingly with small black-and-white photographs. Stories of spirit sightings are matter-of-fact and don’t inspire chills or thrills. Though both books would be great sources for school reports, kids reading for pleasure would probably prefer Hans Holzer’s Ghosts I’ve Met (2005) or The Ghost Hunter’s Strangest Cases (2006, both Barnes & Noble).–Kelly McGorray, Glenbard South High School, Glen Ellyn, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435851788
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Haunted: Ghosts and the Paranormal Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Jeff Belanger has been studying and writing about the supernatural for regional and national publications since 1997. In 1999, Belanger launched Ghostvillage.com as a repository for his writings. Since then, the site has grown to be the largest paranormal community on the Web, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. His books include Communicating with the Dead, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, and Ghosts of War.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Chapter 1 Ballygally Castle Hotel - Ballygally, Ireland 13
Chapter 2 The Rms Queen Mary - Long Beach, California 21
Chapter 3 The 1891 Castle Inn - New Orleans, Louisiana 29
Chapter 4 Rose Hall Great House - Montego Bay, Jamaica 37
Chapter 5 Hibbing High School - Hibbing, Minnesota 45
Chapter 6 The Deane House - Calgary, Alberta 53
Chapter 7 Imperial Casino Hotel - Cripple Creek, Colorado 61
Chapter 8 The Catacombs Museum - Paris, France 69
Chapter 9 Big Nose Kate's Saloon - Tombstone, Arizona 77
Chapter 10 Ordsall Hall - Salford, England 85
Chapter 11 The White House - Washington, D.C. 93
Chapter 12 The Alaskan Hotel - Juneau, Alaska 103
Chapter 13 Monte Cristo Homestead - Junee, New South Wales 111
Chapter 14 Mercy Brown, the Rhode Island Vampire - Exeter, Rhode Island 119
Chapter 15 Empress Theatre - Fort Macleod, Alberta 127
Chapter 16 Thornewood Castle - Lakewood, Washington 135
Chapter 17 The Skirrid Mountain Inn - Llanvihangel Crucorney, Wales 143
Chapter 18 Archer Avenue's Resurrection Mary - Chicago, Illinois 149
Chapter 19 Billy Bishop Legion Hall - Vancouver, British Columbia 157
Chapter 20 South Bridge Underground Vaults - Edinburgh, Scotland 163
Chapter 21 The Pirates' House - Savannah, Georgia 171
Chapter 22 Boggo Road Gaol Museum - Brisbane, Queensland 179
Chapter 23 Stone's Public House - Ashland, Massachusetts 187
Chapter 24 Muncaster Castle - Ravenglass, England 195
Chapter 25 The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 203
Chapter 26 The Spaghetti Warehouse - Houston, Texas 211
Chapter 27 The Olde Angel Inn - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 219
Chapter 28 The Whaley House - San Diego, California 227
Chapter 29 The Tower of London - London, England 235
Afterword 245
Resources 247
Index 249
About the Author 255
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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    Very informative!

    I really enjoyed reading. It is very informative and I loved hearing about other pleople's experiences. There was alot of research that went into this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Very Interesting !

    I wish i had the money to go to all these places. I liked the history Jeff gave before each story. It was hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Awsomenes!

    It was the best book i ever read!


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    Love KITTY LOVER

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    Posted October 9, 2012

    Same as others

    Same as other books i thnkthe book is to expensive

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