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Mass Murders: Bloodstained Crime Scenes Haunting the Bay State

Mass Murders: Bloodstained Crime Scenes Haunting the Bay State

by Sam Baltrusis


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Does a murder psychically imprint itself on a blood-stained crime scene? Sam Baltrusis revisits the haunts associated with the most horrific homicides in Massachusetts, including the Lady of the Dunes mystery in Provincetown to the Lizzie Borden case in Fall River. Using a paranormal lens, Baltrusis delves into the ghastly tales of murder and madness to uncover the truth behind some of the Bay State's most bone-chilling crimes.

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ISBN-13: 9781493049868
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,134,142
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sam Baltrusis has been featured as Boston’s paranormal expert on the Biography Channel’s Haunted Encounters, Destination America's Haunted Towns, and the Travel Channel's Haunted USA. As a side gig, Baltrusis moonlights as a guide. He has launched the successful ghost tours Boston Haunts and Cambridge Haunts and worked with Essex Heritage leading tours to Salem’s Bakers Island lighthouse. He also led groups with Essex Heritage’s “Myths & Misconceptions” and the Wicked Salem walking tour. Baltrusis is a sought-after lecturer who speaks at dozens of paranormal-related events scattered throughout New England, including an author discussion at the Massachusetts State House. Plus, he is the producer of the Provincetown Paracon. He is the author of Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City, Ghost Writers: The Haunting Tales of Unforgettable Literary Icons, and several other

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

Mass Hysteria: Haunted Asylums 22

I The Notorious 35

Borden Murders 37

Boston Strangler 58

Dr. George Parkman 69

Hannah Duston 81

Pirates of Boston 89

CRIME Q&A: Thomas D'Agostino 96

II The Legends 101

Georges Island's Lady in Black 103

Hoosac Tunnel's Bloody Pit 114

Salem's Blue Lady 122

S.K. Pierce Hauntings 129

CRIME Q&A: Joni Mayhan 138

III The Forgotten 143

Cape Cod's Provincetown 145

Fall River Cult Murders 159

James "Whitey" Bulger 171

King Philip 178

Orleans Waterfront Inn 187

CRIME Q&A: Christopher Balzano 197

Crime Scenes: Hometown Hauntings 201

Conclusion 217

Acknowledgments 233

Sources 236

Index 241

About the Author 247

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