Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery

Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery

by William J. Hall

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Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery by William J. Hall

Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own ancestors and strangers--human and 
non-human--who seemingly occupy the same physical space in our world while remaining in their own, parallel worlds. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it "Ghost Central."

Here's your chance to unlock and experience the private diary of farmhouse resident Donna Fillie. This amazing record spans five decades and recounts a parade of uncanny occurrences, including:

  • Notes from old friends who insist they didn't deliver them
  • A grandson playing with an invisible--but very real--friend
  • Donna awakening to phenomena at precisely 12:42 a.m., an eerie correspondence to her house number, 1242

    This compelling work includes many other unexplainable details of a wide variety of phenomena that frequently occur in this otherwise normal area of Connecticut, which may also be the site of a secret military base.

    After reading The Haunted House Diaries, you will undoubtedly wonder: Are our assumptions about the paranormal all wrong?

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781632650061
    Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    Publication date: 08/17/2015
    Edition description: First Edition
    Pages: 256
    Sales rank: 296,208
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    William J. Hall was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where the events of this book took place. He watched the news coverage of the Lindley Street haunting on TV when he was 10 years old. Hall is professionally equipped to recognize trickery. After more than 25 years as a performing magician, he knows how to create and recognize illusions. He is experienced in researching the unexplained, from folklore and urban legend to fortune telling, the pyramids, and other mysterious tales. His syndicated 1990's column "Magic and the Unknown" ran for six years in multiple local papers in his home state. Hall has two sons and resides in Plainville, Connecticut.

    Table of Contents

    Disclaimer 15

    Note to the Reader 17

    Foreword Donna Fillie 19

    Introduction: Paranormal Crossroads 21

    Part I The Haunted House Diaries

    Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Diary 27

    Chapter 2 Diary Entries From the 1960s 35

    Chapter 3 Diary Entries From the 1970s 41

    Chapter 4 Diary Entries From the 1980s 73

    Chapter 5 Diary Entries From the 1990s 87

    Chapter 6 "It" Follows Michelle 111

    Chapter 7 Ashwar: The Invisible (but Not Imaginary) Friend 119

    Chapter 8 Diary Entries From the 2000s 129

    Part II Phenomena in the Flap

    Chapter 9 Missing Time on Burr Pond 153

    Chapter 10 The Most Famous Cryptid and a Secret Government Base 159

    Chapter 11 When Are They From? 167

    Chapter 12 Other Haunted Houses 171

    Part III Investigation, Theory, and Discussion

    Chapter 13 Paranormal Assumptions 177

    Chapter 14 What Magic Has Taught Me About Interpreting the Paranormal 183

    Chapter 15 Analysis of the Phenomena 187

    Chapter 16 The Investigation 201

    Chapter 17 I Don't Know What Universe You're Living In 219

    Epilogue 225

    Appendix I Initial Family Interview 229

    Appendix II Historical House Records 235

    Appendix III Bonus Features 239

    Appendix IV Litchfield Hills Phenomena Reporting Procedure 241

    Bibliography 243

    Index 245

    About the Author 247

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    The Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The diary entries become repetitive and boring, not becsuse of the events described, those are sometimes a little scary. It's the comments: "what's happening here...I'm trying to find a pattern"...blah, blah, blah. You report the house being haunted for generations but then wonder what's going on? What are you, dense? I can't believe no one in the family ever talked sbout it. And the author gets the oppotunity to leave but doesn't, buys the damn place, leaves her small children at the mercy of whatever it is. I think either none of it is real or she's s drama queen seeking attention. If it's real she should have stuck to the facts.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I dont know what this book is about but i like haunted house stories. Honestly from the small story summery i think this is going to be a okay book. I also think if youre under the age of 16 you probably dont need to read this. Maybe if your not a scardy cat.