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#1 Guest_HelenaHandBaskettGStudy_*

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:42 PM

I thought that since we have a sticky for the Ghostly TV Guide, why not have one for our favorite ghostly reading!

I absolutely *LOVE* Ghost House books line of regional ghost stories. There are many titles to choose from, with some of my favorites being:
Ghost Stories or London - Edrick Thay
Victorian Ghost Stories-Jo-Anne Christensen
Haunted Highways- Dan Asfar

Another great read is Haunted Heartland - Beth Scott & Michael Norman.

So, what's your favorite ghostly read? Did you just finish something that we all should read? If so, feel free to add to the list!

***Please note: This thread is NOT intended as a place for people to promote any books they may be writing. If this is done, the post will be removed by board staff.
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Posted 02 July 2005 - 11:13 PM

Possessed Possessions 1 and 2 by Ed Okanowitz (may have mispelled)
Really interesting.

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(Beatlefish @ Jul 3 2005, 01:13 AM)
Possessed Possessions 1 and 2 by Ed Okanowitz (may have mispelled)
Really interesting.

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Wow!!! I dare you to say that three times fast!!! That's quite a mouthful!!! smile.gif

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:30 AM

Grave's End by Elaine Mercado
All of the Haunted books by Beth Norman and Michael Scott:
Haunted Heartland
Haunted Heritage
Haunted America
Haunted Wisconsin
Historic Haunted America
(is that all of them?)



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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:59 PM

There is also a book called Ghosts by Ed Okanowitz

Ghosts in the Graveyard (TexasCemetery Tales)
Ghost stories in the American Southwest

I have some of those "Haunted" books I have the Haunted heartland
and nope thats not all of them lol tongue.gif
I'm sure there must be tons more but heres a couple.
Haunted South
Haunted schools

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:17 PM

How to Hunt Ghosts by Joshua P. Warren (NOT related to Ed & Lorraine, BTW)
No Rest for the Wicked by Troy Taylor
Real Hauntings by Hazel Denning
Coast to Coast Ghosts by Leslie Rule


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Posted 04 July 2005 - 12:38 AM

Wow I'm so glad to see this as a permanent topic!! I had wanted to recommend it many times but was afraid to mention it. I am such a bookworm, I will really enjoy this....Good jobs mods!
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:21 AM

w00t.gif   Wahoooooo!!!  Now this is going to be a great thread.I'll admit - most of my "ghostly reads" are fiction, but the few nonfiction I've read mostly deal with New England.Anything by Christopher Rondina (Vampire Hunters Guide to New England) or Mike Bell (Food For The Dead) is great.There's also a dvd called Ghost and Vampire Legends of Rhode Island that goes into some detail about ghostly occurences at the Newport mansions.
I fully believe that not everyone is meant to see things; some things you just aren't meant to know.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:26 AM

biggrin.gif Ok, lets see if I can remember the titles & authors: blink.gif

Earthbound by Roger Coddington....he works with a medium and speaks directly to spirits in haunted locations, very good read.

Troy Taylor's books, depending on what your into he has a lot of books, he is very good....Haunted Alton and Beyond the Grave were good!  I see he has another new one out, Abe Lincoln, the Haunted President, I would get that one, I like reading about him. alien.gif

And IF IF! I had to recommend a Warren book it would be The Demonologist, because, when you get past the stuff thats meant to scare you, there is some really good information in there, and its very interesting....also pic of Amityville boy is in there.

I have to go home and scan my bookshelves, I am drawing a blank on the rest!

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:43 AM

My absolute favorite book to read up on about the Afterlife and NDE's is "Life After Life", by Dr. Raymond Moody.  
He was the pioneer in NDE's and began researching them in the early 70's.  He noticed a pattern in heart patients who would die and come back, and they would relate the same story over and over again.  Out of curiousity, he began paying attention and researching it.  He has other books that have followed too, but my favorite is "Life After Life".
It is also a very good book to give as a gift to anyone who has suffered the loss of a family member or friend.


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Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:34 PM

DA!!! I have and love that book also!!  It has comforted me very much since i lost my 2 friends i mentioned in another posting...  Thank you for including it here...

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 07:05 AM

If you get a chance, read "Ghosts Among Us" by Leslie Rule.  It's just as good as her first book.  

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Haunted Places: The National Directory by Dennis William Hauck
I absolutely love this book.  In my opinion, no ghost hunter/investigator should be without it. It's basically a list of numerous reported haunted locations from state to state.  This book goes so far as to give addresses and driving directions to most, if not, all locations, as well as contact phone numbers. Simply put, if you don't have it, you need it.  No worries for those that don't live in the U.S.  There's also an international directory by the same man.
  

If I think of any other books that are worth reading, I will definitely post them here!

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:56 AM

Anything by M Scott Peck MD is good for those interested in the non-human side of things.  he is a Psychaitrist who did his own search of people whom he felt  had some evil presence around or in them.

Another  really good one is Dr Suess's guide to ghosthunting,.."Horton hears an EVP".

I simply cannot put it down.  


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:36 PM

wierd science is a dandy and details the scientific way things paranormal can and can't exist. You get both sides of the track to view from.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE(chrissyee @ Jul 8 2005, 01:56 PM)
Another  really good one is Dr Suess's guide to ghosthunting,.."Horton hears an EVP".

I simply cannot put it down. 

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 09:40 PM

Another gooder is "Ghosts" by Hans Holzer. You can read about ghosts and get a workout at the same time, because this book must weigh about 10 pounds!!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE(HelenaHandBaskettGStudy @ Jul 9 2005, 09:40 PM)
Another gooder is "Ghosts" by Hans Holzer. You can read about ghosts and get a workout at the same time, because this book must weigh about 10 pounds!!! biggrin.gif

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OOH I like Hans Hozer he has been scaring me for many years.wink.gif
I have one called "Psychic" and it weighs about the same laugh.gif, it has tons of stories,,different accounts,,all different catagories too.
I was so happy when I found it,,its huge but I bought it for like 5 bucks,,have worn it to a frazzle!

LordDraven who is the author of "Wierd science"?


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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:46 PM

Read a good one called Essence, The Novel by Glenn Woods... The story is fictional but the events surrounding the story are true... couldn't put it down...  smile.gif

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(Nitelite @ Jul 10 2005, 03:46 PM)
Read a good one called Essence, The Novel by Glenn Woods... The story is fictional but the events surrounding the story are true... couldn't put it down...  smile.gif

http://hometown.aol.com/endlessroads/Essence.html

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Is that picture for real???? If so, that has to be one of the most disturbing pictures of a ghost that I have ever seen!! That little girl looks so lost! Poor little thing!! Nitelite, that looks like one book that is a must read! Thanks!

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE(HelenaHandBaskettGStudy @ Jul 10 2005, 03:22 PM)
Is that picture for real???? If so, that has to be one of the most disturbing pictures of a ghost that I have ever seen!! That little girl looks so lost! Poor little thing!! Nitelite, that looks like one book that is a must read! Thanks!

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you know, I don't know about the cover - but some of the pics on the sight are...if you click the button (with the face or whatever) at the bottom - it takes you to the actual newspaper clippings and photos...  when you read the book - you will see why she is lost... it's really good! smile.gif

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