Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, Revised Edition

Monday, October 12, 2009

Book Review - Encyclopedia of Haunted Places, Revised Edition

Just in time for Halloween, you can head out to potentially see some real spirits (not just those looking for candy! I have always been interested to the idea of ghosts/spirits lingering in our world. This interest goes back to my childhood, where I read all that I could regarding other-realm corporal bodies.

This book is brought to us by Jeff Belanger who has been studying and writing about the supernatural for regional and national publications since 1997. He’s the founder of, the largest supernatural community on the Web, and the author of more than 10 books, including The World’s Most Haunted Places, Our Haunted Lives, and The Ghost Files. Belanger lectures throughout the United States and has appeared on more than 100 radio and television programs worldwide, including The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, Coast to Coast AM, and The ‘X’ Zone. He currently haunts Massachusetts with his wife, Megan, and daughter, Sophie. Needless to say he has truly thrown himself into his work and knows what he is talking about.

I enjoyed the flow of this publication and the ease at searching location in both the United States and in foreign countries. Living in Michigan, I was excited to see a few locations in my home State. I hope to have the opportunity to see these locations in the future to see if I am lucky enough to experience what the author has experiences in many different locations.

As the author states:
To truly understand a haunted location, you need to get local. What makes this book unique is that the entries are written by people who have done the haunted field work to back up each ghostly claim -- hearsay and urban legends weren’t enough. Each entry combines the history, the tragedies, and the eyewitness accounts of each haunted locale.

At only $19.99 this book is a great deal and is a great resource for those of you, who, like me, are interested in learning more about the spiritual world and the history around places that have been found to be haunted. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders,, and many other booksellers.

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