Overall, this is a great way to get started on your search for the haunts of ghouls and ghosts; Mr. Hauck gives more than enough locations and write-ups to get a newly interested monster-hunter on his way. The book, of course, is only the tip of the iceberg, offering only the 'mainstream' haunted places, and often, I've found that he has gotten several of the legends wrong - I do realize that this may be due, in part, to those I've spoken with, but locals generally know better. I do reccomend this collection to the serious individual, because it does lead to many 'secret spots' and local places of the weird. Most of the time, you can start off looking for one place, and the people around it will say 'well, that place might be haunted, but such and such a place is ten times worse.' So pick this up and you're on the way!