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Haunted Places: The National Directory Paperback – 31 Oct 1996

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: New Leaf Distribution Company; Revised edition edition (31 Oct. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140257349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140257342
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,639,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Describes over 2,000 haunted places in the United States, including sites of ghost visitations, UFOs, and unusual creatures.

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By A Customer on 12 April 1999
Format: Paperback
I first discovered this book back in 1994, and finally bought it a few years ago. Since then, it has become an indispensible tool in my paranormal research, which focuses mostly on ghosts. I am continually impressed with Mr. Hauck, both because of this work and through his newsletter to which I subscribe. I've highlighted every city in the book on my atlas for trips to other states. Thank you, Mr. Hauck, for a useful, fun tool for those of us in the field.
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Hauck really did a good job in compiling information on the sites that he talks about in his book. As the title implies, it is a reference book and not necessarily a book of ghost stories. This is the wrong book if you're looking for more detail than the paragraph or two that Hauck provides. This is a must-buy for anyone interested in local haunts or mystical places to visit. I highly recommend this book.
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What makes all this information better is that all the cases were true!!! I liked the fact that cases were reported from all fifty states, so you can bet you'll find a site near you. This book posed a variety of supernatural accounts, from ghosts and hauntings (my personal fave) to UFO sightings and sacred land. I can't reccommend this book highly enough!!!!!!
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By A Customer on 16 April 1999
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This is a stupid book with fantasies about the paranormal myself being an expert in the field. I have read the book once and went to a few of the places he listed as being "Haunted" and I took every instrument I had none of them showed any signs of being paranormal it is the worst book I have ever read. -Dr. Dennis Meyers
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x952e9228) out of 5 stars 60 reviews
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HASH(0x93d6ebf4) out of 5 stars Lots of fun on long drives around the country ! 15 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I received Mr. Haucks book from my husband after he conducted an interview with him for a radio show in Chicago IL.1996. Since that time we have Lived in MA., MI., GA., and currently NY. We have traveled by car to and from these states often. It has been interesting to read about the haunted sights listed. We visited many of them along our way for entertainment. I am not an expert on the subject of the paranormal but I do enjoy reading about sightings, area legends and superstitions. Thanks to Mr. Haucks book we have taken time out in areas of the country that we never would have visited other wise. I read the review or rather comment made by Dr. Myers about Mr. Haucks reported hauntings. I can only offer this story in response. My husband and I visited Graceland Cemetary in Chicago and saw the statue of Inez Clarke under glass on our first visit. Upon the second visit some weeks later (after a rain)the statue was not there. Do I believe she was walking around? or just out for repairs? I can't say but it did make our visit all the more interesting and we never would have noticed if we hadn't looked in the book. Nowasa NY,NY.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93d71060) out of 5 stars Extremely Compelling True Ghost Stories ... ... 21 April 2004
By Jack Burgess - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Haunted Places, The National Directory is one of those books that once you get started reading is difficult to put down.
For example, do not read the section about Tennessee's Bell Witch alone late in the evening unless you don't have to be at work early the next day. These stories contained in this book
are genuinely creepy and will keep you awake late into the night. Better than coffee. This book is everything a good true
ghost story book should be. Enjoy.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93d71090) out of 5 stars A foot in the doorway of the weird. 22 Oct. 2001
By Matthew Mclaughlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93d71390) out of 5 stars Lots of places; very little info 18 Dec. 2006
By flagirl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This isn't a bad book at all. I just had a different idea of what it would include. If you are truly looking for a directory of places all across the country and you plan to do some traveling, this is your book. However, if you're like me and plan to do more reading than traveling, this isn't the book for you. It really, truly is a directory. Think phone book...it has the location names, addresses and a few sentences on the locations' haunted activity. If that's what you're looking for, buy this book. However, if you're looking for an enjoyable read - this one isn't it. Again, it really is a directory.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93d714c8) out of 5 stars Great for the average ghost hunter 17 Oct. 2003
By dmraya1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very helpful. I have always been interested in authentic hauntings, and often find myself looking for a local haunted house when I travel. This book tells you not just about the occurrences, but also where the lives of the spirtis began and ended, and why they have come back from the spirit world.
I liked the fact that it told you whether visitors and interviews were allowed. It was also helpful that the book told you on a scale of 1-5 the chances of encountering a spirit.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to visit haunted sites, or would rather sit home in the safety of their own beds and be chilled.
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