Queer Paranormal: True Tales of Gay and Lesbian Ghosts & Hauntings is an exclusive collection of eerie locales worldwide with a queer bent. This guidebook combines historical fact and unearthly encounters from across the United States, as well as around the globe. Behind the shadows and doors of societal homophobia hide find pink phantoms and lavender apparitions in cities and towns spread across the globe. From haunted bars in New Orleans to an old theater in London, this guide encompasses the other side of the supernatural. The stories range from the serious, from brutal murders in rural Georgia, to the light-hearted, including the male spirit who enjoys unzipping men's trousers at a British pub. Ghosts of legendary celebrities intermingle with ordinary individuals. Along with these queer spirits are many businesses, either gay-owned or catering to a gay/lesbian clientele, experiencing hauntings. Countless bed and breakfasts have otherworldly guests staying the night. Clubs and bars hide more than shy young lovers in their darkened corners. The dead ignore rainbow flags and techno beats. Their desire to be seen and heard outweighs their fear of the differences in their surroundings.
Ken Summers began avidly reading paranormal books at 10 years of age. Though he researched his first local ghost story at 13 his first official investigation was conducted alone at midnight on 31 October 1995. Over the next few years, he traveled to well-known haunted locations around Ohio to explore the unknown. Oral history led his travels back home where he researched and investigated dozens of locations within Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Summers founded his own paranormal website "The Moonspenders" in 1999.
After living for a brief time in Shreveport, Louisiana he returned to northeast Ohio to write 'Haunted Cuyahoga: Spirits of the Valley'. He has since conducted lectures on hauntings, been featured in print media and on local television, assisted in historical research projects, and worked in conjunction with many other paranormal investigators. In his spare time Summers dabbles in photography, explores interesting places, and seeks out interesting ghost stories. He currently resides in San Diego, California.