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Subject: haunted houses
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:50 AM ET
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I just love reading books dealing with hauntings. not Vampires but REAL hauntings. Anyone have any suggesstions for books?

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:19 PM ET
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Fiction or non-fiction?

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Richard Matheson, Hell House.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 9:38 AM ET
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I am receiving a book I wishlisted called The Black Hope Horror about a haunted house in Texas.  I recently posted Night Stalks the Mansion ( sorry - it's already been taken) about a haunted house in PA (this house was investigated by the Ghost Hunters from the sci-fi show).  You could get on the wish list for both.  These are both stories of true hauntings.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 9:46 PM ET
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Is that the Hell House that a movie was made from?  It was THE scariest book and movie.  Still get scared witless thinking of the holding hands scene.

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 5:05 PM ET
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In a Dark Place  By Ray Garton is scary and true Graves End By Elaine Mercado is good also.

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 3:03 AM ET
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Night Stalks the Mansion: A True Story of One Family's Ghostly Adventure

And since Im too lazy to write out my opinion again my review of this book:

Interesting....not terribly well written but its better than most of its genre. This book is fun most of the time and a refreshing break from the stodgy Im-being-scientific attitude of most books similar to it. The story is unbelievable but the author seemed to know that and wrote accordingly. Even though he stood firm that the events really did happen he never came across as pushy. In my opinion it was all a little too neat and tidy to be completely true but if it had happened to me Id probably spice it up a bit too. It gets a 3 out of 5.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 11:39 AM ET
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I'm hoping that as a fellow Buckeye, you've already read the Haunted Ohio books.  There is also a Ghosthunting Ohio by John B Kachuba.  Also, check out this site: www.forgottenohio.com - it has some amazing info about Ohio there - just fascinating.  Once I found it, I spent a couple weeks looking through EVERYTHING on the site.



Date Posted: 10/6/2007 3:28 PM ET
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Things that go bump in the night- a book of TRUE haunted houses   just posted it to my shelf

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 7:58 PM ET
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I just recently came upon Leslie Rule, she has 3 books out , they are all true accounts and sound very good

Date Posted: 10/26/2007 4:17 PM ET
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Leslie Rule books are really good- I have all hers on my keeper shelf.

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Date Posted: 10/27/2007 10:39 PM ET
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Coast to Coast Ghosts & Ghosts Among Us, both by Leslie Rule,  Graves End by Mercado, Fear by Kriss Stephens, Weird Hauntings by Joanne Austin, Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond by Hans Holzer - All of which are on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 10:28 AM ET
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I just found out about Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to the Show-Me State's Most Spirited Spots by Jason Offutt.  It was highlighted in the KC Star this week.  I've got it wait listed and am anxious to read it. 

I'd love to visit some true haunted places, but I'm too chicken!

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 11:22 PM ET
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I just posted 2 true ghost story books to my shelf the other day. Someone had wishlisted them, but it timed out. Check em out. Ghost Stories of America and Haunted Houses.

Last Edited on: 11/10/07 11:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: True Haunting Stories
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 7:02 AM ET
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A couple of great true haunting books I swapped for (and plan to keep) are Real Hauntings by Hanz Holzer and Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott.  I highly recommend all these authors' books.

I have an unlisted unpostable book I just read:  Totally Haunted Kids.  Supposed to be true ghost stories that happened to kids, written for young teens.  There are 9 stories in a wide range of phenomenon and scenarios.  Good for years of nightmares, I'm sure.  I enjoyed it, but it is definitely a juvenile lit, by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo.  If anyone wants this, you can have it free with any selection from my bookshelf.  Just PM me.

Subject: ghost houses
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 6:02 PM ET
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read clare mcnalley's "ghost house" and "ghost house revenge". they are excellent.  some of her other books are so-so, but these two are excellent.  also, anne river siddons "the house next door"-old but supurb.  i love ghost stories.  if you can't find them, i will loan you mine but i want them back.    they are on my keep list.  let me know by pm if interested.  linda

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:26 PM ET
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Haunted America in paperback.

You can also an internet search on books of true hauntings, there are more books in the series i have listed above. I just dont remember their names.

Subject: i like good ghost stories as well
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:13 PM ET
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Here are some of my favorites:

Lost Boy , Lost Girl

Lovely Bones

Heart Shaped Box

Lost: A novel



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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 7:04 PM ET
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I had real haunting by Hans Holzer on my wishlist it showed up I ordered it and poof gone!  Soundz like a good book though.

Subject: Haunted Houses
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 11:50 AM ET
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Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker's  ( The House)