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A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America

A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America


164 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780985539801

Rights: US & CA

Safari Publishing (Apr 2012)

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Boasting photographs, fun facts, and visitor information, this unique (and spooky) travel guide showcases the 15 most haunted places in America. Each chapter is laid out in an easy-to-read format and includes fascinating history and documented paranormal activities. The tour includes the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, where experimental lobotomies were performed and it is believed that many of tormented spirits are still roaming around; Moon River Brewing Company, where no one is allowed to go to the top floor because of the ghost that resides there; Shanghai Tunnels, where men and women were kidnapped and forced into servitude, the poor souls of whom are now encountered on visitor tours; the Pirates' House, where pirate ghosts still demand rum; and Ohio State Reformatory, where prisoners remain incarcerated even though it has been closed for a long time. The information about each site includes addresses, tips, accessibility, and websites.


“One of the things I really like about Terrance’s book is that it is such an easy read. The tidbits of history keep you turning the pages, and you also learn about the paranormal investigators, who have used a variety of paranormal investigation tools . . . A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America is one of those books that keeps your imagination wondering what really happened.”  —Josh Schubert, USA Travel Magazine

“A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America explores the story behind these ghost story settings all throughout the country, from theatres, old factories, asylums, homes prisons, and much more . . . a must for lovers of the paranormal in America. Highly recommended."  —James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

“From a lunatic asylum to a brewery, ghostly presences inhabit all these places. Complete directions and site information is provided. Even if you don’t get a chance to visit each of these locations, the stories and the black-and-white photos are fascinating."  —Marcella Gauthier, Escapees Magazine

“You don’t have to believe in ghosts to realize that certain places in our national history are haunted with legends and spirits of long ago. Terrance Zepke . . . investigates saloons and cemeteries, former sanitariums, and penitentiaries across America where rumors of strange phenomenon seem to have some bearing . . . Terrance is one of the most schooled experts on paranormal in the United States.” –Rick Steves, Travel with Rick Steves

Author Biography

Terrance Zepke is a journalist and seasoned world traveler who has studied parapsychology at the acclaimed Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina. She has been featured on many programs on NPR, CNN, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel, and in publications, such as the Washington Post and Travel with Rick Steves. She lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.