Spooky Books to Get You in the Halloween Mood

There’s nothing like a good ghost story (real or imagined) to get into the Halloween spirit!

From haunted houses to creepy cemeteries, creaky floors, and full moons, these 31 (Yes! 31!) books are sure to give you the creeps and get you in the spookiest of Halloween moods!

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In the Boneyard: The History and Horrors of America’s Haunted Graveyards by Troy Taylor

Death is the final mystery at the end of life. We have feared and worshipped it since the beginning of time. All of us have contemplated the mystery of death, and we all wonder – no matter what our beliefs – what will happen to us after we die. Some believe we are born again in a new body with an old soul, while others believe our spirits pass on to another place – or perhaps remain behind as ghosts. The mystery of death has forced us to create rituals and practices to deal with it and to immortalize it with cemeteries, grave markers, and of course, dark and frightening legends and lore.

Come along as author Troy Taylor takes you on a cross-country trip to the most haunted cemeteries and burial grounds in America. Within these pages, you’ll discover the traditions behind our funeral and cemetery customs and find out why a cemetery becomes haunted. On this journey, we’ll uncover forbidden and forgotten places, premature burials, grave robbery, desecrations, vampires, haunted cemetery art, curses, and a myriad of lingering spirits that will chill your blood. They are nightmarish stories that seem to be too good to be true – but, they aren’t. They are not tales from fiction, but authentic accounts from the dark side of American history, including the true story of one of the most famous cemetery phantoms of all time – Resurrection Mary.

This collection of unsettling tales of boneyard ghosts and specters is the most chilling we have ever offered. Inside, we’ll explore both old favorites and reveal some of the mysteries of haunted cemeteries that may have eluded us until now. So, take our hand, light a candle, and let’s whistle as we walk past the graveyard tonight – and hope that nothing is waiting for us out there in the dark.

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A Haunted Experiment by Penny Griffiths-Morgan

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Looking for the paranormal is so much more than standing in a dark room asking for spirits to make a noise. Author Penny Griffiths Morgan discovered this whilst listening to other investigators talk about experiments, and decided to research into the various ideas and look to replicate them. Delve into this book and be ready to ask questions…

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A Nightmare in Villisca: Investigating the Haunted Axe Murder House by Richard Estep

In the early morning hours of June 10, 1912, an intruder forced his way into the house of Josiah Moore and his wife, Sarah. During the nightmare that followed, everybody in the house — Mr. And Mrs. Moore, their four children, and two young girls who were visiting for the night — were murdered with an axe. The small town of Villisca, Iowa, would be scarred forever.

Today, the infamous Villisca Axe Murder House has a fearsome reputation for being haunted. Each year, hundreds of fascinated people flock to the house, seeking an encounter with the paranormal. Some get more than they bargained for. Join Richard Estep of TV’s Haunted Hospitals and Paranormal 911 as he and a small team of investigators lock themselves inside the Villisca Axe Murder House and delve into its deepest, darkest mysteries.

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National Geographic Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places: More Than 250 Spine-Chilling Destinations Around the Globe by Sarah Bartlett

Witches and demons, ghosts and vampires, aliens and voodoo spirits… from spooky to chilling to downright weird, signs of the supernatural have terrified — and fascinated — people for centuries. Dare to discover some of the world’s most puzzling enigmas in this remarkable book, which reveals a dazzling array of haunted castles, forbidden hideaways and otherwise eerie landmarks.
 
Packed with rich illustrations, National Geographic’s first-ever guide to the world’s supernatural places showcases more than 250 spooky destinations around the globe. Uncover the origins of the vampire, found not only in Romania, but also in Madagascar and the Philippines. Encounter the array of ghosts said to haunt deserted battlefields, abandoned mental asylums, cemeteries and other spine-tingling sites. Consider the possibility of extraterrestrials spotted everywhere from Sedona, Arizona to Flatwoods, West Virginia. And experience the mystical origins of such extraordinary places as Ayers Rock, Australia and Chichén Itzá, Mexico. Vivid, dramatic, and chock full of inside information on when to visit, this spooky book will convince you that there might be more out there than meets the eye.

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FULL METAL HORROR 2: A Bloodstained Anthology by Zombie Pirate Publishing

A shiver creeps down your spine and in an instant your blood runs cold. You can feel eyes on your back as, all of a sudden, you realize… IT’S BACK! The beast is upon you once more. FULL METAL HORROR has returned, and this time its gleaming metal fangs are dripping guts and gore. This blood-splattered book is packed with twenty three short stories from authors all around the world. Inside, vicious vampires, murderous haunted houses, deadly demons, and stone cold killers destined to shock, horrify, and even sicken you. Beware the bloodstained beast: it bites.

[Featuring a story by Spook-Eats’ Amanda]

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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads

A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world’s most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.

More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris’s Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.

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The Night Side of Nature, Or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers by Catherine Crowe

The term “Night-Side of Nature” I borrow from the Germans, who derive it from the astronomers, the latter denominating that side of a planet which is turned from the sun, its night-side. We are in this condition for a certain number of hours out of every twenty-four; and as, during this interval, external objects loom upon us but strangely and imperfectly, the Germans draw a parallel between these vague and misty perceptions, and the similar obscure and uncertain glimpses we get of that veiled department of nature, of which, while comprising as it does, the solution of questions concerning us more nearly than any other, we are yet in a state of entire and willful ignorance. For science, at least science in this country, has put it aside as beneath her notice, because new facts that do not fit into old theories are troublesome, and not to be countenanced.

We are encompassed on all sides by wonders, and we can scarcely set our foot upon the ground, without trampling upon some marvelous production that our whole life and all our faculties would not suffice to comprehend. Familiarity, however, renders us insensible to the ordinary works of nature; we are apt to forget the miracles they comprise, and even, sometimes, mistaking words for conceptions, commit the error of thinking we understand their mystery.

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Ghosts of Buffalo by Tim Shaw

The Spirits do not rest easily in Buffalo, New York. Specters of those who perished in the War of 1812 still wander along Main Street, where charred remains of their homes once stood. The ghosts of Erie Canal brawlers and loose women, even now, ply their trades along the former bustling towpath. Learn about strange Native American witchcraft that caught the attention of the U.S. government and lost cemeteries rediscovered during private and municipal improvement projects. Visit hidden passages located under the respectable streets of the Nickel City where gangsters held card games and stored illegal liquor. Find out about miraculous healings occurring in heavenly basilicas, as well as in humble chapels. These are just some of the fascinating and terrifying tales of one of the most historically significant cities on the Great Lakes.

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting;’ Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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Cabinet of Curiosities 4: 20 Keys for Haunted Hotel Rooms by Troy Taylor

A hotel room is supposed to be your “home away from home” when you travel – a place of security, comfort, and calm. But what if the hotel room that you check into already has an occupant? An unseen one that turns your evening of peace and quiet into a nightmare? Hotels are among the most haunted places in America. Every hotel room plays temporary host to hundreds of people every year and, in some cases, those visitors leave a little piece of themselves behind – as ghosts.

In this new collection from Troy Taylor’s Cabinet of Curiosities, readers are handed a set of 20 keys that unlock doors in the most haunted hotels in the country. This is not just another travel guide or one that only skims the surface of a location’s history – this is a behind-the-scenes look at Troy’s favorite haunted hotels, with little-known history, secret stories, and even first-hand encounters with the resident ghosts!

Go inside both famous and forgotten places and come face-to-face with the customers of the past who have, of course, checked in and never checked out of America’s most haunted hotels!

Discover the hidden and haunted histories of places like the Cecil Hotel, Chicago’s Congress Hotel (the ONLY complete history ever written!), Menger Hotel, Eureka Spring’s Crescent Hotel, the Bourbon Orleans, the Seelbach in Louisville, Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Bullock Hotel, Monte Vista Hotel, Hotel Chelsea, the horrifying history behind the Revere Hotel in Boston, Arizona’s Copper Queen, Hotel Del Coronado, the infamous Stanley Hotel – and many others!

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A Haunted Atlas of Western New York: A Spooky Guide to the Strange and Unusual by Amanda R. Woomer

Do you dare to follow along on a haunted jaunt through Western New York’s supernatural locations? Move away from the ghost stories around the campfire and seek out the strange and unusual for yourself with the Haunted Atlas of Western New York. Join local writer, historian, paranormal researcher, and owner of Spook-Eats as she takes you to haunted cemeteries, museums, roads, schools, theatres, and restaurants (with a few cryptids thrown in just for fun). Explore over 130 haunted locations throughout the region, complete with walking and driving tours, a spooky bucket list, and coordinates to create the perfect haunted journey.

[Spook-Eats’ Amanda’s first book for adults]

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Graveyard: True Hauntings from an Old New England Cemetery by Ed and Lorraine Warren

Ghosts are always hungry, someone once said and no one knows how ravenous they really are more than Ed & Lorraine Warren, the world’s most renowned paranormal investigators. For decades, Ed and Lorraine Warren hunted down the truth behind the most terrifying supernatural occurrences across the nation… and brought back astonishing evidence of their encounters with the unquiet dead.

From the notorious house immortalized in The Amityville Horror to the bone-chilling events that inspired the hit film The Conjuring, the Warrens fearlessly probed the darkness of the world beyond our own, and documented the all-too-real experiences of the haunted and the possessed, the lingering deceased and the vengeful damned. Graveyard chronicles a host of their most harrowing, fact-based cases of ghostly visitations, demonic stalking, heart-wrenching otherworldly encounters, and horrifying comeuppance from the spirit world. If you don t believe, you will. And whether you read it alone in the dead of night or in the middle of a sunny day, you’ll be forever haunted by its gallery of specters eager to feed on your darkest dread.

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Life with the Afterlife: 13 Truths I Learned about Ghosts by Amy Bruni

Coming October 27, 2020

Amy Bruni, co-star of Kindred Spirits and one of the world’s leading paranormal investigators, has learned a lot about ghosts over her years of research and first-hand experience. Now, in Life with the Afterlife, she shares the insight she has gleaned and how it has shaped her unique approach to interacting with the spirits of the dead and those who encounter them.

From her earliest supernatural encounters as a child, through her years appearing on Ghost Hunters and the creation of her company Strange Escapes, which offers paranormal excursions to some of America’s most notoriously haunted destinations, and into her current work on The Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits, this book is full of astonishing and deeply moving stories of Amy’s efforts to better understand the dead but not yet departed. With Amy’s bright humor and fierce compassion for both those who are haunted and those who are haunting, Life with the Afterlife is an eye-opening look at what connects us as people, in life and beyond.

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Mercurius and the Shattered Mirror by Neil Packer

‘Mercurius and the shattered mirror’, is the story behind the Haunted antiques paranormal research centre. I have intentionally not gone in to too much detail, especially with some of the items, as I want teams and individuals to find and experience things for themselves without being swayed by what I can say. Everything that I say is through my own experiences and my own opinions. Up at H.A.P.R.C you won’t see signs by the items stating the history or giving warnings like “Do not touch”, I don’t believe that is my place to tell people the information unless they ask for it. My place is to keep a record of what people experience at the centre, these form the basis for the research. If one person picks up on a name for instance, that’s their own experience, but when more and more people pick up the same thing, then that is getting even more interesting, and to me suggests that there is really something to it to work on. Starting from when I was young to where H.A.P.R.C is now, it gives the reader a glimpse in to the world of the paranormal through my eyes. 

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13 Candles: Halloween Tales of Tricks & Transformation

13 Halloween tales by 13 Young Adult authors…

Zombies and hauntings and witches, oh my! Here are 13 never-before-published Halloween-themed short stories to get you in that October mood. BONUS: 100% of all proceeds from the sales of this novel with be donated to Global Giving, an international organization that provides funds directly to local charities in communities that need it most.

Contributing authors include: Kathryn J. Benson, S. Carys, Jennifer Diemer, Bridget Essex, James C. Femmer, Madeline Claire Franklin, Julia Heller, Debbie Manber Kupfer, Michael Leali, Jesse William Olson, Leslie Teel, Diane Telgen, and Amanda R. Woomer.

Get ready to get spooky!

[Featuring a story by Spook-Eats’ Amanda]

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Ghost-Hunting For Dummies by Zak Bagans

Dive into the ghostly world of the supernatural with America’s leading paranormal investigator

Inside, paranormal investigator, star, and executive producer of The Travel Channel’s hit series, Ghost Adventures and founder of the award-winning Haunted Museum (Las Vegas’ most popular attraction), Zak Bagans takes readers on an exciting journey into the supernatural world. With insider information on the history of ghost-hunting to learning about ghosts with all kinds of temperaments, Ghost-Hunting For Dummies is peppered with true accounts and stories from Bagans’ famous cases and investigations.

Featuring expert advice on picking a haunted location, setting up cameras, and dealing with unwieldy ghosts, this book shows how today’s investigators use the tools of modern science to study a wide range of paranormal activity.   

  • Take an exciting adventure into the supernatural world
  • Explore haunted sites
  • Get messages from beyond the grave
  • Read true accounts from famous cases and investigations

If you’re one of the countless fans of Ghost Adventures itching to get off the couch and track some spirits on your own, this book provides everything you need to know to conduct a successful paranormal investigation.

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The Haunting of Dylan Klaypool: Whispers in Black Willow (Book One) by James Alan Ross

To hear the truth, she must listen to the silence.

Dylan Klaypool’s dark history has her searching for answers that can only be found down a single path: paranormal investigation. Battling demons from her past, the high school junior’s obsession with proving the existence of ghosts has become the only consistent aspect of her troubled life. Now living with her estranged grandmother in a new town and attending a new school, Dylan’s focus has not wavered. And the boarded up, abandoned house she discovered on Cemetery Road might hold the key that can unlock the secrets that have long haunted her.

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Weird Ghosts: True Tales of the Eeriest Legends and Hair-Raising Hauntings Across America by Joanne Austin

Prepare to be scared! This fully illustrated, award-winning collection of ghost stories will send shivers down your spine.
 
If you’re fascinated by haunted houses, ghostly graveyards, historic haunts, institutional apparitions, or spirited saloons, this spooky and spine-tingling collection of supernatural stories from across the US will tantalize your paranormal palate. Some of these hot spots are open to the public (and we include their address and website information), while others are private residences with no visitors allowed. In this bone-chilling volume, witnesses tell terrifyingly true tales of cursed roads, ghoulish schools, eerie eateries, and more—so expect to be frightened out of your wits!

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The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Contains more than 600 entries about ghosts, hauntings, related paranormal phenomenon, the people who investigate them, and the key theories about what causes them. This encyclopedia compiles research on the available theories about what causes ghosts. It also includes black-and-white photographs, and a bibliographical listing for further reading.

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Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist by RH Stavis

The world’s only non-denominational exorcist tells her astonishing true story: a riveting chronicle of wrestling entities from infected souls, showing how pain and trauma opens us to attachment from forces that drain our energy . . . and can even destroy our humanity.

As a secular exorcist, Rachel H. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children and Hollywood moguls to stay-at-home moms and politicians. But for many years, the horror screenwriter and novelist denied her gift. As a little girl, she began to see “monsters” floating around her bedroom or attached to other children. Told it was only her imagination, Rachel learned to ignore the things she saw.

But a series of events in adulthood forced her to acknowledge her unique ability and embrace her power to heal. Since then, Rachel has dedicated her life to helping others cast off the forces feeding off of us. Performing her services pro-bono, she quietly worked in the shadows, until she unknowingly revealed her work to a journalist, who told her story to NPR.

A unique look at demonology removed from religious dogma, Sister of Darkness recounts Rachel’s journey to becoming an exorcist and chronicles some of her most extreme cleansings cases, including those that put her and her clients in peril. Going deep into her world, we meet the diverse range of people she has helped—young, old, famous and not—in gripping stories of danger and sometimes sadness, that are ultimately about redemption. Rachel teaches us that there are a diverse range of “entities” surrounding us—some of these are playful or misguided, while some are dangerous and harmful. She introduces each of them and explains their power, helping us understand what is attacking and hurting us, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Frightening, eye-opening, and utterly enthralling, Sister of Darkness brings to light a world ruled by destruction, chaos and fear, and the woman who bravely fights to protect those who seeks her out.

Check out my review of the book!

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Where the Ghosts Are: The Ultimate Guide to Haunted Houses by Hans Holzer

In these pages, paranormal researcher Hans Holzer documents more than fifty locations where he has personally investigated ghosts, often with the assistance of a psychic. Complete with photos and details about each spectral phenomenon as well as the stories of the ghosts themselves, this book tells who they were and why they are found in each location. Where the Ghosts Are allows you to visit such fascinating sites as:
 
*America’s most haunted house, the California Whaley House
*The ghosts in New Jersey’s “Spy House”
*The ghosts at the Octagon in Washington, D.C.
*Toronto’s haunted nightclub
*The haunted frigate U.S. Constellation in Baltimore Harbor
*The ghosts at St. Marks-in-the-Bouwerie in New York City
*The ghosts of Longleat Palace, Bath, England
And many more!

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Echoes of a Haunting by Clara Miller

“Echoes of a Haunting Revisited” is a re-issue and adds some material not in the original book. It tells the story of a family under siege. From the time the Dandy family moved to their “home in the country” in 1970 until they fled it in 1974, they were plagued but unexplainable and terrifying events. When they tell you ghosts can’t harm you, take it with a grain of salt. Perhaps they can’t affect you directly but they can sure cause incidents that can kill. The book is told in semi-diary form to keep it in (hopefully) order. If you don’t believe in the paranormal, you’d better not read this book. If you want to learn something, by all means read it and learn.

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Ghost Stories: The Most Horrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world including disturbing- Ghost, Hauntings & Paranormal stories by Hannah J. Tidy

Just 18% of Americans admit to having seen a ghost, but we’re all connected to the spiritual world: a haunting could happen to any of us at any time.

Have you ever seen an unexplainable shadow, or a brief flicker of a face in a window when no one was around? We find logical explanations to account for strange happenings all the time, but the truth is, ghost stories don’t come from nowhere.

Ghost stories have been an important part of cultures across the world for centuries, but how many of them are truly fiction?

Understanding ghost stories helps us to understand the myths and legends woven throughout all cultures, and it helps connect us to a world that is wider than we like to imagine.

We’re drawn to the spiritual world for its mystery; stories help us to accept the unacceptable. But if you thought that ghost stories were nothing more than the imaginings of fanciful writers, think again.

Through a carefully curated selection of ghost stories from around the world, each supported by compelling evidence, you’re about to widen your connection to the spiritual world. Imagine the unimaginable. Think the unthinkable. Be prepared to be chilled to the bone.

In Ghost Stories: Compilation of Horrifyingly REAL Ghost Stories – Truly Disturbing Hauntings & Paranormal Stories, you’ll find a rich history of powerful evidence for the existence of the spiritual world. 

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Demon Haunted: True Stories from the John Zaffis Vault by John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley

In their second collaboration, leading paranormal experts John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley put the spotlight on remarkable cases of darkly haunted objects, haunted places, and haunted people–and the reasons why these hauntings happen.

Zaffis and Guiley plumb the depths of bizarre phenomena involving demonic spirits, the restless dead, demon boxes, dybbukim, Djinn, and 9/11 World Trade Center disaster relics. They explore haunted homes and landscapes teeming with spirits and entities who pester and terrorize both people and animals, and defiantly refuse to let go.

In addition, Demon Haunted features exclusive, never-before-told stories deeply personal to John Zaffis about urgent messages he and others have received from his famous demonologist uncle, Ed Warren, who is on the Other Side. The mysterious messages are spreading to an increasing circle of paranormal investigators. What is Ed saying about John, his work–and perhaps even the future of demonology?

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The Spirit Guide: America’s Haunted Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries by Amanda R. Woomer

Are you thirsty for a paranormal adventure? Do you enjoy visiting bars where the floors are sticky with decades of spilled beer? How about a prison where moonshine is being legally distilled? Or maybe even a seedy bordello turned award-winning winery?

From battles to murder, and stouts to Merlots, learn about the darker side of America’s liquid libations as we journey to some of the most haunted breweries, distilleries, and wineries in the country. You might even find some boos to go with your booze. Sip on a Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout in Denver’s oldest brewpub, enjoy a pint of Shanghai’d IPA above Portland’s infamous Shanghai Tunnels, or try a taste of butterscotch moonshine in one of America’s most haunted prisons turned distillery.

Whether you’re searching for rich history, delicious drinks, or a few ghosts lurking in the shadows, The Spirit Guide: America’s Haunted Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries is the perfect companion for your next haunted road trip. Cheers!

[Spook-Eats’ Amanda’s second book for adults]

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Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards by Tui Snyder

Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider is a reference book for genealogists, history buffs, ghost hunters and others seeking to learn the forgotten meanings of cemetery symbols in historic graveyards.

Find out:
  • Why garden cemeteries were America’s first public parks
  • The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard
  • How the skull and crossbones evolved into cherubs
  • Why symbols matter
Learn about:
  • The different types of American cemeteries
  • The history of grave robbing
  • The symbolic meaning of coins, stones, and seashells at grave sites
  • Common Latin phrases on headstones
Identify:
  • Saints, angels, and other cemetery statuary
  • Symbols for secret societies and clubs
  • Different types of crosses
  • Common cemetery architecture styles
  • The symbolic meaning of plants, flowers, and trees
  • Different types of headstone styles, monuments, and mausoleums

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Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World’s Most Famous Demonologists by Ed and Lorraine Warren

Ghosts know no season, respect no boundaries, and offer no mercy. Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world’s most famous and respected demonologists, have devoted decades to exploring, authenticating, and conclusively documenting countless cases of otherworldly phenomena.

Bestselling books and hit motion pictures, including The Amityville Horror, A Haunting in Connecticut, The Conjuring, and Annabelle, have been inspired by the Warrens extraordinary real-life experiences with the supernatural.

From the grounds of the United States military academy at West Point, New York to the backwoods of Tennessee, Ghost Hunters chronicles their first-hand confrontations with the unknown, the unholy, and the unspeakable. Here are the accounts of teenage girls who trifled with Satanism and séances, only to fall victim to the most horrifying of spirits… A village terrorized by a murderous, unstoppable force too evil to be anything but Hell-born… A family s home besieged by the relentless, destructive fury of poltergeists… The real facts behind the house of horrors in Amityville. In all, fourteen terrifying tales… all the more spine-tingling because they are true!

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Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

TV’s popular Ghost Hunters reveal all-new, never-before-told stories from their spooky early investigations!

For the first time ever, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.), share their most memorable and spine-tingling early cases — none of which has ever appeared on television. Beginning with the previously untold experiences that sparked their passion for ghost hunting, Jason and Grant’s bone-chilling investigations uncover:

• A Connecticut woman who seems to exist in two places at once
• A little girl whose invisible playmate retaliates against her father’s punishments
• A man overcome by an evil entity as Jason and Grant survey his home
• A distraught woman who dreams of paranormal events before she experiences them…and much more!

Jason and Grant didn’t always have the fancy scientific equipment and experienced team that fans now watch on their smash-hit television show. As they share their hair-raising first experiences, they offer essential tips for budding paranormal investigators — including how to use an electromagnetic field (EMF) meter and an infrared camera, determine if a supernatural phenomenon is good or evil, and deal with spirits. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, these fascinating and frightening true stories will keep you up at night!

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Poltergeist! A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting by John Fraser

There are few factual books written about poltergeist phenomena, John’s Fraser’s Poltergeist! A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting fills that void, advancing and updating Colin Wilson’s work Poltergeist!, this study’s namesake from over 38 years ago. Fraser takes readers on a journey from the Borley Rectory to the Isle of Man, and grounds his readers in an historical overview of ‘Poltergeist phenomena’. He examines where such events overlap with other paranormal investigations of ‘apparitional’ ghosts. What do they have in common, what do they differ? To answer this, Fraser looks to new research on paranormal events, never before published in book form. Fraser contends, perhaps controversially, that ghost sightings are and always will be ambiguous and near-impossible to prove, that only Poltergeist phenomena can be empirically verified.

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House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story Volume One by Andrea Perron

Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike.

Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion.

Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.

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Growing Up Haunted: A Ghostly Memoir by Alexandra Holzer

Ghost hunting, the world of art, film, literature, and dysfunction comes life cycling from the past to the present for the daughter of a famous ghost hunter and a Russian countess. Take a deadly roller coaster ride with two domineering and spiritually protected families, as Alexandra Holzer relates her haunted life with her father, Dr. Hans Holzer and her mother, Countess Catherine Buxhoeveden. You will learn how they were transformed from the early 1200s through today by an emotional and frightening, yet reflective, story. It follows a pre-destined timeline propelled by those in-charge of unearthly worlds.

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What’s your favorite spooky book? Is it about haunted locations? Haunted history? Tips on ghost hunting? Share it in the comments below!

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