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Haunting of America:
A Road Guide to Nights in Haunted Places
By Troy Taylor (New, Revised & Updated 2010)
Special 10th Anniversary Edition!

Ghost stories, just like the deeds and sayings of our founding fathers, are an essential part of American history. First-hand encounters with the spirit world have been with us since the settlers first arrived and made this land their own. Before their arrival, the Native Americans had their own tales of mysterious lights, eerie apparitions and strange creatures. Tales of hauntings – and the haunted – have always been with us. Few authors have captured the haunted side of our country in the way that Troy Taylor has with his dozens of books about haunted people and places. In this all-new, revised and updated anniversary edition of his classic book, he takes on a road trip to the darkest corners of America, revealing not our most haunted places, but a rich history of hauntings from coast to coast! This is not a re-hash of classic ghost stories but a personal account of American haunts as only Troy Taylor can present it! Featuring the true history behind familiar and little-known locations, often setting the record straight about ghostly spots we only thought we knew about! Join the author as he presents his own encounters with the unexplained at famous hauntings around the country, his personal list of America’s most haunted spots, and in-depth accounts of the story-behind-the-story and just what makes America so haunted! This is a book – and a haunted road trip – that you don’t want to miss! $18.00

Some of the Stories in the Book Include:

America’s Most Haunted Places
* Our Family Troubles: The Bell Witch Cave
* Flickering Images: The Lincoln Theater
* Hospital of the Damned: Waverly Hills
* One Dark Night in Iowa: The Villisca Ax Murder House
* Suicide & Spirits: The Lemp Mansion
* Solitary Confinement: Eastern State Penitentiary
* Where the Dead Linger: Mansfield Reformatory
* Doing Time for Eternity: Alcatraz
* America’s Most Haunted Graveyard: Bachelor’s Grove
* Spirits of the Civil War: Gettysburg Battlefield  

Haunted New England
* From Another World: Mystery of the Eddy Brothers
* Dudleytown: The Village that Vanished
* Lizzie Borden took an Ax: Haunting of the Borden House  

Atlantic Coast Mysteries
* The True Story of the “Amityville Horror”
* Nevermore: The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
* On Bloody Ground: Hauntings of Antietam
* Grief: The Legend of Black Aggie  
Southern Spirits
* The True Story of the Myrtles Plantation
* New Orleans’ Most Famous Haunted House
* Mammoth Cave: The World’s Largest Haunted Place
* The Grand Old Lady of the Ozarks: Haunts of the Crescent Hotel
* Murder & Music: Hauntings at Bobby Mackey’s Music World  

Haunts in the Heartland
* The True Story of Summerwind
* The Old Slave House
* The Show Must Go On: Hauntings of the Iroquois Theater
* In Search of the Hornet Spook Light
* Legends of Zombie Road  

Ghosts of the West
* The True Story of Stull Cemetery
* Ghosts of the Queen Mary
* Music & Mystery at Cain’s Ballroom
* The House that Winchester Built




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Into the Shadows:
Encounters with America's Weird, Unusual & Unexplained
By Troy Taylor (New, Revised, Updated 2012)

There is no question about it – America is a weird place! Join author Troy Taylor in an all-new, revised and updated edition of his classic book about unexplained America and discover just how strange the darkest corners of the country can be. Find out what historians and scientists have suppressed when it comes to the earliest travelers to explore our shores and the weird relics and structures that were left behind. Meet some of the strangest people from American history, from oddball explorers and writers to the lunatic fringe of religion and the most deviant killers that ever drew blood. Uncover for yourself some of the weirdest, little-known murders in America’s past – murders that still remain unsolved today. And finally, find out what makes America really bizarre with unsettling tales of monsters, mayhem, mad gassers, poltergeists and horrors that lurk under the earth! 

You may think you’ve read weird books by Troy Taylor before, but we can promise you that you haven’t seen anything yet! As the author states in his introduction – everyone loves a mystery, but to love something is perhaps to fear it too. There is much to fear in the pages of this book, so turn the pages if you dare! $18.00
ANCIENT AMERICAN MYSTERIES
The Secrets of the Mound Builders - Who Walked America before Columbus? - The Disappearance of the Anasazi - The Sagas of the Vikings, the Irish and the Welsh in Early America - The Mysterious Stone Forts - America’s Mystery Sites - Haunted Tunnels, Relics and Altars - Mystery Hill -The Lost & Ancient City of the Grand Canyon: Did Egyptians Leave Behind a Strange Fortress that is now hidden in the depths of the Grand Canyon? Relics that Shouldn't Exist - The strange history of artifacts and finds that have been found in America, including giant skeletons, mysterious mummies, skulls with horns, the mummy of an impossibly small human and much more!
AMERICAN ENIGMAS:
GOOD, BAD,  MAD, MYSTERIOUS AND JUST PLAIN WEIRD AMERICANS
Dead or Alive? -- From John Wilkes Booth to Billy the Kid & Jim Morrison -- Mysterious figures who allegedly died but may not have! - America's Strangest Historical Figures including Meriwether Lewis, Stonewall Jackson, the "Emperor of the United States," Charles Fort & HP Lovecraft -- Weird Killers, including the "Colorado Cannibal," Ed Gein, Albert Fish, Belle Gunness and More -- America's Weirdest Prophets, Saints, Martyrs and Lunatics, from Sister Aimee to the Camp Meetings of the 1800s, the Wilderness Prophet and America's Only King!
CRIMES THAT GO UNPUNISHED
SOME OF AMERICA'S WEIRDEST UNSOLVED MURDERS
Unsolved Murders and Mysteries, including The "Servant Girl Annihilator" -- The Atlanta Ripper -- The Mulatto Ax Murders -- The New Orleans Axeman -- The Cleveland Torso Killer -- The Mystery of the Sodder Children: An overlooked and largely unknown disappearance from American history that has never been solved -- The Town that Dreaded Sundown: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders -- Philadelphia's Boy in the Box -- The California Occult Murders  -- Princess Doe
AMERICAN UNEXPLAINED
WHEN THINGS GO BEYOND JUST PLAIN WEIRD

A collection of America's Strangest Mysteries -- Tombstone Thunderbird Photograph - the Minnesota Iceman - Weirdness from the Sky: Raining Cats, Dogs -- and Frogs? -- American Poltergeists, Famous and Unknown cases from Arkansas, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, New York, California, Virginia and More -- Fire Starters: Burning Poltergeists of America, including the infamous Macomb, Illinois firestarter -- Mothman, Mad Gassers & Mayhem:
Discover the secrets behind three mysterious figures who have wreaked havoc in American history! Who was the Mothman and why did he appear in Point Pleasant, West Virginia? Who were the Mattoon and Botetourt County Mad Gassers? Why did they attack scores of people over a 11 year period... and were they the same creature? -- What Lies Beneath?: Uncover the mysteries of “bottomless” pits, strange sinkholes and mysterious caverns, then search for answers about lost civilizations and ancient cities that exist beneath the earth? Can such things be? The answers to that might shock you!
Down in the Darkness:
The Shadowy History of America's Mines, Tunnels & Caverns
By Troy Taylor (2002)

A chilling exploration of the dark side under America with strange tales of haunted passageways, spirited railroad tunnels, terrifying mines & ghostly caves! Includes haunted places that have never been in print before, as well as the author's own weird encounters while exploring caves, lost mines and abandoned mining camps! Join the author for the third book in his acclaimed History & Hauntings Series as he takes the reader deep into the earth for a chilling journey into the haunted past of mysterious tunnels, spirited mines and mining camps and ghost-infested caves. These dark tales travel to the darkest corners of America and include both famous and little-known locations -- as well as ghostly spots that have never appeared in print before! Prepare yourself for a journey into the darkness with tales and locations that include the lost passages and treasures of New England and the Southwest, bloody histories of haunted railroad tunnels, mine disasters that left spirits behind and America’s most haunted caves! New stories include the author’s own first-hand accounts of searching for spirits in the mines and ghost towns of Utah, his journeys through the lost caves of St. Louis and much more! $17.95

MYSTERIOUS SITES & ANCIENT AMERICAN MYSTERIES
Mysterious Caves & Tunnels - The Beehive Chambers - Goshen Tunnels - Ellenville Mystery Tunnels - Cave Valley Cave - Grand Canyon’s Lost Egyptian City - The Tunnels of Victorio Peak - Legends of Wingate Pass - Lovelock Mystery Skeletons - Devil’s Hole Cave - The Piasa Cave

HAUNTED TUNNELS
Ghosts of the Bloody Pit - The Cowee Tunnel - Indiana’s Big Tunnel - The Moonville Tunnel - Big Bend Tunnel & The Ghost of John Henry

HAUNTED MINES & MINING CAMPS
American Mine Disasters - The Handprint at the Carbon County Jail - West Virginia’s Haunted Mines - The Grant Town Mine & Others - Specters of the Reed Mine & Ghosts of Gold Hill - The Milford Mine - The Haunted Ophir Mine - Haunted Mines in Colorado - The Mamie R Mine - Utah’s Haunted Mines & Mining Camps - The Lady in White at Latuda - Winter Quarter’s Mine - Cursed Mines of Utah & the Lost Josephine - The Mine of Lost Souls - Murdered Miner’s Cache - Crazy John’s Cache - Lost Mines & Tragic Spirits of Mountain Meadows - Montezuma’s Treasure Cave

HAUNTED CAVES
The Bell Witch Cave of Tennessee - Tipton-Hayes Farm Cave - Robber’s Cave of Nebraska - Specters of Cave-in-Rock - Ghosts & Lost Treasure at Anna Bixby’s Cave - Lost & Haunted Caves of St. Louis - Haunted English Cave - Cherokee Cave - A Night in the Lemp Caverns - Wyandotte Cave - Marengo Cave - The Spirits of Mammoth Cave - Crystal Cave & the Ghost of Floyd Collins

Out Past the Campfire Light
Hauntings, Horrors & Unsolved Mysteries of the Great Outdoors
by Troy Taylor (2003)

A Journey into the Lost Regions of the American Wild in search of Ghosts, Gold & the Great Mysteries that Have Baffled Outdoorsmen for Generations .. A First Book of its Kind!
The fourth book in the acclaimed History & Hauntings Series takes readers into the “wild” on an adventurous journey in search of the strangest tales of ghosts & mysteries from the American wilderness. Within these pages, discover missing people, lost mines and treasures, mysterious creatures of the outdoors, haunted roads, forests, lakes and eerie spots that may never have you hiking alone in the forest again! One of the only books ever written on the strange and haunted places of the American Outdoors and an amazing look at the enigmas that exist in places that have terrified us since the days of the early settlers! Walk into the unknown in search of those who vanished without a trace in the deserts of Utah, the deepest regions of the Grand Canyon, the mountains of Vermont, the forests of Connecticut & Beyond. Look for lost treasure & missing mines as you dodge ancient curses and vengeful ghosts in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, Death Valley, the Borrego Badlands, the Missouri Ozarks & other mysterious spots. Hunt for America’s strangest creatures in a coast to coast journey on the prowl for Bigfoot, the Minnesota Iceman, Thunderbirds, the Jersey Devil & More. Then gather your wits about you as you wander the America’s most haunted roads, valleys, rivers and stretches of wilderness on the lookout for the ghosts of drowning victims, lost pioneers, vanished woodmen & other luckless victims of the wild! An Epic Journey of History, Haunts and Americana from Whitechapel Press! $18.95
Chapters and Sections of Out Past the Campfire Light include:

Without a Trace -- Those Who Walked Into the Wild & Never Returned
Missing hikers, camper & explorers, vanished villages and more - Nemo 1934: The Mysterious Disappearance of Everett Ruess - Down the River: The Vanishing of Glen & Bessie Hyde in the Grand Canyon - California's "Forest of Missing Children" - Mystery of the Long Trail: Vanishings in the Green Mountains of Vermont Mystery Left Behind --

Lost Treasure & Hidden Gold in America's Wild Regions
My Own Search for Utah's Lost Treasures - Mystery of the Lost Dutchman Mine of Arizona: An Exploration of the History, Hauntings and Lore of America's Most "Found" lost mine - Pegleg Smith's Lost Gold: Hunting the Mysteries of the Borrego Badlands - The Lost Gunsight Mine of Death Valley - The Lost San Saba & Bowie Mine of Texas - The Lost Padre Mine: Do the Ghosts of Spanish Priests Guard this Treasure? - Lost Gold of Devil's Canyon in Oklahoma - The Lost Plunder of Samuel Mason: Legends of the Outlaw of Cave-in-Rock & His Lingering Ghost - The Mystery of the Yoachum Silver Dollars
Mysterious Creatures -- Unexplained Accounts of Strange Creatures in the American Wild
 
The Mystery of Bigfoot & The Strange Tracks at Bluff Creek, California - Where Bigfoot Walks: In Search of the Historical Bigfoot in Native American Accounts, "Wild Man" Reports & Tales from the North American Past - The Controversial Patterson Film - The Minnesota Iceman - Momo: The Story of the Missouri Monster - The Murphysboro, Illinois Mud Monster - American Werewolves & The Bray Road Beast - Thunderbirds: Accounts of Giant Birds in the Skies Over America - The Tombstone Thunderbird: A New Look at the Story Behind this Famous Case - The Infamous Jersey Devil
Phantoms of the Pines -- Chilling Tales of Haunted Places in the American Wild Ghosts & Haunts of the Great Outdoors
America's Haunted Back Roads - The Black Woods Road - Wisconsin's Ridgeway Phantom - Zombie Road: The Legendary Lawler Ford Road of St. Louis - Clinton Road: New Jersey's Most Infamous Highway - Ghost Waters: America's Haunted Lakes, Rivers & Creeks - Diana of the Dunes - Dead Woman's Crossing: An Eerie Tale of a Haunted River in Oklahoma - Devil Waters: Haunted Lakes & Rivers with the Devil's Name - The Curse of the Devil's Hole: History & Hauntings of a Mysterious Cave in Upstate New York - La Chica Lobo Del Rio Diablo: The Bizarre Wolf Girl of Texas - The Haunted Wild - The Mountain of Madness: Strange Happenings at New Hampshire's Mt. Washington - Haunts of the North Woods: Ghostly Tales of the Dell House, Minnie Quay & The Haunted Ruins of Au Sable - Dead Man's Canyon of Colorado - Ordeal by Hunger: The History & Hauntings of the Donner Party
Ghosts by Gaslight:
The History & Mystery of the Spiritualists & the Ghost Hunters
By Troy Taylor (2007)

Journey back in time with author Troy Taylor as he delves into the history and mystery of the Spiritualist movement and the efforts of the first ghost hunters to investigate the earliest evidence of contact with the spirit world! Beginning with the Fox sisters, “Ghosts by Gaslight” explores the famous and little-known mediums and proponents of Spiritualism, the mysterious cases that baffled the scientists of the day and even the incidents of outright fraud that have given the period such a colorful reputation. The book’s second half is devoted to the scientists, researchers and magicians who investigated the claims of the Spiritualists and how they debunked --- and accepted – the strange incidents that occurred. This is a chilling, mystifying and entertaining addition to the history of ghost research and a must-have book for curious history readers, ghost buffs, paranormal investigators and anyone else who wonders about the things that go bump in the night! Includes More than 300 photographs of the strange, the unusual and the bizarre! $18.95
THE FOX SISTERS
The Rise & Fall of Spiritualism’s Founders

MYSTERY & MAGIC OF SPIRITUALISM
The Rise of An American Original

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY
The Mysterious History of Daniel Douglas Home

THE KOONS’ “SPIRIT ROOM”
Bizarre History from Athens County, Ohio

THE DAVENPORT BROTHERS
Mediums or Magicians?

FROM ANOTHER WORLD
Strange History of the Eddy Brothers  

PSYCHIC WONDER OR BLATANT FRAUD
The Question of Eusapia Palladino

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
What Led the Creator of Sherlock Holmes to Become the World’s Leading Proponent of Spiritualism?
ONE WHITE CROW
The Mystery of Leonora Piper

THE DECLINE OF MEDIUMSHIP
The Latter Years of Spiritualism’s Heyday from the fiasco of Helen Duncan, the so-called "martyr to Spiritualism" to Eileen Garrett and the mystery of the R-101 Disaster  

BOOK 2: THE GHOST HUNTERS

THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH
And Other Early Investigators of Ghostly Phenomena , featuring Sir William Crookes; Florence Cook & Katie King; Sir Oliver Lodge; Cross Correspondences; James Hyslop; Walter Franklin Prince; Pearl Curran; Baron Albert von Schrenck-Notzing; Eva C.; Willi and Rudi Schneider & More  

HARRY PRICE
The Life & Times of the Original “Ghost Hunter”

THE MAGICIANS & DEBUNKERS
The “Other Side of the Coin” when Investigating the Paranormal, featuring How to Have a Séance; William S. Marriott; David P. Abbott; the Bangs Sisters; Harry Kellar; Howard Thurston; Joseph Dunninger; the Spook Shows of the 1920s and 1930s; Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits





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