Haunted East Anglia By Jean Forman
Tales of very old ghosts in Great Britain’s East Anglia counties. Some are vague, some are detailed. Most of the sites would be findable. Interesting mix of historical info and reported experiences. Author delves into trying to categorize the phenomena in the concluding chapter.
Rating: Interesting but unless you’re headed over there, I wouldn’t bother buying it.
Haunted Hotels By Robin Mead
Great ghost travel guide! Gives you EVERYTHING you need to know to want to hop on the road and go to these places. Travel info (ie. phone, address, price range), local area info, history and reported experiences of each site (including identifying the hotspots!)
Rating: Great book! Definitely a must buy!
America’s Most Haunted Places By Nancy Roberts
All stories, no science. Very vague 2nd hand stories. Some sites identifiable, most not. Some stories questionable.
Rating: Don’t waste the money or the brain cells…. I really want mine back…. If anyone has a few to spare…
Ghost Cats By Dusty Rainbolt
This is a great book! It has plenty of believable stories along with your basic ‘intro to ghosts’ chapter. Also included is a great section detailing the lore and political history of the cat. Most stories are from private residences but there is a listing of sites (with public access of one sort or another) reporting ghost cats. My only issue is the discussion of a photo and it wasn’t in the book! Frustrating!
Rating: I loved it. Great, interesting stuff. Definitely worth the money even without evidence included in it.
ADDENDUM: The author of Ghost Cats, Dusty Rainbolt, has graciously provided us with a link to the photo mentioned above, along with some other well known ghost pet photos. Please click link to view: Ghost Pet Photos
It Happened In Colorado By James A Critchfield
For a book about ‘thirty five events that shaped the Centennial state” it doesn’t once make a point of how these events supposedly shaped/affected/did anything other than happen. And from the vague, one -sidedness of his tales, to picking a 2006 blizzard that he admits wasn’t as bad as several others even in recent history (I am still dying to know what HUGE effect this storm had versus others, enough to help ‘shape the state’ ???), he is long on words and short or non-existent on point. He spends a lot of time quoting boring passages from pioneers who dropped through the states’ journals. Not unlike John Steinbeck, he uses great detail to describe the mundane and none on the crucial events. Several of his stories can be summed up as “so and so traveled through the state, ran into Indians and kept going”. Yeah, so did thousands of others and I could argue they shaped the state just as effectively.
Rating: Wouldn’t even pick it up at a yard sale