Second edition of Belanger’s top-selling book hits bookstores everywhere covering history, folklore, and true ghost encounters from historically significant locations.
BOSTON, MA September 16, 2011 – In 2004, Jeff Belanger’s book publishing career began with The World’s Most Haunted Places. Since then, the paranormal researcher, lecturer, and talk show host has gone on to produce over a dozen books that have been published in six languages, and he’s become one of the world’s foremost authorities on the unexplained.
Now in its second edition, Belanger revisits some of the most famous haunts with updates, new first-hand accounts, information, and commentary. Plus he’s added new chapters and new locations.
Belanger’s books have been used to plan haunted vacations, in the classroom as a unique way to teach history, and as a popular culture reference on why society is enamored with ghosts and the paranormal. The World’s Most Haunted Places, Revised Edition offers a global view of the ghost phenomenon.
“Ghost encounters and legends are deeply personal,” said Jeff Belanger. “Communities embrace their local haunts and only open up about them with those they trust. By studying the history and folklore of some of our most treasured historical places, we gain insight into who these ghosts may have been in life, and why they may still be hanging around. It’s important that we listen to the history, the witnesses, and even the ghosts!” The World’s Most Haunted Places is a world tour of historic locations and ghostly experiences. Inside, readers traverse the globe and find some common threads to ghostly legends and some figures from history who have insisted on being remembered to the point where they are still seen and recognized for who they are/were. Witnesses from many different walks of life recount what they felt, heard, saw, and sometimes even smelled. Locations covered include: Muncaster Castle in England, Monte Cristo Homestead in Australia, Ballygally Castle in Ireland, Suicide Forest in Japan, Poveglia Island in Italy, the White House in Washington D.C., the Whaley House in California, Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, and many others.
About Jeff Belanger
Jeff Belanger (www.jeffbelanger.com) is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He is the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including the best sellers: The World’s Most Haunted Places, Our Haunted Lives, and Who’s Haunting the White House (for children). He’s the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web’s most popular paranormal destination according to Google.com, and a noted speaker and media personality.
He’s also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes, which is available in over 3 million homes in the United States. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and is the series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. He’s been a guest on more than 200 radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.
About The World’s Most Haunted Places
The World’s Most Haunted Places, Revised Edition: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com (ISBN: 1-60163-193-6, pages: 288, price: $15.99) was published by New Page Books (a subsidiary of Career Press) in September of 2011. The book is available at online and traditional booksellers.
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