The History & Haunting Series
The History and Haunting of Salem:
The Witch Trials and Beyond
In 1692, a small village in Salem, Massachusetts, was suddenly attacked by the specters of flying witches and all manner of evil. A group of young girls began "crying out" against their neighbors and family members. By the time it was over, nineteen people were hanged, one man crushed to death, and five succumbed to the ordeal of imprisonment. Today, despite the plague of witchcraft that had inflicted England, we still look at this one isolated incident of hysteria and madness, and ask "How did this happen?" This book offers answers to that question, along with exclusive interviews with the Salem Witch Trial's top experts. The book includes never-before-seen photographs and information about Proctor's Ledge from the experts and historians who located the actual site of the hangings. A focus on the paranormal activity happening in Salem is offered in The Haunting section. You will also find a nod to Hocus Pocus and other movies. Spotlights on the best lodging, restaurants, and tourist attractions are also listed, along with maps, and websites for further study. Rebecca F. Pittman is a best-selling author of 13 books, including The History & Haunting of Lizzie Borden, The History and Haunting of Salem, and many more. Her love of mysteries has found her on multiple TV and radio programs. Her website is www.rebeccafpittmanbooks.com, where you can sign up for her fre
The History & Haunting of Lizzie Borden
The murders of Abby and Andrew Borden on the morning of August 4, 1892, remains America's biggest unsolved murder mystery. Now, within the pages of this book see new evidence, photos, identities, and the revelation of a second murder plot that was set to be carried out several days before. For the first time, see photos of Lizzie's Maplecroft...her mansion on the hill, some say she killed for. You'll also photographic evidence of how she broke the hatchet on the morning of the murders.
This is Lizzie Borden, in a way you've never seen her before. The murders were just the beginning of a woman spinning out of control.
The History & Haunting of
During the Gilded Age in America fortunes were made in staggering amounts. Beer Barons dominated St. Louis in the 1880s and 1900s and built elaborate mansions, filled with expensive art, furnishings...and secrets. The story of the Lemp family is one of privilege, opulence, fame, and tragedy. Four members of the family died by gunshot wounds--three by suicide, a fourth under mysterious circumstances that have St. Louis tongues still waging today; 95 years after the event took place. Take a peek through the keyhole of Lemp Mansion and discover her darkest secrets, and what makes her today one of the most-haunted houses in America.
The History and Haunting of the
Stanley Hotel: 2nd Edition
What was it about the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado that
inspired horror great Stephen King to write his blockbuster The
Shining? Why is the hotel considered to be one of the
most-haunted places in the world? Come read about her
history and the hauntings that continue to this day.
Now with more ghost stories, new interviews with Stephen
King concerning his stay at the Stanley Hotel, upcoming additions
to the property, and so much more. Come back...to the Stanley Hotel.
The History and Haunting of the
Myrtles Plantation, 2nd Edition
When a place has garnered the fame and recognition that the Myrtles Plantation has over the years - becoming recognized as the Most Haunted Home in America - you'd better be able to back it up! The reports and facts born out in this new 2nd Edition book,will convince even the most intent skeptic, that there is enough going on within these 220-year-old walls to fill several books about the house and its fascinating dance with history and the paranormal. From Voodoo to murder, pirates to ghosts...from its inception, the Myrtles Plantation has witnessed some of the most fascinating history in America - much of it landing on her doorstep. Is it any wonder that this antebellum home retains the whispers and shades of eras gone by? Those lucky enough to sleep beneath her gabled roof have reported unexplained noises, things moving about, footsteps on the stairs and along the antiquated floorboards, apparitions, piano notes sounding in the stillness of night, being tucked into bed, the sounds of a phantom horse riding across the property, ghosts of Confederate soldiers, slaves, a veiled woman in black, and a plethora of paranormal activity, that continue on a near-daily basis. Ms. Pittman's research into archives, museums, libraries, interviews with the owners and staff of the Myrtles Plantation, and the personal accounts of paranormal activity from over a hundred sources, has come together into a comprehensive book that will both entertain and mystify. Come along on a mysterious journey of discovery... pull back the thick velvet drapes of the Myrtles Plantation for an insider's view of a truly remarkable home. One thing is guaranteed...you will never forget it!
The History and Haunting of the Palace of Versailles.
It was a palace built for the King of France. It would become the most opulent and scandalous empire in the world.
Louis XIV looked over the swampland of his father's hunting lodge in a small hamlet called Versailles and envisioned a palace and gardens so grand, it would become the envy of Europe.
Yet, as the years passed, and the Kings went from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, the palace became a gilded cage to all the elite who were summoned to live there beneath the king's rule. Poisonings, murders, scandals, encrypted letters, and secret meetings in the gardens all led to the downfall of a dream. It ended with the beheading of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette by guillotine.
Is it any wonder the ghosts are restless here?
T.J. Finnel & the Well of Ghosts
T.J. Finnel and the Well of Ghosts is an action-packed adventure novel for the 9-adult market. T.J. is an 11 year-old boy with a love of science and the stars. He and his family are living with his grandfather in a 110 year-old house that sits at the edge of the most-haunted woods in America...Harmon's Wood. With sightings of ghosts, eerie lights, and toad-like creatures roaming the forest, Harmon's Wood has caused the inhabitants of Coven Bay to lock their doors and windows at night for a hundred years; the time a mysterious well with secret symbols first appeared inside a cave deep within the trees. When a Forest Witch named Morble comes through the well from another dimension in search of a Dark Orb and a powerful eye belonging to the Crone of the Spectre Lands, T.J's world is suddenly thrown into terror.
If you loved Harry Potter or Fable Haven, you will find yourself lost in the world of T. J. Finnel and the Well of Ghosts.