Spooked in Seattle

Spooked in Seattle

A Haunted Handbook

Book - 2011
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Seattle may not be as old as some would expect from a haunted city. But it has a large number of haunted sites and stories. Spooked in Seattle will lead readers on a journey through Seattle's neighborhoods and reveal the city's public locations, history, and tales of strange encounters. For those who love to venture off into corners in search of ghosts and the unknown, this book will set readers forth in the right direction.

Spooked in Seattle features more than 150 haunted locations, historic and contemporary photos, top ten questions about ghosts, Seattle's top ten most haunted places, location maps and addresses, Seattle history and haunted facts, Seattle cemeteries and tombstone symbols, and more.

Spooked in Seattle presents many locations throughout the city that are believed to be haunted, claim to have ghosts, or have undergone investigation. All of these stories are broken down into sections based on the city's neighborhoods with corresponding addresses to make finding them easier for the ghost enthusiasts. Maps and photos help bring to life the locations, making the Seattle ghosthunting experience easy and enjoyable.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Clerisy Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781578605019
1578605016
Branch Call Number: 133.10979 AL566S 2011
Characteristics: xvi, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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samanthakimble
Feb 18, 2013

There is an art to a good ghost story that is severely lacking in this book. Many times the small blurbs about the haunted places presented in this book is nothing more than "some say they hear a baby crying at night" or "people often get the feeling of being watched."

In some sections there is a lot of great history, but that is it. The ghost stories are lacking and often it feels as if it is very poorly researched. There are a few locations that I'm very familiar with the fascinating history and the complicated stories of haunting that go with it only to sadly be blown over and very poorly retold in this book.

As I said before it is a nice history book, but when it comes to spirits in Seattle, which this book is written about, I would skip it. Did the tour and wasn't a fan. Read the book hoping it would be better, but I was wrong.

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banjodog
Jul 18, 2012

Great book for walking tours of Seattle with histrory. Not just ghosts.

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