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Haunted Places

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The strange cries heard at night in a dilapidated penitentiary, the glimpse of a `White Lady' floating through a graveyard, the face at the window in a room that has been locked for decades - stories of hauntings never cease to intrigue us. From palaces to prisons, from an 11th century chateau in France to 'The Island of the Dolls' in Mexico City, Haunted Places features the world's most fascinating spooky locations.
Some hauntings are recent, others are ancient, but all the stories are striking: from the deceased monks who pace the boundaries of a ruined former priory, to the lift operator in a Canadian hotel still working his shift decades after he died, to the infamous Vlad the Impaler, who haunts a Romanian castle where he was imprisoned for seven years.
With tales of the `Mad Old Woman' who searches Highgate cemetery in London for the children she supposedly murdered to strange laughter heard at night, from apparitions to floating orbs to radios suddenly changing station, Haunted Places features 150 outstanding photographs of haunted sites. Each eerie photograph is accompanied by a caption explaining the story of the haunting, from tragic accidents to brutal murders, from executions to disease and other sorrowful endings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 22.86mm | 1,360.78g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782745211
  • 9781782745211
  • 559,116

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Introduction

Castles & Forts
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, UK
Cha teau de Brissac, Angers, France
Bran Castle, Brasov, Romania
Cha teau de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France
Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, UK
Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania
Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Hammond Castle, Massachusetts, USA
Old Fort Niagara, New York, USA
Cha teau de Fougeret, Queaux, France
Norwich Castle, Norwich, UK
Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, UK
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, UK
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, UK
Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, UK
Predjama Castle, Slovenia
Cha teau de Randan, Auvergne, France
Balintore Castle, Perthshire, UK

Cemeteries
Greyfriars Burial Ground, Perth, UK
Highgate Cemetery, London, UK
Precious Blood Cemetery, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, UK
Pe re-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Easton Baptist Church, Connecticut, USA
Union Cemetery, Easton, Connecticut, USA
Brightling Churchyard, East Sussex, UK

Hotels & Public Places
Blair Street Vaults, Edinburgh, UK
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Mary King's Close, Edinburgh, UK
Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, Florida, USA
Edificio Prac a da Bandeira, Sa o Paulo, Brazil
Lawang Sewu, Semarang, Indonesia
Old Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
Sterling Opera House, Derby, Connecticut, USA
Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Monte Vista Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Penny Lane, Liverpool, UK
Cromer Pier, Cromer, Norfolk, UK
Casino Degli Spiriti, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

Houses, Mansions & Palaces
Norton Conyers, Yorkshire, UK
Gaineswood, Demopolis, Alabama, USA
Houghton Mansion, Massachusetts, USA
Vaile Mansion, Independence, Missouri, USA
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California, USA
Dakota Building, New York, USA
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LaLaurie House, New Orleans, USA
Reichstag, Berlin, Germany
Palace of Versailles, France
Ecclesgrieg House, St Cyrus, UK
Mohatta Palace, Karachi, Pakistan
Baron Empain Palace, Cairo, Egypt
Plas Teg, Flintshire, UK
Speke Hall, Liverpool, UK
Coolbawn House, County Wexford, Ireland
Sturdivant Hall, Selma, Alabama, USA

Industry
Boston Light, Little Brewster Island, Boston, USA
Slater Mill, Rhode Island, USA
Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Little Brewster Island, Boston, USA
St Augustine Lighthouse, Florida, USA

Institutions
Former HM Prison Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, USA
Former Atlanta Prison Farm, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Burlington County Prison, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA
Buffalo State Asylum, New York, USA
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, USA
Rutland Prison Camp, Massachusetts, USA
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland
Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Pennhurst State School, Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA
Renwick Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York, USA
Trans-Allegheny Asylum, West Virginia, USA
West Virginia State Penitentiary, USA
RAF West Raynham, Norfolk, UK

Religious Places
Catacombs, Paris, France
Greyfriars Priory, Dunwich, UK
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France
Sedlec, Czech Republic
Thetford Priory, UK
Parish Church and Ruins, Binham Priory, UK
St Andrew's Church, Walberswick, UK

Towns, Cities & Islands
Ellis Island, New York, USA
Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Poveglia, Venice, Italy
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About Robert Grenville

Robert Grenville is a historian and freelance writer. He regularly explores ancient and abandoned buildings as part of his research. He lives in London, UK.
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