Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & QuarantinedDate Published: September 8, 2013

Dates Read: 12/24/14-1/8/15

Rating: 5 stars!

Synopsis: The Shadow Man haunts penitentiary cell blocks.A chilling wind runs through the Death Tunnel.The Red Eyes Apparition lurks in abandoned hallways.

Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and historical information about each location.

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums explores the country’s scariest institutions, including the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, and St. Albans Sanatorium. Discover creepy conversations between the authors and restless spirits, interviews with facility staff and knowledgeable ghost hunters, and helpful tips gathered from each investigation. You’ll also enjoy an introduction to basic ghost hunting equipment and detailed information about organizing your own visits to these haunted establishments.

My Thoughts: First of all, I would just like to thank Jamie for contacting me about this book and then being kind enough to send me a signed copy of it to read. I loved it! Being somebody who has had personal paranormal experiences and believes in this stuff I found this book to be really good! It was cool to read about the flashlight sessions they did and what they got to experience while visiting these places. It makes me want to get back into the ghost hunting myself. Reading the histories of the places they visited was amazing, I love learning the histories of old prisons and asylums and learning what went on there and what lead to the places being closed down. It’s hard not to feel sorry for the people in the asylums who were just treated so poorly for no reason at all. It was a good and interesting read that’s for sure.  If you are interested in this kind of thing I would HIGHLY recommend checking this book out.

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