Haunted by History: Separating the Facts and Legends of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California (1)
Haunted by History: Separating the Facts and Legends of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California (1)
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Haunted by History: Separating the Facts and Legends of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California (1)

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Author: Owens, Craig

Brand: Sad Hill LLC

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 410

Release Date: 15-08-2017

Details: Product Description Haunted by History, Volume I, by Craig Owens uncovers little known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories. Not only does his well-documented research separate facts from legends, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by interweaving historic photos with his own elaborately staged Old Hollywood-style photos shot in the most haunted rooms, hallways, and lobbies. This unique book blends solid research, fascinating insights, and haunting photography that will appeal to believers and non-believers alike. Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Alexandria Hotel, the Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, the Banning House Lodge, and the Glen Tavern Inn. Review "Photographer Owens distinguishes fact from fiction in this stimulating, heavily illustrated account of the supposed hauntings of eight historic Southern California hotels. Pulling together historical photographs and original documents as well as firsthand accounts, the author attempts to verify the ghost stories associated with each inn, dissecting their origins (often in the late 19th and early 20th centuries) and recreating the ghostly encounters in glamorously staged vignette photos....Owens's gorgeous photo stagings recreate the romantic and heady days of each lodging while adding dashes of visual humor, subtle sensuality, and haunting atmosphere. Lavishly illustrated and handsomely produced, the book's entertaining and informative narrative dwells on the documented facts while dispelling most of the colorful myths." - Publishers Weekly Star Review "You don't want to miss this one. It is an excellent account of history and all that entails for the Glen Tavern Inn/Santa Paula and all the other historical inns and hotels in Southern California." --  Glen Tavern Inn "This author balances the serious with the playful as he surveys paranormal activity in eight historic hotels and inns in Southern California. The author first allows the reader to get to know each hotel, remarking on the hotel's beginning, famous people who stayed there, people who died there, and ghost legends connected to the hotel. He juxtaposes these historical facts with playful, yet dramatic black and white photographs of models in period costumes posing in locations thought to be the most haunted. He and his crew employ a watchful eye and an EVP machine, a machine thought to pick up spirit voices, to see if perhaps these period shoots provoke paranormal activity. Mixed in with these photographs, the author provides a balanced, believable report of paranormal activity, if any, he and his crew uncovered during these sessions. This is both an informative yet entertaining read." --  Eric Hoffer Book Award judges' commentary "O ne of the most beautiful works on the subject I have ever seen. I highly recommend picking up a copy of his book  Haunted By History . It should be in the library of every paranormal/history buff." --  Brandon Alvis, A&E's Ghost Hunters "The story-enhancing snapshots include portraits of important players, as well as early pictures depicting construction, but look also for stylish modern-day re-creations that pay homage to the locations' glamorous but goosepimply yarns." --  NBC Los Angeles About the Author Craig Owens first fell in love with history and the paranormal in 1972. At that time, he was as a seven-year-old boy playing on the grounds of a Southern plantation known as Waverley, located outside of West Point, Mississippi. While Waverley's owners admitted to seeing and hearing the ghost of a young female child, Craig never encountered her. Yet the atmosphere and history of Waverley stayed with him long after his family moved to Texas. In 1994, Craig moved to Los Angeles and began to work freelance in the film and television industr

Package Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches

Languages: english