Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined by Jamie Davis

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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.

Paranormal buffs will find this book of great interest.

The reader explores various well known asylums, sanatoriums, prisons and institutions for the insane. You read of the history of these locations, rumored hauntings while the author researches what spirits and/or activity lurks. Each chapter focuses on a specific location, provides extensive background history. Ending each chapter is a detailed summary on specifics of the site along with information in the event the reader would like to visit and do their own paranormal investigation. Also included is the research findings the team stumbled upon through their experience.

The book is well written in an informal manner as if you’re with the tour group, information is precise and intriguing. Wonderful collection of photographs throughout the book. The experiments tracking the spirits were ambiguous, not really concrete (my opinion)  but enough to whet your appetite to seek more of the supernatural.

A paranormal travelogue with  information on access and specifics of each location, cost, airports, contact information all contained for your pleasure.

I’m not a paranormal expert by any means, however, I felt this book was a wonderful way to initiate further reading, research, and organizing of a field trip to see for yourself of the offerings of these mysterious institutions. Great read for a newbie ghost hunter.


Paperback, 212 pages
Published September 8th 2013 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2013)
ISBN13: 9780738737508

Reviewer: Melinda

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