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Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums
Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums
Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined

By: Jamie Davis
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738737508
English  |  240 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: September 2013
Price: $15.99 US,  $18.50 CAN
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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. 

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