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Matthew L. Swayne

Matthew L. Swayne (State College, PA) is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. Matt has worked as a reporter and as a music reviewer for several newspapers and online outlets, such as CentreDaily.com and Music.com. He is a regular contributor to the recently revitalized version of Omni Magazine, called Omni Reboot. He writes the Anti-Matter column, which looks at fringe science and the paranormal, for the online magazine. He has also worked on writing projects with Paranormal State's Eilfie Music. Balancing skepticism with an open mind, Matt uses his experience in journalism and interest in both ghostlore and the paranormal to collect and tell stories about the supernatural.

Ghosts of Country Music
Ghosts of Country Music
Tales of Haunted Honky Tonks & Legendary Spectres
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Explore the creepy curses, haunted hot spots, and spooky superstar spirits of country and western music. From Hank Williams to Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, this compelling guide presents a long list... Read more

OTHER TITLES BY Matthew L. Swayne
Haunted Rock & Roll
Haunted Rock & Roll
Ghostly Tales of Musical Legends
Matthew L. Swayne
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America's Haunted Universities
America's Haunted Universities
Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls
Matthew L. Swayne
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ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR
Date: 2014-03-17
Rock & Roll may only be a few generations old, but in those few short decades of existence, rock music has arguably changed the world like no other art form has. It's altered music, sure, but it's also altered occult history. In the past sixty years, rock music has produced stories of ghostly visits, tales of demonic encounters, lists of curse victims, and many more. Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted Rock & Roll, explains why tales surrounding Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and other famous, deceased rock stars continue to abound—and why rock remains so haunted.
Date: 2012-10-01
If asked about which type of location tends to be the most haunted, most people would respond with cemeteries, battlefields, or old houses at the top of the list. But what about campuses of America's colleges and universities? Surely we've all heard a story or two from a local campus legend. But why are these institutions of higher learning truly institutions of haunted learning as well? Matthew L. Swayne, author of America's Haunted Universities, provides a few potential explanations for these haunted phenomena.




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