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Haunted…for Real?

Thanks to all who attended our Book Bogglers presentation, Haunted for Real: In Search of the Verifiable Ghost Story.  It was a pleasure to share my dilemma as a writer to create narrative “nonfiction(!)” spooky books for my publisher Bearport’s series for young readers. Faced with the question of how to verify a ghost story, I soon figured out that the emphasis was not on ghost in ghost story, but on story–and that the great fun in writing Dark Underground Deserted Cities was discovering the history– so often weirder and more oddly coincidental than the sightings of spirits, attached to these events.

Special thanks to Prof. Brooke Stowe, Library Director at ASA College, for sharing his expertise not only in research, but also on Fala, the phantom dog said to haunt the long abandoned station below Grand Central Station, Track 61. (Google it!)

After presenting Haunted for Real, I was delighted by the many stranger-than-life stories many of you shared.

So delighted, that I’d like to start cooking up a kind of Paranormal Soup for the Soul series, recounting our own unexplainable events. If you’ve witnessed, survived or been told by a reliable source of a paranormal event, please click comment and tell your story!