So, I just finished reading Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis and Samuel Queen. For those of you who don’t know me all to well yet, I am a huge fan of ghost hunting and the paranormal! I regularly watch all new episodes of Ghost Adventures and Dead Files on the Travel Channel. I’ve been on a ghost tour/public hunt at Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany, NY and absolutely loved it! Planning a return visit soon.
I found the writing style of Jamie to be very conversational, yet informative and captivating. I loved that Sam added his part at the end of each chapter, as sometimes his experiences differed from Jamie’s or corroborated her experiences and feelings. The pictures are fabulous, and I had a feeling about some of them before I even read the chapters. Talk about give you the chills! Creepy but very cool is how I’d describe this book! I loved learning about each location and think it’s helpful that the contact and tour information for each location is provided. As an amateur ghost hunter I appreciate this, as well as the recommended questions and tips, as I want to try whatever I can (in a safe manner) to capture evidence for myself to truly believe.
This book was the best first read for my October filled of Spooky reads! I highly recommend this book to all who want to learn a little more about American history and get a little scare whether it be your imagination running wild as you read the pages late at night, or if you take their advice and visit these locations. 😜👻
On to continue with my other October read, Librarian of Auschwitz. Happy Reading! 🤓