Your road guide for finding haunted bed & breakfasts, tralis, theatres, roller rinks, taverns, cemeteries, bridges, caves, and much, much more....
|Title||:||The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations|
|Number of Pages||:||262 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations Reviews
This so-called "road guide" tries to be too many things, and does them all badly. It presents the "ghostlore," telling what people have experienced, plus the story of who allegedly is doing the haunting, then it offers the authors' paranormal investigations into the stories. In other words, the authors present themselves as a cross between academic folklorist Alan Dundes, Washington Irving, and Jason Hawes of "Ghost Hunters". I admit I didn't read the whole book. As a ghost story collector, I know a few Minnesota ghost stories (OK, more than a few). So I paged through, looking for the oft-told tales that usually appear in this kind of book. Some were there (like the usher in the now-wrecked old Guthrie Theater), and some weren't (like the hanged man in Minneapolis City Hall). The scary thing about this book is not the stories, but the slipshod way it's put together. The photographs are grainy, some of the stories are out of date, and the pages have lots of filler white space. But what bothered me most is that even in this cursory run-through, I found frequent tense shifts, often within the same paragraph, some related to incorrect usage (like "forbid" instead of "forbade"). The cover was designed by one of the authors--Hey, if you've screwed up the content, photographs, and text, you may as well go whole-hog and screw up the graphic design.Next time these authors want to put together a guide, they should use a ghostwriter.
This is kind of cool in a very unique way. It tells you where you can find these so-called haunted locations all over Minnesota. There are others for other states and places, but this provides a bit of history/background info, directions and the haunting story!
Pretty much what it is a guide to use when visiting the locations. I prefer a more smooth reading of the subjects so it was okay but I couldn't get into it too much because of it just being a reference book.
This is not written well. It mentions places and states the investigation did not conclude that it was haunted, but does not state what the investigation detailed. very sparse info
This book makes me want to get out and have a ghostly adventure of my own! Well written and interesting documentation, at first I was skeptical of the format, but it definitely grew on me as I read.
it was a fun book. interesting to learn about all the different stories. many grammar and spelling errors.
Not exactly awesome...but wasn't expecting much really.
Fun book. Zac wanted it when he stopped at Palmer house. The Gibbs Farm ( mom and I worked there), is in the book and is accurate in the strange accounts.