Mark P. Donnelly is an historian, author, screenwriter, duelist, bon vivant, and constant gentleman. He has authored, co-authored or ghost written over 20 titles in several countries and has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical television programming. He can frequently be found traveling throughout the north-eastern US giving lectures and presentations at themed events as well as teaching historical swordsmanship and western martial arts. He currently resides in central Pennsylvania where he enjoys life with his wife and family.
Daniel Diehl is an award winning writer and co-author of 20 non-fiction books, three novels and more than 170 hours of documentary television scripts. His work has been translated into ten languages other than English. Although Dan was born in the US he lived in England for more than a decade and he steadfastly insists they have the best beer on the planet. Now back in America he lives in Ohio where he grumbles about the bad beer and annoys his neighbors.
Have you ever had an encounter with a ghost? Would you like proof that the deceased continue to visit the world of the living? Do you have the courage to stand face-to-face with visitors from the afterlife?
Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter’s Travel Guide to Haunted America provides seekers of truth with a definitive guide to more than 200 publicly accessible, verified haunted locations in all 50 states. Introductory chapters discuss the many different types of apparitions and explain everything the novice ghost hunter needs to know to search for things that go bump in the night.
Sometimes the spirits of the dead manifest themselves by slamming doors or through blood chilling screams; other times they come as glowing orbs of ectoplasm that float through walls; and occasionally, they appear in their human form — fully manifested, semi-transparent and terrifyingly real. Let us take you on a journey to places where close encounters with the departed occur with frightening regularity.
Guaranteed to make you doubt everything you believe about death being the end of existence.
What people are saying...
"Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter's Travel Guide to Haunted America by Daniel Diehl and Mark P. Donnelly is really a reference guide to haunted buildings around the USA, arranged alphabetically by state. They have very cleverly included a "scare scale" represented by skull emoticons, ranging 1-5. Each entry has information (current at the time of publishing) about visiting the site, times, entry fees, or that the site is off-limits due to either abandonment and disrepair or over-haunting.
A wide range of spooks and ghostly doings are represented in Apparition Atlas. There are places where things move; footsteps, crying, piano music, or disembodied voices can be heard; lights and cold spots are seen and felt; and/or pieces of people or fully formed people can be seen and even interacted with.
While I, as a reviewer, went through the whole book state by state, like any good reference book, this one should be used sparingly, e.g. checking out New Jersey when you will be visiting that state. As good as this book is, no one reads the dictionary from cover to cover. The research in this book is extensive, and the entries are concise without cheating the subject. So if you're looking for a vacation spot out of the ordinary, this is a great resource."