Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Los Angeles Paperback – Illustrated, March 16, 2007
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"I am thoroughly impressed with Jeff Dwyers Ghost Hunters Guide and would recommend it to all, from total novice to professional investigator " --Steven Moreno, President, PSI Applications
"This is a book that is a good guide to its subject, but it is also a pleasant read, even if you seldom leave your chair!" --Dan Hays, Statesman Journal, Portland, OR
"Fans of hauntings and ghost stories who are heading towards San Francisco (and the surrounding areas) will love this comprehensive guide to the Bay Area's most eerie spots." --Fabuloustravel.com
"Ghost stories in the area chronicled in Dwyer's book. . .while sometimes scary, they more often serve as reminders of the sometimes quirky, and oftentimes tragically haunting, history of the people of California." --TheReporter.com (Vacaville, CA)
"A handy ghost hunters how-to guide . . . I thought I knew everything about the wine country, but I apparently overlooked the protoplasmic walk by night world." --Mick Winter, author of The Napa Valley Book
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Praise for Jeff Dwyer's Ghost Hunter's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area
"Ghost stories in the area chronicled in Dwyer's book, while sometimes scary, more often serve as reminders of the sometimes quirky, and oftentimes tragically haunting, history of the people of California."
--TheReporter.com (Vacaville, CA)
"I am thoroughly impressed with Jeff Dwyer's Ghost Hunter's Guide and would recommend it to all, from total novice to professional investigator."
--Steven Moreno, president, PSI Applications
Praise for Ghost Hunter's Guide to Los Angeles
"Jeff Dwyer has done it again. Easily one of the best Ghost Story writers working today. You will never look at The City of Angels the same way."
--Ray Couch, Southern Ghosts
Numerous sites of natural disasters, criminal activity, suicides, and other tragic events abound in the greater Los Angeles area, providing hundreds of opportunities for ghost hunting. In Ghost Hunter's Guide to Los Angeles, avid ghost hunter Jeff Dwyer suggests accessible sites from Hollywood to Long Beach, as well as local and visitor haunts in nearby San Diego and Santa Barbara, where you can research and organize your own ghost hunt. More than one hundred haunted spots, complete with handy checklists, procedural tips, and anecdotal evidence of previous sightings at each location, are suggested here. The guide describes in simple terms how to look for and--in case of an encounter--interact with supernatural phenomena. It also lists special tours, events, and other resources for further exploration.
Even for nonbelievers, this comprehensive, offbeat guidebook is as useful for locals as it is for new residents and tourists, suggesting interesting and unusual spots that others might miss.
Author Jeff Dwyer lived in Southern California for nine years, two of them on Catalina Island. He has spent a great deal of time ghost hunting, scuba diving, and bicycling hundreds of miles of back roads in San Diego and Santa Barbara. A native of Northern California, he works as a clinical specialist in cardiology. Dwyer's inexplicable experiences in hospitals, cemeteries, and historic sites around the Bay Area led to extensive research that culminated in his first book, Ghost Hunter's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Dwyer resides with his wife and three children in Fairfield, California.
- Publisher : Pelican; Illustrated edition (March 16, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 158980404X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1589804043
- Item Weight : 11 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.58 x 0.67 x 8.46 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yet, they have locations in Ventura and Santa Barbara which are not even a part of Los Angeles County. It is quite odd.
If you live in any of the locations I listed above and you are looking for more of a local book than this is not the book for you. But, if you live in Southern Los Angeles or Ventura county than this book will be great.
It is apparent the Jeff Dwyer must have done a fair amount of research before writing this book and his tales are a good read. Even so, the book lacks any "hard evidence" that the spooks he reports on exist - most are simply good stories that outline the history of the "haunted" places he writes about. Having lived in the Los Angeles area essentially all of my life, I am familiar with a large number of the places he writes about and was surprised to find that Dwyer reports on many of the lesser known landmarks, in addition to the "standard" ones (i.e., the Queen Mary, Disneyland, and many of the large cemeteries).
While I remain a skeptic (and nothing in this book convinced me otherwise), the book was both interesting and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend it to those who are interested in Los Angeles historical landmarks as many are covered in this book. Of course, it also adds a bit of character to the history of those places.