Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay & Lesbian Ghosts Paperback – September 18, 2009
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Utterly, absolutely fascinating reading; a must-have for paranormal enthusiasts and lovers of ghostly lore, regardless of sexual orientation.... The lives of the people who populate this volume are as like to send chills (chills of sympathy and horror over the tragedies, the lives lost, the interrupted and misunderstood loves) down your spine as the hauntings themselves. Ken Summers is an engaging storyteller.... --Rainbow Reviews
This book is easily the first of its kind and a very welcome edition for gays and lesbians that like to get goose bumps in the middle of the night for reasons other than someone pulling the covers off of them! Recommended for any library that wants to add another dimension to its supernatural section. Suitable for teens and adults alike. --GLBT-Roundtable of the American Library Association
About the Author
- Publisher : Lethe Press (September 18, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 196 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1590212398
- ISBN-13 : 978-1590212394
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,421,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Somehow in the field of paranormal research people tend to forget about sexuality. Whether it is because of the incipient religiosity of many investigators who are uncomfortable with the subject or simple ignorance of how much our sexuality affects our lives and even our deaths, it's refreshing to see the topic covered in Ken's book.
This book is a wonderful collection of ghost stories and folklore that connect to the GLBT community is various ways. However, unlike many strict folklorists, Ken goes out of his way to bring us stories that can be verified as historically accurate. This takes his work from the realm of regurgitating urban (or suburban) legends to being an interesting exploration of where history and folklore intertwine.
The book is a great read and Ken's personality and attention to detail shine through. I'm pleased to have this work in hand finally and pleased to recommend it heartily to all who are interested in the paranormal and in particular this oft neglected corner of the paranormal world.
The tales of Gay & Lesbian hauntings as well as Gay/Lesbian Businesses' paranormal activity is explored in detailed stories of the likes of Lizzie Borden of Massachusetts, New Jersey's Original Gay Bar in Minehill, NJ, The spirit of Long beach, California and more! This collection of angered, lost or mischievous ghosts covers tales of all regions in the United States, as well as other countries including Canada, Slovakia, Africa, and the Phillippines.
Though paranormal investigation is nothing new, the search for gay & lesbian souls has been neglected and thrown into the mainstream label of ghost hunting until now. Ken Summers has given these spirits a voice and brought the tales of those whom haunt us around the globe.
Every story is a flashback through the eyes of the ghost, giving the reader insight to the aspects of their lives, both in our reality, and in the reality we call the "afterlife". As you read each fascinating tale, you find yourself experiencing the event and truly understand more about these humans who refuse to be forgotten.
I can guarantee that once you pick up this book and begin reading - from The Borden House to Slovakia's Bloodiest Countess.. You will find that there's much more to life after death than heaven and hell. And Ken Summers will deliver to you a new understanding and admiration for the unexplainable things in life known as Queer Hauntings.
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The stories were interesting and it was a fun quick read!!