Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ghostly Encounters: True Stories Of America's Haunted Inns And Hotels By Frances Kermeen

Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels

Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels
By Frances Kermeen

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Product Description

Frances Kermeen bought the Myrtles Plantation of St Francisville with the dream of turning the historic site into a cosy inn. When it turned out to be haunted, she feared losing customers but interest in the ghosts meant she gained custom. Here, she tells stories collected from 150 haunted hotels across America.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #623663 in Books
  • Published on: 2002-10-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.75" h x 1.00" w x 4.25" l, .38 pounds
  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • 368 pages
Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Readers intrigued by the supernatural and eager to spend some quality time with ghosts may be tempted to pick up Frances Kermeen's Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels, but this "guide" offers little that hasn't been covered more eloquently elsewhere. From floating, disembodied torsos to menacing, Chucky-like dolls, Kermeen, the former owner of a haunted antebellum mansion, has ostensibly seen and heard it all either firsthand or secondhand through other innkeepers and their guests. However, her clunky, cliche-ridden writing often mars the narration of these "sightings." When relaying one of her earliest encounters, for example, Kermeen writes: "In an instant, the room turned icy cold, and I felt terror in the air." Though this book's timely release and amusing premise will help it appeal to the Halloween crowd, readers would do better to pick up Dennis Hauck's Haunted Places: The National Directory.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

In the tradition of the bestselling Haunted Heartland comes a book that explores the chilling histories and the even creepier stories of the haunted inns and hotels across America.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5A must read for Ghost Hunters
By tyger dacosta
Ghostly Encounters by Frances Kermeen is a must read for those interested in the possibility that death is only the begining and that just because you can not see them, does not mean they are not there. The Author takes the reader into her investigations as she explores Americas notorious Haunted Inns and Hotels for herself and the reader can be assured, of her ability to bring us into her investigations as if we were there ourselves but fortunately were not! She seeks out the truth and is not afraid to express her honesty,doubts, and most often fears with the readers in hopes of discovering the truth no matter what. Not since Hans Holzer has anyone made me doubt, that the cold chill i feel at night just might be someone reaching out from beyond the grave. I highly recommend this book and can not wait to read her next one.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4scary vacation ideas
By L. Steiner
This book, which tells the tales of hauntings that take place in hotels and inns is a fun read. If you are interested in ghost stories, these have the added advantage in that you can check out the places for yourself. The best part, I found, is that the author lists the best haunted rooms and times to visit these places, and includes address, websites, etc. to make it easy to locate the places in the book. I totally enjoyed it!

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5I can vouch for my account, which is in the book
By James A. Mangin
The story of the Brookdale Lodge in California I can vouch for: it's my story. I met with Frances Kermeen and recounted my experience with the ghost of the little girl, it was the strangest event of my life.
-Jim Mangin



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