Apparition Atlas

The Ghost Hunter's Travel Guide to Haunted America

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
540 Pages
Reviewed on 09/18/2015
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Reviewed by Java Davis for Readers' Favorite

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.