Monday, October 29, 2012

Haunted Places: True Encounters with the World Beyond by Hans Holzer

2 stars
Format: ebook
52 pages
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publish in September 25th 2012
ISBN: 1453279172
ISBN13: 9781453279175
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book via Netgalley.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Join paranormal expert and ghost hunter Hans Holzer as he investigates the most famous haunted locations around the world.

Ghosts have been known to haunt not only houses but other locations as well—such as dark forests, trains, ships, and even airplanes. Professor Hans Holzer looks at several of the most menacing of these cases, from the ghost bride of Nob Hill in San Francisco to the “gray man” of Pawley’s Island in South Carolina and the haunted organ at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut

My Review:
As the book consisted of various anecdotes about a haunted place but it was presented in a story tale like manner.  For me there was a lack of substance related to each place and no real explanation.  The storyline seemed to follow emotion rather than fact which was what I expected when I first picked up the book.  Overall this book did not meet my expectations of what I wanted to read and even though the stories were fascinating I found the whole thing hard to get through.

Hans Holzer, whose investigations into the paranormal took him to haunted houses and other sites all over the world, wrote more than 140 books on ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft, extraterrestrial beings, and other phenomena associated with the realm he called “the other side.” Among his famous subjects was the Long Island house that inspired The Amityville Horror book and film adaptations. Holzer studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at Columbia University, New York, earning a master’s degree in comparative religion. He taught parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology. Holzer died in 2009.


  1. I am sorry this one fell flat, that is always disappointing. It sounded like it had such promise too. :(

    Great review!

    1. Thank you! I know!!! I was really excited to read it.