As useful to the paranormally curious tourist, new resident, and local adventurer as to the nonbeliever simply seeking new and unusual spots, Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Los Angeles shows you how and where to encounter spirits in the City of Angels. The book covers Los Angeles and surrounding areas from Hollywood to Long Beach as well as destinations in nearby San Diego and Santa Barbara.
Suggested stops include familiar locations such as Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Catalina Island, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Lookout Mountain, and missions like Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission San Buena Ventura, and more. Many other suggested adventures refer to sights where ghosts of movie stars like Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, and Howard Hughes have been seen. There are also numerous anecdotes and leads for exploring more obscure supernatural entities like the “murdered waitress,” the “ghost protester,” “Indian ghosts,” and many other seemingly anonymous spirits around the Los Angeles area.
The appendix is full of references for further exploration, including a list of local ghost tours, historical societies and museums, and an exhaustive list of suggested books, Internet resources, films, and national organizations relating to ghostly communications. A handy sighting report form is included to assist witnesses in the case of an encounter.
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 currently works as a clinical specialist in cardiology. Numerous 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.
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