Something to get you in the Halloween mood from Schiffer Publishing

Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area

Pamela K. Kinney


Travel to Petersburg, Virginia, and the surrounding areas of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Prince George, Dinwiddie, and nearby Ettrick-Matoaca, Enon, and Chester to discover what spirits, monsters, UFOs, and legends await the unwary. Why are the Union and Confederate spirits still fighting the Civil War in the battlefields? Who is the lady in blue who haunts Weston Plantation House? Learn what the phantoms at Peter Jones Trading Post will do to keep from being photographed. Drink tea with runaway slaves still hiding on the top floor above the Blue Willow Tea Room. Are Edgar Allan Poe and his bride still on their honeymoon at Hiram Haines Coffee and Ale House? Why does the Goatman stalk young lovers? Meet the ghosts of Violet Bank Museum that greet guests at the house. Hauntingly active as they share space with the living, the dead refuse to give up their undead residency.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 58 color images | Index | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349423 | Binding: soft cover

Ghost Hunting in Michigan

Bradley P. Mikulka


Follow along with one of the oldest ghost-hunting groups in Michigan: the SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SEMGHS). Journey through 13 investigations of cemeteries, a comedy club, library, business, hotel, theater, private home, and an old prison. Find out what it’s like to have a ghost follow you home. Meet the spirits at the Purple Rose Theater and discover why they never left. Consider what is growling at Blood Cemetery and run with a black form seen at the Durand Union Station. If you have ever wanted to go on a ghost hunt, but found that you were too afraid, it’s time to put yourself right in the middle of some of the most haunted locations in Michigan. Read this book if you dare, but do so with the lights on!

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 28 b/w photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349416 | Binding: soft cover

Seeking Bigfoot

By Michael Newton


Journey with cryptozoologist Michael Newton as he seeks Bigfoot in North America. BHMs (“Big Hairy Monsters”) have been called Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Oh-Mah, Skookum, Momo, Skunk Ape, and more throughout history, and the quest for these elusive beings has been reported and pursued from time immemorial. Read seven classic cases that put Bigfoot “on the map” and established the riddle of its existence in public consciousness. Then wander through 47 states and 6 Canadian provinces where there have been sightings since the year 2000. Meet Bigfoot hunters and learn methods employed in ongoing quests. Examine details of the debate considering whether Bigfoot should be killed (to prove the species exists) or if conclusive evidence may be obtained by other means. Discover physical evidence for Bigfoot’s existence, ranging from footprints to DNA sampling. Read about hoaxes and the creature’s portrayal in modern media and advertising.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 82 b/w and color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348433 | Binding: hard cover

Vampire Evolution: From Myth to Modern Day

By E.R. “Corvis Nocturnum” Vernor & L. E. Carruba


Vampires are beings of myth: folkloric creatures who live off the blood of the living and have been recorded in nearly every culture around the world since the beginning of man. This work traces the evolution of the vampire, from its roots in ancient mythology to obscure folk tales and legends, leading up to when these foul beings transformed into the suave Byronic heroes that continue to influence the world’s view of the vampire today. It also examines key individuals in history involved in reshaping our concept of the creature. Popular culture is explored, along with the development of the vampire into the protagonist in plays and poems and novels. Sixty-one frightening images bring the topic right to your front door. Will you invite the visitor in?

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 61 b/w & color images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348419 | Binding: hard cover

Strange West Virginia Monsters

By Michael Newton


Join the search to examine reports of unidentified and misplaced creatures—known as “cryptids”—throughout the Mountain State, from its earliest history to present day. Included are such famous unknowns as Bigfoot; Mothman, harbinger of disaster; giant birds and snakes unrecognized by modern science; anomalous huge human remains unearthed statewide since the 19th century; “extinct” cougars that refuse to die; animals alien to North America, including lions, tigers, black panthers, kangaroos, and piranha; the ferocious “Dogman” and woolly, horned “Sheepsquatch”; freshwater cephalopods; and other creatures that defy classification. Wherever you reside or visit in West Virginia, phantom cryptids have been seen near your location—terrifying witnesses, baffling investigators, and monsters sometimes leave evidence behind to mark their passing through our world. Happy hunting!

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 82 b/w and color photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349461 | Binding: soft cover

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Author: Barry Huddleston

Book and product reviews with a steampunk twist

2 thoughts on “Something to get you in the Halloween mood from Schiffer Publishing”

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh…….my most favorite season/time and holiday of the year! Some real good spooky stories here and I just might get a couple to curl up with on my couch and read after all the spooks have stopped by and gotten their spoils from my cauldron. 🙂

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