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Monday, April 14, 2014

{Book Review} Haunted Ontario 3: Ghostly Historic Sites, Inns, and Miracles by Terry Boyle

Haunted Ontario 3: Ghostly Historic Sites, Inns, and Miracles
by Terry Boyle
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Release: April 14th 2014
Genre: Non-Fiction: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted Locations
How I got it: NetGalley

Interested in discovering more about haunted Ontario? Join Terry Boyle as he explores the shadowlands beyond the grave. Revel in the outstanding evidence of spirit habitation in museums, historic homes, inns, jails, and graveyards. Witness the full apparition of the innkeeper's wife at Greystones Inn in Orangeville. Encounter the misty form of a civil war veteran in the graveyard of the old St. Thomas church. Experience the incredible slamming-of-doors at the Keefer Mansion in Thorold. Visit a whole village of spirits who share the buildings at Black Creek Pioneer Village. You can even spend the entire night in the Orillia Opera House with Terry and his friends.
Prepare to be scared out of your wits with the stories behind these and other hauntings. After providing you with a list of addresses, phone numbers, and websites for each location, Terry invites you and all other ghost enthusiasts along for the adventure. Feeling brave?

Review: I love a good ghost story and this book is full of them. The cool thing about the stories in this book is they are of places that if you are feeling brave enough you can visit yourself. Inns, restaurants, historical places, and even theaters.  I enjoyed learning the background and history of the places.
Living near the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence I liked the stories about the boats, yet was a little confused as to the legend of the Black Dog. It was interesting, but I didn't feel it meshed with the other stories.
While fun and enlightening, I didn't find the tales all the remarkable or spine tingling. I guess I've just read so much on the subject I'm a bit desensitized to the stories. I did feel the book was well researched and I enjoyed the eyewitness accounts. Over all a good and entertaining read.

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