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"Photographer Owens distinguishes fact from fiction in this stimulating, heavily illustrated account of the supposed hauntings of eight historic Southern California hotels....Gorgeous photo stagings recreate the romantic and heady days of each lodging while adding dashes of visual humor, subtle sensuality, and haunting atmosphere. Lavishly illustrated and handsomely produced, the book’s entertaining and informative narrative dwells on the documented facts while dispelling most of the colorful myths." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Haunted by History Vol. 1 is now available on Amazon.com, The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, Book Soup in Los Angeles, Vroman's Books in Pasadena, Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach, Cellar Door Books in Riverside, the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel in Julian and the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula.
Haunted by History Vol. 1 dissects the history of eight Southern California haunted hotels and inns to determine the legitimacy of each hotel’s ghost legends. Craig also tests each of the hotel’s paranormal claims by staging beautiful photographs inside its most haunted areas. Did he and his crew experience paranormal activity during his photo shoots? Are there any forgotten stories or unusual deaths that might have triggered these ghost legends?
Haunted by History is more than just a history book...or even a paranormal book! It is a visual and cerebral adventure that explores the known and unknown! It is also a perfect resource guide for your next paranormal adventure in Southern California!
Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Alexandria Hotel, the Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, the Banning House Lodge, and the Glen Tavern Inn.
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Photographer/blogger Craig Owens, author of HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1, will be at the Ventura County Museum on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 PM to give a presentation and discuss the facts and myths of local haunted hotels in Ventura County. These include the Victorian Rose B&B, Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn and the Glen Tavern Inn.
Owens, who is regarded as one of the most knowledgable researchers on Southern California ghostlore, will correct a lot of misinformation reported on television shows, newspapers, books, and ghost walking tours, etc. He will also share his own personal experiences and mesmerizing photographs taken in the haunted areas of each hotel as well as explain the steps he used to fact-check historical and paranormal claims. Lastly, he will explain the cultural significance of each location and why these historic hotels developed a haunted reputation.
You may never look at Ventura's haunted hotels the same way again.