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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 and Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Los Angeles, 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.
On Sunday, February 17, I will bring my HAUNTED BY HISTORY presentation to The Wolves DTLA located on the ground floor of the Alexandria Hotel. The presentation is called “Tales from the Alexandria” an evening of cocktails, weird tales, film history and GHOST STORIES centered around the Alexandria itself. I'll even share a few stories that aren't included in my book, including a couple of ghostly incidents that have recently happened inside The Wolves!
There will be two presentations. The first is at 6:00 PM and the second is at 8:00 PM. My book, HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1 will be available for purchase at both!
The two presentations are free! BUT restaurant and bar patronage is encouraged! You'll love the cocktails anyway. Everything is created fresh and the prices are reasonable, too.
For those who have never visited The Wolves DTLA, it is an award-winning venue that is built to emulare a 1910s (pre-Prohibition) bar. It's even furnished with antiques from that era. What a perfect venue for the Alexandria Hotel!
Look for updates soon! I am trying to negotiate a brief mini-tour of parts of the Alexandria Ballrooms following one (or both) presentations. I will keep you posted as to whether this will happen or not. If it does happen, there may be a small fee for the tour only.
Join Lianne LaReine and the Peninsula Friends of the Library as we listen to Craig Owens, a Los Angeles based fine art photographer, historical researcher, and blogger of Bizarre Los Angeles. Craig will discuss the eight haunted Southern California hotels in his book, HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1. His book will also be available for purchase at the event.
Date: March 3, 2019
Address: 701 Silver Spur Road RHE, Palos Verdes
Time: 10:00 a.m.
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