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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.
On August 11, I held a special book presentation at the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, CA, to discuss Southern California's haunted hotels. I also took the opportunity to discuss the Aztec's real past vs. its urban legends. Ten lucky book buyers then joined me for a ghost hunt inside the Aztec's basement and Room 120.
Stay tuned! We may do it again soon! Ticket price is the cost of one book ($50) per person!
Tune in TUESDAY 9 pm ET / 6 pm PDT when I will meet Girls vs Ghosts Hosts Sharla Hardin and Beth Moore, LIVE on vidi.space/live
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Haunted by History Vol. 1 is available for sale at the Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach!
Last Cinco de Mayo, a bunch of lucky folks had the a rare opportunity to see and ghost hunt inside of the (haunted) Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, CA. As the hotel's historian, I was happy to share the real history and to discuss the ghost legends. Apparently, a few folks claimed to have encountered the hotel's ghosts during the investigation. A special thanks to the owners, bar staff, Mystic Museum and Ghost Watch Paranormal for making this event a unique event!
Recorded live at the Mystic Museum last January. It is less of a sales pitch for my book HAUNTED BY HISTORY and more of an honest fireside chat about haunted Southern California. Thanks LA Meekly for doing this. Please follow them. They are great! If you need hecklers, they are available!
October 21, 2017: Book signing event at King Richard's Antique Center in Whittier, CA.
On October 19th, Bizarre L.A. met with "Bizarre States," a podcast hosted by Andrew Bowser and Jessica Chobot. Follow their show...if you haven't already!
September 30, 2017: Presentation and book signing. Brandon Alvis with Apra Paranormal was also there to discuss his new webseries, Ephemera.
September 23, 2017: Book signing at Dark Delicacies (3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505). Susan Slaughter of Ghost Hunters International and Steve Gonsalves of Ghost Hunters dropped by for a visit.
Thursday, August 24th 2017: Presentation and book signing event at the (haunted) Andrés Pico Adobe Museum. Please patronize the Adobe at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.
“There’s something inherently wrong with the human personality. There’s an evil side to it. One of the things that horror stories can do is to show us the archetypes of the unconscious: We can see the dark side without having to confront it directly. Also, ghost stories appeal to our craving for immortality. If you […]
The Alexandria Hotel at 501 South Spring Street became Los Angeles’s first five-star luxury when it opened on February 12, 1906. It also served as the city’s main social center from 1906 to the end of 1920. The hotel appears in Haunted by History Vol. 1. I’ve included a few photos of the hotel through the years. Check back often because this […]