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Exploring the past….

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1  by paranormal researcher and photographer Craig Owens introduces long forgotten historical information about eight prominent hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories. Not only does he separate facts from fiction, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by staging elaborate Old Hollywood-style photos shot in the most haunted rooms, hallways, and lobbies. 
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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Here's what people are saying:

“You don’t want to miss this one. It is an excellent account of history and all that entails for the Glen Tavern Inn/Santa Paula and all the other historical inns and hotels in Southern California.” 

— Glen Tavern Inn

“This is not your average ‘haunted’ history book. This is one of the most well researched, in depth books on eight of Southern California’s famous and historic hotels and inns. ….Simply magnificent.” 

— J’aime Rubio, author of If These Walls Could Talk: More Preston Castle History

“Craig Owens has put together one of the most beautiful works on the subject I have ever seen….It should be in the library of every paranormal/history buff.” 

— Brandon Alvis, founder of APRA and producer of the web-series Ephemera.

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About the Author

Craig Owens is a Los Angeles based fine arts photographer with Hollywood experience. In the 1990s, he worked freelance in the film and television industry on productions such as Wag the Dog (1997) and The Gilmore Girls (2000-2001). He later worked for the International Cinematographers Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600.

As a writer, he contributed articles for the Century City View and wrote the History of Century City for the Century City Chamber of Commerce.

In 2009, Craig began staging Old Hollywood-style photo shoots at haunted hotels. Little did he know that his love for haunted hotels would attract  media attention. In 2013, he appeared on My Ghost Story: Caught on Film and the Nerdist podcast series, Bizarre States. He has also been featured in the online magazine, The Verge, as well as two books: Gourmet Ghosts 2 by James T. Bartlett and Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey.  


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Craig Owens, Bowser, and Jessica Chobot on the set of Bizarre States
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