The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco

The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco

by Loyd Auerbach, Annette Martin

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Overview

Revealing a side of the famed city that tourists rarely experience, this handbook uncovers a hidden realm of ghosts, apparitions, and paranormal phenomena in San Francisco. The guide delves into the haunted hotspots that unsuspectedly lie in the city's most famous landmarks and neighborhoods, including Alcatraz, Chinatown, and the Presidio, while directions to each hair-raising location are provided, encouraging adventurous sightseers to seek out their own ghostly encounters. With the history of each frightening locale, the probable life stories of their resident spirits, and actual transcripts of their conversations with a psychic, this supernatural study delivers a realistic feel for encountering the uncanny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610350075
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Loyd Auerbach is director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and a professor in consciousness and transformative studies at JFK University. He is the author of "Ghost Hunting," "Hauntings & Poltergeists," and "A Paranormal Casebook." He has appeared on "Criss Angel: Mindfreak," "Larry King Live," "Late Night with David Letterman," "Oprah," the "Today" show, "Unsolved Mysteries," and "The View." He lives in Martinez, California. Annette Martin is the first psychic to ever testify as an expert witness for a murder case. She has appeared on "48 Hours," "Entertainment Tonight," "Good Morning America," the "Montel Williams Show," "Psychic Detective," and "Psychic Investigators." She lives in San Jose, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Brad Steiger vii

Introduction 1

"What Are Ghosts?" and Other Questions 7

The Queen Anne Hotel 13

The Mansions Hotel 33

The Presidio Officers'Club 43

San Francisco Chinatown 57

Alcatraz: Escape to the Haunted Island 73

The Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant 103

Directions to the Haunted Locations 129

Map to Haunted Locations 130

Ghost Hunting Do's and Don'ts 137

About Loyd Auerbach 140

About Annette Martin 141

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"A great read filled with lots of photographs, this is a well-written and thought-provoking book." —Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Magazine (March 2011)

"Succeeds as both an investigation into the paranormal and a travel guide. It's well written, well organized, and informative. Solid for the adventurous traveler seeking something a little more exotic." —Library Journal (April 1, 2011)

"Focuses on methodology as well as spirited tales . . . an experiential narrative of the authors' own perceptions, observations and discussions. Rest assured that next time you visit the City by the Bay, you may find yourself looking beyond famous landmarks. Way beyond." —Ridgecrest News Review (June 15, 2011)

"Delves into the haunted hotspots in San Francisco's most famous landmarks and neighborhoods, including Alcatraz, Chinatown, and the Presidio. . . . With actual transcripts of spirits' conversations with a psychic, this supernatural study delivers a realistic feel for encountering the uncanny." —www.independentpublisher.com

"A guide to the paranormally curious to the many haunted sights, not-sights, and creepy sounds that lurk within this city. . . . The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco is a must for any amateur ghost hunter." —Midwest Book Review (July 1, 2011)

"If you are visiting San Francisco any time soon, this little book may come in handy. . . . A guide to the main haunted streets and locations around the city." —Fortean Times (March 2012)

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