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Creepy California

Author : Keven McQueen
ISBN : 9780253029133
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This “fun primer on California’s macabre and eccentric history” explores true crimes, paranormal reports, and other curious tales from the Pacific Coast (Paul Koudounaris). California has many famous wonders—the beaches, vineyards, and glamorous neighborhoods are all well documented in guidebooks. But there are darker wonders here as well—the kind seldom shared with outsiders. In Creepy California historian Kevin McQueen explores strange tales of unexplained deaths, intentional live burials, true crimes, and ghosts who haunt the Pacific Coast. From the uncanny to the outright paranormal, this chronicle of oddities includes the story of a coroner who “borrowed” the stylish clothes of a dead man and then sold the corpse’s head to a doctor; a rare look inside Stanford University’s secret collection of occult memorabilia; the tale of a haunted, two-story house in San Francisco that was painstakingly moved across town in an effort to dislodge its ghostly tenants; a profile of a lonesome Fort Bragg resident who carved a family for himself out of wood; and many others. An intriguing look at the Golden State’s bounty of unsettling curiosities, Creepy California promises to keep you guessing what other mysteries lurk in the fog.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spooky California

Author : S. E. Schlosser
ISBN : 0762738448
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Entertaining retellings of thirty popular folktales and eerie legends about real-life hauntings chronicle supernatural happenings, hauntings, and ghostly apparitions throughout the Golden State, with stories about the Queen of Death Valley, the ghost that haunts his claim-jumping killer, and the sea monster of Monterey Bay, among others. Original.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Haunted Southern California

Author : Charles A. Stansfield
ISBN : 9780811740791
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Is there a shadow over this sunny land of healthful vigor and natural abundance? This region includes the Central Coast, the San Joaquin Valley, and metropolitan Los Angeles and San Diego, where readers will encounter the spirits of gold prospectors, cowboys, Spanish padres, and movie stars, as well as the phantom camels of Fort Tejon, the shape-shifting witch of Tulare, underwater UFOs, ghosts aboard the Queen Mary, and the tragic specter of Marilyn Monroe.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spooky California

Author : S. E. Schlosser
ISBN : 9781493040780
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in California. Set in the Golden State's big cities, oceanside towns, rugged mountains, and sparsely populated deserts, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have readers looking over their shoulders again and again. California's folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and in artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations. Readers will meet the Queen of Death Valley, cheer on the ghost who haunts his claim-jumping murderer, look out for a blood-hungry rolling head, learn about the sea monster of Monterey Bay Canyon, and hear otherworldly voices from the Pacific Ocean--or simply feel an icy wind on the back of their necks on a warm California evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Weird California

Author : Greg Bishop
ISBN : 9781402733840
Genre : Travel
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THE WEIRD SERIES What’s weird around here? That’s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for years—and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the best-selling phenomenon, Weird N.J. But why should they stop at New Jersey when there’s so much that’s peculiar, odd, and utterly nutty across the whole U.S.? So the two Marks—along with several other writers with a taste for the strange—have focused on some key locales, giving each of them the full “New Jersey” treatment. Spanning the breadth of the country, from New York to California, these are travel guides of a sort, but to the kind of places voyagers will never find on their everyday maps. Instead, they’re chock-full of local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and bizarre roadside attractions. So come along and join the fun: Some of what’s out there is disturbing, some hilarious, but all of it is unforgettably…weird. Praise for WEIRD N.J.: “They are the chroniclers of the creepy, bards of the bizarre…From abandoned asylums to colorful real-life characters past and present, to folk stories of ghosts, monsters, and aliens, Mr. Sceurman and Mr. Moran have created a journal of New Jersey’s unwritten history.”—The New York Times. “Enough with the head-severing mobsters of Jersey. The state is packed with far more evil than TV could ever invent—from satanic Klan rallies to time-traveling tree farmers. And Weird N.J. has the pictures to prove it.”—Rolling Stone. “Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran see their native state as others do not. For them, it is a demented Disneyland of worldly, and otherworldly, delights.”—The Boston Globe. “If it’s the offbeat, paranormal or downright weird that you crave…there could be no better place”—USA Today. Praise for Weird U.S. “Weird U.S. is delicious armchair reading. Who can resist an ax-wielding man in a bunny suit, a home shaped like a giant shoe, cannibal albino villages, midget colonies, passages to hell or close relations of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster?”—San Francisco Chronicle. “Weird U.S. is a marvelous work of entertainment and the basis for a truly unique vacation.”—Library Journal. “Kudos to Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman…This is the book by which future explorers will chart their road trips in pursuit of the meaning of this nation.”—New York Press.
Category: Travel

Spooky Trails And Tall Tales California

Author : Tom Ogden
ISBN : 9781493042463
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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California is home to Hollywood stars, gorgeous vineyards, and some of the most haunted areas of the country. Its immense wilderness has been the setting for mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and bone-chilling supernatural occurrences. Exploring all the spookiness the state has to offer has been a difficult challenge… until now. Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California features different spooky stories across northern, central, and southern California. Accompanying each of these captivating tales is hiking information for the brave reader interested in venturing into the wilderness to test their mettle. Written in an engaging, “campfire-style” voice and with dozens of stories and hikes throughout, readers will discover and explore the haunted history of the Golden State.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Creepy Condors From California

Author : Johnathan Rand
ISBN : 1893699633
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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While camping in the wilds of California, Melanie and Cameron are captured by a condor, but soon learn the truth about the whole scene.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Creepy Condors Of California

Author : Johnathan Rand
ISBN : 1415569762
Genre : California
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While camping in the wilds of California, Melanie and Cameron get captured by a condor, but soon learn the truth about the whole scene.
Category: California

Ghosthunting Southern California

Author : Sally Richards
ISBN : 9781578605163
Genre : Travel
File Size : 35.74 MB
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In Ghosthunting Southern California author Sally Richards takes readers on an eerie journey through the region on a series of paranormal investigations to historic locations marred by tragedy and unfortunate happenstance that have caused the dead to rise. This collection brings well-known paranormal researchers, history, and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment together for chilling non-fiction accounts of haunted Southern California. The stories leave readers with a sense of deep interest to find out what lies in the murky darkness beyond. Sally Richards, historian, paranormal investigator, and spiritualist medium brings history alive as she investigates locations with high-profile paranormal experts using state-of-the-art equipment, historians, and people who share a similar curiosity of the paranormal to bring you the latest on "haunted" locations throughout Southern California. From the Mexican border to Santa Barbara, readers find chilling accounts of paranormal activity. Whether readers are veterans of ghost hunting, paranormal neophytes, or armchair travelers, this book offers fresh information and a style that puts readers right into the paranormal action.
Category: Travel

Lola California

Author : Edie Meidav
ISBN : 9780374708870
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2008, the place California. Vic Mahler, famous for having inspired cult followers in the seventies, serves time on death row, now facing a countdown of ten days. For years, his daughter, Lana, has been in hiding. Meanwhile, her friend Rose, a lawyer, is determined to bring the two together. When Rose succeeds in tracking down Lana at a California health spa, the two friends must negotiate land mines of memory in order to find their future. In sharp episodes infused with pathos and wit, Edie Meidav brings her acclaimed insight and poetry to the hope of friendship, parenthood, dystopia, and the legacy of the seventies. Lola, California speaks to our contemporary crisis of faith, asking: Can we survive too much choice?
Category: Fiction

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Los Angeles

Author : Catherine Gerber
ISBN : 9781405370967
Genre : Travel
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Los Angeles is the ultimate Top 10 guide which will lead you straight to the best attractions that this huge city has to offer. Whether you are looking for hip bars on the Sunset Strip or the best parks and gardens, shopping streets or beaches in Los Angeles, this guide is the perfect travel companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 outdoor pursuits to the Top 10 places to see and be seen and to save you time and money, there is even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Los Angeles is packed with numerous illustrations, providing the insider knowledge that every visitor needs on a trip to this thrilling city. Explore every corner effortlessly using maps included within the guide. Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Los Angeles.
Category: Travel

Ghost Hunter S Guide To California S Gold Rush Country

Author : Jeff Dwyer
ISBN : 9781589807778
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 40.42 MB
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This guidebook offers armchair entertainment and open-road adventure for casual and serious ghost hunters as well as tourists who seek a lively twist to local history. It is a detailed book about places that are accessible to the public. More than 70 haunted sites in California's Gold Rush Country are described in this guide.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Historic Haunted America

Author : Michael Norman
ISBN : 9781466805156
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Continuing the success of the nationally acclaimed Haunted America, Historic Haunted America is a further investigation into North American ghost legends. This chilling collection documents yesterday's and today's most terrifying hauntings in the United States and Canada in more than seventy-five shocking stories! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Real Ghosts Restless Spirits And Haunted Places

Author : Brad Steiger
ISBN : 9781578594221
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

California Trip

Author : Richard P. Blair
ISBN : 0967152739
Genre : Photography
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C alifornia is a land of contradictions. Nothing could be more different than the wet foggy forests of northern Califor- nia, the alpine summits of the High Sierra with its crystalline air and achingly blue skies or the intense dry heat of Death Valley. Compare these places with the never-ending boulevards of Los Angeles and San Francisco's Castro Street. Who but a pair of artist-hippies would have the adaptability to grok it all? The sum of the geography and people gives an understanding of the whole state of nature and culture that is California. California Trip shows the history of peace and love, the tradition of protest, the freedom of the open road and the highs of California's wilderness – all that is far from shopping malls and corporate cubicles. This an uncensored look at real California, not a tourist whitewash. It is a social critique yet also captures the freewheeling spirit and beauty of California. A thinking person's guide to California, outrageous and insightful, this book feels the pulse of the state. For visitors, it's a trip they want to take; for residents it describes the art of living in their state, finding both thrills and spiritual meaning in its wilderness and people. Take the California Trip–but watch out if you go to some of the stranger destinations in the book–the hippie pot farms or San Quentin's prison yard! By vicariously experiencing California through these stories and pictures, readers will be inspired to experience the incredible highs of California themselves, not in posh hotels but in a car and sleeping bag, hiking and medi- tating in the alpine peaks or shimmering deserts. Color & Light Editions is proud to publish this groundbreaking book by Richard Blair and Kathleen Goodwin. It is a book that will expand the art of the photographic essay.
Category: Photography

Elsewhere California

Author : Dana Johnson
ISBN : 9781619020832
Genre : Fiction
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“Avery’s evolution—a black woman trying to claim her place—is as heartbreaking as it is humorous, powerful as it is poignant.” —Los Angeles Times As a young girl, Avery escaped the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. But this new life, filled with school, visits to 7–Eleven to gawk at Tiger Beat magazine, and outings to Dodger Stadium, is soon interrupted by a reminder of the past in the form of her violent cousin Keith. When Keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass-walled house in the Hollywood Hills. The past will even intrude upon Avery’s first gallery show, proving her mother’s adage: Every goodbye ain’t gone. “In this debut novel, Johnson brilliantly knits the dual narratives together, maintaining a dynamic balance between nimble language and rowdy, vulnerable characters. The real achievement is the honest, compassionate, and unflinching willingness to honor teenage struggles for identity, confidence, and love while listening to Led Zeppelin and rooting for the Dodgers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[An] extraordinary novel . . . Avery is about as complex and compelling a heroine as I’ve read recently . . . a luminous, funny, and poignant tale that speaks directly to a whole generation raised in a state of cultural confusion.” —Danzy Senna, author of You Are Free and Caucasia
Category: Fiction

California Babylon

Author : Kristan Lawson
ISBN : 9781466854147
Genre : Travel
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California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.
Category: Travel

Calling California Home

Author : Heather Waite
ISBN : 1885171374
Genre : History
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Surveys California history, attitudes, culture, quirks, and little-known facts about the state
Category: History

Fodor S Southern California 2013

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780891419273
Genre : Travel
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Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California 2013 takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experiences—from picking the perfect Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood. This guide is filled with advice and tips from our team of local writers, making it as indispensable as a tube of SPF 30. Competitive Advantage: The only annually updated guidebook to Southern California. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Southern California offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their California stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
Category: Travel