They are the murder victims, the ones who roam restlessly. They are the headliners of this book. Hauntings--the word conjures up immediate and insatiable curiosity. Paranormal author Leslie Rule explores a new twist on this strange phenomenon when she explores brutal deaths--and subsequent hauntings--all over America in When the Ghost Screams. No sector of the country is left untouched by these mystical happenings.
The Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, and, of course, Salem, Massachusetts to which the author has her own bizarre connection , all have unique and gruesome cases of their own ghostly incidents. Furthermore, Leslie's hometown of Seattle, Wash. Prominent theory suggests that whether homicide or accidental, a violent death may cause the soul to linger behind on earth. This is written by Ann Rule's daughter It is quite entertaining in its total goofiness.
Also, filled with lots of spooky shots of the This is written by Ann Rule's daughter Also, filled with lots of spooky shots of the haunted places she writes about, that part redeems it a bit.
I don't think I'll actually finish reading it cover-to-cover, but it's a good bathroom book, I guess, or substitute for the "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show Robert Stack era, of course! Oct 18, C. After our 21 year-old cat died, a sister to me from age 9 to I began seeking spiritual accounts on Amazon. Thirteen years later I have read numerous haunted location books, preferring Canadian perspectives but Leslie Rule stands out because she is not a compiler. She researches haunted places to visit personally!
When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt
Typically public establishments like hotels, she includes contact information: Even though Leslie has spotted no ghost so far, her contribution to these records is a report of her own presence and direct interviews with those who did witness phenomena. Leslie , who accompanied her Mom, Ann Rule to trials for her bestselling true crime retellings, shared empathy for victims that sparked " When The Ghost Screams ". She is good at imagining how these people must have felt, a care that comes through her writing. Rather than bland reporting, she cohesively suggests how events may have unfolded.
How a story is recounted matters. In particular, Leslie seeks non-famous cases with a tenderness for alerting us to overlooked tragedies. Either way, her presentation is fresh. I gave four stars because this book extrapolates too liberally, at an unnecessary stretch in a few instances. While writing this book, Leslie experienced a traumatic loss she couldn't help sharing, though not spirit-related. I grimaced in sympathy because I love my kitties equally to my immediate family too and want her to know my heart goes out to her.
She lost three at once after coyotes zipped through a place where they were staying! I can't forget this book because of that. Content-wise, I felt the same appreciation as thirteen years ago, for her caring introduction to unfamiliar scenes of tragedy. Apr 16, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have seen other reviews that were not in favor of this book, but I must say that I have enjoyed myself quite a bit.
The author has provided a book that has blended both history and the paranormal. She has taken the background of the characters and painted a brief picture for the reader, which has temporarily breathed life back into the tragic characters of her stories. I found the historical information to be fascinating and valuable. Without the history the ghostly tales would not have any me I have seen other reviews that were not in favor of this book, but I must say that I have enjoyed myself quite a bit. Without the history the ghostly tales would not have any meaning.
I think the author did a wonderful job and I plan on reading her other books. Nov 02, Jessica rated it it was ok. I am fascinated by ghosts, so this book was very interesting. However, in the end, I felt a bit disappointed. I felt like the author could have done a better job. I really wanted her to expand on some of the unexplained experiences that people had.
I also would have loved more photographs, particularly of "ghosts" caught on film at the locations in the book. Most of the photos were just ones that the author took herself while investigating, which were a bit boring. So overall, it was an interest I am fascinated by ghosts, so this book was very interesting.
So overall, it was an interesting read, but there are better ghost story books out there. Jun 05, Sonja Lopez rated it really liked it. Aug 29, Ashley Apt Reader rated it really liked it Shelves: I like these stories. For the field of paranormal investigations to be taken more seriously, those in the field have got to be more professional. The book has several typos, easy things that should be caught early. Some of the stories contained here have so little to go on, including them is almost pointless.
This is not exclusive to this book, but is a recurring problem.
Presenting as many accurate facts as possible is better than throwing random one-offs filled with maybes into the mix. Feb 11, Kristy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I love these kinds of books.
Leslie Rule has a talent for storytelling. Locals tell her their stories about the mysterious happenings and even some ghost sightings! The author does a great job of investigating the history of each destination. Plus, a lot of the stories were new to me. Each story is a few pages long, some are shorter than others. I also really enjoyed the photographs. Hotels, war sites, prisons, restaurants, college campuses, etc. I think my favorite chapter was the one about the witch hunts in both Boston and Salem, MA.
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These stories are fascinating. I love learning about history and reading about travel destinations. Dec 17, Charles Jr. Author Leslie Rule - ghost-story specialist daughter of author Ann Rule - joins the family business, as it were, by discussing ghost accounts linked to known murder cases. Though late in the book she kind of dilutes the intriguing premise by adding freakish accidents in there, and the Donner Party case of starving pioneer settlers eating their dead, which was ghastly human suffering but possibly not murder.
Idea is that the grim crime is more likely to result in especially active hauntings, so Author Leslie Rule - ghost-story specialist daughter of author Ann Rule - joins the family business, as it were, by discussing ghost accounts linked to known murder cases. Idea is that the grim crime is more likely to result in especially active hauntings, sort of a play on the much-dramatized fiction of some wronged victim seeking justice from the grave or the maniacal killer persisting.
The temptation is to do a lot of melodrama and boo! You know, speculation like "it would not be surprising if the restless spirits still stir here Of course, ghosts don't normally file police reports, and sometimes, as in Chicago's "Seaweed Charlie," Ms. I could have used an index, and maybe less credence given to ever-vaporous "EVP" evidence.
Nov 05, Laren rated it it was ok Shelves: I don't know why I feel compelled to read all Leslie Rule's non-fiction books on ghost stories, but apparently I do. I must be a bigger Ann Rule fan than I thought. Leslie wrote really great fiction, but her ghost stories don't really stand out as any better than anyone else's, especially since she keeps making her own comments and speculations known, and they tend towards the overdramatic.
Apr 23, Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it. For lovers of spine-tingling true stories, this is a must read! Jan 05, Kate rated it really liked it. I have read all of Leslie Rule's books, and she never disappoints. Leslie will take you on an adventure across the US, that will make your hair stand on end. For any lover of a good ghost story, I recommend any of Leslie's books.
May 28, Sabrina Rutter rated it did not like it Shelves: I just can't get into this. It's not really what I was expecting it to be. I don't feel like making myself read something that I'm not enjoying when I have so many more books to read. Apr 22, Autumm rated it it was amazing.
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Thoroughly researched stories of actual hauntings. Great value for the mone. With my life-long interest in the paranormal, I have read a wide selection of books telling stories of reputed hauntings. Leslie Rule is foremost in her field. She thoroughly researches the stories she tells, rather than just giving the story in a short blurb as many others do. She interviews witnesses, when possible. Gives background stories, leading to the reported hauntings. If you only read one book of true ghost stories in your life, you cannot go wrong with this one. Or any others by Leslie Rule. When the Ghost Screams: No sector of the country is left untouched by these mystical happenings.
The Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, and, of course, Salem, Massachusetts to which the author has her own bizarre connection , all have unique and gruesome cases of their own ghostly incidents.