Friday, September 30, 2005

250 Haunted Places To See Before You Die

BELLINGHAM, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Nothing says “family vacation” like a world tour of places filled with the spirits of dead people.

At least that’s what editor Jeff Belanger hopes. He’s just spent a year scaring up entries for The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around The World (New Page Books), which profiles 250 haunted havens researched by 100 paranormal experts.

Belanger admits, “One part of it is a haunted travel guide,” but for him personally, “The history is more compelling.”

For those who can’t make it to the Ford Motor Factory in Singapore to see the spirits of WWII soldiers or to the southern tip of New Zealand to get a peek of the black dog ghost, Belanger suggests getting some supernatural kicks in Washington, D.C., because the White House is “a well-known haunted hot spot.”

If you don’t believe him, Belanger says to check out, where you’ll learn that “Abraham Lincoln is the most prominent ghost spotted in the White House.”

And while he’s not sure George W. Bush is being bothered by any ghosts, he jokes, “I hope so.”

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