**“A fantastic book.”—Ben Kissel, co-host of Last Podcast on the Left
Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America—from haunted sites and famous ghosts to the paranormal investigations of The Conjuring’s real-life Ed and Lorraine Warren.**
Ghosts are everywhere—whether you believe in them or not. Every town has its local legends, and countless books, movies, and TV shows are haunted by their presence. But our obsession with ghosts runs deeper than we know—and is embedded in the very fabric of American history.
Writer and historian Marc Hartzman dons the mantle of tour guide, taking readers on a fascinating journey through supernatural history, including:
The Fox Sisters and the rise of Spiritualism
The supernatural obsessions of famous figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Haunted Sites: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia; LaLaurie House in New Orleans
Famous Ghosts: Bell Witch of Tennessee; Greenbrier Ghost of West Virginia
Paranormal Investigators: Ed and Lorraine Warren
Deeply researched and highly entertaining, with archival images and black and white illustrations, Chasing Ghosts will satisfy believers and skeptics alike.
“If you care about ghosts . . . this is the guide you've been waiting for.”
—Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group