Sunday, November 9, 2014

REVIEW: Haunted Stuff

Haunted Stuff:
Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls & Other Creepy Collectibles
Stacey Graham

Genre: Supernatural, Hauntings, Research
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication date: 8.1.2014
Pages: 242

Recommended by: NetGalley
Date read: 10.21.2014

Summary: Finding a one-of-a-kind antique doll at a garage sale is a great feeling - until you bring that doll home and discover it's haunted.  Objects with restless spirits attached to them can quietly invade a home through auctions, antique dealers, estate sales, garage sales, and inheritance.  This spooky collection examines a wide variety of haunted items, from screaming skulls to demonic dolls, and how they affect the owner's life.
            Haunted Stuff provides true accounts of possessed possessions, often found in the strangest places.  Discover chilling stories of the island of haunted dolls, the tumbling coffin, Rudolph Valentino's cursed ring, and even the Queen Mary ocean liner - one of the largest haunted items of all.  Experiences these true accounts that will make you look closer at the antiques on your shelf ... and wonder if that creepy doll just blinked.

This book was a lot of awesome fun to read.  It begins giving you information about haunted items, hauntings, ghosts, and tips on investigating the paranormal.  All very helpful and well written.  It then goes on to give lots and lots of histories on specific haunted items, which was very enjoyable, especially the part about a certain doll that I just watched a movie on.  

This would be a great book for people who write horror and ghost stories, a place to get ideas or just to read about some interesting hauntings.  It also would be great for people who are either interested in purchasing a haunted item (even tells you where you can find them and how to go about doing it) or have found themselves with a haunted item or living in a haunted home.  The investigation tips were cool and all easily done, as well as inexpensive.  

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