AMERICAN HAUNTINGS: THE RISE OF THE SPIRIT WORLD AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN GHOST HUNTER -- Do you believe in ghosts? You’re not alone. For nearly two centuries, American popular culture has been influenced by the supernatural. Since the Fox sisters first reported the “mysterious rappings” in their New York home, mediums, magicians, and ghost hunters have played a huge part in the shaping of American history. In this compelling book by Troy Taylor, he reveals the roots of our fascination with ghosts, haunted houses, and the supernatural, and offers a rich, entertaining, and colorful look at the people, places, and eerie events that have captured the imagination of the country. From the mediums of Spiritualism’s golden age to the ghost hunters of the modern era, Taylor shines a light on the phantasms and frauds of the past, the inexplicable and violent events that kept Spiritualism alive in a new century, the first researchers who dared to investigate the unknown, and the stories and events that galvanized the pubic and created the paranormal field that we know today. This is a thrilling exploration of the creation of paranormal popular culture in America, filled with heroes, villains, skeptics, believers, horrors, and hoaxes. This is a must-have book for anyone with an interest in how ghost research truly began! CLICK HERE TO GET AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS: THE RISE OF THE SPIRIT WORLD AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN GHOST HUNTER -- Do you believe in ghosts? You’re not alone. For nearly two centuries, American popular culture has been influenced by the supernatural. Since the Fox sisters first reported the “mysterious rappings” in their New York home, mediums, magicians, and ghost hunters have played a huge part in the shaping of American history. In this compelling book by Troy Taylor, he reveals the roots of our fascination with ghosts, haunted houses, and the supernatural, and offers a rich, entertaining, and colorful look at the people, places, and eerie events that have captured the imagination of the country.

From the mediums of Spiritualism’s golden age to the ghost hunters of the modern era, Taylor shines a light on the phantasms and frauds of the past, the inexplicable and violent events that kept Spiritualism alive in a new century, the first researchers who dared to investigate the unknown, and the stories and events that galvanized the pubic and created the paranormal field that we know today. This is a thrilling exploration of the creation of paranormal popular culture in America, filled with heroes, villains, skeptics, believers, horrors, and hoaxes. This is a must-have book for anyone with an interest in how ghost research truly began! CLICK HERE TO GET AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY!

HAUNTED HISTORY BOOKS FROM TROY TAYLOR AND AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK: Looking for true tales of the supernatural, haunted history and more? Discover the titles and authors of American Hauntings Ink! CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CATALOG!

HAUNTED HISTORY BOOKS FROM TROY TAYLOR AND AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK: Looking for true tales of the supernatural, haunted history and more? Discover the titles and authors of American Hauntings Ink! CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CATALOG!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS GHOST HUNTS: No hype. No distractions. Just the Paranormal. Authentic events for those who want to experience the unknown without all the clutter. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS GHOST HUNTS: No hype. No distractions. Just the Paranormal. Authentic events for those who want to experience the unknown without all the clutter. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!

HAUNTED AMERICA CONFERENCE 2018: The website for the 22nd Annual Haunted America Conference will be updated soon! Start making plans now for next year's event -- June 22-23, 2018 in Alton, Illinois! CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

HAUNTED AMERICA CONFERENCE 2018: The website for the 22nd Annual Haunted America Conference will be updated soon! Start making plans now for next year's event -- June 22-23, 2018 in Alton, Illinois! CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS TOURS AND GHOST HUNTS

WEIRD CHICAGO TOURS | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Ghosts, Gangsters, Mystery & Mayhem of the Windy City! Includes Haunted History Tours, True Crime Tours, Gangster Tours, and Chicago's Original "Devil & the White City Tours of H.H. Holmes and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition! Chicago's Best Tours! CLICK HERE FOR INFO! Public & Private Tours Available Year Round!

WEIRD CHICAGO TOURS | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Ghosts, Gangsters, Mystery & Mayhem of the Windy City! Includes Haunted History Tours, True Crime Tours, Gangster Tours, and Chicago's Original "Devil & the White City Tours of H.H. Holmes and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition! Chicago's Best Tours! CLICK HERE FOR INFO!
Public & Private Tours Available Year Round!

HAUNTED CARLINVILLE TOUR | CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS Search for the spirits of this Route 66 community and the haunted "Million Dollar Courthouse!" Every autumn, we explore the many haunted places of downtown Carlinville with Haunted History Tours and Ghost Hunter's Tours! Every tour includes the eerie Macoupin County Courthouse -- a place so haunted that one of our guides quit rather than go back inside! Are you brave enough? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!  Available in October!

HAUNTED CARLINVILLE TOUR | CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS
Search for the spirits of this Route 66 community and the haunted "Million Dollar Courthouse!" Every autumn, we explore the many haunted places of downtown Carlinville with Haunted History Tours and Ghost Hunter's Tours! Every tour includes the eerie Macoupin County Courthouse -- a place so haunted that one of our guides quit rather than go back inside! Are you brave enough? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!  Available in October!

ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS | ALTON, ILLINOIS Discover the ghosts of "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America!" The region's most authentic ghost tour and the only tour based on the book by Troy Taylor! Haunted History Tours, Bus Tours, and Dinner and Spirits Experiences along the River Road! CLICK HERE FOR INFO! Public Tours Available Year Round!

ALTON HAUNTINGS TOURS | ALTON, ILLINOIS
Discover the ghosts of "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America!" The region's most authentic ghost tour and the only tour based on the book by Troy Taylor! Haunted History Tours, Bus Tours, and Dinner and Spirits Experiences along the River Road! CLICK HERE FOR INFO!
Public Tours Available Year Round!

HAUNTED DECATUR TOURS | DECATUR, ILLINOIS Discover the Spirits, Secrets, Scandals and Sins of on one of the longest-running ghost tours in the state! Created by author Troy Taylor, Haunted Decatur was founded in 1994 and every fall, we explore the most chilling locations in the city! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!  Available in October!

HAUNTED DECATUR TOURS | DECATUR, ILLINOIS
Discover the Spirits, Secrets, Scandals and Sins of on one of the longest-running ghost tours in the state! Created by author Troy Taylor, Haunted Decatur was founded in 1994 and every fall, we explore the most chilling locations in the city! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! 
Available in October!

HAUNTED JACKSONVILLE TOURS | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS Discover the lingering spirits of Illinois' "Athens of the West!" Hosted by Troy and Lisa -- authors of the book, "Haunted Jacksonville" -- our Dinner and Spirits experiences in Jacksonville include supper at a local eatery, followed by an eerie trip back in time to explore the many haunted places in the city! It's an event not to miss! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! Available in October!

HAUNTED JACKSONVILLE TOURS | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS
Discover the lingering spirits of Illinois' "Athens of the West!" Hosted by Troy and Lisa -- authors of the book, "Haunted Jacksonville" -- our Dinner and Spirits experiences in Jacksonville include supper at a local eatery, followed by an eerie trip back in time to explore the many haunted places in the city! It's an event not to miss! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! Available in October!

GHOST HUNTS FROM AMERICAN HAUNTINGS: Ghost Hunts.  No Hype. No Distractions. Author Troy Taylor and the staff from American Hauntings have been taking guests behind the walls of haunted locations since 1994 with one simple approach — ghost hunts without all of the clutter. Our investigations are not overcrowded meet-and-greets with so-called celebrities but an authentic opportunity to let our guests experience the unexplained. If you’re interested in a real ghost hunt without all the distractions, then these are the events for you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

GHOST HUNTS FROM AMERICAN HAUNTINGS: Ghost Hunts.  No Hype. No Distractions. Author Troy Taylor and the staff from American Hauntings have been taking guests behind the walls of haunted locations since 1994 with one simple approach — ghost hunts without all of the clutter. Our investigations are not overcrowded meet-and-greets with so-called celebrities but an authentic opportunity to let our guests experience the unexplained. If you’re interested in a real ghost hunt without all the distractions, then these are the events for you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

GHOST BOOKS FROM AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK

The Online Catalog for American Hauntings Ink: Independent Publisher of Books on Haunted History, Crime and the Unexplained!
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CATALOG OF TITLES AND UPCOMING EVENTS!

DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES SERIES Troy Taylor's series about the History & Hauntings of American Crime and Unsolved Mysteries!

DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES SERIES
Troy Taylor's series about the History & Hauntings of American Crime and Unsolved Mysteries!

HAUNTED ILLINOIS SERIES A collection of books that travels across the state of Illinois in a search for ghosts, hauntings, legends and lore! From Ghosts of the Prairie to Haunted Alton, Weird Chicago, Haunted Jacksonville, Haunted Decatur and more, you'll never look at the Prairie State in the same way again!

HAUNTED ILLINOIS SERIES
A collection of books that travels across the state of Illinois in a search for ghosts, hauntings, legends and lore! From Ghosts of the Prairie to Haunted Alton, Weird Chicago, Haunted Jacksonville, Haunted Decatur and more, you'll never look at the Prairie State in the same way again!

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES SERIES Troy Taylor's books on the history of the supernatural and the unexplained in America, told through 20 objects!

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES SERIES
Troy Taylor's books on the history of the supernatural and the unexplained in America, told through 20 objects!

WEIRD HIGHWAY SERIES Troy Taylor's series tracing the lost highway of Route 66! Part travel guide, part crime thriller, part ghost book, each volume features everything from lost roadside restaurants to forgotten towns, abandoned motels, haunted places, and restless spirits that still linger from the heyday of Route 66!

WEIRD HIGHWAY SERIES
Troy Taylor's series tracing the lost highway of Route 66! Part travel guide, part crime thriller, part ghost book, each volume features everything from lost roadside restaurants to forgotten towns, abandoned motels, haunted places, and restless spirits that still linger from the heyday of Route 66!

STORIES AND ARTICLES FROM AMERICAN HAUNTINGS INK

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS BLOG Stories, Articles and Posts on Ghosts, Crime and the Supernatural!

AMERICAN HAUNTINGS BLOG
Stories, Articles and Posts on Ghosts, Crime and the Supernatural!

DEATH UNDER THE BIG TOP Tragedy, Terror and a Lingering haunting from the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944!

DEATH UNDER THE BIG TOP
Tragedy, Terror and a Lingering haunting from the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944!

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR HOUSE IS HAUNTED? A How-to Guide for finding a reputable psychical investigator by Troy Taylor

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR HOUSE IS HAUNTED?
A How-to Guide for finding a reputable psychical investigator by Troy Taylor

THE HAUNTED MUSEUM The Historic and Haunted Guide to the Supernatural and the beginnings of ghost research  

THE HAUNTED MUSEUM
The Historic and Haunted Guide to the Supernatural and the beginnings of ghost research
 

AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED PLACES! Discover the most haunted places in America, from abandoned prisons and sanitariums to houses where the spirits of the dead still linger! Are you brave enough to see them for yourself!

AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED PLACES!
Discover the most haunted places in America, from abandoned prisons and sanitariums to houses where the spirits of the dead still linger! Are you brave enough to see them for yourself!

AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED PRISONS & JAILS!  Do you have the nerve to go behind the bars of these haunted spots? From America's first penitentiary to the most escape-proof prison in our history, these are not places for the faint of heart!  

AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED PRISONS & JAILS! 
Do you have the nerve to go behind the bars of these haunted spots? From America's first penitentiary to the most escape-proof prison in our history, these are not places for the faint of heart!
 

THE HOUSE ON RIDGE AVENUE History and Hoax behind the Congelier Mansion, the original "Most Haunted House in America!"

THE HOUSE ON RIDGE AVENUE
History and Hoax behind the Congelier Mansion, the original "Most Haunted House in America!"

HOUDINI: A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS The Death and Mysterious Afterlife of one of America's Most Famous Performers

HOUDINI: A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS
The Death and Mysterious Afterlife of one of America's Most Famous Performers

THE WINCHESTER MANSION The story of Sarah Winchester and the "House Built by Spirits"

THE WINCHESTER MANSION
The story of Sarah Winchester and the "House Built by Spirits"

AMERICA'S "OTHER" HAUNTED HOUSES! Hauntings across the country that don't make the famous "most haunted" lists, but are just as scary!

AMERICA'S "OTHER" HAUNTED HOUSES!
Hauntings across the country that don't make the famous "most haunted" lists, but are just as scary!

DEATH IN THE TRIANGLE The History, Hauntings and Horror of America's Deadliest Factory Fire!

DEATH IN THE TRIANGLE
The History, Hauntings and Horror of America's Deadliest Factory Fire!

THE MYRTLES PLANTATION: LEGENDS, LORE AND LIES - How historical research revealed the true story of "one of the most haunted houses in America."

THE MYRTLES PLANTATION: LEGENDS, LORE AND LIES - How historical research revealed the true story of "one of the most haunted houses in America."

WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM The True Story of One of America's Most Haunted Places

WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM
The True Story of One of America's Most Haunted Places

THE MAD GASSER OF MATTOON An Unexplained Mystery of Weird Illinois

THE MAD GASSER OF MATTOON
An Unexplained Mystery of Weird Illinois

"STRANGE LOVE" The Morbid Obsession of Key West's Carl Von Cosel

"STRANGE LOVE"
The Morbid Obsession of Key West's Carl Von Cosel

MARY JANE REED A Lingering Spirit from Illinois' Haunted Past

MARY JANE REED
A Lingering Spirit from Illinois' Haunted Past

JULIA BUCOLLA PETTA The Strange Tale of Chicago's "Italian Bride"

JULIA BUCOLLA PETTA
The Strange Tale of Chicago's "Italian Bride"

THE "GLOOMY SUNDAY" CURSE Billie Holiday and the Strange Tale of the Hungarian Suicide Song

THE "GLOOMY SUNDAY" CURSE
Billie Holiday and the Strange Tale of the Hungarian Suicide Song

GHOST OF THE PINK PALACE The Tragic Death of Jayne Mansfield

GHOST OF THE PINK PALACE
The Tragic Death of Jayne Mansfield

MOTHMAN! The Enigma of Point Pleasant

MOTHMAN!
The Enigma of Point Pleasant

THE HAUNTED WHITE HOUSE Ghostly Tales of America's Executive Mansion, from Abraham Lincoln to Harry Truman

THE HAUNTED WHITE HOUSE
Ghostly Tales of America's Executive Mansion, from Abraham Lincoln to Harry Truman

DEAD WOMEN DO TELL TALES The Lingering Ghost of Nell Cropsey

DEAD WOMEN DO TELL TALES
The Lingering Ghost of Nell Cropsey

TESTIMONY FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE The True Story of the Greenbrier Ghost

TESTIMONY FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
The True Story of the Greenbrier Ghost

"I HAD TO LEAVE MY LITTLE CHILD TO DIE" Horrors and Hauntings of the Collinwood School Fire

"I HAD TO LEAVE MY LITTLE CHILD TO DIE"
Horrors and Hauntings of the Collinwood School Fire

THE STARVED ROCK MURDERS Horror in Illinois History

THE STARVED ROCK MURDERS
Horror in Illinois History

HARRY PRICE The Haunted Life of the "Original Ghost Hunter"

HARRY PRICE
The Haunted Life of the "Original Ghost Hunter"

MURDER ON SAXTOWN ROAD The Mystery, History & Hauntings of the Millstadt, Illinois Ax Murders!

MURDER ON SAXTOWN ROAD
The Mystery, History & Hauntings of the Millstadt, Illinois Ax Murders!

THE GHOSTS OF GETTYSBURG One of America's Most Haunted Places!

THE GHOSTS OF GETTYSBURG
One of America's Most Haunted Places!