My overall honest review of the book is I find the author to be focused on tourist attractions and less on paranormal activities. Aug 08, Karla KT rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 23, Alex rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked this, up until the super sensationalist final chapter which suddenly delved into true crime, a genre I find exploitative Dec 09, Sarina rated it liked it.
This book had fascinating content. I personally have seen something of the supernatural and decided to investigate the experiences of others on this front. I'm glad I found this book, filled with stories of many people who have experienced something that simply cannot be explained away.
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Sep 17, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. I'm a believer in ghosts as energy just doesn't stop. Some of the first hand stories are more interesting than others. There were several that I wanted to know more about-history of the places, what else has happened to people, etc.
Sep 10, Linda rated it liked it. True stories, but very short on details or conclusions. Its okay as a starting point for investigations if you want to follow up on these as you travel. It sounds like it will be better than it is. May 30, P. Winn rated it really liked it. Because I am fascinated by ghosts, this was a book I had to grab. Loved the author added in some photos. Whether you believe or not, this one makes you wonder. Oct 17, Pamela Hanna rated it it was amazing.
Jun 28, C rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was full of a lot of creepy stories. Jan 31, Esra rated it liked it Shelves: Three stars because I felt the stories became rushed, poorly written, and less interesting as the book progressed. Dec 26, Dewin Anguas Barnette rated it really liked it. Good resource for haunted places to visit. Just wish some stories had gone into more detail. Nov 16, Lee L.
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Having grown up in a haunted house, I'm a little picky when it comes to other peoples' ghost stories, so maybe I'm harder to please, but this book just did not have enough hard evidence to satisfy me. There are too many instances of "some say While I loved stories like the children on the carousel as well as some of the letters from real people, there were just not Having grown up in a haunted house, I'm a little picky when it comes to other peoples' ghost stories, so maybe I'm harder to please, but this book just did not have enough hard evidence to satisfy me.
While I loved stories like the children on the carousel as well as some of the letters from real people, there were just not enough of these first-hand accounts to create any substantial goose bumps. There was too much unconvincing speculation that seemed to be reaching for credibility in stories that were just too vague, and simply lacked the in-depth detail to be considered serious documentation. I did enjoy the historical info and was pleased with Ms. Rule's ability to round up eye-witnesses who were not only willing to share their real names, but were also willing to be photographed. However, there were too many unsatisfying half-page blurps which relied heavily on hearsay, and I thought the theory of the carousel as an energy vortex was just too over the top.
Overall, this was entertaining, but not one of the best collections I have come across. Perhaps it should have been called "Ghosts and Legends Among Us. Nov 17, Maira rated it it was amazing. Ghosts Among us Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever experienced paranormal activity before?
These stories are all around the world. Al Ghosts Among us Do you believe in ghosts? Also the spirits that are said, come from different type of shapes , and sizes, they also come from different types of forms. Some of these stories are creepy some even give the chills while reading them. I wonder if the spirits ever attach the people that see them?. I believe people that are interested in reading scary stories are the ones that are curious or just love getting scared. This interested me because i never really believed that just on movies but I guess it does in real life, but now it just creeps me out.
Jan 14, Gabriel Wallis rated it it was ok Shelves: Leslie Rule's Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters was an interesting read. I have had my fair share of paranormal experiences over the years, the last one being yesterday, January 15, at There was some sort of conference held for the local teachers at the church that morning.
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Ann Rule, Leslie Rule's mother, was the special speaker for the conference. I remember feeling irritated by Leslie, who kept interrupting her mother from speaking. I wanted to hear Ann Rule speak!
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I have read a few of her books too. But Leslie finished the conference for her mother. She wanted to talk about her books and herself.
Many of the places mentioned in Ghosts Among Us were places I am familiar with, places I have visited. Many of the experiences she writes about in the book were experiences I have experienced over the years. Do I recommend it? Like I said, it was an interesting read, but Mar 30, Carah rated it it was amazing. I liked the format of the book. The chapters and stories are short Jan 15, Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it. One of the most interesting of the stories involves Seattle and the ghost of a Native American woman.
In all the ghost books I've read, ghosts of Native Americans do not seem to be extremely common. It's also interesting how stories show just how open to ghosts ver This is a book about ghost sightings, and includes topics such as Spirits of Seattle, Haunted Amusement Parks, Four-Footed Ghosts, Spirit Photography, Haunted Hotels, Cemetery Ghosts and Bed-and-Breakfast ghosts among other topics. It's also interesting how stories show just how open to ghosts very young children are. A story of a four-year-old girl illustrates this well.
She saw a ghost in her room she didn't realize it was a ghost, of course , and it was playing with her toys. She was mad at first, then went in and decided to join the ghost and play with her toys also. There are a lot of very interesting ghost stories in this book. It's also got a lot of photos, but the photos are basically building exteriors, mostly, and don't actually involve images of ghosts. It's a good, fairly typical, book about ghost stories and makes for a nice, entertaining read.
Oct 05, Teresa Ramseur rated it really liked it. While I've read a few of her other books in the past and loved them, this one was, to my great surprise, a bit of a disappointment. Of the stories here, while all were rich in history, only two really grabbed me. If not for some of the photos, including some creepy clowns and a terrified-looking that is located on a merry-go-round in an amusement park I think I'll stay out of there, Thanks! As it While I've read a few of her other books in the past and loved them, this one was, to my great surprise, a bit of a disappointment.
As it was, the stories themselves felt rushed, and the details glossed over. Suffice it to say, that this one was definitely not my favorite by this author. There's also picture of a rather creepy looking doll later in the book. And if you have a fear of clowns, I'd skip this book as it contains several clown photos and stories in the early chapters. Jan 16, John Swiech added it. Ghosts among us by Leslie Rule, in her quest to uncover explanations from each incident she interviews witnesses from people that were at these places.
This was an interesting book because It told typical ghost stories in the northern United States. It felt like the author was listing the details and not going into them enough. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Leslie Rule is the best-selling author of two suspense novels and four nonfiction books on ghosts. Leslie grew up in a family of writers in a creaky old house on a windy cliff which overlooked Puget Sound.