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Troy Taylor

Autor(a) de Weird Illinois

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About the Author

Troy Taylor lives in Chicago and is the author of more than 80 books on unexplained phenomena, including Haunted Illinois and The big Book of Illinois Ghost stories.

Includes the name: Troy A Taylor


Obras de Troy Taylor

Weird Illinois (2005) 117 cópias, 3 resenhas
Weird Virginia (2007) 107 cópias, 4 resenhas
Haunted Illinois (1999) 89 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook (1997) 79 cópias, 3 resenhas
Into the Shadows (2002) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
Spirits of the Civil War (1999) 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
Weird Chicago (2008) 17 cópias
Season of the Witch (1999) 17 cópias
The Devil Came to St. Louis (2006) 16 cópias
One August Morning (2015) 14 cópias
Confessions of a Ghost Hunter (2002) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Murdered in Their Beds (2012) 10 cópias
Ghosts on Film (2005) 9 cópias
Sex and the Supernatural (2009) 9 cópias
Down in the Darkness (2003) 8 cópias
So, There I Was... (2006) 8 cópias, 1 resenha
Mysterious Illinois (2006) 8 cópias
Dead Men Do Tell Tales (2008) 8 cópias
Nevermore (2021) 8 cópias
Without A Trace (2009) 7 cópias
The Possessed (Haunted Illinois) (2007) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
Creepy libraries (2015) 7 cópias
Haunted Jacksonville (2014) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
The Two Lost Girls (2015) 5 cópias
Cabinet of Curiosities 3 (2015) 5 cópias
Murder by Gaslight (2013) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Ghosts by Gaslight (2007) 5 cópias
Haunted Decatur (1995) 4 cópias
Suicide & Spirits (2011) 4 cópias
Out Past The Campfire Light (2004) 4 cópias
Bloody Hollywood (2008) 4 cópias
Forlorn Hope (2021) 3 cópias
And Hell Followed With It (2010) 3 cópias
One Night in Salem (2023) 3 cópias
One Dark Night (2022) 3 cópias
One Night in Washington (2020) 2 cópias
Wicked Decatur (2011) 2 cópias
Illinois Hauntings (2011) 2 cópias
Houdini: Among the Spirits (2009) 2 cópias
Until Death Do Us Part (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
One Bleak Midwinter Night (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Hell Hath No Fury 2 (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Soldiers and the Supernatural (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
More Haunted Decatur (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Cabinet of Curiosities (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Over My Dead Body 1 exemplar(es)
Fallen Angel (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Bloody Chicago (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Cabinet of Curiosities 2 (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Hell Hath No Fury (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

C.M.B. (1991) — Songwriter — 8 cópias


Conhecimento Comum




I’m giving this 3 1/2 stars, but I went ahead and rounded it up to four because I really did enjoy the book. It’s always interesting to learn about local history, and Jacksonville’s past is full of amazing and tragic stories.

It was the haunting stories I have some issues with. I love ghost stories and the supernatural, but a lot of the stories in Haunted Jacksonville felt like an afterthought. They didn’t seem to be very fleshed out or researched much. I would have enjoyed more information about how the authors went about their own ghost hunting as well as a bit more description of the experiences. There were a lot of sections with long, fascinating historical stories that ended with a small paragraph stating that many people experience footsteps or noises, so they think it might be haunted. They weren’t all like that; there are a few very creepy accounts in some cases; but I thought there would be more in a book titled, “Haunted Jacksonville.”

The book also ends rather abruptly without any conclusion or wrapping up. The last paragraph is an experience a girl had at Illinois College, which ended the chapter on Jacksonville schools. The next page was the bibliography instead of a conclusion or closing paragraph.

Despite these issues, the book really is a fun and interesting read full of rich historical information about the small rural town of Jacksonville, and I recommend it to anyone who’s interested in local history.
… (mais)
jellybeanette | May 26, 2024 |
I read this book in the Kindle Unlimited program.
I think what I enjoyed most about this book was all the history that is in it. I love ghost stories and this had a number of ghost stories in it. All were interesting. It was the history that the author shared that fascinated me. I’ve not been to New Orleans so I can’t say how accurate the author was. It did make me want to visit Louisiana.
Wulfwyn907 | 1 outra resenha | Jan 30, 2022 |
Not my favorite of Taylor's books so far but still worth a read. This one has Troy and one of his partners, Len Adams, sharing stories of places they've encountered. Each one takes a turn from one chapter to the next. Some of the stories were very good and others just kind of fell flat. The best part for me was the debunking of a few well known haunted locations.
ChrisWeir | May 14, 2019 |
Taylor is a wonderful story teller. For many of the stories it's as much a history of the place as it is the ghost story or urban legend involved. He breaks the union into various parts of the country with several stories for each area. Bachelor's Grove cemetery near Chicago, The Winchester Mystery house in CA, the LaLure mansion in New Orleans, Gettysburg battlefield and it's surroundings and The Mount and the ghost of Edith Wharton. Very well written and again it's as much a history lesson as it is a book of ghost stories.… (mais)
1 vote
ChrisWeir | Feb 10, 2019 |


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