The World's Creepiest Places

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New Page Books, Apr 24, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages
14 Reviews
There are some places in the world where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can recognize such locations by the responses they evoke within us—that feeling we call "the creeps." But just where are these places, and why do they terrify us?

In The World's Creepiest Places, Dr. Curran visits some of these sites, looking at their history and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in people who have been there. His travels range widely—from his native Ireland and through the empty deserts of the Middle East, to the misty hills of Tibet and back through Europe to America. He's not only looking for ghosts, but also for sinister people, vampires, the living dead, doorways to other worlds—even venturing close to the Gates of Hell itself! This is not just a ghostly travel book. It's for those who want to explore the weird, out-of-the-way locations of our planet and test the boundaries of the reality many of us take for granted. We dare you to take the journey with us!

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Review: The World's Creepiest Places

User Review  - Susan Jo Grassi - Goodreads

This was my bedtime book. I read a chapter a night, when I could. I had heard of many of the places mentioned but some were totally new to me. I love books like this. You may not want to read this at bedtime but I encourage to give it a try. There are some very interesting, creepy stories in here. Read full review

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User Review  - Cynthia Egbert - Goodreads

Nothing overwhelmingly great but a fun book to read about areas of the world that I am curious about. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Dr. Bob Curran was born in a remote area of County Down, Northern Ireland, but left to travel and work in the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, North Africa, Spain, Holland, and parts of Eastern Europe. This has given him insight into the cultures and beliefs of people around the world. Living again in Northern Ireland, he holds several university degrees and acts as a consultant to such bodies as the Office of First, Deputy First Minister, and Tourism Ireland Ltd. He is author of many popular books on folklore such as Vampires; Werewolves; Man-Made Monsters; and Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms (all published by New Page Books). He can be found musing on

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