From the mystery of a U.S. Senator's death (was he kept on ice until after the election?) to a haunting of the Governor's mansion, this selection of fourteen stories from Nevada's past explores some of the Silver State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.
The states are full of haunted mansions, jails, courthouses, hotels and homesteads. Phantom hitchhikers, headless engineers, and unending battles abound. Let Ghost to Coast Tours and Haunted Places tell you who, what, and where the ghosts and haunted places are, and help you find the tours that will lead you to them in every state from Alabama to Wyoming.
Got Ghosts? Las Vegas certainly has, and many of them. There's an abundance of paranormal activity in this super hot, dry, and enchanting desert. Come join us on the South side of Las Vegas as we learn about a ghost who gets a home owner's attention by hanging a child's Barbie doll from the ceiling. Listen to a ghost who likes to play the Ukulele on the North side of town. Meet the ghost of a Grandpa in the area of Sunrise Mountain who won't leave until his new grandchild is born, and a spirit in the Summerlin neighborhood who made contact with the residents by writing messages on their bathroom mirrors! Do you believe in ghosts? You will, after hearing about the specters of Las Vegas!
Lake Tahoe's natural splendor conceals its haunted history. Locals say the ghosts of the Donner Party haunt their doomed campsite in the Sierras. Wealthy recluse George Whittell is said to have never left his beloved Thunderbird Lodge, though he died in 1969. The ghosts of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and members of the Rat Pack are thought to gallivant in the showroom and cabins of the Cal Neva Lodge, a popular celebrity retreat. Prisoners from the past may remain in the old Truckee Jail, and the restless spirit of a murdered showgirl might linger in the Tahoe Biltmore. Travel back to Tahoe's golden age and explore where glamour meets ghoul with the queen of haunted Nevada, Janice Oberding.
The 287-mile stretch of highway that runs east to west across Nevada's desert is billed as the "Loneliest Road in America." But those who explore it find there is plenty to discover along the way in the towns of Austin, Eureka, Ely, Fallon and Fernley. Every one of these places has its own unique history, ghosts and stories to tell. From the sordid lynching of Richard Jennings to the humorous legend about a famous sack of flour, author Janice Oberding treks across Highway 50 seeking spirits and uncovering the tales of Singing Sand Mountain, the Red-Headed Giants, the Giroux Mine Disaster and many more.
The author of Haunted Nevada explores the spooky goings-on in the city named one of the top-three most haunted towns in America. Unlike any city in America, Virginia City epitomizes the notion of a western boom-and-bust ghost town. The Comstock Silver Rush lured wealth seekers from around the world, including a young Samuel Clemens. Despite the fortune some found, not all of the town’s earliest settlers rest easy. Shops, hotels, boardwalks and cemeteries are said to be filled with the supernatural remnants of Virginia City’s hardscrabble characters and their violent propensities. The queen of haunted Nevada, Janice Oberding, mines Virginia City’s spectral history, from the ghost of Henry Comstock to the ghostly Rosie and William of the Gold Hill Hotel. “Virginia City is known for its rich mining history that designated Nevada as the Silver State. But to local residents and paranormal investigators, it’s better known as a place to look for ghostly dwellers.” —Reno Gazette Journal
This book embodies a desire on the part of the authors to produce a directory of haunted places around the United States that deal with food, drink, and/or accommodations. For the curious traveler, the directory integrates history, adventure, and ghosts—for an extraordinary travel experience, and adventure into the unknown. Dinner and Spirits contains over 500 well-documented listings from 50 states. Go have dinner, or a drink, or perhaps spend a comfortable night in one of the establishments listed herein. The owners of the listed establishments welcome you into a world where you may not need food, drink, or slumbering dreams, but only an open mind to encounter a spirit.