World's Scariest Places: Haunted, Creepy, Abandoned by Michael Fleeman
Publisher: Centennial Books
Welcome to a tour of the most spine-chiling places from around the world. Prepare for the frightful as this book looks past rusty iron gates and through creaking old doors. Inside lurk the spirits of not-so-dearly-departed ax victims, wronged women, levitating children and all sorts of things that go bump and boo in the night. Explore the dim halls of an abandoned insane asylum where thousands met slow downward spirals or death row at Alcatraz where voices still linger. Pitch a tent in a macabre suicide forest or watch your back in a Southern plantation where a triple-murderess won't stay dead. Descend into catacombs filled with lifelike mummies or stroll through a cemetery that hosts eerie rituals. And be sure to visit the real-life locations of your favorite horror movies and even browse the nastiest gift shops you've ever seen. Everyone with a taste for the spooky needs a copy of this book– it’s a scream!
Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm—formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.
In the late 1970s the Emerson Rose Asylum became completely abandoned - all the patients, doctors, staff vanished and were never seen again. The events circling this mass exodus have been one of the most baffling disappearances in history...until now. For hidden deep inside a tattered asylum mattress a stack of bundled letters were found. These letters, all addressed to the pseudonym Dr. Quill, and all written by the patients as they document the final days of the Emerson Rose Asylum.
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