If you have an interest in ghost stories, you will find more than 100 of them in this book that explores legends and unexplained phenomena along Route 66 from the site of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago to the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier.
Author Richard Southall, who also wrote How to be a Ghost Hunter, subtitled this book “Ghosts of America’s Legendary Highway.” He concedes that “some of the accounts in this book are stories that have been told and retold to the point that they may have very little resemblance to the actual facts.” Some are urban legends or folktales. Nevertheless, Southall believes that people do experience the paranormal. He leaves it to readers to decide which stories reflect “a real haunting” and which are the products of creative minds.
The locations of the stories are not always directly on Route 66, but in the general vicinity. The settings include theaters, cemeteries, hotels and mansions.
Haunted Route 66 is published by Llewellyn Worldwide with a cover price of $15.99.