Book Review: Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Book Description: The Shadow Man haunts penitentiary cell blocks.A chilling wind runs through the Death Tunnel.The Red Eyes Apparition lurks in abandoned hallways.

Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and historical information about each location.

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums explores the country’s scariest institutions, including the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, and St. Albans Sanatorium. Discover creepy conversations between the authors and restless spirits, interviews with facility staff and knowledgeable ghost hunters, and helpful tips gathered from each investigation. You’ll also enjoy an introduction to basic ghost hunting equipment and detailed information about organizing your own visits to these haunted establishments.


Review: Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums is a wonderful guide to haunted (or supposedly haunted) locations that is perfect for ghost hunters; amateurs and seasoned investigators alike, but especially those who are just starting out in the field of paranormal investigation. Author Jamie Davis offers readers a brief, but adequate description of each location and their history, as well as a run-down of some of the reported paranormal happenings that have occurred there. I found the histories of the locations to be the most interesting aspect of the book… I like seeing how these institutions developed and seeing how the past events play into the current ghostly activities. Also included are descriptions of the author’s experiences at each location. These were interesting enough, although I wish the author had used many different methods of investigation instead of depending so heavily on the flashlight method. Although I would have loved to see more details, in the end the book delivered and I was left with an even longer mental list of places I want to visit.
Jessa’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Want to read Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis? Get your copy HERE. Happy reading!


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