The Incredible True Story of A Canadian Family's Experience Living in A Haunted House

Book - 2002
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It was an irrational decision. Despite having just moved into a beautiful new house, the Williams family gave in to an odd, overwhelming desire to purchase and move into a Victorian home they had come upon by chance. They were curious, of course, as to why the house had, in the past, had such a high vacancy rate - no one ever seemed to live in it for a long period of time. But that curiosity didn't last long, because shortly after moving in, strange things began to happen. It became abundantly clear that the home's past owners had all had a reason for leaving: fear. The Williams' new home was haunted. At first, the family tried telling themselves there were logical explanations for the strange things they all were witnessing. But before long they came to accept the fact that they were sharing their home with ghosts.

Haunted is the Williams family's story from the point of view of the mother, Dorah. Through her chilling reminiscences, we witness the all-too-real goings-on in the house. And we join the family as they seek a way to bring an end to the paranormal events that were occurring with ever more frequency and intensity, and learn why the events began in the first place.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Group, c2002.
ISBN: 9781550023787
Characteristics: 189 p. ;,23 cm.


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Nov 04, 2018

This is pretty much the Amityville Horror lite. In this case, it's more kid friendly, and I can see more advanced children readers really enjoying this spooky scary tail. But in terms of a thrilling horror, this novel isn't.

It's still a good time, and I enjoyed reading it. I do question the validity of everything that occurred, and I'm pretty sure a lot of it was fabricated. It still makes for a pleasant enough read. If you're into these kinds of first hand account hauntings, give it a try. Just know that it's more like a journal entry style, and there's nothing really all that frightening that occurs in the book.

Oct 01, 2012

It was a good book, with a good and fascinating story. My only beef with this is that after so many "happenings", the mother still wonders about why things happen, when evidently she's already quite figured out it's the doing of the haunts. I feel her reaction of surprise was at times kind of misplaced.

Abby Keenan May 09, 2012

incredible that means true

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