New Paranormal Books for 2013


I’m not just a huge ghost nerd. I’m also a bookworm. Naturally, some of my favorite books are about ghosts, ghouls, and other supernatural creatures. If you’re looking for a creepy new read, here are 21 paranormal books coming out this year. Have a recommendation? Speak up in the comments below!

Lost in the Darkness: Life Inside the World’s Most Haunted Prisons, Hospitals, and Asylums, Benjamin S. Jeffries (July 28, 2013) – “Take a personal tour of 29 of the world’s most haunted prisons, hospitals, and asylums.”

Haunted Charleston: Scary Sites, Eerie Encounters, and Tall Tales, Sara Pitzzer (July 16, 2013) – “Haunted Charleston includes twenty-five stories from the Ghosts at Dock Street Theater to the Haunted Graveyards, that will send chills up the spines of even the most daring ghost hunters.”

Haunted Washington: Uncanny Tales and Spooky Spots from the Upper Left-Hand Corner of the United States – Adam Woog (July 16, 2013) – “Among the Pacific Northwest’s many treasures is the Evergreen State, a state rich in eerie events.  Haunted Washington, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings, will leave readers delightfully frightened.”

A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic, Debra Robinson (July 8, 2013) – “Debra Robinson faced haunted houses, terrifying psychic encounters, shattered dreams, and a battle with evil. But nothing prepared her for the death of the two most important people in her life.”

Setting Spirits Free: Clear Negative Energy & Help Ghosts Cross Over, Diana Palm (July 8, 2013) – “Is your life disrupted by noisy, energy-draining spirits? Discover how to send the most stubborn entities into the healing light and gain a deeper understanding of hauntings with this demystifying guide to the spirit world.”

The Haunted Fort, Liza Gardner Walsh (June 16, 2013) – “Every year visitors flock to Maine’s Fort Knox near the mouth of the Penobscot River. They are drawn by the thousands for its glimpse into Maine’s military past, but also for it’s haunted aspects.”

Maine Ghosts and Legends: 28 Encounters with the Supernatural, Thomas Verde (May 29, 2013) – “Maine has a rich supernatural history and ghost stories from the state are as varied as they are prolific.  This book recounts some of the spine-tingling tales freelance writer Thomas Verde uncovered in his research.”

Devil in the Delta: A Ghost Hunter’s Most Terrifying Case … to Date, Rich Newman (May 8, 2013) – “When author Rich Newman first arrives at the battered doublewide trailer deep in the Mississippi Delta, it’s clear that this is no ordinary haunting. Called from Memphis to assist a local ghost hunting team, Newman’s investigation of the Martin house has become his most terrifying and mysterious case.”

Haunted Bolton, Stuart Hilton (May 1, 2013) – “Discover the spooky side of Bolton with this terrifying collection of true-life tales from across the town.”

Haunted Second World War Airfields: Volume One: Southern England, Christopher Huff (April 16, 2013) – “For 15 years, the author has been studying RAF airfields and the paranormal that have been reported from over 250 haunted RAF airfields in the UK. Volume One covers Southern England including Avon, Bedfordshire, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, London, Somerset, Surrey and Sussex.”

Haunted Idaho: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Gem State, Andy Weeks (April 1, 2013) – “A collection of frightening stories from the Gem State.”

Haunted Lambeth, James Clark (April 1, 2013) – “A collection of real-life stories of apparitions and poltergeists from all across the London borough of Lambeth.”

Paranormal Nation: Why America Needs Ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot, Marc E. Fitch (March 31, 2013) – “From the birth of religious doctrine, to European witch hunts, to the increasing popularity of the supernatural in American television programming, the author examines the past and present conditions that have fueled interest in the unexplained.”

Florida’s Haunted Hospitality, Michelle Davidson (March 28, 2013) – “Immerse yourself in Florida’s haunted hospitality by staying at any of 18 inns, visiting 26 local haunts, or taking one of 8 ghost tours or paranormal investigations that Florida has to offer.”

Haunted Tunbridge Wells, Neil Arnold (March 1, 2013) – “Tunbridge Wells is a town steeped in history—and history, of course, means ghost stories.”

Haunted Ontario: Ghostly Inns, Hotels, and Other Eerie Places, Terry Boyle (February 26, 2013) – “Join Terry as he conjures up a treasury of spectral delights that include apparitions at the former Swastika Hotel in Muskoka, the woman in the window at Inn at the Falls in Bracebridge, and poltergeists galore in Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.”

Are Ghosts Biblical?, Eric James (February 19, 2013) – “Can a Christian believe in ghosts?”

Adventures of a Ghost Hunter: My Investigations Into the Darkness, Adam Nori (February 8, 2013) – “A founding member of the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group, Adam Nori began investigating ghosts at ten years old. In Adventures of a Ghost Hunter, Nori tells the most chilling tales of his investigations.”

Haunted Route 66: Ghosts of America’s Legendary Highway, Richard Southall (February 8, 2013) – “Pack your bags, hop in the car, and head out on a haunted adventure across legendary Route 66.”

Big Book of New Jersey Ghost Stories, The (Big Book of Ghost Stories), Charles A. Stansfield Jr., Patricia A. Martinelli (February 1, 2013) – “184 of the best, most spine-tingling accounts of ghosts from the Garden State.”

Haunted Springfield, IllinoisGarret Moffett (January 28, 2013) – “Springfield has launched a lot of history, from the career of Abraham Lincoln to the wagon train that bore the Donner party to their fate. While taking this tour with Garret Moffett, you will come face to face with the history that has refused to leave.”

The FollowersShari Savoca Hantman (January 21, 2013) – “The Followers is a true story of paranormal events that continue to haunt Shari Hantman from the time she was a child to the present day.”

5 thoughts on “New Paranormal Books for 2013

  1. Are you interested in Paranormal Entities other than Ghosts? If so there is

    “Vampire Universe” , “Zombie CSU”, And the Cryptopedia by Johnathan Maberry (man’s a genius.

    “The Exorcist Field Guide”, and “Slenderman from fiction to fact” by my friend Pastor Robin Swope. He’s an exorcist like me though he’s an evangelical and mainstream Christian and I’m a Pagan and practicing Witch.

    “Psychic Self Defense” by Dion Fortune

    And “Diary of a Witch” by Sybil Leek she also wrote on casting out demons and has many spell books out there, but this one is her autobiography. She was the first woman to public say “I am a Witch” back at a time when people still had prejudices against Witches and thought we were all devil worshipers.

    And of course Hoodoo in theory and practice. By Catherine Yronwonde

      • Happy to see the upcoming release of my book mentioned, “A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic”. Still dealing with the paranormal in the form of hauntings to this day, in my own home as well as others who need help. Still have an intense interest and a healthy respect for these things as well…keep up the great work informing us paranormal devotees! Debra Robinson

  2. Check out The Followers a true story about the life of woman haunted by spirits and how they follow her and her family throughout the years, certified through EVPs, writings, sceances, and video sightings.

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