Colorado Ghost Books!

                                    NEW!      The History and Haunting of the Stanley Hotel

                                                                                              By Rebecca F. Pittman

Come explore the secrets of the mysterious Stanley Hotel with author, historian, and ghost-hunter Rebecca F. Pittman. With her as your guide,
you will traverse the hotel and grounds from the fourth floor rooms down to the underground tunnel that was part of the original foundation of the
main building. You will explore the grounds and outbuildings from the Concert Hall to the Carriage House, and everything in between. On your
ghostly journey, you will discover... - The spirit of F.O. Stanley, the man who envisioned and built the hotel, who today wanders the lobby and
stops in for an occasional game of billiards. - His wife Flora, who has been known to come back to visit her favorite piano in the music room of the
hotel. - The legendary MacGregor Room, where visitors through the years have experienced many haunted occurrences. - And of course, Room
217, the extravagant, haunted room that inspired the Master of Horror Stephen King to pen his best-selling novel, The Shining. The Stanley Hotel
is truly a wondrous place, and in the pages of this book you are in for an incredible journey through the ages with its history, and of course, its
mystifying hauntings.

284 pages
Publisher: 23 House (July 23, 2011)

                   A Haunted History of Denver's Croke-Patterson Mansion

                                                By Ann Alexander Leggett & Jordan Leggett



Series: Haunted America
Publication Date: September 2, 2011

An ominous air hangs about Capitol Hill's historic Croke-Patterson Mansion. Rumors of spirits and strange events have cast a shadow across its
elegant Gilded Age facade. The lonely halls are haunted with stories of a doctor's wife who committed suicide and the ghostly figure of a young
woman who appears to visitors. Tenants of the building have also claimed to hear the cries of children, and dark specters in the basement
prevent even the heartiest souls from staying for too long. Join authors Ann Alexander Leggett and Jordan Alexander Leggett as they try to
unravel the mysteries that have plagued this Denver mansion for over a century.

Product Details:

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: The History Press (September 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609493125
ISBN-13: 978-1609493127
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches

About the Authors:

Author, public relations specialist, designer and artist--these are just a few of the many hats worn by Ann Alexander Leggett. Her love of history
and ghosts, however, has found its way into several of her projects and seems to have become a major part of her life. It can be a crazy day
when switching gears from meeting about a major concrete construction project to lurking around haunted houses and cemeteries, but she
balances it all--happily. Ghostly things that go bump in the night fascinate her, and she has apparently passed this attraction to the spirit world
along to her daughter, who is coauthor of this latest book. Ann attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in journalism, and
has lived in the Boulder area ever since. She is the coauthor of two other historically-based ghost books: Haunted Boulder and Haunted Boulder

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Jordan Alexander Leggett now spends most of her time in Seattle amidst a tumultuous relationship with the
University of Washington. She is pursuing a major in English literature with a minor in classics, and she is currently plotting a contingency plan
that doesn't involve living with her parents until she is gainfully employed and in her mid-thirties. Odd part-time customer service jobs are her
specialty, and when she isn t working at a gym making protein shakes, she reads and re-reads such classics as Bleak House and Winnie the
Pooh. Following in her mother's footsteps, she also devotes free time to other forms of art, as well as various blood sports such as rugby. She
plans on spending quite some time in Seattle, her home away from home, but Colorado will always have a piece of her heart.

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                                                                               The Haunted Heart of Denver

                                                                                                       By Kevin Pharris

Publication Date: September 2, 2011


.....The Gates of Hell are rumored to lie below a hotel near Denver's capitol building, and there are tales of restless spirits of those buried in
Cheesman Park. Above the subterranean darkness, the city streets are haunted by the murderous poltergeist of the Capitol Hill Thug. Even the
stately mansions of Millionaires' Row hide their own secrets--a sad Victorian lady begs for help before vanishing in the Sheedy Mansion, and an
eerie face appears on the facade of the Cresswell House. Join tour guide and reluctant ghost hunter Kevin Pharris as he takes a chilling journey
through The Haunted Heart of Denver.

About the Author:   Though conceived in Florida and born in Virginia, Kevin was raised a little of everywhere, being a military brat. Upon
reaching Colorado, he rather liked it, an impression that was corroborated by his visiting every state in the union and every single state capitol
building. Finding Colorado the best place to be, he has settled down to pursue the work of growing Denver History Tours, with many joys (most of
the tours) and many woes (the ghost parts). It has been a great life so far, and it is his fervent hope that when he goes, he won't end up joining
the ghosts he has inadvertently associated with during his time as a guide.

Product Details Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: The History Press (September 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609492935
ISBN-13: 978-1609492939
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches

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                                                       Haunted Manitou Springs

                                                                                                  By Stephanie Waters

Publication Date: August 26, 2011

Manitou Springs has long been known as a spiritual hot spot. From the healing waters of the local springs to the town's patron spirit, the
benevolent Emma Crawford, whose life--and afterlife--is celebrated annually at Halloween, Manitou Springs takes pride in its legends and
legendary residents. Join haunted tour guide Stephanie Waters as she uncovers the stories behind some of Manitou's most famous ghostly tales:
the historic spirit lights on Pikes Peak, the specters of Red Stone Castle where poor Emma's sister went mad, and the phantoms of the stately
Cliff House and Briarhurst manor.

About the Author
Stephanie Waters has traveled throughout Europe, Africa, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Though she has lived in Oklahoma, California
and Texas, she has spent most of her life in Colorado and is proud to call Manitou Springs home. Stephanie graduated from Coronado High
School in Colorado Springs. She attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and has a degree in liberal arts. She is the owner of
Blue Moon Haunted History Tours in Manitou Springs and is a self-professed History geek, artist and mountain mama.
Product Details

Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: The History Press (August 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609493478
ISBN-13: 978-1609493479
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches

Stephanie Waters learned the art of storytelling at the knee of her southern born grandmother.Like her grandmother, Stephanie has been
'seeing' ghosts since early childhood.She ownes Blue Moon Haunted History Tours in Manitou Springs, Colorado and also teaches classes to
help students develop psychic awarness.In her spare time she enjoys traveling, painting and most of all, ghost hunting. She has a degree in
liberal arts and is a self described history geek and mountain mama.Her first book 'Haunted Manitou Springs'will be published by The History
Press in September of 2011 and will be followed by 'Haunted Colorado Springs' in September of 2012.
This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

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             Spooky Colorado: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore
                                                                  By S. E. Schlosser, Paul G. Hoffman


Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for twenty-seven creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other
strange occurrences in Colorado.
About the Author

S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of “let’s pretend” quickly built themselves into full-length stories. She
created and maintains the Web site, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the
origins of America.

Paul Hoffman illustrates books of many genres—children’s titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and cookbooks. For
the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

Product Details:
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Globe Pequot; First edition (August 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0762764104
ISBN-13: 978-0762764105
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

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                                       NEW!     Ghost Hunting in Colorado

                                                        by Clarissa Vazquez

A book for the serious paranormal researcher!

Ghost Hunting in Colorado by Clarissa Vazquez is a comprehensive look at the popular theories surrounding ghostly activity in Colorado. In
addition to exploring some of the most haunted locations in the state, Ghost Hunting in Colorado offers explanations as to what sets Colorado
apart from other locations in the world for ghostly activity, and why.

                                  Ghosts of the Heart:  A Paranormal Investigator's Journey

                                                                                    by Clarissa Vazquez

This book takes you through paranormal investigation cases from the bayou of Louisiana to deep in the mountains of Colorado, where simply
seeking the answers to the universal questions surrounding life after death can bring the living face-to-face with their own mortality!

                               Huerfano Ghosts and Other Haunted Tales

                                                               By Dick Anderson, local Author and Historian

To purchase, please send  $18.00 to the author at:

Dick Anderson
P.O. Box 488
LaVeta, CO  81055

The author's contact info:

                                      The Lesser Known Ghost Stories of Colorado: Book 1

                                                                             By Karen Hall and R.N. Catron

Explore the unknown and the supernatural of Colorado's past and present in this chilling collection of thirteen stories collected by the authors.
This unique, quality handcrafted book, 6"X8.5", illustrated, is printed on recycle paper product. Each copy signed by the authors. Produced
exclusively by The Secret Totem Gallery/Scottish Dream Books.

Never been to Colorado or out west? Explore the unknown and the supernatural of the past and present that haunts Colorado in these baffling
stories of mystery and intrigue.  

The Lesser Known Ghost Stories of Colorado - Book One, is a quality handcrafted book printed on recycle paper product, 6X8.5, 68-pages with
illustrations, and produced by The Secret Totem Gallery in Colorado. Makes for fascinating reading for the true fan of the supernatural as well as
a handsome and unique, one-of-a-kind gift not available elsewhere.  

Each copy is signed by the authors. Priced at $18.95, with free shipping within the U.S. Please note: no returns are accepted. Item shipped within
10-working days upon received payment.

Order now and get set for some reading that will chill and thrill, and perhaps even motivate you to come out west to further explore the mysteries
that haunt the west in person!!CB07E87FB2EF355A!178.entry


June 12, 2010

Well, it has been a while. Lots of new and exciting things happening at The Secret Totem Gallery!  We have new books coming out!

Talk at you all later!
K.H.  &  R.N.C.
(The authors: Karen Hall and R.N. Catron)

The Secret Totem Gallery
316 North 25th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Robert: 719-322-1581
Karen: 719-213-9262
Fax: 719-473-6038
Serving Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Surrounding Areas Since 2004

                                                                     It's Ghost Time at the Stanley Hotel

                                                                                                   By Billy Ward

Available at Mac Donald's Book Shop in Estes Park, or at the Stanley Museum.

Price: $10.95.

* To order from the Stanley Museum, call: (970) 577-1903.*

To order from Mac Donald's Book Shop, call: (970) 586-3450 ~ and tell them you want a signed copy and your name and the author will sign it
for you!

Author's contact info:

                                                  Northern Colorado Ghost Stories

                                                  By Nancy Hansford ~  (

ISBN: 0971143919
October 2005
Publisher: Indian Hills Bookworks  
Available at Barnes & Noble, 4045 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
(970) 225-3777

For other places to purchase this book at, and for more info, click

                                                         Maryjoy Martin ghost books:                            

                                                    Stanley Ghost Stories

                                   Apparition Manor- True Ghost Stories of the Hotel Colorado

                                                                                          By Kathy Rippy Fleming

Available through the Frontier Historical Society - Glenwood Springs.

                             Ghosts of Trinidad & Las Animas County

                                                                                     By F. Dean Sneed

                                                                                2002, Schusters’ Printing

                                               Available at

                                                 Haunted Boulder:  Books 1 and 2

                                                                   By Roz Brown and Ann Alexander Leggett

#1:   Haunted Boulder: Ghostly Tales From the Foot of the Flatirons
(Ann Alexander Leggett and Roz Brown)

Available at Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street     Boulder, Colorado 80302       Email:       
Phone: 303-447-2074     Toll free 1-800-244-4651

#2:   Haunted Boulder 2: Ghostly Tales from Boulder and Beyond
(Ann Alexander Leggett and Roz Brown)

Available at Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street    Boulder, Colorado 80302     Email:
Phone: 303-447-2074     Toll free 1-800-244-4651

                                              Excellent ghost books by Kathi Mac Iver:

To purchase any of Kathi Mac Iver's books, please contact:

Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop

(719) 686-7512


Cripple Creek District Museum
(Gift Shop)

                                 Ghost Stories of the Estes Valley...... Volume 1
                                                                             By Celeste Lasky , 1998
                                                                             Publisher: Write On Publications (June, 1998)
                                                                             ISBN: 0964333139

                                                   Ghost Stories of the Estes Valley....... Volume 2
                                                                           By Celeste Lasky, 1999
                                                                           Publisher: Write on Publications (June, 1999)
                                                                           ISBN: 0964333147

You can purchase these booklets from the Stanley Hotel Gift Shop: 970-577-4000

Toll Free: 800-976-1377,   Direct: 970-586-3371

                                         Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains....... Volume 1
                                                                                       By Barbara Smith

                                                                         ~ and ~

                                   Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains....... Volume 2
                                                                                       By Barbara Smith

Although not  *just*  Colorado ghost stories - but the haunted Rocky Mountain areas in general --- these books have excellent Colorado ghost

Available at, at Barnes & Noble stores - (and online:, & etc.......

                                                           Mysteries & Miracles of Colorado
 By Jack Kutz

                                                          Ghost Tales of Cripple Creek

                                                              By Chas S. Clifton, 1983, Little London Press

                                                  The Phantom Train and Other Ghostly Legends of Colorado

                                                    By F. Dean Sneed, 1992, Dream Weavers Publishing Co.

                                    Phil Goodstein's superb haunted Denver history books:

The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill

Spirits of South Broadway: Haunted History of South Denver-  #1 of the new trilogy

Haunts of Washington Park -   #2 of the new trilogy

The Ghosts of University Park, Platt Park, and Beyond - #3 of the new trilogy

Phil Goodstein's haunted history of Denver books are absolutely superb.In these books, the author history with TONS of haunted locations. Phil
Goodstein is a historian- and is a total expert on Denver history.

He also conducts excellent ghost tours through Colorado Free University in Denver. -- Call 303-399-0093 within Metro Denver, or
800-333-6218 (for the ghost tours).

Book available at Border's/ Barnes and Noble, etc...).
Published by New Social Publications.

                                                                 The Search For Bridey Murphy

                                                                                 By Borey Bernstein


Reprortedly true story about a Pueblo, CO woman who- under hypnosis- claimed she was a 19th Century Irish girl. Very interesting story on

VHS  (from                                                                                                               Book

                             From the Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado's Pioneer Cemeteries

                                                                                by Linda Wommack

                        (Not a "ghost" book- but a FASCINATING book on pioneer cemeteries in Colorado.)

                                   Psychic Phenomena: Revelations and Experiences

                                                       by Dr. By Dorothy Bomar Bradley and Robert Bradley

      This book is about the haunted Bradmar Mansion in Denver- written by Bradleys- former residents of the mansion.

                                                             Oddball Colorado

                                                                                    By Jerome Pohlen

                                                       A few really great ghost stories are mentioned in this book.

                                Lies, Legends & Lore of the San Juans  (and a few true tales)

                                                                                           By Roger Henn   

                                                                                   Published by the Vail Daily

                                    Neat stories and mysteries -- and a couple of great ghost stories are included in this book.

                                            Mining, Mayhem, and Other Carbonate Excitements

                                             Tales from a Silver Camp called Leadville

                                                                                                By Roger Pretti

Very  interesting book-- it has a few neat ghost stories in it.

I got my copy at:

The Book Mine
502 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461
(719) 486-2866

                            Murder at the Brown Palace- A True Story of Seduction & Betrayal

                                                                                        By Dick Kreck

***Note: This is NOT a ghost book ------- but it is a true and mysterious story of a notorious murder that occurred at the
Brown Palace hotel in 1911.

This is a DVD----- not a book........

                                                     The Black Forest Haunting DVD  

An Investigation with Paranormal Researcher Dennis William Hauck

The dream of Steve and Beth Lee and their two sons was to live in the beautiful Black Forest region of Colorado. For four years they rented
homes in the densely forested area northeast of Colorado Springs before finding a spacious, two-story log home off Swan Road in the thickest
part of the woods. What they did not know was that the former tenant of the house was convinced the property was haunted but did not mention
anything for fear of being ridiculed. The unsuspecting Lees signed a lease and moved into the picturesque house, and a year later, they decided
to purchase the five-acre parcel.

That was when their problems began. Within weeks of buying their new home, the gates of hell opened up on them. “One day we came home,”
said Beth, “and it was like the Fourth of July in our living room and in our bedroom. We had all kinds of lights flashing through the house, and it
sounded like people stomping across the roof every night. Strange things started happening every single day.” Those experiences are continuing
to this day! Sightings returned to the Black Forest three times to document the amazing paranormal energy. “There is an energy here unlike any
I’ve ever experienced in all the years I’ve investigated anomalous activity,” noted psychic Peter James. “The Black Forest is indeed a very
important place that should be further investigated.”

Early in the case, Steve Lee asked renowned paranormal investigator Dennis William Hauck to try to get to the bottom of the relentless haunting.
This DVD chronicles Hauck’s intensive on-site investigations and features some of the most convincing and authenticated paranormal videos and
photographs ever taken. To order your copy of this fascinating DVD by mail, click Order Form. To order online, click the button below. DVD #348.
2004. 90 minutes. $19.95.

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                                                                         The Haunting of Buckskin Joe

                                                                     Ghostly Tales from an Old West Town

                                                                                      By Justin D. Davis

Great book! 2006 - Justin D. Davis.    ISBN: 1-4196-2925-5

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    The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre  -  DVD!

The Elitch Theatre, built in 1891, is a Denver icon and the oldest standing summer theatre in the country. The historical documentary/ghost story,
The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre, details the ghost of Mary Elitch who many believe has kept the theatre from falling, the theatre's renovations and
its life in the next 100 years.

The Elitch Theater was built in Denver in 1891 with the notion that it would bring to its stage some of the worlds most popular stars. People like
Grace Kelly, Sarah Bernhardt, Edward G. Robinson, and Robert Redford, just to name a few. The building has fell into disrepair and there was a
danger of it either collapsing or burning down. Fortunately, it was put on the national registry of Historic Places and listed as a Landmark with
both the state of Colorado and the city of Denver. And now it is being renovated. This documentary is both a historical documentary about the
theatre and a ghost story. Many people believe the Ghost of Mary Elitch has kept the theater from falling. It's history is fascinating and sheds light
on the early days of Denver.  

The filmmakers brought in a group of Paranormal Researchers to determine if indeed the theatre was haunted. The theme of the film is really Its
about the passion for the place, and the power of the place. This theatre is not just a big thing to Denver, but to the nation. It is the oldest
standing summer stock theater in the country. Also it explores Mary Elitch's history. She is a fascinating person and the only woman in her time
running an amusement park. She is celebrated by feminists for doing this at a time when it was nearly impossible for a woman to have this sort of

Buy this DVD for $19.99 on

View the movie trailer on YouTube:

                                                    Haunted Places in the Shadows of Pikes Peak

                                                                                      By Marilou Dody

By Marilou Dody-- illustrated by Don Childers, Mother’s House Publishing, 77 pages, $9.95. Available at Black Cat Books and Garden of the
Gods Trading Post in Manitou Springs, at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, and from the author ( . . .

Synopsis by the publisher: This book contains stories of paranormal happenings in public establishments in Colorado Springs and Manitou
Springs. The stories included are for historical documentation and were compiled from interviews with persons who witnessed or have knowledge
of the paranormal happenings in their establishments, including Miramont Castle, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Evergreen Cemetery,
Mushroom Monday, My Daughters Deli & Espresso Bar, The Craftwood Inn, Onaledge Inn, Red Crags Bed and Breakfast and Cave of the Winds.

                                                                                         Colorado Ghost Stories

                                                                                             by Antonio R. Garcez

                                                      Ghosts of Colorado

                                                                                   by Dennis Baker

Tour of one of the most haunted landscapes in the United States. Walk the halls of the chilling Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, a place that gave
even Stephen King the creeps. Explore legends of Doc Holiday at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs and visit his grave to see his ghost.
Learn about "unsinkable" Molly Brown's haunted home in Denver, and read ghost stories that have haunted the Colorado Rockies for centuries.
These places and more will chill you to the bone!

                     Spirits of the Border: The History and Mystery of Colorado

                                                                                By Ken and Sharon Hudnall

There are ghosts in Colorado. The American Southwest is an area that abounds in stories of unsolved mysteries, lost treasures and the
supernatural. In this latest volume of the award winning Spirts of the Border series, these topics are examined in the state of Colorado.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Omega Press (June 15, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1933951117
ISBN-13: 978-1933951119

                               Castles of Colorado: Scandals, Hauntings, and Tales of the Past

                                                                                                                 By Ann Westerberg

** Click the following link to purchase this book from

** Click the below link for a neat 9News audio interview with author Ann Westerberg:

Colorado Sunday

YouOughtaKnow: Ann Westerberg
Author of "Castles of Colorado"

By The Denver Post
Posted: 07/06/2008 12:30:00 AM MDT

Ann Westerberg has fun on the grounds of Bishop Castle, a labor of love for builder Jim Bishop. (Johnson Books )Castles have fascinated Ann
Westerberg since childhood o her new book, "Castles of Colorado." It's a surprise to see a castle in the suburban setting of Highlands Ranch and
to find that the ruins atop Mount Falcon, near Morrison, are those of a pioneer's onetime fortress. While strict Anglophiles might dispute
Westerberg's definition of "castle," nearly all 20 structures certainly fit Bertie Wooster's view of what constitutes "a grand old pile." Claire Martin,
The Denver Post

Q: So, you use a fairly elastic poetic license for what constitutes a castle?

A: Yes, I know. I tried to include the Brown Palace — I wrote a chapter on it — but my editor said, "Ann, it's not a castle."

Q: But she let you have Redstone Castle. Even though it's more of a manor than a castle?

A: Yes, it is. One of my criterion was that there must be crenelation, and it had to be stone and have a keep, of course, the tower where people
live. Rosemont, in Pueblo, was on my list, but I looked at it and said, " It's a really big house, but not a castle."

Q: What most surprised you during your research?

A: Lots. That Adele Van Cise lifted and moved a whole room on the first floor of the Castle Marne when she converted it into apartments. And
that Jim Bishop built that whole Bishop's Castle by himself.

Q: Tell me about why you included Hovenweep and Cutthroat on your list of castles?

A: Well, they are titled castles. I thought it was interesting because they both functioned as a castle does — they're fortifications, they're made of
stone, they're towers. They don't have crenelation, but they are bumpy on top.

Q: Why did you include Leadville's famous 1896 Ice Palace in your section on castles of the past?

A: Can you imagine ice towers 90 feet high, 40 feet across, and the whole thing built in 36 days by everyone in town cooperating? And think:
Tingley Wood put a bunch of his own money into it. I can think of three castles where people donated almost everything they had to the project.

Q: The Ice Palace, and what are the other two?

A: Miramont, which was built by a priest who put all his worldly goods into it, and the South Broadway Christian Church, which was designed by
the same architect who built the Castle Marne. John Sutton started out donating $30,000 in memory of his wife. Imagine what $30,000 meant in
1890! And he kept giving, selling his real estate whenever the project got in trouble. He gave away so much that he wound up living in the church
because he didn't have anything left.

                                                                         The Ghosts of Morrison, Colorado

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