“Everyone knows San Francisco … or so they think. Everyone has seen the countless picture postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf and the world’s most crooked street. But there’s another San Francisco that most tourists never see–a hidden city of ghosts, apparitions and paranormal phenomena.
This is the San Francisco revealed by paranormal research scientist Loyd Auerbach and world-renowned psychic Annette Martin in their new book, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco (Craven Street Books, April 2011).
The fruit of Auerbach and Martin’s 15-year partnership as Bay Area ghost hunters, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind guidebook that shows the reader how to find publicly accessible haunted places that lie unsuspected in San Francisco’s most famous tourist destinations, including Alcatraz, Chinatown, the Presidio and more.
This unique travel book invites readers to personally explore the Bay Area’s most haunted places … and maybe even have a ghostly encounter of their own. Guided by Martin’s astonishing psychic perceptions, Auerbach’s field expertise in paranormal investigation, and a handy map and directions to haunted attractions, readers can follow in the Ghost Detectives’ footsteps and strike out on their own ghost-hunting adventure.
The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco gives an extraordinarily detailed view of the real work of paranormal research, as experienced by a gifted and sensitive psychic and a skeptical but openminded paranormal researcher. Written in a direct, immediate, you-are-there style, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco presents actual transcripts of perceptions, observations and discussion between the two authors and through experiential narrative gives readers an authentic feel of what it’s like to have the spinetingling experience of encountering a genuine ghost.
Behind every ghost, there is a human story, and Auerbach and Martin never let the reader forget that ghosts are the sentient spirits of once flesh-and-blood men and women who even now feel as keenly as they did when alive.
In The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco, you’ll meet fascinating characters such as:
– The teacher who refused the afterlife in order to stay close to the spirits of her students in the hotel that was her school. – The doña who haunts the remnants of San Francisco’s Spanish past, waiting for a lover who will never return.
– The soul of a killer who remains the last prisoner of Alcatraz, trapped by his fear of judgment in the afterlife.
– The fun-loving and fashionable lady in blue who has lingered at a bar since the 1930s, mingling with the living and occasionally flirting with respectable paranormal research scientists.
– And many more eerie encounters with spirits who live in an unseen world … and yet remain proud residents of San Francisco.
Filled with stories that are sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyous, but always filled with human feeling that transcends death, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco is a thrilling tourist guide to the history, culture and supernatural mys teries of America’s most beautiful city.”
“Succeeds as both an investigation into the paranormal and a travel guide. It’s well written, well organized, and informative. Solid for the adventurous traveler seeking something a little more exotic.” –Library Journal (April 1, 2011) “Focuses on methodology as well as spirited tales . . . an experiential narrative of the authors’ own perceptions, observations and discussions. Rest assured that next time you visit the City by the Bay, you may find yourself looking beyond famous landmarks. Way beyond.” –Ridgecrest News Review (June 15, 2011) “A great read filled with lots of photographs, this is a well-written and thought-provoking book.” –Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Magazine (March 2011)
“San Francisco is haunted! Loyd Auerbach and Annette Martin offer an inspiring and at times chilling tour of the City by the Bay. What makes this book stand out is the complete picture offered by Auerbach, a parapsychologist, and Martin, a psychic medium. You get the history, the stories, and the psychic impressions of one very ghostly city. It’s like you’re tagging along on some very thorough investigations. Great book!” –Jeff Belanger, writer and researcher of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures series, founder of GhostVillage.com , author of The World’s Most Haunted Places and host of 30 Odd Minutes