Format: Trade Paperback
Author: Karen Stevens
More Haunted Montana
by Karen Stevens
Want to bowl with the ghosts at a bowling alley in Anaconda? Explore a spooky mine near Helena? Have you ever slept with a ghost? At a bed-and-breakfast inn near Missoula, you might find yourself sharing your bed with the ghost of the former landlady! Thirsty? You’re welcome to hoist a cold brew at a haunted bar in Billings. But if you don’t believe in ghosts, then avoid one particular barstool—or wear a hard hat! One of the resident spooks doesn’t care for scoffers.
In More Haunted Montana, certified ghost hunter Karen Stevens once again focuses on haunted sites of historic interest that are open to the public. Just like she did for her first book, Haunted Montana, Stevens personally investigated each haunting and interviewed eyewitnesses to the paranormal sights and sounds. She describes the history behind the haunting, the specific phenomena, and the best way to maximize your chances of encountering the Other World.
You’ll find thirty-four spooky stories from all over the state, from the historic Bitterroot Valley to the starkly beautiful prairies of the east. Use this book as a travel guide to the supernatural or simply enjoy it as an entertaining narrative about Montana’s most haunted places.
About the Author
A word about ghosts from ghost hunter Karen Stevens:
I grew up in a haunted house in Minneapolis. We lived there for 19 years, and over the years everyone in my family saw and heard things we couldn't logically explain. Even as a youngster I wanted to know how something without a body could switch on lights and turn doorknobs, so I devised "scientific" experiments like spreading flour on the basement floor to see if the ghost left footprints (it didn't, and Mom made me clean up the mess next day) and tacking a strand of yarn across the basement stairs to see if the ghost could pass through it as it came up the stairs. Dad tripped on the yarn, though, and my experiments came to an abrupt end. I've been fascinated by ghosts, whatever they are, ever since and have visited "haunted" sites all over the US and Britain. I've collected ghost stories here in Montana for thirty years, but began to work on the book about ten years ago after Renee Christiansen of Fun Adventures Tours and I began offering ghost tours at Halloween, guiding people to the haunted places of Billings. The interest in ghosts has grown enormously since then and the time just seemed right to seek a publisher.
Anyone can become a "certified" ghost hunter by taking courses offered by various groups. Some are reputable, others are less so. Although I have studied paranormal phenomena for fifty years, I've never considered myself to be a "certified" ghost hunter. "Certified" probably sounds better than "certifiable" though!
I enjoyed visiting every one of the sites that’s listed in my book, but probably Butte and Fort Peck stand out most in my memories, Butte for its rollicking past that still lingers in the Rookwood Speakeasy, and Fort Peck where the damworkers' sense of pride, hope, and accomplishment can still be sensed at the Fort Peck Hotel.
One of the most common questions I encounter is, Don’t you ever get scared? Naw. Ghosts don't scare me. It's the live ones you have to watch out for...
Just in time for Halloween, a ghost hunter tells where to find ghosts in Montana
Tracking down ghosts, goblins, and spooky specters is all in a day’s work for Montana author Karen Stevens, who has crisscrossed the state for paranormal places for her new book, “More Haunted Montana.”
Just like she did for her popular first book, “Haunted Montana,” Stevens focuses on haunted sites of historic interest that are open to the public. Readers are taken along as Stevens personally investigates each haunting and interviews eyewitnesses to the paranormal sights and sounds. She even describes the best way to maximize your chances of encountering that location’s haunting.
“More Haunted Montana” has 34 spooky stories from across Montana. In the book’s final chapter, Stevens answers interesting questions that readers of her first book have sent to her, such as “Are you afraid of ghosts” and “How can I tell if my house is haunted.”
Readers can use “More Haunted Montana” as a travel guide to the supernatural or simply enjoy it as an entertaining narrative about Montana’s most haunted places.