Witches and demons, ghosts and vampires, aliens and voodoo spirits from spooky to chilling to downright weird, signs of the supernatural have terrifiedand fascinatedpeople for centuries. Dare to discover some of the world’s most puzzling enigmas in this remarkable book, which reveals a dazzling array of haunted castles, forbidden hideaways, and otherwise eerie landmarks.
Packed with rich illustrations, National Geographic’s first-ever guide to the world’s supernatural places showcases more than 300 spooky destinations around the globe. Uncover the origins of the vampire, found not only in Romania, but also in Madagascar and the Philippines. Encounter the array of ghosts said to haunt deserted battlefields, abandoned mental asylums, cemeteries, and other spine-tingling sites. Consider the possibility of extraterrestrials spotted everywhere from Sedona, Arizona, to Flatwoods, West Virginia. And experience the mystical origins of such extraordinary places as Ayers Rock, Australia, and Chichén Itzá, Mexico. Vivid, dramatic, and chock full of inside information on when to visit, this spooky book will convince you that there might be more out there than meets the eye.
An expert in the field of astrology, mythology, and humanistic and transpersonal psychology, Sarah Bartlett is the author of twenty psycho-spiritual nonfiction books, including the bestselling Mythology Bible and A Brief History of Angels and Demons. She has served as astrologer for the London Evening Standard and currently contributes as astrologer to BBC radio. She lives in London and the south of France.