• The Haunted House Diaries

  • The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery
  • By: William J. Hall
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu, Barry Press
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own ancestors and strangers - human and nonhuman - who seemingly occupy the same physical space in our world while remaining in their own parallel worlds. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it "Ghost Central".

Here's your chance to unlock and experience the private diary of farmhouse resident Donna Fillie. This amazing record spans five decades and recounts a parade of uncanny occurrences, including notes from old friends who insist they didn't deliver them; a grandson playing with an invisible - but very real - friend; and Donna awakening to phenomena at precisely 12:42 a.m. - an eerie correspondence to her house number, 1242.

This compelling work includes many other unexplainable details of a wide variety of phenomena that frequently occur in this otherwise normal area of Connecticut, which may also be the site of a secret military base.

©2015 William J. Hall (P)2016 Tantor

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Uh...UFOs do not = Hauntings

Sadly, I was not impressed by this book as a whole. The first quarter of the book was really great! I was hoping for more depth; specifically, why didn't the people living in that home INVESTIGATE the history of the house and/or the land. The owners continually asked, "why?" but never deemed the situation worthy enough to investigate in an archive/library...HELLO!?

Moreover, once it stepped over the line of hauntings to ETs/UFOs and whatnot, I checked out. This subject matter is not why I purchased this book on Audible...I wanted to hear of REAL accounts from people who lived in HAUNTED houses...

#punkrocklibrarian #audiobook #audible

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Subpar

I don't believe this book really stands out in the true horror genre. I'm a believer in ghosts and know that "real" ghost stories aren't of the level they show in the movies but this book was a bit boring. It seems to keep repeating the same themes and ideas in an attempt to keep going rather than end with a shorter book. The reader is awesome. I thought the performance was well done.

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Haunted house

This book is literally a 30 diary of experiences that occurred in a haunted house. Its not a scary book, but if you prefer real over a stoned authors demented imagination, then you should get this book.

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The narration is beyond horrible

The female voice is not human, it sounds like a computer - very flat, no voice modulation. I couldn't get beyond the bad performance to pay attention to the story. The male narrator is just as awful. Do not waste your money.

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more

you get more than the story of the house haunting. UFOs and big foot and Multiverse are mentioned. halfway through the book.

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1st Person Paranormal Activity and More!

I am a huge fan of true paranormal stories and a big fan of Richard Estep so I was new to the more personal diary format of this book. Turns out, I'm a fan! So thankful that someone took the time to diligently document their haunted house and was able to create this book. The format allows for the reader to really identify with the protagonist and get a realistic feel for what it would be like growing up and raising a family, in an actual haunted house. I was able to feel the narrator's frustration at the haunting as she expressed what I always expected, having a haunting that makes a big mess and won't clean up after itself. lol Just a nice detail that I always wondered about.
I was caught off guard by the ending chapters changing the format entirely and address paranormal theories as an ending note, but I'm glad I kept listening as the narrator's down to earth view of the haunting made her paranormal opinion more valid and relatable. I especially like the author including the notes about the first interview with the family!
If you too are a fan of real paranormal stories, or authors like Richard Estep, give this work a try!

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Really boring

Extremely boring, repetative, and droning story. I forced myself to listen through chapter 8 but have given up.

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odd book

this was an odd listen. apparently it is broken up in sections. first you hear diary entries with a little commentary. then you hear commentary. its an easy listen because you don't have to pay particular attention. some of the speculative commentary was interesting.

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Extremely slow

This is just another tale of an old haunted home, was not thrilling in the least. I didn't even finish...

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More extraordinary claims...

All claims to the supernatural are improbable but some are straight-up absurd. This is one of them. This so-called "diary" reads like a carefully constructed fiction without any of the spontaneity you'd expect from an account written by an eyewitness. The so-called haunting is a grab bag of weird events that everybody in the family just seems to just shrug off. Really? If I had a broken clock that chimed, I'd take it to the Smithsonian. Overall, the tepid response the diarist shows through her bizarre ordeal translates to the overall tepid flavor of the book. Apparitions. Moving objects. Ghostly visitors in the night. Somehow this book makes the improbable seem rather humdrum.

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  • Garry
  • 10-07-16

Not Good!

seemed to be a woman keeping a diary about leaving things in one place, amd finsing them in another... Didnt find it interesting at all... after just listening to the Amityville horror, thos seemed very dull if i'm honest!

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