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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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  • Punk Rock Librarian
  • 16-11-2018

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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  • Ttourang
  • 08-11-2017

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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  • weston
  • 02-03-2017

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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  • Sooo many books...
  • 04-10-2017

Really boring

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

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  • Kevin
  • 02-09-2016

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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  • Rosseaux
  • 08-09-2021

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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  • Nichole Stevenson
  • 25-01-2021

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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  • Roland Vellanoweth
  • 30-11-2020

could've been good but...

The narration was so awful that I could not finish the book. The content seemed interesting but read in such a fashion that it was impossible to escape the impression of being read to by a grade school teacher. Hard pass

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 24-06-2020

im a believer

I have had two houses with in a block of each other. the first house I had someone tap on my shoulder when I was in my bathroom washing my face. nobody was there. the kitchen fan would come on by itself, my oldest son saw a little girl or the form of one once. I never felt fear from what was there. when we moved down the street to a bigger house, things went from not feeling afraid to none of us wanting to be alone in that house. it was a scary bad feeling especially upstairs. my bed room was at the end of a very long hall. lights came on by themselves, loud footsteps and just a strong menace feeling. we moved. one time I tried to tell myself it's all in my head, and I wanted to walk down that long hall to my room without turning the hall light on, I didnt make it half way when something scratched my back. I ran!! we moved shortly after that. I believe in the "after life" because I have seen and felt it.

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  • Teresa S. Moreno
  • 02-12-2019

terrible

I did not finish listening to this. the female narrator kept going back and forth from sounding like a robot to an actual person with emotions. it was very odd and hard to listen too.

I'm upset that I wasted a credit on this. I wanted to hear a true haunting story but this was a big disappointment

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  • Garry
  • 07-10-2016

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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