New Book Looks at Hauntings at the Site of Worst Avalanche Disaster in U.S. History

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High in the mountains of Washington state sits a peaceful hiking trail. Along the trail is a ½-mile-long concrete snow shed and a few crumbling foundations. Unless they stop and read the trail markers, many hikers don’t realize that the beautiful alpine setting was once the site of the worst avalanche disaster in the history of the United States. In her new book, Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington, Karen Frazier tells the story of that avalanche and the ghosts that many believe remain 100 years after their lives ended in tragedy.

I wasn’t entirely convinced that ghosts were real, and then I visited Wellington. After the things that I have experienced there, I am a believer.

Ghost Knight Media, LLC has announced the release of their newest book, Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington, by Karen Frazier.

Frazier, who is an editor and journalist for Paranormal Underground magazine, spent much of her time last summer at the site of the 1910 Wellington, Washington, avalanche. Originally intending to film a documentary, Frazier interviewed and investigated with a number of paranormal investigators who are intimately familiar with the site and firmly believe that Wellington is haunted.

“I was immediately captivated by the story of Wellington,” Frazier said. “I had no idea of the history of the place until I visited it. It’s a very unique place,” she continued. “You walk in and can’t help but feel the weight of what took place there.”

The book, Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington, was released on March 1, 2010 - the 100-year anniversary of the avalanche that took more than 96 lives and eventually led to the town of Wellington disappearing off of the map.

“I wasn’t entirely convinced that ghosts were real,” Frazier said, “and then I visited Wellington. After the things that I have experienced there, I am a believer.”

Perhaps more significantly, according to Frazier, her husband Jim also became a believer after visiting Wellington.

“That’s pretty stunning,” Frazier said. “Jim has a strong scientific background in nuclear engineering, and I never thought I’d see the day where he would believe in something as impossible to prove as ghosts.”

Frazier’s book covers the history of the avalanche and town, experiences of paranormal investigators and visitors to Wellington, as well as a chronicle of Frazier’s own experiences this past summer.

“When I was there, I promised the ghosts that I would tell their story,” Frazier said. “This book is how I decided to tell it.”

For more information, visit http://www.avalancheofspirits.com.

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