Ghosts, Haunted Transportation and Mysteries of the Paranormal: Coming to a Library Near You This October

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From haunted restaurants and theaters; phantom planes and pilots to cryptozoological beasts, L'Aura Hladik presents the tales, facts and insights to make one take a second look at the Paranormal.

Whether you believe in ghosts or other aspects of the paranormal, every culture has its folklore and many, many people have had an experience they simply can't explain. L'Aura Hladik decided to investigate for herself, so she started with her home state of New Jersey. "Ghosthunting New Jersey" ($14.95, Clerisy Press), examines more than 30 of the spookiest haunts, from museums and colleges to theaters and churches, all over the Garden State. The results might surprise even the most devout skeptics. In 2010, Hladik’s book, also part of the America’s Haunted Road Trip series, “Ghosthunting New York City” ($15.95, Clerisy Press) uncovered the many haunted and historical sites in the Big Apple open to the public to explore and enjoy. Whether seeing a Broadway show or having a great meal, New York City has plenty of haunted sites to visit.

"The true ghost hunter is all about the research and figuring out how and why something happened and whether it could happen again if the conditions were controlled," says L'Aura in the book's introduction. "Reading these books will give you historical background and possible explanations for the haunting at each place. These are not the last word on ghosts and their places of inhabitance. They’re a guide. You'll get an idea of what to look for, but the rest is up to you. Happy Hunting!"

L’Aura will be presenting talks on ghosts and the paranormal at various libraries in the Garden State on the following dates and times:

October 13 - 2:00 PM = "Burial Rites and Wrongs", Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, J 07932

October 16 - 7:00 PM = "Ghosthunting NJ & NYC", Lacey Township Historical Society, Old Schoolhouse Museum, Corner of Oak St. & Parker Ave - behind Mrs. Walker's Ice Cream shop and the Fire Dept. (RT 9 & Main St), Forked River, NJ 08731

October 23 - 7:00 PM = "Haunted Transportation", Whippanong Library, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981 - Please note: You must Pre-Register to attend this presentation as seating is limited. Please call the library at 973-428-2460.

October 24 - 7:00 PM = "Ghost Hunting 101" Waldwick Library, 19 East Prospect St., Waldwick, NJ 07463

October 25 - 7:00 PM = "Ghost Hunting NJ & NYC," Kearny Public Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032

October 27 - 2:00 PM = "Ghost Hunting NJ & NYC," Drake House Museum, Plainfield Historical Society, 602 W. Front St., Plainfield, NJ 07060

October 28 - 7:00 PM = "Mysteries of the Paranormal", Piscataway Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

October 29 - 7:00 PM = "Ghost Hunting 101", Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E. High St., Bound Brook, NJ 08805

October 30 - 2:00 PM = "Ghosthunting NJ & NYC", Monroe Twp. Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

October 30 - 6:30 PM = "Haunted Transportation," Warren County Library-Franklin Branch, 1502 RT 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882

L'Aura Hladik founded the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society, in 1998 after getting her official start as a ghost hunter in 1993. She's appeared on the "Montel Williams Show" as well as other cable and network television and radio shows throughout New Jersey.

Contact L’Aura directly at laurah(at)njghs(dot)net to book a presentation at your local library or civic center. Or call: 908-235-2632.

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