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Hauntingly USA

Hauntingly USA is your premiere source for original research and writing on the nation's legends, folklore and true crime.

From stories of ghosts in New York City's famed Dakota apartment building, to the real serial killer who inspired the movie Scream, to the reported spirits residing in Heceta Head Lighthouse in Oregon - Hauntingly USA documents the true and unusual across America.

What tricks do psychics use to gain your trust? Does the Ghost Ship Eliza Battle still ply Alabama's Tombigbee River? Do the ghosts of miners still work Alaska's Kennecott Copper Mines? Read Hauntingly USA and decide for yourself.

  Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™

Pennsylvania was established in 1682 making it one of the oldest states in the union. Perhaps that's why so many famous superstitions, ghost stories and shocking crimes orginated or occurred there.

Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™ is the flagship of Hoover's History-Tainment Network. It was our first site and remains the most popular with thousands of visitors per month. Why do readers from all over the world enjoy Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™? Because of great, original features like the one on the internationally known "Smurl Haunting," stories on mythical creatures like the Flying Snake of the Allegheny River and the rolling Hoop Snake, and expertly researched and written true crime stories like the Blue-Eyed Six and a Jack-the-Ripper suspect's visit to the Keystone State.

You don't have to live in Pennsylvania to appreciate Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™. Check it out today.

  Mysteries at Sea

Nothing compares to our love of the sea. It is a source of fascination and solace - as well as many of the very best legends and ghost stories.

Mysteries at Sea collects and preserves folklore and tales about life on the open waters around the globe. Our content is the result of original research of historical resources, modern day reports, and personal interviews.

Part documentary and part entertainment, Mysteries at Sea take you inside the search for fantastic sea monsters, explains centuries-old phenomena like St. Elmo's Fire, discusses the origin of mermaid (and mermen) myths, and investigates phantom ships and many other captivating legends.

  Prose 'n Cons

If you haven't visited Prose 'n Cons™ Mystery & True Crime News, you're missing out on entertaining, exclusive interviews (like Sara Paretsky, Linda Fairstein, Brad Meltzer, Erik Larson, Tess Gerritsen, Craig Johnson and others), book reviews, celebrity profiles, and fascinating original features.

Prose 'n Cons™ is the source of news and information for fans of mystery and true crime.

  Author Stephanie Hoover

Stephanie Hoover is an established, traditionally published author and freelance journalist. Her historical true crime books include:
The Kelayres Massacre: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country
The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County
Philadelphia Spiritualism and the Curious Case of Katie King
All are available from the publisher, History Press/Arcadia, and all major book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.

Stephanie has appeared on-air on the Travel Channel, and conducted research for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, PBS's Finding Your Roots, and Canada's Ancestors in the Attic. In addition, she conducted archival research for a SyFy Channel special on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident. Her research was recognized in North South Trader's Civil War, and she has provided background for several published biographies including one on business magnate Charles J. Harrah.

Stephanie is a proud member of The Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime and American Crime Writers League. She also supports other reading and writing programs and organizations.