Ghost Hunter's Guide to Portland and Oregon Coast

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Spectral sights from the creepy coast! Whether you’re strolling around Portland or are an armchair visitor, this guide will bring you all the thrills and chills of one of the most haunted cities in the country. Steeped in history, the Oregon coast has been the site of eerie events over the centuries. Relive early Portland at Tryon Creek State Park, where the ghostly voices of loggers and the whinnying of horses can still be heard. Spirits linger in Prohibition-era Shanghai Tunnels, where prostitutes and immigrants were bought and sold. The Gray Lady still tends to the windswept Heceta Head Lighthouse, watching over her infant’s grave. Author Jeff Dwyer explores these lingering phantasms and others in this sepulchral volume of history and mystery.
ISBN: 9781455621163
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Ghost Hunter's Guide
Images: 66
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
“Dwyer takes his ghost hunting deadly serious.” -Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat Jeff Dwyer is a third-generation Californian, born in the heart of the Bay Area. Before pursuing medical sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California, he was a commercial diver and researcher of underwater performance, funded by the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit. After earning two master of science degrees in kinesiology and physical therapy and a doctorate in exercise physiology, he taught at the University of Hawaii’s medical school, Duke University School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California Wrigley Marine Science Center and medical school. He works as a clinical specialist in cardiology, conducting a cardiac rehabilitation program and supervising diagnostic laboratories focused on heart disease. Fascinated by ghost lore since boyhood, Dwyer rekindled his interest in writing about paranormal phenomena after many years of clinical practice involving work with dying patients and their families as well as hospital staff, many of whom claimed witness to paranormal events. Numerous experiences with ghosts in hospitals, cemeteries, and historic sites around the Bay Area led to extensive research that culminated in his first book, Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. While working at Duke University School of Medicine and with the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Dwyer was able to explore every southern state. He examined antebellum mansions, battlefields, and cemeteries in addition to scuba diving on several shipwrecks. During his visits to New Orleans, he became fascinated with the city’s history, culture, and people and conducted investigations of paranormal activity at several sites. Dwyer has been a frequent in-studio, on-air guest at San Francisco Bay Area radio stations, discussing paranormal investigations. In addition to his passion for ghost sleuthing, Dwyer’s hobbies include flying small aircraft, gardening, cooking, writing, and California history. He resides with his wife and three children in Fairfield, California.
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