Sat, Aug 14|
BOOK SIGNING at Blackbird Books & Witchery
Join us at Blackbird Books and get your copy of Kansas City Hauntings signed by author Becky Ray!
Time & Location
Aug 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Buckner, 20 E Monroe St, Buckner, MO 64016, USA
About the Event
Join us on Saturday August 14th at 1PM as we welcome Kansas City Paranormal Investigator and Author Becky Ray for our book signing event at Blackbird.
KANSAS CITY HAUNTINGS: History and Mystery of the Paris of the Plains
"Thoroughly researched and highly readable. So many tidbits of information on Kansas City history seen through the lens of crime and ghost stories. Essential reading."
"There is something fascinating about ghost stories. Even people who do not believe in the supernatural are interested in hearing them and sharing them. It is easy to look at an abandoned building and imagine what may be lurking inside. Some locations seem to adapt to hauntings, conceivably due to sensational or gruesome events that happened there."
Founded on the confluence of two rivers, Kansas City is a place of history, mystery, legend, and lore. The city helped settle the West as the gateway to the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, and when the railroads arrived, it was considered the Crossroads of the Country. During the Civil War, the Missouri-Kansas border became the first battlefield in the bloody conflict. The Kansas City Stockyards put the city on the national map, as did the horrific massacre at Union Station, Kansas City jazz, and the crime and corruption of the Pendergast era and the years of Prohibition. With all that history, is it any wonder that Kansas City is one of the most haunted cities in America?
Take a trip back in time to the early days of the city and discover how the events of the past created the hauntings that still linger in Kansas City today. Go behind the scenes of the most spirited places in the region with author Becky Ray as she reveals a colorful collection of favorite haunts, stories you've never heard before, and takes you behind locked doors for the true stories behind some of your favorite local haunts! You'll be shocked and terrified by historical tales of crime and murder with lurid stories of gangsters, killers, thieves, and cold-blooded murderers that haunt the stories of the Bobby Greenlease Kidnapping, the Union Station Massacre, Kansas City Strangler, the Bridge Murder Case, the Prospect Corridor Killer, and more!
Then search for the phantoms of the Savoy Hotel, the Muehlebach, Hotel President, the Folly Theater, Power and Light Building, Epperson House, Sauer Castle, and even journey out beyond the city borders to the Belvoir Winery and Inn, Vaile Mansion, Elms Hotel and Spa, Glore Psychiatric Museum, and much more!
Part history book, part true-crime thriller, and part ghost book, this volume is sure to have you looking over your shoulder as you turn the pages at night!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Becky Ray is a writer, researcher, and guide for American Hauntings. By day she works as a librarian, and by night she has been actively investigating the unknown for over 35 years. Becky earned her BA in speech/theater with a minor in journalism from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After college, she lived in California for several years before relocating to the Kansas City area in 1997. Becky's knowledge of the paranormal has been featured on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, and on several local media outlets, including radio, television, and print.
Meet the author, get your signed copy of "Kansas City Hauntings" on Saturday August 14th! Don't miss it!