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Visit Iowa’s Haunted Locales in Altoona Public Library Program

Posted August 30, 2012 in Altoona, Community Web Exclusives

For those who enjoy things that go bump in the night the Altoona Public Library will host a program that will make your hair stand on end.

Chad Lewis, co-author of Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations, will present a program at the library Tuesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. about some of the creepiest places in Iowa. He is a researcher, author and lecturer on the realm of the unknown world who has also appeared on the nationwide overnight radio talk show Coast to Coast A.M.

Lewis will present photographs, case histories, eyewitness accounts and ghost lore. He’ll also provide directions on how to find these locations so you may come face-to-face with the spirit world first hand.

The program is free but requires reservations. Altoona and rural Polk residents may sign up beginning September 5. After September 12 it is open to anyone. Call 967-3881 or sign up in person at the circulation desk.

Lewis’ book features all kinds of scary places in Iowa, including a werewolf-like creature in Webster County,  ghosts in the cornfield near Clear Lake where “the music died” (Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper) in a 1959 plane crash and the haunted ax-murder house in Villisca.

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