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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Len Adams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: in St. Louis, Mo

-- Len Adams on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Adams has lived in Southwestern Illinois for most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Len Adams is the vice-president of the American Ghost Society, an author and lead tour guide in Alton and Lebanon for the Illinois Hauntings Tour Co. He has been actively investigating the paranormal for many years and handles AGS investigations for much of downstate Illinois. He has appeared in number of articles about ghosts and hauntings for magazines and newspapers and has been interviewed numerous times for radio and television broadcasts. He has also worked a a public speaker for private and public groups.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

So, There I Was...
ISBN: 1892523442

Whitechapel Productions. 2006

Ever wonder what happens "behind the scenes" of paranormal investigations, ghost tours and haunted overnights? Ever wonder what happens when ghost hunters visit places that are so haunted that even they get scared? If so, then delve into the further adventures, and misadventures, of author Troy Taylor and the American Ghost Society's Len Adams as they recount their own personal experiences with ghosts, hauntings, haunted places, ghost tours and more. Discover these fascinating, often humorous and usually chilling first-hand accounts of some of the most haunted places in America, including the Villisca Ax Murder House, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Illinois town of Alton - one of the most haunted small towns in America, Lemp Mansion, Bell Witch Cave, Myrtles Plantation, Waverly Hills Sanatorium and many others! It's another look at the "confessions" of ghost hunters and the perfect addition to your library!

Phantoms in the Looking Glass (Haunted Illinois)
ISBN: 1892523612

Whitechapel Productions. 2008

Take a journey into the history of southwestern Illinois and discover the ghosts and hauntings of Lebanon, one of the most haunted small towns in the state! Author and tour guide Len Adams reveals the myriad of spirits that still linger on the streets of this quiet town – a place where the former residents do not rest in peace. From its beginnings in 1804, Lebanon has played host to visitors like Charles Dickens and has earned acclaim for being home to Illinois’ oldest college and to the fabled Looking Glass Prairie. Today, it’s known for not only its history, but for its hauntings too! Hauntings within these pages include those of the Mermaid House, where Dickens stayed in 1842, the Tapestry Room, the St. Louis Street Café, the famous Looking Glass Playhouse, and many more – including scores of stories and locations that have never appeared in print before. From phantom intruders to women in white, mysterious tunnels and telephone calls from beyond, you’ll jump between the past and the present, the living and the dead, with this chilling book. It’s a spine-tingling journey into the haunted history of a secret part of Illinois!



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