"Hamilton is rich with history and a diverse sense of culture. It is also a city rich with ghosts. Fifty or more of them, in fact."
The article outlines the 5 different types of ghosts that haunt the Hamilton area as covered in my 2012 Dundurn book Haunted Hamilton, by breaking them down into the following categories.
- Historical Ghosts
- Truly Eerie & Creepy Ghostly Tales
- Sad & Forlorn Ghosts
- Ghosts in Public Places
- The Practical Joker Ghosts
I originally riffed on the "Fifty Shades" idea of counting the ghosts in Hamilton, on my blog last year. I didn't realize that the editor of Hamilton magazine (Marc Skulnick) was a fan of ghost stories - but when he contacted me to see if I'd put something together for the fall issue, I pitched the concept.
The article opens with the following paragraph....
"Before you think this article has anything to do with an explicit erotic relationship between a recent college graduate and a business magnate, I should remind you that one of the definitions of "shade," according to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, is simply a ghost."
The magazine spread is filled with beautiful historic pictures of the city as well as a collection of short tidbits from the book regarding haunted places.
|No, that's not Patrick Dempsey on the cover - it's Rodrigo Venturelli|
It's cool when something like that can eventually be converted into another piece of published writing. And the extra exposure reminding people of my book doesn't hurt either.