“Fantastic! I've learned there's much more to this valley than first meets the eye. I had no idea the dead population was so lively here. Truly, Dwyer brings the past to life.”
—Mick Winter, author of The Napa Valley Book
“Filled with fascinating historical details that few locals even know, the book is eerily convincing in its convictions.”
—Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
Serving as a guide to one of America’s most treasured lands, the Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the California’s Wine Country takes readers to the rolling hills, old wineries, and beautiful vineyards of the California wine country. With more than eighty haunted locations described in great historical detail, experienced and novice ghost hunters alike can search this famous region for encounters with ghosts of explorers, Indians, soldiers, and others.
Recommended locations include the famous novelist Jack London’s homestead, where apparitions and other phenomena have been experienced. Many believe London’s ghost still haunts his beloved ranch. After traveling the vineyards and wineries, the counties of Napa and Sonoma offer more ghostly adventures. The Cinedome movie house in Napa is said to hold the ghosts of an older couple who were often found cuddling in the back of the theatre. In Sonoma, hauntings have occurred in the popular park known as the Plaza. Sem-Yeto, one of the last Pomo Indian chiefs, is buried in the park’s northwest corner, and some have witnessed the spirit of his ghost wandering the site.