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This is the true story of one couple’s descent into darkness. In 1981, Jon and Carlie Summers moved into an inherited home in rural Iowa, leaving behind their workaday lives as a lawyer and a professor in Chicago. Soon after moving in, Jon and Carlie's lives begin a downward spiral as Carlie experiences violent dreams, possessions, hallucinations, and physical illness. Through old journals, nightmares, and personal encounters with evil, Carlie relives the history of the house, embodying its past of abuse, denial, obsession, broken lives, and death.

Anatomy of a Haunting is a terrifying true story that leaves Jon dead and pushes Carlie to the brink of insanity. Through interviews and exhaustive research into the 150-year-old McPherson house, author Lee Strong delves into the history of the haunting and paints a nightmarish picture of one couple’s descent into supernatural madness.


Anatomy of a Haunting
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Didn't hook me
September 11th, 2015
Being a true story I found some parts to be a little made up? No body would know what a dying man in the middle of no where with no one around would see or what happened. The story kinda lost me there.
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Pretty Creepy
November 13th, 2013
Pretty much everything in the paranormal category gives me the willies, but this book scared me stupid. It was an incredible story though, and I am in awe of how brave Jon and Carlie were to have stayed on that haunted property for so long- I would have run for the hills screaming the second I stepped foot on the land. This is a great read for those of you who don't scare very easily. I'd definitely recommend it!
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