Friday, February 2, 2007

Welcome to the Scary States of America

My name is Jason Specter. You might be wondering how an ordinary kid like me came to be the official collector of all things weird and scary in the USA.

It's a long story. But it's one I tell, along with 50 others in my book, The Scary States of America. The book contains one story from each state, stories about ghosts, aliens, monsters, and all things weird, creepy, and scary. So look for it in your favorite local independent bookstore. To find the closest one, check out Booksense. Or order it online.

But enough about me.

I'm just as interested in including on this blog what's happened to you. Do you live in a scary state? Have you had an encounter with a ghost a UFO, Bigfoot, time travel, spirit possession or anything else really strange and terrifying? Let me know.

Send your scary story to me here at jason.paraguy@gmail.com (tell me your first name and what state you live in) and I'll include it for everyone to read. Because if there's one thing I've learned as I've traveled the country and collected scary stories from my e-mail, IM, and paranormal blogging buddies it's that there are tons of amazing stories out there. Meanwhile check out the stories people have already sent me, some of which are in my new book, The Scary States of America. Just click on a state here on my blog and read about the paranormal stuff going on in that scary state. So many people have been touched by the paranormal...how about you?

I can't wait to read your stories.

Jason.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll have to get your book when it comes out to find out what is scary about Kentucky...other than my neighbors.

sunshine said...

hey, there. my mother just got back from a trip to canadia, and what did she bring back for me (among other things)? your book.

just dropping by to say hey.

keep it real, dude.

Anonymous said...

i liked the book. can you post edna collins bridge on the site? im from california. do you have any other stories from there if u do post those to please.

Anonymous said...

i just read your book (and im still reading it) and the best story in there was probley the vampire one it kept me up for nights!!

elliedoo said...

your book was great!! I didn't read the whole thing though. . . . whoever has read this book knows i will!!

BlackViper24 said...

I absolutely ADORED your book! I had sooo many of my friends borrow it and say 'OMG! where'd you get it?' Yeah, hey next time you go to texas, go to the Alamo and take the ghost tour, but be prepared to walk. Its long, but REALLY cool. I should be going for my birthday this year. I had a friend who absolutely LOVED it.

ScaryGirl11 said...

I read your book. It is awesome! Especially the Cemetery Ghost story with GothGirl. And the story abput the Shadow People and the dude in the toy store with the ax. I LOVED the guy in the firefighter. The guy who was messing with the rookie and like driving the fre trucks and then they are right behind the rookie.
Can;t believe you almost got killed in a haunted locker with another dead boy. You are awesome!

ScaryGirl11 said...

Oh and Jason? PLEASE put up more about Mississippi. GothGirl.... glad you survived the vampire's wrath. Good thing you didn't catch TB.

Anonymous said...

i absolutely LOVED the vambire story in youor book!!!! sooo cool!

Anonymous said...

Awesome book, Jason! I loved GothGirl's run in w/ Mercy Brown the vampire! I like all of the psychic stories, too. Great job!
PsychicPsycho223

Anonymous said...

Jason-
I love how you read every single email, IM, and comment you get! That's really thoughtful of you. Please post some Texas stories on your blog- I read it every week! I love your blog and your book! I am your #1 fan!!!! Awesome job!!!!
SReeder95

Anonymous said...

wicked stories man! my friend lended it 2 me... eventually i bought my own. nice job!
IMfreak555dude

Anonymous said...

like blackviper24, my family went on a vacation and drove down to san antonio. i thought it'd be REALLY boring but it was NOT!! amazing stuff! I agree, blackviper!
sreeder95

ariana said...

Jason~ Great book!!! I think I'll read it again!!

Anonymous said...

nice job making a website where we fans of the paranormal can tell our stories. I feel right at home on this website! keep up the good work! and keep posting stories!

Anily said...

Really great book! Favorites are Texas and Georgia.
Anilyhawk

StarrGirll said...

hey, i just got done reading your book! awesome! i got it from the library & had to pay an overtime fee, but i don't really care cause that book was awesome!

Anonymous said...

I am a paranormal freak + a book freak= I read the whole darned book in like less than a day.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading your book and I really like it. I have to let my friend borrow it she loves everything paranormal and so do I!

Anonymous said...

yo Jason... i think i made a connection to all of the alien stuff... lizard man moth man and the werewolf all have some things in common... they are all 7 or 8 feet high, they are all animals, and they all live in the animals habitat... and the radiation from the TNT plant gave away the UFO's cover... these aliens may be experimenting with animal parts and human parts...

Anonymous said...

I have the book know I can't sleep at night!!

Anonymous said...

hey jason i read your book and loved it by the way i was wondering if you know about weird us and the 2 marks

Anonymous said...

hi jason. i really liked your book. i love to read, but ny favorite books are the paranormal ones. I read your book during our trip to California. I read it at least 20 times. Really liked the Washington story

kage-neko said...

jason,dude,your book was awsome!!! too bad theres nothing down here sept the witch and country music......and trees. :c

ajaubrey said...

My friends think i am weird because i like this stuff.I don't care thoe.When i read the site i feel happy and exited.Ilove your book.My favort is "Wake up,your dead".
Ilove your site and your book.

virginiapatriotaustin11 said...

hey, jason. i havn't thanked you properly for your awsome book. without it, i'd still be in paranormal nerd land, reading 150 page semynars from old people on what ghosts realy are!

Anonymous said...

yo jason i've read at least ten times this summer, can you put out more scary stories about missouri?

Anonymous said...

I love ur book I have couple I sent you an e-mail to day I hope you get if not you respond to this messege and ask for my IM name

Lyss said...

hey man i read your book and it was awesome! you should make a second book

Anonymous said...

I love your book!please make a sequal!

Anonymous said...

I love your book!please make a sequal!

Anonymous said...

hey ur book was AWESOME plz make another. once me and my friend were having a sleepover and no one was home then suddenly a figure ran acroos the room me and my friend freaked out. So i went 2 investcate then "it" popped out of nowhere nxt thing i no i woke up in my bed with friend siting nxt 2 me, i was so scared. I AM NOT LIEING THIS IS A TRUE STORY

Anonymous said...

i read your whole book when i went on a trip to california and i live in wisconsin.

skilletfreak233 said...

yo jason loved your book it totaly freaked me out my favroiet on was the shado people

Anonymous said...

Whazzup Specter?
I LOVED the book!!! It's really pretty creepy, but i adore scary stuff so it was cool. I was just wondering if you had any more stories from Arkansas, my state. I was also curious about wether you had heard the story of the Fort Douglas Cemetary (pardon the spelling!). My family actually has witnessed some scary things there. NO JOKE. I actually have some stories for ya, thought you may find interesting IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS, YOU NEED TO DUDES!!!!!!
wayyy cool!
BYE JASON!
- Skye Kathryn

Anonymous said...

I love the book! XD
I'm from Ohio and I brought the
book on a camping trip I whent on.

cheyennne paige whitley said...

hey your book was SO COOL i loved the hitchhiker in alabama so freacky

parafreak12345 said...

this book of yours is sooo awesome i loved it! i live in north carolina and think you should post somemore stories about the place!

Anonymous said...

dude i read ur book like 10 times now n im still astonished ur amazin really my fave story is the california one bout the ghost in aisle 15 i just couldnt stop screamin i didnt start beleivin until my first encounter w/a ghost ill give u the info bout it soon! thx u rock

jazreel said...

Hi Jason, I'm not from the US but I read your book.I LOVE it! Its full of AWESOME stories!By the way I'm from Indonesia.

Anonymous said...

I've read your book 12598756483637626636535564636556463533554646 times.Now if you will excuse me I'll go read it again!Keep the books coming!

lovesghosts123 said...

oh my gosh I love the book. I got it and read it in one day . I
love scaring myself and I have seen a ghost and it was so freaky!

Alexander said...

I love your book, my favorites are Pennsylvania, Montana, and Maryland

Anonymous said...

your book is awsome!!! i investigate the paranormal to except i investigate things from all around the earth. but okay your book is the best! you have to make a sequal with more stories in it!!

-horror

Cali said...

Hey Jason! I'm Cali, from the Gillette Paranormal Society http://gilletteparanormalsociety.blogspot.com/ (I'm the only member so far, but when I'm older I'll be able to investigate haunted locations in my town.) Anyways, I love your book! BTW, Someone might have to talk to the Librarians @ my school because they put it in the fiction section.

Anonymous said...

i love ur book