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Spirits of the Niagara Wine Trail
A Haunted History Tour through New York Wine Country
by Mason Winfield, 2014

Wines, Vines, and Ghosts! The perfect recipe for a lively literary adventure across Upstate New York's Niagara Wine Trail! The unique book from Western New York's supernatural historian Mason Winfield offers a new kind of wine trail journey that highlights the area's folkloric and paranormal legacy.

Haunted rivers, ridges, rails, and trails frame many of the region's prominent wineries, and Native American tradition underlies them all. As readers meet phantom ships, famous specters, and War of 1812 legends, they peer behind the scenes into the art and craft of winemaking and unearth nuggets of regional history and character. Like a fine vintage, these riveting stories get better with savoring.


The Paranormal Almanac of Western New York
A Book of Ghostly Lists
by Mason Winfield, 2012

Do ghostly beings lurk in the shadows of many cities, towns and villages across Western New York? Who among us is living above ancient burial grounds or bloody battlefields? Does our region have its own Loch Ness monster?

Call Mason Winfield's electrifying new book a ghostly gazette of the Western Door. Or perhaps a primer of paranormal wildlife in upstate New York. Winfield's meticulous research and investigative odysseys have produced a series of popular books, a DVD and an audio book. But his new work, The Paranormal Almanac of Western New York: A Book of Ghostly Lists, is a first-of-a-kind handbook of local hauntings. Tapping into his two decades of research, the region's premier paranormal historian has created a riveting almanac-like book that shines a spotlight on more than 600 spine-tingling incidents that involve over 300 local sites.


Iroquois Supernatural
Talking Animals and Medicine People
by Michael Bastine and Mason Winfield, 2011

With a rich history reaching back more than one thousand years, the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy--the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, the Seneca, and the Tuscarora--are considered to be among the most avid storytellers on earth with a collection of tales so vast it would dwarf those of any other society. Covering nearly the whole of New York State from the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys westward across the Finger Lakes region to Niagara Falls and Salamanca, this mystical culture’s supernatural tradition is the psychic bedrock of the Northeast, yet their treasury of tales and beliefs is largely unknown and their most powerful sacred sites unrecognized.


Ghosts of 1812
Folklore, History and Supernatural Tradition from the Niagara War
by Mason Winfield, 2009

Thousands "walk, work and live today above exact spots at which, in a different age, somebody killed, and somebody else died." Forgotten burials, bloody ambushes and tomahawk fights on Main Street...

No wonder we have ghosts.

Take a haunted history tour into the 1812 war on the Niagara Frontier: heroes, villains, comedies, adventures, disasters, and a legacy of supernatural folklore.


Supernatural Saratoga
Haunted Places and Famous Ghosts of the Spa City
by Mason Winfield, 2009

Amid the famous mineral springs and horse races, Saratoga Springs is a hub for the supernatural. Author Mason Winfield, operator of Saratoga’s Haunted History Ghost Walks, chronicles the Spa City’s spookiest legends, from the Iroquoian zombie-like vampires to Benedict Arnold’s Halloween apparitions. The heart of the city brims with lore, as covens work in secret in the Devil’s Den and phantoms linger at the Arcade on Broadway. In the shadow of the Adirondacks, spectral lights appear on remote Snake Hill, and the Woman in White haunts Saratoga Spa State Park. Explore the creepiest legends of Saratoga history, where some gamblers never leave and demons lurk in the forests.


Haunted Rochester
A Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee
by Mason Winfield, John Koerner, Reverend Tim Shaw & Rob Lockhart, 2008

Supernatural historian Winfield and the research team from Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc., lead a spiritual safari through the Seneca homeland of the "Sweet River Valley" and the modern city in its place. After their survey of Rochester's haunted history and tradition, "the Flour City" will never look the same.


Village Ghosts of Western New York
Book One: Actors In The Half-Light
by Mason Winfield, 2006

The definitive study of Western New York's ghosts in the words of “supernatural historian” Mason Winfield. Guided by the insights of parapsychology and folklore and filtered through Mason's years of experience, Village Ghosts is a tribute to the hidden spiritual history of Western New York. Winfield takes you a journey into a hidden Western New York: one populated by Seneca witches, Underground Railroad mistresses, 1812 heroes, famous boxers, lost occultists, prophetic angels, and demonic invisible playmates. With its profile of famous personalities who return as ghosts comes a look at the psychic flora and fauna of the old Seneca Territory and introductions to its famous spirit-communicators. You may be astonished to learn that some ghosts may not be spirits at all -- possibly because some ghosts are the images of people who aren't even dead yet.


Haunted Places of Western New York:
A Supernatural Tour Guide
by Mason Winfield, 2003

Mason Winfield takes you on a haunted history tour of Western New York's mansions, inns, churches, battlefields and more. Make a vision quest of your own to ancient holy places and stand in the energy sites. Scout for mystery monsters or UFO's in one of the legendary "X-Zones" with the founder of the Buffalo and East Aurora ghost walks. "Life itself is a wonder," Winfield writes, "and every spot on earth has mystery. Some spots have more than others, and that's what this book is about." Winfield -- along with Michael Bastine, Franklin LaVoie, and Amy Reed -- have assembled a tour-guide to mystery places in Western New York.


Spirits of the Great Hill
More Haunted Sites and Ancient Mysteries of Upstate NY
by Mason Winfield, 2001

Does a historic curse linger over the Niagara Frontier? Is a mystical treasure, a spiritual energy force, buried somewhere in the local landscape? Was the city of Buffalo set up and designed by occult societies? A new mystical-paranormal guide to Western New York attempts to answer these and other intriguing questions. Spirits of the Great Hill, penned by Mason Winfield, is a journey to mystery places, haunted sites and hidden - sometimes forbidden - historical legacies. Anyone seeking the mysterious underside of our area, including dozens of good old-fashioned ghosts, need look no further. What else you would expect from Winfield? The East Aurora author has penned a riveting sequel to his popular book Shadows of the Western Door


A Ghosthunter's Journal
Life of the Supernatural and the Strange in Upstate New York
by Mason Winfield, 2000

Telepathic stalkers, Visionary cults, Iroquois magic, Psychic murder and poetry from the other world...

While criss-crossing the region during the research for his first book, there occasionally would be a story he couldn't tell. Sometimes the facts of the case were elusive. Sometimes the people involved wanted their privacy preserved. Sometimes even Mason wasn't sure what had happened.


Shadows of the Western Door
Haunted Sites and Ancient Mysteries of Upstate New York
by Mason Winfield, 1997

Prepare for a journey... through fact, fiction and outright puzzle down the dark lanes of upstate New York legacy. Strewn with relics of ancient, unknown cultures and steeped in the spirits of the Iroquois, Western New York mystified its first White settlers more than any other region in North America. By the middle of the nineteenth century the area was famous as a source of psychic energy that flowered cults, communities, two major religions, and many supernatural displays. The twentieth century shows no letup, and Shadows of the Western Door... is a study of the pattern. Guided by the insights of modern research, each of Mason Winfield's vivid, wry articles is another step on this supernatural safari across Western NY.