Haunted Las Vegas

Famous Phantoms, Creepy Casinos, and Gambling Ghosts

Book Description

Famous phantoms, strange occurrences, unique places, and the ghoulish faces of Sin City


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas . . . including the ghosts, unexplained phenomena, and other spooky happenings. The strip is much more than bright lights, gambling, wild shows, and quick marriage ceremonies. Haunted Las Vegas reveals the true mysteries of Sin City and brings the old legends to life in a chilling way. 

The Flamingo: Listed as one of the ten most haunted sites in America by the Wall Street Journal, the Flamingo Hotel is home to the ghost of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. A known gangster, Bugsy is often called the man who invented Las Vegas. Even though he was killed in Hollywood, his ghost reportedly lives at the Flamingo. 

The Demon Swing: In the dead of the night, many people reportedly see smoke or mist surrounding Fox Ridge Park, home of the boy ghost on the demon swing. It is unknown how his ghost ended up in the park, but beware of this unfriendly boy—he is known to push people off the swings.

About Papa, Paul W.

Paul Papa is a full-time writer who has lived in Las Vegas for 18 years (making him practically a native). He developed a fascination with the town, and all its wonders, while working for more than 15 years at several Las Vegas casinos. In his role as a security officer, Paul was the person who actually shut and locked the doors of the Sands Hotel and Casino for the final time. He eventually became a hotel investigator for a major strip casino, during which time he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events. He now owns a business that concentrates on non-fiction, technical, and commercial writing. When not at his keyboard, Paul can be found on the trails of bootleg canyon riding his mountain bike or on the waters of Lake Mead in his kayak.