The images are ingrained into the American psyche: cowboys and Indians, gunslingers and stagecoach robbers, lassos and saddles, six guns and nooses. It’s a time when freedom seemed as vast as the prairie -- and violence and death loomed behind every ridge. In Haunted West, we look at the ghosts and legends of an older time that are still with us today.
Readers are fascinated by the Wild West and we take them on a journey that spans the past to the present looking at the spirits whose legends are still with us today. As the wind howls through ghost towns, haunted voices spook the saloons of Bodie and Deadwood, and spooky occurrences rattle the mine shafts of Virginia City and Silverton, you can still hear them, their rattle of spurs, the clink of their whiskey glasses, the crack of their Winchesters. Visit an era bathed in myth, dusted in desert sand, and whose tall tales may not be as wild as you think as we document a time where legends never die.
Michael Fleeman covered earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, brush fires and other disasters as a reporter for the Associated Press before moving to the most dangerous beat of all—Hollywood—as west coast editor of People Magazine’s website. Now a TV producer for the crime series Betrayed on Investigation Discovery, Fleeman has authored a dozen true crime books and recently co-wrote a celebrity cancer memoir with Animaniacs star Rob Paulsen. He also appears as a commentator on the series In Plain Sight on ID and Deep Undercover on Netflix, and teaches writing courses at UCLA Extension. He is also the author of How to Survive Anything and he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three hungry cats.