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America’s Haunted House Fantasies Explored in Misty Keasler’s New Book

September 21, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Misty Keasler

“Verdun Manor, Thrillvania, Terrell, TX.” Thrillvania was the first haunt Misty Keasler photographed. She got access by convincing a magazine to assign her a story about the place.

The experience of visiting a haunted house is as much about what you don’t see as it is about what you do. Near-darkness obscures the façade, while the sounds, flashes of light and even the smells manipulate the visitor’s senses. Were the lights turned on, the fantasy would likely crumble, even in the most meticulously created space. When Misty Keasler...

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