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WHBF Living Local TV Interview with Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin

Brittany Price on WHBF’s Living Local today. Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin authors of GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES

Watch our segment of the show here on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mDbbd1U_s

Please check out my book: GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin!!!

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Introduction by The Amazing Kreskin.

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1467141062/
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghosts-of-the-quad-cities-michael-mccarty/1131312125?ean=9781439667972#/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

Also check out:

EERIE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & John Brassard Jr.

Introduction by The Amazing Kreskin

Afterword by Rick Lopez of Igor’s Bistro

Like the mighty Mississippi River that cleaves the Quad Cities, the region’s history can trap the unwary in some unexpected eddies. Peer through the fog of the past to catch a glimpse of the Tinsmith Ghost of Rock Island or the river serpent with a price on its head. Get the back story on the Banshee of Brady Street, read the 1869 report on a Bigfoot sighting near East Davenport and run the numbers on local UFO activity. From phantom footsteps in the Renwick Mansion to a mausoleum heist in Chippiannock Cemetery, Michael McCarty and John Brassard Jr. trace a path through the shadowy heritage of the Quad Cities.

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eerie-quad-cities-michael-mccarty/1139398369?ean=9781467147477

Amazon:

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Gargoyles of the Quad Cities (Photos by Michael McCarty)

GARGOYLES OF THE QUAD CITIES
Photos by Michael McCarty

In honor of my new book GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin …

I decided to go around the Quad Cities area and take photographs of the different gargoyle statues

A giant black gargoyle statue sits on the front yarn in Rock Island, IL

Both of these gargoyles guard the rooftop of a Davenport mansion

Both of these gargoyles sit on post in front on a house in the Marycrest College Historical District

I liked this shot a lot when I took it for my book GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin. It is at the Rock N Roll Mansion in Davenport. But instead, I used shot number three, which was inspired by a photograph taken by Bruce Walters. So in the book that photo says byline by Michael McCarty & Bruce Walters.

Both of these gargoyles sit on the porch of a house in Rock Island.

A gargoyle in Rock Island ….

The backyard of a household in the Quad Cities that didn’t wish to be identified,

Please check out my book: GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin!!!

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Introduction by The Amazing Kreskin.

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1467141062/
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W99R753/
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghosts-of-the-quad-cities-michael-mccarty/1131312125?ean=9781439667972#/

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents – the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

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