Testimonials & Reviews:
November 3, 2012
NJ Ghost Hunters Society
On behalf of Friends of PFPL, please accept our sincere thanks for
your very scary “Haunted Transportation” presentation at the
Phillipsburg Free Public Library on October 22, 2012 as part of our
Friends of Libraries Week celebration.
Your presentation was a huge success. Several people in the audience
commented on your knowledge and passion and everyone was very excited
about the ghostly sightings you spoke about.
We appreciated the wealth of information you were able to provide in
only 90 minutes! Your presentation was invaluable in helping us
promote the Library, the Friends and Friends of Libraries Week.
The Friends of PFPL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization of
library volunteers and advocates who support the Library’s mission
to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen the
Thank you for your time and efforts. We look forward to having you
visit us again.
cc: Executive Board, Friends of PFPL
Ann DeRenzis, Library Director
Thank you so much for speaking at our library Monday (08/10/09) night. Everyone really enjoyed it. Hopefully we can have you back again sometime.
Erin Coffey, Reference Librarian
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
I am writing to thank you on behalf of myself and Dr. Ron Dumont for coming to our class on Wednesday (March 4, 2009) . It was such a wonderful presentation and our class enjoyed it immensely. It was so great to hear about so many different topics from an expert. I hope that you had a good time with us as well. We are definitely looking forward to trying to get together a ghost hunting trip for the class before the semester ends, so hopefully we will get a chance to see you again some time soon.
Thank you again for your time and for teaching us so much about this topic,
Anna I. Coward, MA, Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology
Co-Instructor of Psychology of Belief, Fairleigh Dickinson University
A very belated thank you for the wonderful program you gave here at the Jackson Library on February 7th. Everyone enjoyed it very much, as they also enjoyed the Ghost Hunting program last October.
I hope everything is going well with your next book. I was wondering if you would be developing a program to go with the guide books; something along the lines of a Haunted Places in New Jersey slide show/talk? If so, please let me know, as that would be a great program to offer here this October!
Wishing you all the best,
Ocean County Library - Jackson Branch
Good Afternoon L'Aura:
Thank you for such an interesting and informative presentation on the paranormal. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the sights and sounds of the spirits. Their oohs and ahhs during the presentation spoke volumes of their interest in, and respect for, the work that you do on your investigations. I think those who were skeptical received a better understanding of what ghosts really are, and how they are among us, whether we acknowledge them or not. Even I, as a believer, found the hairs on my arms standing at attention a few times.
Thanks again for a wonderful presentation. We will be sure to have you back again!
Carol Lombardo, Director
Garwood Public Library
(Jan. 22, 2009 presentation)
Thank you again so much. The students and the faculty really enjoyed the assembly. I have already answered a number of questions about it. Some of the students have asked about your meetings, I hope you don't mind that I passed the information on to them. The historical knowledge that you have about the locations that are in your assembly is truly amazing. Good luck this Halloween and happy hunting.
Brandt Anderson, Social Studies educator
Kittatiny Regional High School
(Oct. 30, 2008 - over 300 students from the 7th & 8th grades were in attendance for the "Parnormal Investigating" presentation.)
The decision to go with a ghost theme in the spooky month of October was apparently a very wise
one! Guest speaker, L'Aura Hladik, founder of the New Jersey Ghost Hunter's Society, drew a 40
plus crowd. In fact, twice, Todd had to get up and request more chairs as people continued to filter
in. There was literally standing room only in the back of the room!
The night began with a power point presentation that highlighted the where, why and hows of
"ghost hunting". It also included some really cool pictures of various "haunted" houses,
cemeteries, orbs and other light anomalies. Several people instantly recognized the background
music as the Moody Blues. The tone was set - we were in for a spooky and entertaining ride.
L'Aura then gave an awesome 1 hour and 20 minute presentation about her various
investigations. Included were how they find out about cases, equipment used and the precautions
and guidelines used to ensure "skeptics" can't refute findings, what ghost hunters really do (they
do not trap ghosts in little boxes) and different kinds of hauntings - you do not want an elemental!
Rotting flesh smells, nasty attacks! L'Aura ended the presentation by opening the floor to
questions. The questions were insightful and varied. Each question was answered with a
thorough response - some chilling! As Mike P put it, "she really spooked me." L'Aura was a
fantastic speaker who combined a nice mix of fear and fun. Anyone wanting to see more of L'Aura
can watch the Montel Williams show on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 where she will be a guest -
check your local listings! She is worth it.
Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey - Oct. 2006
I just wanted to thank you for coming to the library (July 9, 2007). My teens are still talking about it. Many of then want to join and even want you to return to our sweet abode to give another talk. Interested? They found your talk refreshing and entertaining. One of my girls even said they could see how much you loved ghost hunting and they could see the passion in your eyes for it.
Thanks again for everything.
Librarian - Teen Program Director
Ocean County Library
I just got out of a P.R. meeting and the consensus was that we had to turn so many people away from your October program due to space constraints, that we'd like you to come back to do another.
Librarian, Program Director
Hunterdon County Library
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Thanks to all those who attended the Library's Saturday program Ghost Hunting 101 presented by L'Aura Hladik of the New Jersey Ghost Hunting Society. An overflow crowd of nearly 90 people attended this fascinating multimedia presentation.
Old Bridge Public LibraryOld Bridge NJ
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007
L'Aura, thank you very much for the presentation that you gave for our seventh grade students. They loved it. I am still hearing stories about them and their own ghost hunting escapades. I felt your presentation was very informative. You included a number of historical sites within your presentation. You also provided a brief history of those locations. I hope that you had an excellent Halloween. Good luck with your investigations in the future.
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Kittatinny Regional High School