‘Weird Washington’ author at museum talk




Historian and author Jeff Davis will discuss his passion for researching and writing books on the paranormal at October’s First Thursday event at the Clark County Historical Museum.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the museum, 1501 Main St., Vancouver.

Over the past 15 years, Davis has written or contributed to a dozen books on ghosts and other odd and unusual happenings in the Pacific Northwest. The books include “Weird Washington,” “Weird Oregon,” “Ghosts, Critters & Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon” and “A Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest.”

(Davis is conducting Vancouver Barracks “spirit tours” Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October; information is at www.ghostsandcritters.com.)

He also has written books and articles on military history and archaeology.

The Vancouver native spent 32 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, including deployments to Bosnia and Southwest Asia, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Davis has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in archaeology, and worked as a field archaeologist throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors and students; $3 children under 18; free with a museum membership.

For information, call 360-993-5679, email info@cchmuseum.org or go to www.cchmuseum.org.